The West African Community Council

Early Learning

Immigration Services

Family Support

Family Support Services

Community Advocacy


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


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.


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

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.

Our Departments

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.


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. 

Our team

Issa Ndiaye

Executive Director

Seydina Muhammad

Operations Director

Aicha Parkouda

Early Learning Director

Aminata Kanakomo

Community Navigator

Johanna Martinez

Managing Attorney

Steven Denton

Staff Attorney

Faiza Duale

Support Staff Coordinator

Andrin Kouame

Project Manager

Lindsay Diallo

Preschool Lead Teacher

Paul De Vaugelas

Preschool Lead Teacher

Aminata Tounkara

Early Learning Specialist

Assita Sako

Early Learning Specialist

Fafineth Soromou

Early Learning Specialist

Yaawa Touba

Early Learning Specialist

Arrabi Saho

Early Learning Specialist

Amma Frimpong

Early Learning Specialist

Get in touch with us!

(206) 636 - 9882

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6322 44th Ave S Seattle, WA 98118

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