Who We Are


The United African Organization is a dynamic coalition of African community-based associations that promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois.

As the legitimate representative voice of the diverse African immigrant and refugee community, the United African Organization works to:

  • Enhance civic participation and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees;

  • Provide leadership and organizational capacity training for African community-based organizations through the Community Leadership Development Program;

    • Advocate on behalf of the African community through democratic and inclusive organizational structures, as well as partnership with other immigrant rights organizations;

    • Engage in activities that promote the cultural, educational and economic empowerment of African immigrants and refugees;

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