Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders

Our Mission

To be the home for all African descent community organizations in Washington state. We are the place for collaboration and nurturing strong community voices. Our 50+ 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 work is aligned with our mission. https://wscacl.org/committees/

In line with the coalition's Civic Engagement strategic goal, VR will address the issues that affect civic participation by our communities. We will increase voter registration with the help from our community volunteers and any partners who align with our mission and are interested in a mutually beneficial relationship.
We at WSCACL are committed to improving the lives of the African Diaspora by engaging and implementing the full meaning of Economic Empowerment, which we define as the process by which the economic well-being and quality of life of our communities, families, businesses, non-profits, and individuals are improved according to targeted goals and objectives.  As a Coalition of Community Leaders, our unity allows the sharing of some of our scarce resources, human and technology, to collaborate for our shared goals of racial and economic justice. During these most unprecedented multiple threats to our African descent communities, the time is NOW more than ever to build a culturally appropriate healthy village full of affordable housing, healthcare facilities, schools, and active civic engagement that address our multi-generational needs.  Join us as we put talk into measurable actions!  
Joint Committee’s Mission is to build a sustainable African Village in the Northwest, so that the African Diaspora can be empowered and thrive.
Provides detailed information to best navigate the US Healthcare system, conduct health assessment, participate in health board, etc.
Works from the framework of the Coalition’s strategic goal of economic empowerment. There is a direct link between educational achievement and building generational wealth. The more educated the community, the healthier and wealthier the community. YFSE seeks to improve the whole health and wellness of our African descent community members, while supporting the achievement of more educational, internship, and training opportunities.
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Latest News

COALITION 2.0 B LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD 2021-2022

Coalition 2.0 B Leadership Excellence Award 2021-2022 In recognition of your commitment & dedication to unifying African descent communities in Washington State Outgoing Board Member Daniel Abuga; Treasurer Thank you for serving on the board with your methodical way of thinking, spirit of teamwork, and skilled delegation. Henry Garrett; Board President Your outstanding work with […]

Delicious food and dancing in celebration of the 47th Anniversary of the Founding of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front movement!

This event is fundraiser and all the money raised will go to the humanitarian efforts in Tigray.

Kweku Roberson

Kweku Riverson CEO of DeGraft INC and professionally known as the Modern African Mystic. Modern African Mystic is a activator and motivator, who has amassed a wealth of knowledge and proficiency in business, sales, sales management and leadership. WSCACL is extending their gratitude to have such powerful and dynamtic person among WSCACL tribe @modernafricanmystic #AfricanHolidayParty! […]

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BY THE Numbers
Member Organizations
26
Individual Members
500
Potential Reach
77155
Major Sponsors
6

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Khetiwe Chitewere was born in Nairobi, Kenya and grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe. She is a leader in Security marketing at Microsoft Corporation. Khetiwe brings more than a decade of experience on boards focused on educating children in Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Pacific Northwest. She also brings her background as a Finance, Compliance, Governance and Marketing expert to the WSCACL Board.

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Khetiwe Chitewere
Board Chair

Martha also works as a Full-Service Independent Insurance Broker selling life, Medicare insurance plans, and property insurance. Under the leadership of the current Board, WSCACL was honored by the African community with an African Achievement Award in 2021.  In the last two years, WSCACL has grown from 20 to over 50 African descent member organizations and individuals, activated all its African descent community led committees, vaccinated hundreds of primarily BIPOC community members, counted hundreds of African descent community members with the 2020 Census, registered and encouraged many voters of African descent to vote, developed award winning youth & Culture & Heritage programs, and raised nearly $500,000. Martha is a Seattle Native that is from the Tigray State of Ethiopia, a proud Garfield Bulldog, and a double Husky receiving her master’s in health administration & bachelor’s in political science from the UW. Martha has volunteered in the African, African American, and Asian community serving on Boards and in various capacities for over twenty-five years.   

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Martha Lucas
Executive Director Ex-Officio Board Member

Originally from the Congo-Kinshasa, Nida Ntita relocated to Seattle, Washington in 2011. She carries a Bachelor’s of Art in Philosophy and Education from the Catholic University of Congo, Congo-Kinshasa; Bachelor’s of Arts in Human Services, from Bethel University, McKenzie, TN. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Human & Social Services at Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.

Her professional experience highlights in a Career Coordinator at Seattle Jobs Initiatives, Volunteers Coordinator at Congolese Integration Network, Volunteer Community Outreach & Engagement Manager at Angolan Community of Washington State, Community Investment Budget Committee Member, and Social Services Connector at Congolese and Angolan Christian Communities.

