Creating a world that is aware of and appreciates the profound impact African culture has made in our society.
Cultivating Pride – illuminate others of our rich culture and show our brothers and sisters the joys of being African so they stand tall and respect the rich legacy to which we belong.
Deepening Knowledge – create and share engaging curriculum that connects people of all ages to our heritage and reminds us of the wholeness of who we are.
Sharing Culture – welcome people of all backgrounds to immerse themselves in African and African American history, storytelling, traditions and art.
Staying True – show up as we are and be genuine. Honor our truth; our roots ground us as we nourish future generations of our profound history.
African Culture Connection was one of 12 programs chosen from over 350 nominated to receive the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. The award recognizes that we’re making an important contribution to the youth we serve by helping them build the critical learning skills that will help them succeed in school and in life. This is the highest honor in the United States for after-school and out-of-school time programs like ours.
Award recipients are selected by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. African Culture Connection, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is the only organization in the state to ever receive this award.