Afrik Impact | Mission, Purpose
Mission: To celebrate the impact of the African Diaspora in Colorado and to honor our accomplishments. Purpose: With a focus on social, educational and economic impact, the African Leadership Group hosts a major community event each year. The purpose of this event is to celebrate our collective accomplishments, recognize our community champions, and cast the vision for our next year of policy and advocacy work. In addition, Afrik Impact is part of our public persuasion campaign to have the State of Colorado issue a proclamation to officially establish August as African Immigrant Month. In all of this, we celebrate loud and proud, the positive impact of African people in Colorado and honor our contributions. This year’s theme is Empowering the Next Generation for Economic Impact—showcasing the role African immigrants play in the economy and highlighting the business opportunities that are available in the United States and internationally.
5th Annual Afrik Impact Celebration
Theme: “The Value in Our Common Voice” With a focus on social, educational and economic impact, the African Leadership Group hosts a major community event every year, Afrik Impact, to celebrate our collective accomplishments, recognize our community champions, and cast the vision for our next year of policy and advocacy work. In all of this, we celebrate loud and proud the positive impact of African people in Colorado and honor our contributions. During our 2019 Gala Celebration, we were both proud and honored to have the Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis issue an official proclamation establishing the month of August as AFRICAN IMMIGRANT MONTH in the state of Colorado. Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Educational Forum ALG strives to achieve educational impact for children of the African diaspora by advocating for improved public-school systems and accountability, greater pathways to higher education, and leadership development. The Virtual Educational Forum will provide opportunities for parents, friends, and others to engage in a dialogue about how they can help their kids stay engaged in their education; speak to educators on how to navigate this new educational reality; and receive information about available resources. Click here to register for this event. Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Business & Economic Summit Business & Economic Summit theme: “How to Build a Sustainable, Winning and Competitive Business Culture Post Covid-19 Era” This event provides attendees a unique opportunity to learn how to market your Colorado business domestically and internationally; gain access to business grants and loans; navigate legal issues and create sustainable growth. This event also provides positive and prominent exposure to other civic leaders and elected officials within the state, across the country, and internationally. Participants become part of a network of dedicated and forward-looking professionals focused on becoming part of the solution while bridging the gap between the United States and Africa. Click here to register for this event. Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Afrik Impact Community Healing Where: Denver Botanic Gardens Registration required The African Leadership Group is hosting its 5th Annual Afrik Impact celebration on Saturday, August 22 from 5PM to 9PM – “Community Evening of Healing” at the Denver Botanic Gardens. We will get together, wander the gardens with family and friends for healing and restoration during the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19. Come enjoy an evening of live music, dance ensemble, and much more… Click here to register for this *** Physical distancing protocols will be observed *** *** Don’t forget to wear your face coverings – this is essential. ***