The story of African resettlement in United States is as diverse as the continent itself. While the African newcomer community can be associated with distinct regions of origin and major language groups, the individuals and their families that now call our cities and towns “home” can be furthered distinguished by their particular tribal or ethnic affiliations, their multiple languages, cultural traditions, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, education, skills, talents, as well as either their shared or distinct reasons for leaving Africa and resettling in the United States. An African newcomer could be an international student, a professional, a refugee, an asylum seeker, a family member, even a former child soldier or someone just seeking a better life than what they were experiencing in Africa,


“African Center made it possible for me to acquire the tools and peace of mind that I needed to become proactive participant in United States... now I don’t go out there pretending to help others, I am out there to make every African woman acquire what I have and more.”


The African Center owe its emergence, growth and development, sustainability, success, record of quality services and its futurist vision to many individuals, families, donors, foundations, partners and collaborators, too many to name them all.  However, we have created HoD, HoF and HoV (Hall of Donors, Hall of Funders, Hall of Volunteers) as a recognition of our supporters. Please click Support Us.

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Whether directly arriving at the International Airport or following patterns of internal migration and arriving from larger cities like New York City, African newcomers often themselves negotiating and adjusting to a society that is culturally, technologically, and linguistically foreign to them. Beyond stereotypes and generalizations that are created by the “all too common” headlines of civil war, health epidemics, and governmental corruption, each individual that arrives from the continent or who is raised within an African household has a unique story to tell…her or his own “headline” that is full of intriguing details that depicts the challenges, the successes, the failures, and the hope of living as an African within the United States. These unique experiences fuel the passion at the African Center; they are justification for the existence of African Center and they continue to shape the Center’s services. These services are grouped into seven categories. Please explore all categories with a simple click.

Stories that drive the services

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