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African Cultural Center Usa

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Human Services, Immigration, Unknown

Mission: African Cultural Center USA strives to advance international and intercultural understanding. The Center also seeks to encourage African-Americans and others to identify with their heritage to enhance their self-esteem and to enable them to strive for discipline, commitment and achievement.

Programs: The African Cultural Center USA maintains a collection of videos and authentic African art, crafts, games, and fabrics. These items are available for exhibition upon request. School children can learn to make African tie dye and kente cloth at the Center. The Center works cooperatively with the county juvenile system to provide opportunities for "at risk students" to perform community service projects. The Center provides resources to support immigrants from Africa, including interpretation services for law enforcement agencies. The Center provides African cultural dance troupes to perform for events, including marriage, birth, and death ceremonies.

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