About Us

Access + Artist Development + Collaboration

Our History

Why We Exist

Dr. Donda West will be remembered as the mother of Kanye Omari West, but she stands on her own merit as Doctor of Education, Professor of English, curriculum designer, entertainment manager, and world traveler who inspired her students & community to fulfill their potential. When Kanye was a teenager, Donda opened her doors to his peers, many who were in desperate need of love, support and wise counsel. Before she passed away, she was working on a program called Loop Dreams, which would install recording studios in High Schools to re-engage students. Donda’s House launched in 2013 by multi Grammy-award & Oscar winning artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith and distinguished educator, Donnie Smith, in order to build on the powerful legacy and example left by Dr. Donda West. To date the organization has served 500+ artists in the Chicagoland area.  

Igniting The Power of Imagination…

Watch the clip below to witness our programming in action. The clip below features footage from our PROject US Sound Suite Class.

Incubating Creative Entrepreneurs…

Hex Hectic is one of our alums who starting our program with a dream. He launched Cova Creative, and in addition to Donda’s House has several High Profile clients, and a growing media empire. Hear Hex’s story below.

Attracting the Best & The Brightest…

We bring in artists, producers and entertainment executives to provide tangible, real-world advice and insight to our students. The clip below features Phonte Coleman, but we have also hosted programs with NO I.D., Big Sean, Chester Gregory (Broadway Actor), Big K.R.I.T., Amir Windom & more.

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