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Overview

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing unique programming for youth and adults that supports and sustains their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and development. Current programming is offered through our Sankofa Community Cultural Center. Our Sankofa Cultural & Literacy School is on the horizon for the future.

Mission

We expand the minds, talents, character, spirits, and possibilities of all Sankofa students, participants, and community to become empowered, spiritual, educated, and to become confident beings in a global society and contribute positively to African communities throughout the diaspora and the world.

Vision

Sankofa Institute for Cultural & Literacy Development, Inc. are agents of cultural dignity and global literacies, innovatively and collaboratively grooming confident, responsible, shapers of society who are culturally and historically connected and who take active roles in creating possibilities for themselves and their communities.

OUR CORE VALUES

Spirituality ~ Character Development ~ Discipline ~ Cultural Awareness ~ Empowerment

Spirituality

Exploring identity and how to shape ourselves into wholesome beings through unique teachings and practices that foster fortitude.

Character Development

Fostering care, compassion, respect for self and others; and bolstering inner traits and behaviors that support accountability, individual, and group success.

Discipline

Nurturing self-management and focus for the betterment of one’s self and community.

Cultural Awareness

Exploring and learning lessons from ancient, historical, and contemporary cultures, and from the values, actions, and practices our ancestors instituted to maintain innovation and legacy.

Empowerment

Recognizing our ability to accomplish all that we will and persevere to accomplish; taking initiative, and expanding the notion of achievable possibilities.