Chicago, IL 60628

Kwame Nkrumah Academy


773 568 8000

314 W 108th St

Chicago, IL 60628

08:30 - 3:30

Monday to Friday


123 456 789

Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Our Values

Our Vision

The vision of Kwame Nkrumah Academy (KNA) is to be a global model of African-centered teaching and learning, a center and community of academic excellence and uncompromised expression.

Our Mission

The mission of KNA is to equip students with a strong sense of personal identity, requisite ethical moorings, and academic and leadership skills to prepare them for participation in the global community of this century. This mission is rooted in the belief that teaching and learning is a reciprocal and virtuous task and a call to achieving excellence.



KNA is named after the first president of Ghana, Kwame Francis Nwia Kofie Nkrumah, born September 21, 1909. He is considered a founder of the Pan-Africanism Movement. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1939, then went on to earn a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1942 as well as a Master of Art in Philosophy the following year. In 1945 he left the States for London where he helped organize the fifth Pan-African Congress in Manchester, England. President Nkrumah was quoted as saying “It is in our hands to join our strength, taking sustenance from our diversity, honoring our rich and varied traditions and culture but acting together for the protection and benefit of us all.” His motto was “Forward ever…Backward never”.