MAKING CONNECTIONS

African Community Advancement Initiative

Mission: African Community Advancement Initiative partners with rural communities to create sustainable local development programs that improve overall quality of life through training, education and infrastructure to address the three facets of sustainable development: health, education and living standards.

About Us: Through a micro-holistic approach, ACA Initiative partners with rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa to identify the gaps in the development process for three categories: health, education and living standards. After identifying these deficiencies, the ACA Initiative works with the community to develop a strategy to integrate education, training, access to better tools and supplies, as well as infrastructure to improve these areas and ensure long-term, sustainable development in the community. We are currently working in rural Tanzania with a remote farming village of approximately 2,000 families. Through partnerships with other organizations, ACA Initiative launched the Rufiji River Project which is providing expert agricultural training combined with access to advanced seed and environmentally friendly fertilizer to improve farming outputs by 200-500 percent. Also, by facilitating market access, farmers in the area are able to quadruple their earning potential. Simultaneously, the ACA Initiative has launched its "Champions of Health" project which is a collaboration of outreach, nutrition, education and research to combat the serious health problems prevalent in the area.

(720) 583-5175
African Community Center – Denver
925 S. Niagara St. Ste. 200 Denver CO
80246

– The African Community Center of Denver welcomes refugees who have fled persecution and have been granted third country resettlement through UNHCR and the U.S. State Department. Refugees come to Colorado from all regions of the world. ACC welcomes people from all over the globe.

http://www.acc-den.org
(303) 399-4500
African Grill and Bar –
18601 Green Valley Ranch Blvd Denver CO
(303) 375-7835
African Leadership Group
10700 E. Evans Ave, Aurora CO
80014

The African Leadership Group is a nonprofit organization based in the Denver-Metro area with a statewide agenda to help the African diaspora integrate and prosper by connecting cultures. ALG advocates for the entire African immigrant community—across national origin, tribes, and language to ensure continuous improvement to immigrants’ quality of life through Social Impact, Educational Impact and Economic Impact.
Since its inception in 2006, ALG has organized multiple community events, engagements and discussions with programs focused on key issues, such as education, career and job opportunities, business development, immigration, political and community involvement, and many other activities regularly reaching thousands of individuals in the local community.

https://usalg.org/
(720) 466-5335
African Sustainable Development Foundation – ASDF
8405 E Hampton Ave Suite #8D
Denver, CO
80231

The African Sustainable Development Foundation (ASDF) is an international nongovernmental organization (NGO) with a (501(c)(3) tax deductible and exempt status that based in Denver, CO, USA. ASDF works to provide access to education, educational tools, resources, economic empowerment and healthcare products and opportunities for refugees and displaced under-served people in western Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Currently the ASDF is working in Western Ethiopia to serve the refugees and displaced people and under-served hosting communities. The people within this region that lack the most basic human necessities and services which limit their opportunities at a better life. Basic things we all take for granted such as education, literacy, clean water, nutritious food, shelter, financial services and modern healthcare are simply not available to the refugees in Gambela Region. And critical needs like skills, education, medical supplies, clinics, mosquito nets, bedding, food, financial literacy, and bottled water are in short supply. Currently the ASDF is working in Western Ethiopia to serve the refugees and displaced people and under-served hosting communities. The people within this region that lack the most basic human necessities and services which limit their opportunities at a better life. Basic things we all take for granted such as education, literacy, clean water, nutritious food, shelter, financial services and modern healthcare are simply not available to the refugees in Gambela Region. And critical needs like skills, education, medical supplies, clinics, mosquito nets, bedding, food, financial literacy, and bottled water are in short supply. Please check us out on the website: www.asdfn.org for details.
ASDF partners with groups and organizations like DU, Orbis Institute and Posner Center for International Development and now developing partnership with Project C.U.R.E, etc.
We also welcome other groups, foundations, and organizations to join forces as partners and collaboration.

ASDF raises awareness, funds and in-kind supports to go toward helping refugees and displaced people who are under-served and vulnerable in the places like western Ethiopia and South Sudan border.

Our current projects are: Education, economic empowerment and healthcare, such as improve literacy, financial education/literacy, financial micro-lending services/programs, basic skills, sheltering/mosquito netting, water purifiers/filters, containers and treatment in order to end water diseases as well as medical critical needs, medical supplies, equipment, and relief resources in Africa.

https://www.asdfn.org
720 226 1847
Africana Cafe
5091 E Colfax Ave Denver CO

Since 1980, Africana Restaurant has been a destination for authentic Ethiopian food in the Denver Metro area. Our menu features a wide variety of unique flavorful dishes, including many vegetarian options.

We have a full bar with a daily Happy Hour specials with plenty of local drinks and imports of Ethiopian drinks. Check our Events page often to find out when your favorite local band or DJ is going to be featured on our stage. Feel free to move check us out daily should the mood strike.

Just here for the delicious food? Our restaurant is one of the top picks for authentic Ethiopian dishes; so you can enjoy a peaceful meal.

https://africanacafe.co/
(303) 320-9515
AFYA Professional Advisory Board supporting AfricAid
1031 33rd Street, Suite 174, Denver, CO

80205
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AfricAid mentors secondary school girls in Tanzania to complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities. We equip girls to overcome challenges and reach their full potential because educated girls create lasting positive change. The outcome is proactive, resilient, and socially-responsible girls who secure better jobs, raise healthier families, and increase the standing of women in society.

http://www.africaid.com
(303) 351-4928
Agile International
1630A 30th St, Suite# 437, Boulder, Colorado
80301

Beginning from Mali, Agile International will develop its self-sustaining model of advancing food security from which other social benefits will arise. This model will be exported to the rest of the region to bring a peaceful harvest of non-confrontational changes that will bring hope to the lives of women and children while creating growth in an economically stunted area.

We envision a world where the nations of West Africa have re-established and enhanced their legacy of cultural prominence, where the quality and pervasiveness of child education is on par with the rest of the developed world, where the economy is strong and vibrant and the people have regained harmony with the land by adopting sustainable agricultural techniques.

(720) 227-6208
Akente Express
919 Park Ave West Denver CO

Since it started back in 1991, Akente Express has been Denver's most complete African shopping center—Period. We carry a hand-selected collection of the finest kente cloth, African art and crafts, as well as beauty products. Denver-based and family owned & operated—we're proud to source and import all of our products, responsibly.

(303) 297-8817