[About Us]
WAWAC is registered in the state of Washington and operates mostly in the Pierce, King and Snohomish counties. These 3 counties serve as home to the over 20 thousand West Africans in the state.

The mission of WAWAC is to Connect West Africans in Washington with local resources, bridge the gap between us and the wider community and culturally socialize West African children in a value driven way.

Vision Statement

The vision of Washington West African Center (WAWAC) is to see a vibrant, empowered and socio-economically healthy West African community in Washington.

Mission Statement

The mission of WAWAC is to Connect West Africans in Washington with local resources, bridge the gap between us and the wider community and culturally socialize West African children in a value driven way. Our mission aims to establish a pedestal to enable West Africans discover their full potential and facilitate communication through the use of modern information technologies and works of art for the discovery and realization of their talents.


To support and promote talent development in youths through media, arts and cultural promotion. To teach kids of West African descent in Washington about the positive cultures from their parents’ birth country and to project the image of West Africans in the state of Washington as valuable members of the diversely beautiful people of the United States.

[Our Activities at WAWAC]

What We Do

The Washington West African Center (WAWAC) was established in 2017 with the goal to support West Africans in Washington to gain access...

WAWAC engages the kids of our community in meaningful after-school programs.

Helping our community enjoy the joy relationships and maintain family values.

This is a service designed to provide Bill Payment, Grocery and Rental assistance to our community members who are experiencing extraordinarily difficult...

Connecting community members to essential services by providing them with transportation supports.

Free access to copying, printing and other clerical services, with supports from our staff & volunteers.

We engage the West African community in Washington through advocacy and awareness creation events and activities.

We support our seniors to access health-care services and engage them in activities to remain important contributors to the community.

Our clothing drive is one of our resource distribution strategies - collecting clothing donations which we extend to families in need.

Our youth program is designed to equip our young people with creative life-skills.

Bridging the communication barrier gap with our Interpretation & Translation Services - connecting the West African community to Washington and vice versa.

Promoting the diversity and values of our people as a platform for exchange and greater understanding.

Supporting our community members to increase their opportunities through our adult learning program.

20 k

West Africans Live and work in Washington


College students received grocery & logistical assistance in 2020 from WAWAC


Seniors provided with services by WAWAC


K1-K12 students served by WAWAC

[Since 2017]

Experience In Community Service

WAWAC connects West Africans in Washington with local resources and bridge the gap between us and the wider community, promote West African culture, inform and educates West Africans In WA to discover their potentials and facilitate communication in the use of information technologies and work of arts for the attainment and discovery of their talents and potentials.

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    What Our Community Members Say

    Our Community Members appreciate our work and dedication thereby showing gratitude. We equally appreciate their appreciation, support and recognition.

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      Thank so much for helping the grandma to have Vaccines.

      • Fatou Cham
      • Community Member
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      Thanks for helping the community gain access to the vaccine. Much appreciated.

      • Khadijah Barrow
      • Business Owner
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      I like the program and activities! You’re really doing a good job and we’re so proud of you! Good luck in everything 🙏🏾

      • Numbeh Bawo
      • Community Member
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      "thanks for sharing, keep pushing this is the best way to connect and get our kids too engaged. I would have loved my eldest to join but she'll be 15 in June" Adama Jammeh

      • Adama Jammeh
      • Community Member
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      Just to let you know that I already had my first Covid-19 vaccine last Sunday at Harborview and the last shot will be the 4th.However,I thank you for accommodating me in your program and much more a huge number of fellow Gambians/West Africans. I personally thank you for your untiring efforts and pray that Allah continue to guide you through out. Ameen.

      • Essa Fatty
      • Community Member

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