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AFRAM GLOBAL ORGANIZTION INC

Lift As We Climb

aka The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s.   |   Bellflower, CA   |  www.villageprojects.net

Mission

Mission: To create environments in which persons from diverse circumstances and experiences can come together and co-learn with each other in a way that bridges the opportunity gaps, retains the respective cultures, and ultimately benefits society.l The concept of establishing "Villages of Support" to sustain our mission has been actively implemented in Southern California, with additional participants in launching satellite programs in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC areas in the USA; and in Senya Beraku, Ghana through co-learning volunteer experiences.

Ruling year info

2006

CEO

Dr. Gloria Willingham PhD

Main address

16809 Bellflower Blvd #64

Bellflower, CA 90706 USA

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EIN

20-0578346

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Our programs

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Annual Villager Awards

This Annual Awards Program is designed to introduce African-Americans, Africans, and African-Diaspora immigrant exemplars of our mantra "Lifting as we Climb" willing to share their stories, talents, connections, advice, and/or influence in designing/supporting strategies to reduce disparities in the target population. Since the inception of this program initiative over 300 Villager awards have been distributed to persons ranging in age from 13 to 102. This project group also includes virtual and live forums in which attendees have the opportunity to meet and to hear the life stories and strategies for success from Villager Award recipients and other exemplars of "Lifting as we Climb!" All proceeds from this program are used to fund program activities and Projects. Villager Award recipients automatically become a part of the Village of Mentors. See: https://www.villageprojects.net/villager-stories.html

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Multiracial people
Adults
Children and youth
Religious groups

This programs affords African-American /African Diaspora Immigrants the opportunity to co-learn & build relationships with persons from around the world through their work in the orphanage, school, and/or health clinics. Our volunteers learn interdependence, working in diverse environments, and how to assist in the empowerment of developing communities consistent with the community’s culture. Additionally they learn fund-raising strategies to fund their travel and incidentals related to this trip. Upon their return home to the USA it is expected that they use the lessons learned to make a positive difference in their local underserved communities. This program includes active collaboration with other NGO’s aligned with our mission - most notably Becky’s Foundation in Senya Beraku, Ghana (see: BeckysFoundation.org)

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

The program model is designed to expand the visibility of small and emerging community-based programs,projects, and individually based ideas that have the potential to make a significant positive and replicable impact at the grassroots level. There are many persons with good ideas but without support.
Among other things, our program concept assures that children from underprivileged circumstances have the opportunity to experience different surroundings and ways of seeing the world. We believe if they can be exposed to possibilities, they will be better equipped to benefit from such opportunities. We open the door to internal family conversations about possibilities. The goal is to provide experiences that give insight into life's possibilities, and assist in turning program and project ideas into realities.
Past successes included fiscal sponsorships that ultimately gained their own 501(C)(3) status now positively impacting communities.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Ref: http://www.blackcompton.org/about/

Establish an effective structure for the presentation of Black cultural exploration;
where the Black community can maintain a sense of belonging and familial inclusion;
cultivate new cultural practices;

Organize self-sustaining community improvement fostering an understanding of Black life, history, politics and identity;Honor every form of identity expression as an expression of blackness; regardless of gender expression, sexuality, religion, color, economic status, or family structure.

LECTURE SERIES (Note: Currently dormant fiscal sponsorship as student founders of the Compton Center for Black Life re-organize.
All lectures are free and open to the public. Access lecture pages by clicking on the Events tab
[Ref: http://www.blackcompton.org/programs/

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Multiracial people
People of African descent
At-risk youth
Working poor

The vision is to create a stronger community by promoting diversity and supporting integration of multiplicity in leadership in order to increase productivity in businesses across industries.

main goals of the planning committee:

Create a yearly conference that addresses the current issues in diversity and develop solutions for organizational problems.
Develop conference sessions that will prepare leaders to implement strategies that will incorporate greater diversity and inclusion
Empower individuals to use their life experiences to maximize their impact within their communities and organizationsdiversity . The conference is an annual event founded by JPR Leadership Consulting and planned by a diverse group. The Diversity IN Leadership Conference brings together the best and brightest leaders and experts in academia, nonprofits, leadership, business and industry.
Program Dormant pending funding and program director initiatives.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Academics

This is a partnership/collaborative project designed to provide African-American and African immigrant youth with the opportunity to build an awareness of lifting their communities with the caring concern model of a interdependent village. Participants are connected with counterparts in Senya Ghana at Becky's Orphanage , and upon determination of need the youth volunteers work together to collect clothing, school supplies and other identified items; coordinate with the local community to identify resources for transporting the donated items to the orphanage, and share their experiences with the local Philadelphia community as a teaching/learning exercise. This program is coordinated as a collaborative pilot project conceived of and directed by Linda Richardson, a talented development professional and nonprofit leader. Seth Asiedu is the Director at Becky's Orphanage in Ghana and serves as an advisor and liaison.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Extremely poor people
Working poor
People of African descent
Multiracial people

Goal: To facilitate community gatherings in which persons from the community can bring their education and work back to the community and receive community feedback as to its relevance.
The Scholars Within Projects were launched with the realization that even those of us from underrepresented groups often discount the value of our community's knowledge. ...Subsequently we silence the communities and their insights, and we share our research outside the community but seldom inside the communities in a meaningful way. Our silence perpetuates disparities. This “scholars within” program aims to change that reality.
See: https://www.villageprojects.net/Scholars.html for more information

Population(s) Served

Goal: To provide encouragement, support, and connections for emerging grassroots and community-based nonprofit groups.
Every person has the potential to mentor in one way or another, and to become a hub creating ever-expanding Villages of Mentors. We meet with interested community members and assist them in identifying their strengths, their potential, and how to mobilize these assets. The whole community becomes involved to include hairdressers, barbers, grocers, places of worship, business people, school counselors, relatives,
neighbors, politicians, organizations, schools, etc.
see: https://www.villageprojects.net/Mentors.html

The first Village of Mentors was hosted at California State University Dominguez Hills, School of Nursing and co-sponsored by Psi Eta Chapter, Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Inc.


Goal: To facilitate the development of "Villages of Mentors" within local communities, concerned organizations, schools, etc.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Preteens
People of African descent
Multiracial people

"The Standing in The Gap" projects are based on the premise that persons from underprivileged, underserved, and underrepresented circumstances often do not have the guidance and "pick up the phone connections" available to persons from more privileged backgrounds. Although we realize that the gap may be wide, we feel that it can be narrowed by providing/connecting them to people, circumstances, and information that will be useful to them. We understand that these connections if left up to mere chance, might never occur.
Goal: To assist persons from underprivileged, underserved, underrepresented circumstances to gain access to the information, experiences, and connections necessary to move into leadership and policy-making positions that will positively impact on the success of others in similar situations..

See: https://www.villageprojects.net/Gap.html



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AFRAM GLOBAL ORGANIZTION INC

Board of directors
as of 03/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Gloria Willingham

Afram Global Organiztion Inc/ The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s

Term: 2015 - 2024

Alexis Sarah Newton

Aframglobal Organization Inc

Angela Perine

AframGlobal Organization Inc

Patricia Kelley

Greg Worsham

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/4/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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