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Welcome to
Hawk Institute

HAWK is 100% volunteer driven. We depend on the commitment of volunteers to produce our annual programming. Join our team TODAY.


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We welcome you to become a part of our extended family. 

Our Mission.

The HAWK Institute (Higher Attainment Through Wisdom and Knowledge) is a nonprofit educational system founded and led by successful Black men to create a positive agenda for change and support of young black males so they may strengthen themselves…

Media & News.

Explore some of the past and present events and activities hosted by the Hawk Institute. The Hawk Institute welcomes all families, we celebrate diversity and promote relationships built on mutual respect.

Whats Hawk up to?

The HAWK Institute (Higher Attainment Through Wisdom and Knowledge) is an 501c3 not for profit, educational system for increasing the attainment of African American youth and young adults (14-26 years of age) by engaging them in culturally-focused experiences designed to facilitate their academic, personal, career, and economic success.

We do this through our intensive Saturday Leadership Academy, our weekly high school-based Learning Communities and through our Career Advancement Academy.

  • American Legion High School
  • Luther Burbank High School
  • Health Professions High School
  • Nathaniel Colley Continuation High School
  • Elinor Hickey Continuation High School
  • John Still Middle School 
  • Kit Carson International Academy


Our students get real world experience through the Hawk Institute’s Multimedia; Film Academy (Street Opera Productions ) /   (DigiDoor)



Center for Urban Entrepreneurship is devoted to cultivating a talented cadre of entrepreneurs who will ensure the legacy of generating economic wealth and prosperity for the African American community of Sacramento County in particular, and the greater national and world economy.