MAWA, Promoting Health
Minnesota African Women's Association (MAWA) is a vehicle to empower African women and girls, many of whom are socially isolated and lacking the necessary resources to connect, integrate, and seize opportunities to develop and/or refine their skills as they settle in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
MAWA provides opportunities for African women and girls to understand their various cultures and share them with each other and with non-Africans.
Reports from the Field - Comments from our youth staff on their experiences.
Second-hand Smoke Research Project - In cooperation with Wilder Research and ClearWay MinnesotaSM, we are conducting this exciting project.
African Outreach Health Center - No-cost, culturally-sensitive, women’s health care.
2008 Conference: African Women in the Diaspora - A regular breakfast forum for discussion, action, and self-empowerment.
African Women’s Network - A regular breakfast forum for discussion, action, and self-empowerment.
AGILE - African Girls Initiative for Leadership & Empowerment is a program designed for girls ages 9 - 1 8. AGILE builds girls' self-esteem, reduces their isolation, helps them discover new friends, and reduces the effects of peer pressure.
College Attendance Program - In collaboration with three other women-led New American non-profit organizations, MAWA provides a college preparation program for junior and senior high school girls from low-income immigrant and refugee families. If you are an African girl planning to attend college, contact MAWA for more information.
African Girls Public Policy Training - A month-long Public Policy training workshop for African girls designed to encourage their political participation by supporting them with the skills crucial to understanding government, engaging in the political process, and creating political change.
Amakolo Rites of Passage Program - A program for the initiation of young African women into womenhood.
Outreach Programs - Workshops and presentations for community groups, law enforcement agencies, and schools.