AWA’s mission is to empower African women immigrants and refugees through advocacy, hands-on education, holistic support and the provision and facilitation of resources.









The guiding values that uphold the work of AWA include:

• Empowerment
• Education
• Integrity
• Service
• Compassion

As an organization, AWA is striving to build its program from the ground up. We focus our work in this area:

Health and Wellness

This specific area has been determined by the AWA board of directors through a strategic planning process, and is based around the clear need for holistic support services for the population AWA serves.

AWA provides an opportunity for African women to recognize and seek opportunity, advocate on behalf of their community and share their values and cultures with other Africans and non-Africans.