AFRICAN IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE FOUNDATION
OF AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICAN SOCIETY AND TO SUPPORT THEIR PRODUCTIVE, SUSTAINABLE INTEGRATION INTO THEIR NEW HOMELAND.
The AIRF was born out of the influx of African refugees who may not have lived in urban Africa, let alone urban America. This influx is accelerated by economic and political wars which have produced unprecedented numbers of political and economic refugees.
COLLEGE EDUCATED IMMIGRANT
ANNUAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP
Wimbum Community Foundation (WCF) was founded in 2008 when concerned social change agents of the Mbumland came together to find the possibility of advancing the socioeconomic and cultural changes of the Mbum community at home and in the Diaspora.
Immigrants and refugees face a host of cultural and linguistic challenges in their new countries. It's not any different here in the United States. Immigrants have to work extra hard to fit in - and there are never enough individuals or organizations to assist in this complex process.
"I was the new African that just came. And it was definitely challenging, I didn't speak any English and had no friends. Because of the Saturday Program, in 10th grade U.S. History, I remember receiving a 96%! My grades went up so quickly. Without the[AIRF] African Club, I don't think I would have done as many things as I did in schools. I want members to be curious about Africa and remember who you are. Never forget where you came from."