Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders

Our Mission

Is to be the home for all African community organizations in Washington state. We are the place for collaboration and nurturing strong community voices. Our 26+ member organizations have a platform here for sharing information, resources, and ideas to better serve our communities.

Objectives

1 - We strive to increase civic engagement through advocacy. 2- We are committed to fostering economic empowerment. 3 - We increase 2020 US Census awareness and drive voter registration. 5 - We maintain a healthy relationship with our funders.

Committees

Healthy communities are not possible without the engagement of successful committees to help advance leadership, training, education, promote advocacy, civil engagement and organizing. We offer support for managing community events and gatherings to further our commitment in developing a strong coalition.

our committees

Our committees bring WSCACL objectives to life by proactively working to fulfill our goals. Each committee has its own leadership that includes one or more co-chairs to ensure their work stays in line with our mission. Each committee is focused on one of the six most important aspects of a thriving community.

Education
Provides full details about US educational system, scholarships, mentor-ships, Internships, etc
YOUTH and family support
Childcare, parenting, family issues, sharing info on housing/utilities resources, domestic abuse, etc
Economic Empowerment
Improve our livelihood by changing our economical conditions
us census 2020
Working with Washington Census Alliance to promote US Census 2020
HEALTH
Providing details on US Healthcare system including insurance, conducting health assessment, etc
CULTURE & HERITAGE
African Arts and Cultural programs engaging Washingtonians in African culture and social events
VOTER REGISTRATION
Educate and provide support for our community to participate in civil engagement
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BY THE Numbers
Member Organizations
26
Individual Members
500
Potential Reach
77155
Major Sponsors
6

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Martha was born in Ethiopia and moved to Seattle at the age of 2. Martha is a proud Garfield Bulldog and double Husky with a background in the healthcare field and 25+ years of community service; which includes grant-writing, project management, 2019-2020 Community Leadership Institute Fellowship, and a recent appointment on the City of Seattle's Community Involvement Commission.  For over five years, Martha has been enjoying running her own independent insurance brokerage in car, home, business, life, disability, and Medicare. 

Martha Foster
Co-Chair

Hanna joined Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders (WSCACL) as Cochair. She supports the team of health, education, family support, and youth team through events, resources, and leadership. Hanna has a strong background in Health Education and Promotion. She received her BA in Health Studies from the University of Washington Bothell.

Hanna Ash
Co-Chair

Hibo Sahal was born in Somalia but was raised in the country of Djibouti. She moved to Seattle in 2005, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington. Now, she is currently an MBA candidate at Western Governor University. For the last seven years, she has offered high-level administrative support, client services management and financial analysis, bookkeeping, and operations support at area non-profit organizations. Hibo joined the coalition as a co-chair. Hibo will help the coalition with accounting, business management, and financial planning. Hibo prides herself on being resourceful, detail-oriented, and committed to overall excellence. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, kickboxing and watching Netflix.

Hibo Sahal
Co-Chair

Eddie was born in Malawi and has lived in the US for 20 years. He has a marketing degree from Bellevue College. He is an Operations Manager at Amazon. Early 2020, he started a digital marketing consulting company called Seattle Digital Adaptive helping small businesses and community organizations increase their online visibility. While not working, Eddie enjoys spending time with his two little kids and wife. His biggest goal is to help create a space where people of different backgrounds can truly express themselves. 

Eddie Nyasulu
Co-Chair

Born and raised in Washington State......

Henry Garrett
Co-Chair

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