Core Community programs
African Art & Culture Celebration and Education
A Glimpse of Africa Festival
A Glimpse of Africa hosts the largest African cultural festival annually, a platform that centers and places the African community on the map through showcasing their culture, promoting and supporting their business and talents. The festival has birthed and elevated many talents and businesses, especially food startups who have thrived beyond the festival. The festival brings vibrancy to the city and county at large while creating cultural awareness, a sense of belonging and building a welcoming community for new Americans
A Glimpse of Africa Festival 2019
The Exchange: Glimpse of Africa Festival
Physical & Mental Wellness
Covid-19 Support & Education
AGOA is the only organization that has hosted Covid19 vaccines and education that specifically aims to address the challenges impacting the African Refuges and immigrants during the pandemic
Community Mental Health and Wellness Fair
A two-day event designed to address mental health disparities and all social economic determinants of health that impacts New Americans, especially in the African community . The event provides a space to build connections, learn from the experts, and access essential resources to improve their overall well-being
Mental Health Awareness Series
First held in December 2020 in response to the increased mental health disparities in our community due to Covid19, lack of access to resources, cultural and language barriers.
Mental and Physical Health & Wellness Programs
Addressing topics ranging from stress management, mental health stigma, various types of abuse and trauma, the increase in domestic violence and substance abuse (especially during the pandemic), and the stigma around mental health issues in the African refugee and immigrant community.
A Glimpse of Africa has taken lead on data collection and highlighting disparities associated to lack of proper data reports on African immigrants and refugees.
Our monthly community listening circles and Annual Mental Health and Wellness fair are tailored not only to heal but to create awareness and access to resources in a safe, comfortable environment. The sessions are facilitated by individuals from our network of African immigrant/refugee therapists to alleviate cultural, language barriers and to build the much-needed trust in the mental health space