The North Avenue Knowledge Exchange (NAKE) is an innovative experiment in community-based education. Developed as a partnership between Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, and Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. (SNAE), the Knowledge Exchange is intended to expand the platform of the Baltimore Free School to a community-wide network of grassroots education and information sharing. Following the lead of the Baltimore Free School, our guiding principle is that everyone has something to teach, and everyone has something to learn.