US- Africa Synergy Announces the AWLEAD Program- Class of 2014
New York City, April 1, 2014-- US- Africa Synergy will host the African Women’s Program for Leadership and Entrepreneurship ( AWLEAD) Class of 2014, Inaugural Reception on Thursday May 8, 2014. The reception is the signature event to welcome new recruits into the program and formally introduce them to the vast New York City Diaspora community while encouraging them to keep striving for excellence. It will be held at the RAW Space located on 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. between W 121st Street & W 122nd from 6 - 10:00 pm.
is a prestigious venue to uphold the African Culture in one the World’s most Culturally Diverse Cities in the World, New York City.
The evening’s program will feature phenomenal instrumentalists and dancers from the Gambia, and live painting by emerging young artists. In addition there will be an auction and raffles from 6 – 8 pm followed by a networking session from 8 – 10 pm. We urge all attendees to come dressed with Cocktail Attire. Tickets Start at $15 and due to limited space an RSVP is strongly recommended.
Proceeds collected during this event will be applied to the fundraising effort for the AWLEAD Program. AWLEAD is a 12-week intensive training course that prepares young women of African descent to contribute to the economic and socio-cultural development of Africa and provides guidance in setting and meeting personal goals and aspirations.
US-Africa Synergy works to harness financial, intellectual and social resources in the United States as well as in Africa to build youth leadership and entrepreneurial skills with the specific goal of increasing the involvement of youths and women in decision making throughout Africa.
To purchase your tickets visit https://awlead2014.eventbrite.com
To learn more about the AWLEAD program visit https://usafricasynergy.org/African_Women_LEAD.html
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US-Africa Synergy (USAS) is a New York City-based non-profit 501 (C) 3 organization dedicated to equip underprivileged African youth in the United States and Africa with requisite skills, tools, and knowledge to overcome socio-economic barriers and reach their full potential.
We believe African youth are invaluable assets and are key in attaining Africa’s gains in development, not only because of the large size of the youth population, but also because of their creativity, their drive, and their aspirations. Through our programs and services we:
Advocate for gender equality and youth empowerment;
Connect under- resourced youth in the U.S. and Africa with mentors and organizations that offer internships and scholarships;
Educate young women and provide them with life and professional skills, career guidance, knowledge and networks to meet their personal goals and aspirations while effectively contributing to the development of their communities.
US-Africa Synergy is run by a group of multi-talented and philanthropically minded professionals with backgrounds in the arts, business, international development, social entrepreneurship and more. Since 2010, with the support of private donors and sponsors, we have provided mentorship, counseling, internship opportunities, and career guidance to 100 men and 150 women aged between 18 and 32.