African Cultural Alliance of North America
The 8th Annual ACANAFEST presented by The PECO Multicultural Festival Series!
Featured Live Performances by : Rotimi, Rafiya, Sharon Katz, Universal Dance & Drum Ensemble and many more!!!
It was held August 2, 2015 at Penn's Landing's Great Plaza, Philadelphia, Pa
Visit www.Acanafest.org to learn more about how you can participate in next year's festival!Read More
Moments and Sights from this year's Honorarium Reception!Read More
ACANA's, Serving and Transforming Active Youth program (A-STAY), is a youth mentoring program which utilize masters and mentors in various fields to habilitate youth behavior in many cases focusing them on positive career objectives. The program produce workshops by presenting relevant youth engaged topics with a goal of helping youth to achieve positive outcome.Read More
ACANA operates a Food Bank that serves an average of 120 people monthly. The ACANA Food Bank program was created to increase food security and improve nutrition in the community. ACANA continues to provide food to lower income and need families of all back grounds and ages through their Food Bank.
In 2013, ACANA staff led by Voffee Jabateh, Producer & Musician Chilton Jah James, and Liberian Singer Moses Swaray wrote, produced, and recorded an anti-gambling Public Service Announcement at the ACANA Recording Studio. The PSA is now being considered for wider use by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities.
After working with 3 other lawyers to no avail, a young woman approached ACANA in 2010 for help. She and her daughter had arrived in the US several years earlier . Unfortunately because of her complex case, she found herself anguishing in deportation proceedings for years. After much hard work & dedication, ACANA was able to help her get out of deportation and gain legal status. Today the young woman and her daughter are permanent residents.
The African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc. (ACANA), is an agency founded on a mission to provide cultural sensitive social services, cultural programs, economic and workforce development programs, community engagement and development programs and other services targeting mainly African and Caribbean immigrants in the United States. Since ACANA'S founding in 1999 the agency has achieved all of the above mission statement. Today the agency provides varieties of services to over 4000 mainly African and Caribbean immigrants and other community residents annually. On behalf of the board of directors, executive officers, staffs, volunteers, and stake holders, we are honor and privileged to serve and assist our targeted population. Currently, the agency is now redesigning a strategic plan to expand its services. WELCOME TO ACANA, "We served with respect, dignity and pride". The African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to help immigrants, refugees, and asylees in their adjustment and resettlement process in the United States. ACANA was founded in', 'acana, african, refugees, community, organization, asylees, communities, united, services, immigrant, immigrants, services, cultural, including, youth