Arleta Little tau koom nrog McKnight Foundation hauv xyoo 2013 thiab ua ib tus tub ceev xwm hauv qhov kev kawm Txuj Ci thiab ua tus thawj coj ntawm McKnight Artist Peev Xwm Program. Nyob rau hauv nws cov kev cai, Little tau ua nrog zej zog nrog McKnight cov kev sib raug zoo nrog cov neeg koom tes thiab tau txhais cov kev tshawb fawb raws li kev tshawb nrhiav kom muaj kev sib raug zoo nrog cov neeg ua haujlwm ua haujlwm.

Nrog rau keeb kwm yav dhau los ntawm kev tshawb fawb, Me ntsis nrog University of Minnesota lub Nroog rau Nroog thiab Rural Affairs kom tiav Tau thiab Tsis Qhia: Kev sib tham txog Thriving nrog Artists of Colour nyob hauv Nroog Ntxaib. Me me yog tus thawj coj ntawm lub koomhaum pab neeg hauv lub zej lub zos uas yog tsim los ntawm Minnesota Compass, lub xeev qhov kev ntsuas ntawm kev ntsuas kev ua tiav rau qhov tseem ceeb ntawm lub neej zoo. Nws kuj tau ua tus thawj tswj hwm ntawm lub koom haum Minnesota Cultural Data Task Force thiab nws yog ib tus neeg koom tes ntawm pab pawg neeg Creative Minnesota, tsim kom muaj kev qhia txog kev noj qab haus huv thiab kev cuam tshuam ntawm cov neeg ua yeeb yam, cov neeg ua haujlwm zoo, thiab cov koom haum ua yeeb yam thiab cov koom haum koom haum hauv Minnesota. .

Ua ib tug txwj laus tswj haujlwm rau Grantmakers hauv Kev Ua Zoo Nkauj, Me Ntsis yog McKnight tus neeg ua haujlwm rau lub network tseem ceeb ntawm cov kws pab nyiaj txiag teb chaws. Tsuas pub me ntsis rau hauv lub Rooj Tswjhwm Saib Kev Ncaj Ncees rau Kev Ncaj Ncees thiab ua tus Pab Tswv Cuab hauv Pawg Neeg Tawm Tswvyim rau St. Paul Foundation lub Koom Txoos Pan-African Community Endowment Fund. Raws li ib tug tswv cuab koom tes ntawm Racial Equity Funders Collaborative hauv Minnesota thiab ib tug tswv cuab ntawm McKnight's Diversity Equity thiab Txheej Txhawb Pab Pawg, Me me yog ib tus hauv nroog thiab teb chaws tauj kom nce kev ncaj ncees thiab kev ncaj ncees hauv philanthropy

Ua ntej ua haujlwm hauv philanthropy, Me ua tus thawj coj ntawm Givens Foundation rau African American Literature thiab tau ua haujlwm tshaj li 15 xyoos los ua tus kws pab tswv yim npaj tsim, kev soj ntsuam, thiab kev pab sau ntawv rau cov koom haum hauv Minnesota. Nws yog ib qho Kev Rov Dawb Tuaj Ua Haujlwm Pab Dawb, Tawm Tswv Yim Rau Lub Koom Haum Hauv Zej Zog, thiab tus kws sau ntawv tso tawm.