AYCO’s mission is to strengthen a sense of cultural identity within immigrant communities of the Pan-African Diaspora. We focus on creating better educational and economic opportunities and greater inclusion for refugees with or without disabilities.
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In 2009, AYCO’s executive director founded the organization to develop growth opportunities for immigrant and refugee youth through mentorship and sports. Through culturally specific programs, AYCO has enhanced our youth and created a platform that uplifts the next generation out of adversity. Seventy-five percent of our board members are immigrants and refugees. We are committed to diversifying the intergenerational leadership within our organization and increasing Pan-African leadership across our region.
AYCO’s aims to “settle the past, engage the present, and hope for the future.”