Through Education & Empowerment
COVID-19 UPDATES: In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and follow the public health recommendations, the West African Community Council will remain closed to the public. All of our staff members will continue to provide services to community members remotely. As of July 21st 2020, in-person visits/meetings are accepted by appointments only at both our Seattle and Kent locations – all public health recommendations should be respected and meeting time does not exceed 30 minutes. Please call 206-636-9882 for more information.
To advocate, organize, assist, educate and support West African community members while preserving our traditions, culture, social, religious and moral beliefs. The WACC carries out its mission by offering programs and services that help West African immigrants and refugees overcome struggles and barriers that create and perpetuate inequities including: cultural barriers, language barriers, poverty, lack of access to health care, racial profiling and lack of education and training.
Vision: West Africans working with the broader international community to create a world free of barriers and conflicts, where each individual 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.