African Immigrant Worker & Employer as Partners

The Program Vision

To create an effective and efficient workforce which can take full advantage of the rich skills and experience of the African immigrant worker in an atmosphere of respect and cultural sensitivity as well as regard for the policies and norms of the American workplace and its employers.

Core Values

  • A systems approach that acknowledges the fundamental relationship between the desired outcome of a policy, the processes used for planning and implementing it, and the criteria and data used to evaluate its effectiveness.

  • Effective government and mission/results-driven nonprofits contribute significantly to safe, healthy, and empowered communities.

  • Ethical behavior, appropriate boundaries, and a focus on mission to define integrity. Nothing is effective without integrity.

  • People who are affected by an action have a right to define and influence the decision making processes that lead to that action.

  • Action must always be taken within the unique context and culture of an organization and the communities it serves.

  • The most powerful source of leadership is individuals acting as reflective agents of change from their own place of influence.

  • An effective organization has a decentralized decision making process which is held together by core values, a shared vision, and clearly defined outcomes.