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Saint Nia’s services and programs include: 

Financial Management Summit for Teens:


Via contract and collaboration with community partners, Saint Nia offers financial summits for teens that cover topics such as financial planning, goal setting, finding a career, how to avoid identity theft, computer and electronics financing, financing a college education, insurance, and more. Attendee participation is incentivized via the raffling of free books, computers, and other prizes.

Saint Nia utilizes the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (“FDIC”) Money Smart for Young People program. Money Smart is a comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum that encompasses subjects such as Financial Literacy, English language arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Economics, and Technology for the following grades and age groups:  

  • Money Smart for Young People, Grades 3-5 (served by request)

  • Money Smart for Young People, Grades 6-8

  • Money Smart for Young People, Grades 9-12 and ages 18-20

  • Money Smart for Adults (as applicable for foster care youth who are older than age 20)



Saint Nia offers scholarships to current students who are performing satisfactorily and are in financial need (*number and amount of awards are based on available funds). The criteria for awarding scholarships are based on a personal statement and a letter of recommendation.


Event Planning:


Saint Nia Foundation board members are event specialists with years of experience planning, organizing, and putting on community and organization meetings, fundraising events, conferences, etc.  Saint Nia's board members also have years of experience in public speaking and emceeing.


Affordable Meals at the African Market Place

As weather and staff availability permits, the Saint Nia Foundation provides an affordable, hot, fresh, homecooked meal option for patrons at the African Market Place. Our rice bowls are $10 and desserts range from $1 to $7.

Feeding the Unhoused


Saint Nia provides hundreds of meals and resources to unhoused residents living in encampments and tent communities throughout the Sacramento region. We accomplish this through collaboration and a network of supporters, donors, and volunteers.

Other services available by request:

  • Math and Reading Workshops

  • Homework Completion Support

  • Tutoring Program (Group and One-on-One)

  • After-school youth development activities, including mentoring

  • Money Mindset and Law of Attraction Training

  • Educational Consulting (College Admissions Essays, College Enrollment, SAT Prep, Financial Planning)

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