In West African culture, success is not just determined by one’s high profile employment, well established life routine, or stable state of mind. Success is determined by one’s ability to identify their heritage and life purpose to then show proof of motivation and perseverance in every moment towards the accomplishment or achievement of that purpose.

The West African Community Council believes in people who live a life of purpose and strive to provide them with the tools and resources they need to succeed. Moreover, given that culture is defined as the manifestations of human intellectual achievements, we promote the idea of self-identity, pride, education, empowerment and endowment to fully portray the culture of the people.

Mission
Be the voice of the community through the promotion of the ideals of Self-Identity, Pride, Education, Empowerment, and Endowment.

Vision
West Africans working with the broader international community as one people to create an equal world, free of barriers and conflicts where everyone reaches their full potential.

Values
Our organization is dedicated to serving families from all social backgrounds regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural or religious beliefs.

Our Services

Early Learning & Families

One Family Learning Center, our French-English bilingual and multicultural preschool ensures that children ages 3 to 5 from low-income families are set up to be successful in kindergarten and throughout their academic journey.
Parent Child Plus, in-home visiting program where trained early learning specialists visit families twice a week to practice and promote educational play and reading with parents and their children.
Parent Child Plus, in-home visiting program where trained early learning specialists visit families twice a week to practice and promote educational play and reading with parents and their children.

Immigration

Our staff attorney Johanna Martinez along with Issa Ndiaye, an accredited Department of Justice Representative, work with individuals and families to provide legal consults, investigate eligibility for immigration relief, help petition their family members, apply for green cards, and make referrals to non-profits and immigration attorneys. 

Community Empowerment

We believe in uniting our community and providing them with the tools that they need to live in a healthy and safe environment. Our programs include:  the West African Family Support through the King County Best Start for Kids (BSK) initiative; a Youth Committee Program for teenagers and young adults to develop leadership skills; and the Fair Labor Standards Advocacy in partnership with the City of Seattle Office of Labor Standards. 

Get in touch with us!

(206) 636 - 9882

info@waccofseattle.com

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6322 44th Ave S Seattle, WA 98118