Why Support African Culture Connection?
The African Culture Connection was established to address two important issues in the Greater Omaha and Council Bluffs areas:
- The need to build overall community awareness of and respect for African culture and other diverse cultures.
- The need to provide opportunities for support and positive development for high-risk, primarily African-American children and youth of low-income households living in the North Omaha and the nearby Council Bluffs areas.
African Culture Connection addresses a lack of cultural awareness and a lack of art education opportunities for low-income youth by providing culturally diverse, art-based residency programs and performances in the Greater Omaha community. The organization’s programs are geared toward elementary school through high school-aged students from all socioeconomic backgrounds and are delivered throughout the year in workshops, in-school residencies, school assemblies, after-school programs, public performances and ongoing classes.
An African proverb tells us “it takes a village to raise a child,” and experience bears out the reality that children rely on the contributions of many community members to learn and grow. Your online donation brings African culture and arts workshops, residencies and performances to our community and encourages the flourishing of respect for diversity among our members.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. If you believe in what we do and can help support our mission, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution and help us expand our impact on the communities around us.
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