About Us

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.

Strategic Goals For 2020

Civic Engagement

Economic Empowerment 

The Structure For Our Organization Through Committees


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.

Youth and Family Support

Focus on childcare, parenting, family issues, sharing information on housing/utilities resources, tackling common issues such as domestic abuse, families with children with special needs, new mother support, hospital visits and care groups for member needs.

Economic Empowerment 


Culture and Heritage 


Seasonal Committee

US Census 2020


Voter Registration

The Leadership Structure Through 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
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
Hibo 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
Eddie was born in Malawi and has lived in the US for the past 20 years. He has a marketing degree from Bellevue College and has worked as an Operations Manager for Trader Joe's for 15 years. Early 2020, he started a digital marketing consulting company called Seattle Digital Adaptive helping small businesses increase their online visibility. While not working, he enjoys spending time with his two little kids and wife. He is one of the founders of the Malawi Seattle Association (MSA). His biggest goal is to help create a space where people of different backgrounds can truly express themselves.
Eddie Nyasulu
Henry was born and raised in the USA.
Henry Garrett