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Middle East, Northern Africa
Location
Olympia, WA
I have studied belly dance for over 20 years and taught for over 12 years and I just love this dance form. For many years, I performed regularly throughout Seattle clubs and restaurants, sometimes logging in over 200 performances a year! When my son came along, I decided to give the clubs a rest and focus all my energy into teaching. Turns out, I love teaching even more than performing!

In July of 2014 I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. I’m happy to say that I am now cancer-free and glad to be dancing again after going through treatment. As a belly dancer, it was hard to lose my long hair and breasts, but I’m so grateful to be alive and lucky to be surrounded by many, many amazing people who supported me and loved me through it all. I have always believed in the power of dance to provide strength and happiness, no matter where we are in our journeys. My experience has deepened my commitment to teach with compassion, purpose, and most of all, joy.
Community Focus
Central Asia, Middle East
Location
Bellevue, WA
ATA-WA Türkçe ve Türk kültürünü eğlenceli ve yaratıcı bir ortamda ögrenmek isteyen 4-12 yaş grubu aralıgındaki cocuklara hizmet veren ve kar amaclı olmayan bir eğitim kurumudur.

ATA-WA is a non-profit educational institution serving 4-12 age group children who want to learn Turkish and Turkish culture in a fun and creative environment.
Community Focus
Northern Africa
Location
The ARCE Northwest Chapter is based in Seattle and serves Washington State. We hold many lectures throughout the year on a wide-array of Egyptian-related topics (such as women, art, medicine, architecture, conservation) and time periods (Pharaonic, Islamic, Modern). This group is for members and non-members of the American Research Center in Egypt. We are open to all individuals who are interested in Egypt and the research being conducted there.
Community Focus
Middle East
Location
Redmond , WA
MAPS-AMEN is an outreach and advocacy organization that seeks to fulfill the justice mandate in Islam and empower the community by focusing on education, engagement, encouragement of positive media change, and empowerment. We build bridges of understanding and unity to achieve justice together, envisioning a world free of hate and violence.
Community Focus
East Asia, Eastern Africa, Multicultural, Southeast Asia
Location
Seattle, WA
All Girl Everything Ultimate Program (AGE UP) is a rad, young and grassroots youth leadership program based out of the Seattle Southend that brings together middle school and high school aged girls with world-class female athletes. We empower young women to develop positive identity, build personal and collective strength, and promote justice through the sport and community of Ultimate Frisbee... all while having a ton of fun!!
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
SeaTac, WA
To provide opportunities for African Diaspora immigrant and refugee communities, families, and individuals in South King County to attain health and housing stability, economic development, high-quality education, and referrals to legal services.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
Location
Bellingham, WA
The African Children's Choir was founded in 1984 by Ray Barnett. The Choir is made up of children from some of Africa's poorest communities. Since 1984, the Choir has traveled around the world showing the world the beauty, dignity and unlimited ability of the African Child. The Choir raises funds that currently support around 1,500 children, providing them with care and an education.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Renton, WA
AFRICAN AMERICANS REACH AND TEACH HEALTH (AARTH) is a non-religious 501c3 faith-based capacity building nonprofit organization, established to respond to HIV/AIDS and other major health issues affecting people of African descent.
AARTH Ministry was established in September 2002 to help bridge the gap in health inequities by providing social/behavioral health education and training capacity building services to faith, health and social service institutions that serve people of African descent.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Educating, Growing, and Influencing Northwest Communities through African Culture.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Africa
Location
Hello! My name is Laja Okunuga of Ade Africana Imports in Seattle, Washington , USA.

We have been trading in fine African Imports from our storefront business on the famous Broadway Ave. in the colorful and thriving Capitol Hill neighborhood for seven years now.

Over the years we have gained respect, and admiration in our community not only for our products, but also for our warm, friendly and comprehensive customer service. The people of Seattle have come to know us as a place where they can not only select from a wide variety of Carvings, Masks, Clothes, Jewelry, and Musical instruments, but also a place from which they can walk away garnering a smile, and a little better understanding of African arts and culture.
Community Focus
Eastern Africa
Location
Tukwila, WA
The Somali Health Board envisions partnership and collaboration in which the health systems and service providers work together with the Somali communities and Somali health professionals to promote positive health outcomes
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Auburn, WA
Mission Africa empowers families in Washington State and in villages in Africa through three focus areas: education, healthcare, & poverty alleviation
Community Focus
Eastern Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
The Task Force is a nonprofit community-based-organization located in the New Holly neighborhood in Seattle, WA. We serve refugee and immigrant women and their families by providing culturally appropriate programs, workshops and events.
Community Focus
Western Africa
Location
Lynnwood, WA
Community Focus
Central Africa
Location
SeaTac, WA
We work to create a space and platform for Congolese immigrants and refugees to find community, support, and resources during their transition to the United States.
Community Focus
Eastern Africa
Location
SPEB believes our children's success depends upon strong partnerships between parents, schools and communities.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Kent, WA
Mother Africa is committed to leadership building, advocacy and community action to reduce barriers to healthcare, education, safety and economic independence while fostering a comfortable space to celebrate our cultures, our families and our growth.
Community Focus
Middle East, Eastern Africa, Central America, Northern Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Communities of Rooted Brilliance (CRB) partners with newcomer communities and helps them thrive through educational opportunities and social support services, while also honoring their traditional customs.

Our communities are immigrant and refugee families from the diverse, multiethnic communities of Afghanistan, Burma Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Angola, El Salvador, and Mexico.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Burien, WA
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Spirit of Africa is a celebration of the music, dance, and culture of Africa.