Serving our community means working closely with fellow community-based organizations and government entities to create strong programs that are useful and accessible to all. We are proud of our deep roots in the community!
Interim CDA with the City of Seattle and Building Changes
King County Best Starts for Kids youth and family homelessness prevention services
Kent School District Cultural Ambassadors Group & referrals for African families
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) staff training on how to work with refugees and immigrants in a culturally sensitive way
HEALTH & SAFETY
Many Minds Mental Health Collaborative - hosting a Mental Health Forum for African communities to destigmatize mental health and make ongoing referrals for mental health services
We are constantly finding new opportunities to support, augment, and leverage the work of local groups and governments.
Youth Development Executive King County (YDECK): We are a member of this coalition of youth-serving organizations working together to improve outcomes for young people ( www.YDEKC.org )
Health & Safety
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: We are a member of The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which mobilizes member programs and allies to end domestic violence through advocacy and action for social change. ( www.wscadv.org )
Living Well Kent: Living Well Kent (LWK) is a community-driven collaborative dedicated to the vision of public spaces and initiatives that encourage healthier lifestyles and better living. It is focused on creating a healthier, more equitable and more sustainable city. Mother Africa is a founding partner.
Ongoing efforts directly with our community members.
Good Jobs Equal Employment Opportunity: a group of agencies in Kent working to build a pipeline for refugees and immigrants to enter into manufacturing jobs
Antioch's Committee of Community Advisors: We meet quarterly to advise the School of Education on practices that advance equity in their programs and in the larger educational community
Kent Community Development Collaborative: funded by Communities of Opportunity Place-based and Cultural Communities grant, nine community-based organizations coming together to engage the Kent Community in housing, health and economic development activities
Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees and Communities of Color: bringing these communities together to build solidarity amongst ourselves
Kent Cultural Diversity Initiative Group - local agencies working together
Tri County Refugee Planning Committee - monthly meeting for agencies working with refugees
Kent East Hill Providers Network - a group of agencies that meet weekly to connect and make referrals
Refugee Forum - a collective of service providers who support refugees