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WHO WE ARE
The Afro-Colombian Centre Foundation
We are a new start-up community-based foundation in Cartagena that serves Afro people. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, upgrades, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment. This policy complies with applicable local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.
The organization values people from diverse backgrounds, working to create an atmosphere of trust, integrity, respect and honesty, harassment or discrimination of any kind.
WHAT WE DO
We provide students, adult learners and families with information and support on issues related to active participation in educational goals. This covers information about schools, education intuitions, community resources, family resources and language training
We connect the Afro Colombian and marginalized students, families, and communities to partner and or complete educational goals to ensure educational needs are addressed and enough assistance and support is provided to complete their individual educational goals. To provide a platform to discuss systemic discrimination that historically excluded Afro- Colombian and marginalized people from accessible education.
We provide 1 to 1 job search coaching, pre-employment workshops, resume writing and interview practices with a specialist who understands Afro-Colombian and marginalized people’s economic needs and the systemic barriers preventing them from entering the labour market.
We strive to bring good health to Afro-Colombians, undocumented immigrants, LGBTQIA+, people with mental health issues, persons with disabilities, sex workers, drug users, people involved in sex trafficking, and anyone who receives substandard or no care because of who they are.
We look to instill a sense of pride within the Afro-Colombian people based on the dignification of their cultural heritage and assist them to grow cultural awareness through music, art, performing art, dance, speech, historical language courses and the development of a cultural library to document their past, current and future history.
We offer popular programs like athletics, exercise classes, camps, and more. The foundation is focused on supporting healthy lifestyles of our Afro-Colombian diaspora and marginalized groups. We try to meet the needs of underserved youth, adults and seniors through unique programs and partnerships.