Mission Statement

We recognize that the concept of ‘Ubuntu’- I am because we are – is what defines the African people’s strong sense of community and working together.

We therefore aim to be a leading voice in advocating for the preservation of African culture and heritage by promoting storytelling and showcasing language, art and culture of people of African descent in the USA.

Love is the key driving principle of who we are and what we do.

Objectives

  • To preserve African culture and heritage by promoting African storytelling in the different languages. Showcasing and teaching language, art, culture and traditions especially to children of African immigrants in the USA.
  • To facilitate performance events by artists from Africa.
  • To raise public awareness of the wealth and diversity of African culture through educational events, food, music and dance.
  • To facilitate student exchanges to allow young people in the USA to experience diverse African cultural practices, customs and daily life.
  • To promote access to health through referrals to health services with major focus on cancer, HIV, mental health and autism. We also desire to promote healthy living habits by facilitating and engaging the community in activities that enhance health and well being.
  • To promote and support international students from Africa in the USA with emphasis on career guidance, integration and social support.
  • To aid and support other individuals or organizations working for the benefit and development of African communities in the USA.