Our Mission

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BK Nation is a new national organization based in New York City (the “BK” stands for “Building Knowledge”). It is a movement of people from all backgrounds, combining grassroots activism, pop culture, technology, and social media to spark projects and campaigns led by the people, for the people. We embrace the motto “The leadership is us” to convey that any real and lasting change in our America, and on our planet, will happen because of our voices, our ideas, and our actions.

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With the desire to bring people of all communities and backgrounds together, BK Nation holds quarterly Live Music and Culture sessions featuring up and coming artists and performers, monthly forums on topics such as education, immigration, youth, financial literacy, health, and political engagement, and an annual holiday party and clothing drive for homeless youth in New York City. In the past BK Nation has sponsored the 50th Anniversary March on Washington and held fundraisers, including a 2013 benefit for victims of the Philippine’s typhoon.

BK Nation is a blog space for diverse voices and writers both within the U.S. and internationally. Please read our Dr. King package which features 30 blogs from writers in America all the way to Wales and Japan:


Beginning with New York, BK Nation will build chapters across America. Each chapter will feature the following 5 projects:

1. The Education Project
2. The Leadership and Civic Engagement Project
3. The Health and Wellness Project
4. The Job and Small Business Project
5. The Art and Culture Project

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