Otis Kedar Justice Paige
Otis Zanders, President & CEO with Minnesota Supreme Court Associate 
Justice Alan Page, and Kedar Hickman, Program Manager

Ujamaa Place is an African American culturally specific organization focused on young men who may suffer multiple barriers to becoming stable. Ujamaa Place engages these young men to foster their development within the Ujamaa Place community and assist them in becoming stronger, more responsible, employed, prosperous men and fathers who provide and contribute positively to their families and community.

Our mission is to empower young Black men (ages 18-30) to change their behavior through redefining their concepts of themselves, manhood, success and positive community values. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ujamaa Place offers these young men success in their lives through education and skills training specifically aimed at turning their lives around to become productive members of their families and communities. Ujamaa Place is not a holding place, but a place of new beginnings and transition. Graduates continue to successfully hold jobs and are enrolled in job training programs in which they gain the skills necessary to secure high skill jobs with benefits.




Ujamaa Place men are strong, responsible, educated, employed, prosperous men who contribute positively to their families and their community.

Informational sessions are held daily upon request.

Orientation is held each Wednesday at 10:00am. If you are in need of our services, please contact us at: (651) 528-8006. Should we miss your call, please leave a message with your name and telephone number. We will return your call as soon as possible!



Ujamaa and Justice Paige

 Ujamaa Place Welcomes Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Alan Page