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 work is aligned with our mission. https://wscacl.org/committees/

Focus on African descent Arts and Cultural programs, engage and teach youth about African descent culture, and participate in social events to bring awareness to Washingtonians
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!  
Provides detailed information to best navigate the US Healthcare system, conduct health assessment, participate in health board, etc.
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.
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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Census 2020 and Youth Empowerment 

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Zambian Community in Seattle

Latest News

Thanks to the generous support of the Seattle Foundation we were able to fund our Fall Quarterly Meeting on October 30, 2021!

Seattle Foundation’s @seattlefoundation Operation Capacity COVID-19 Phase III grant Allowed the Coalition to hire our first staff, who worked hundreds of volunteer hours over the past two years and through the pandemic to support our African descent communities, and to fund our 1st In Person Quarterly Meeting since February 2020. Thank you Elders of Distinction […]

The Kings and Queens of the WSCACL Board;) would like to Thank all the Community Leaders, business owners, and volunteers!

Big Shoutout to the VIP guests that travelled from Snohomish to Pierce County and brought all the fun and joy with them! Thank you for making the 1st in person Quarterly Meeting in nearly 2 years a HUGE success!

Wear your African Pride, Buy a WSCACL Member shirt and support your Coalition!

Get a Bold yellow WSCACL Member T-shirt for you or your family member(s) and share your culture. https://wscacl.org/checkout/

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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
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. 

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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

      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.

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Sponsors/Funders

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