Her achievements for the community include making 4000+ people access unemployment benefits during the surge of the pandemic, SNAP, Medical Insurance, Food Banks, COVID-19 Vaccine, Census 2020, Digital Bridge Training (Laptop and Hotspot), and Refugee Week Event.

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Nida Ntita
Vice Chair

Nansare Consolata is the founder of African Print Takeover (formally Best of Both World Production), a cultural awareness organization established in 2005. The organization specializes in cultural awareness fashion shows and event planning, providing community education and recognition of the influence of African culture. Nansare currently serves as the Lead for the Culture and Heritage committee at Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders, where she has actively participated since 2017/2018? and is a Cultural Ambassador for Africatown's sponsored Umoja Festival. Nansare was born in Uganda, but raised in the Central District and has participated in hundreds of African and African American culture and social justice activities since the age of 15 years old.


Nansare continues her love for the community in her work as the Admin for Wa Therapy Fund Foundation which has brought her so much joy and honor to serve with Passion the key foundation of the nonprofit by Empowering People of Color through Mental Health Education and Radical Self-Care. Nansare continues to advocate for mental health within the African Community by encouraging those in need to seek mental health care as we all know it is not historically or traditionally a foundation for those in the African Community as well as Black Community to seek help within this profession.

Nansare is responsible for bringing Africatown as a member organization to the Coalition and would like to be the Vice Chair of WSCACL in hopes to move the African & African American communities closer in unity and break the barriers that have long plagued our social being. Her desire is to see Everyone working together as one family to bring about Respect, Honor, Culture & Heritage to the communities she serves and loves the most. She is dedicated and passionate about connecting people and bringing people together. She is a Wife and a Mother a hat she wears proudly and says everything she does is so that the daughter Olivia would grow up in a community full of Cultural Diversity, Strength, Hope, Empowerment and Love. Something she wishes generations to come would greatly honor and appreciate long after she is gone.

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Nansare Consolata
Secretary

Ella is a proud South Seattle Native, Garfield High School Graduate, and the eldest daughter in a family of 8. Dr. McRae attended Washington State University (WSU) for both her undergraduate and doctorate degrees where she graduated from Veterinary School with honors and as one of the youngest graduates at the age of 23. Dr. McRae practiced small and exotic veterinary medicine in New Jersey and Maryland, before her path took her to do humanitarian work in West Africa. Dr. McRae lived over 10 years in Ghana doing grassroot community service, education, and Full Circle Doula care. Her compassion and love of community led to a career switch when she returned to the US in 2018. Ella has over 25 years of Community Service service which currently includes: Board membership of the First Hill X and the Black Farmers Alliance...Ella is a proud mother of a 14 year old and currently works as a Community Builder for Seattle Housing Authority in High Point and is a Mindfulness Facilitator. As a Community Builder, Ella taps into her natural desire to connect community members to resources and her network of influences, whether it is the Mayor of Seattle, one of the most powerful families in Ghana, or resident of one of her communities; Ella believes that supporting our community to get the resources they need to thrive and build community wealth is how we should all live.

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Ella McRae
Board Member At Large

      Education

This Education Committee focuses on providing full details about US educational system, scholarships, mentor-ships, Internships, training’s, etc. and partnering with other educational oriented organizations and institutions to support people from African communities.

Khetiwe Chitewere was born in Nairobi, Kenya and grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe. She is a leader in Security marketing at Microsoft Corporation. Khetiwe brings more than a decade of experience on boards focused on educating children in Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Pacific Northwest. She also brings her background as a Finance, Compliance, Governance and Marketing expert to the WSCACL Board.

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Khetiwe Chitewere
Board 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. 

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Eddie Nyasulu
Co-Chair

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

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Henry Garrett
Co-Chair

An inspirational leader who sees the best in others and has a desire of empowering others to reach their full potential. He has served in many non profit organizations as a Chairman, Committee lead, Youth Leader, Treasurer and Board member. Read More

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Daniel Abuga
Co-Chair

Martha also works as a Full-Service Independent Insurance Broker selling life, Medicare insurance plans, and property insurance. Under the leadership of the current Board, WSCACL was honored by the African community with an African Achievement Award in 2021.  In the last two years, WSCACL has grown from 20 to over 50 African descent member organizations and individuals, activated all its African descent community led committees, vaccinated hundreds of primarily BIPOC community members, counted hundreds of African descent community members with the 2020 Census, registered and encouraged many voters of African descent to vote, developed award winning youth & Culture & Heritage programs, and raised nearly $500,000. Martha is a Seattle Native that is from the Tigray State of Ethiopia, a proud Garfield Bulldog, and a double Husky receiving her master’s in health administration & bachelor’s in political science from the UW. Martha has volunteered in the African, African American, and Asian community serving on Boards and in various capacities for over twenty-five years.   

