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Mission Statement

To promote empowerment and provide support to the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and other vulnerable under-served local people in Bernalillo New Mexico, in order to build healthy and productive children and their families, and will promote community involvement in supporting the needs of the families.

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  • 100% volunteer driven African community-based organization
  • Promotes social, economic justice and empowerment
  • Serves widows, immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees, victims of rape and torture
  • Programs to help families adjust to their new home
  • Training and support needed to be self-sufficient economically, educationally, socially
  • Leadership development support
  • Serves people in the greater Albuquerque area, including the International District, 
  • Serves people who are from Africa, Asia, The Middle East, Haiti, Mexico, Cuba and the United States.
  • Main focus is to build strong financial futures for vulnerable children, their families and communities
  • The majority of participants in our organization were born and raised in refugee camps
  • We also support community members who are homeless and those on the verge of homelessness
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The above video is the South African Orion Duet and Matunda Ya Yesu African Youth Choir. Lungile and Nkazi Sinandile sing as a duet and are the founders of Matunda Ya Yesu African Youth Choir. Lungile is a songwriter. He also plays and record the music for both the choir and the Duet.


We assist individuals and families gain access to safety-net programs that support personal and family well-being, and economic self-sufficiency including:

  • Medical Assistance (Medicaid/Medicare)
  • Food Banks
  • Adult Tutoring
  • Read To Excel/Tutoring for Youth
  • Computer literacy training
  • Job Search
  • Train​ing in beading, sewing and other needle art
  • Nutritional and Clothing Assistance
  • Access to legal services and emergency housing
  • Disability Benefits
  • Social Security/Supplemental Income
  • Access to affordable housing/ assistance with evictions
  • Utility Assistance (LIHEAP), etc
  • Interpretation, outreach, education and advocacy
  • Direct Services
Our family support program combats some of the most common barriers African and other immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees face when navigating the American system: not knowing where to get the information needed, identifying misinformation, inability to communicate in English, and other cultural-specific barriers. 

Please call us if you'd like to get involved:


 (505) 435-5741 or

 (505) 304-0392 (Please leave a message if no answer)

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