New BNAACC Facility Underway

The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center will soon have its first permanent home on the Urbana campus.

Since 2014, BNAACC has been temporarily located at 51 East Gregory Drive, Champaign. The new Nesbitt African American Cultural Center is expected to open at 708 South Mathews in 2019, and will reflect Illinois’s commitment to the retention and success of African American students, and the vitality of campus life.  To date, the project has received approval to construct the new facility at the corner of Mathews and Nevada, re-establishing the corridor of cultural centers that include the Asian American Cultural Center, La Casa Cultural Latina, and Native American House. Campus leaders have promised $4.9 million to fund construction, and private funds are being raised for additional needs.

You can even reserve a Commemorative Brick from the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center building located at 708 South Mathews.

Learn more about how to be a part of this historical project, and please contact us for more information. We are happy to discuss your vision of support and work with you to make it happen.

Learn more about the new BNAACC facility and stay up-to-date on its progress.