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Martha Lucas
Executive Director Ex-Officio Board Member

Originally from the Congo-Kinshasa, Nida Ntita relocated to Seattle, Washington in 2011. She carries a Bachelor’s of Art in Philosophy and Education from the Catholic University of Congo, Congo-Kinshasa; Bachelor’s of Arts in Human Services, from Bethel University, McKenzie, TN. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Human & Social Services at Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.

Her professional experience highlights in a Career Coordinator at Seattle Jobs Initiatives, Volunteers Coordinator at Congolese Integration Network, Volunteer Community Outreach & Engagement Manager at Angolan Community of Washington State, Community Investment Budget Committee Member, and Social Services Connector at Congolese and Angolan Christian Communities.

Her achievements for the community include making 4000+ people access unemployment benefits during the surge of the pandemic, SNAP, Medical Insurance, Food Banks, COVID-19 Vaccine, Census 2020, Digital Bridge Training (Laptop and Hotspot), and Refugee Week Event.

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Nida Ntita
Board Secretary

Nansare Consolata is the founder of African Print Takeover (formally Best of Both World Production), a cultural awareness organization established in 2005. The organization specializes in cultural awareness fashion shows and event planning, providing community education and recognition of the influence of African culture. Nansare currently serves as the Lead for the Culture and Heritage committee at Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders, where she has actively participated since 2017/2018? and is a Cultural Ambassador for Africatown's sponsored Umoja Festival. Nansare was born in Uganda, but raised in the Central District and has participated in hundreds of African and African American culture and social justice activities since the age of 15 years old.


Nansare continues her love for the community in her work as the Admin for Wa Therapy Fund Foundation which has brought her so much joy and honor to serve with Passion the key foundation of the nonprofit by Empowering People of Color through Mental Health Education and Radical Self-Care. Nansare continues to advocate for mental health within the African Community by encouraging those in need to seek mental health care as we all know it is not historically or traditionally a foundation for those in the African Community as well as Black Community to seek help within this profession.

Nansare is responsible for bringing Africatown as a member organization to the Coalition and would like to be the Vice Chair of WSCACL in hopes to move the African & African American communities closer in unity and break the barriers that have long plagued our social being. Her desire is to see Everyone working together as one family to bring about Respect, Honor, Culture & Heritage to the communities she serves and loves the most. She is dedicated and passionate about connecting people and bringing people together. She is a Wife and a Mother a hat she wears proudly and says everything she does is so that the daughter Olivia would grow up in a community full of Cultural Diversity, Strength, Hope, Empowerment and Love. Something she wishes generations to come would greatly honor and appreciate long after she is gone.

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Nansare Consolata
Board Voice chair

Ella is a proud South Seattle Native, Garfield High School Graduate, and the eldest daughter in a family of 8. Dr. McRae attended Washington State University (WSU) for both her undergraduate and doctorate degrees where she graduated from Veterinary School with honors and as one of the youngest graduates at the age of 23. Dr. McRae practiced small and exotic veterinary medicine in New Jersey and Maryland, before her path took her to do humanitarian work in West Africa. Dr. McRae lived over 10 years in Ghana doing grassroot community service, education, and Full Circle Doula care. Her compassion and love of community led to a career switch when she returned to the US in 2018. Ella has over 25 years of Community Service service which currently includes: Board membership of the First Hill X and the Black Farmers Alliance...Ella is a proud mother of a 14 year old and currently works as a Community Builder for Seattle Housing Authority in High Point and is a Mindfulness Facilitator. As a Community Builder, Ella taps into her natural desire to connect community members to resources and her network of influences, whether it is the Mayor of Seattle, one of the most powerful families in Ghana, or resident of one of her communities; Ella believes that supporting our community to get the resources they need to thrive and build community wealth is how we should all live.

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Ella McRae
Board Member At Large

      Education

This Education Committee focuses on providing full details about US educational system, scholarships, mentor-ships, Internships, training’s, etc. and partnering with other educational oriented organizations and institutions to support people from African communities.

WE ARE ONE VOICE

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