This organization's purpose is to bring together, monthly, women committed to improving the conditions in their communities in the USA, the Caribbean and Africa. We welcome new-comers to the District of Columbia and the metro area, particularly those at the African embassies, educational institutions, and the development and international agencies. We work on specific projects to improve the well-being of women and children through fundraising and sponsorship activities. Volunteers are always encouraged. We want to keep abreast of events in the Diaspora through lectures, trips, and seminars.
Our next AAWA meeting will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 12-2 pm NEW TIME due to early darkness
This will be the first time that AAWA will meet with the parents of the African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation (AIRF). We will be at Park Montgomery Apartments Community Room. 8860 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903 Use elevator to lower level all purpose room. Necessary to get a parking pass to place visibly inside vehicle. We will talk about AAWA, Black History, and hear about their experiences with assimilation in America. This is a potluck event so please tell us what you plan to bring. Coordinate your contributions of food, beverage, or $ with AAWA Jackie Garrison 240-298-9953 [email protected] RSVP to 301-587-1493 or [email protected]
''I would like us to raise money to be able to expand our outreach to others. This will involve focus on our non-profit status to the full extent possible. We will support each other, learn from each other, and embrace the needs of others through research, collaboration, and funding when appropriate. As we build our financial reserves, we can explore more giving. I wish to have AAWA become a focal point for women's concerns by adding committees on art, health, computer and graphic design, travel, education, web presence, book club, business entrepreneurship, and, most excitingly, a youth committee for girls 12-20 years old.''
Mrs. M. ''Kelly'' Kelly, President of AAWA 2013-2015