We are a home away from home.

Welcome to the african center

We are dedicated to creating a vibrant and inclusive community that embraces the rich cultural heritage of Africa. We strive to foster a thriving and engaged African community by promoting cultural understanding, social and economic integration, and civic participation.

Whether you’re a newcomer to the United States or a long-time resident, the African Center is your home away from home, providing invaluable resources to empower individuals, families, and businesses to thrive in Madison and Dane County.

Upcoming events

Community Lecture SERIES

Africa Talks flyer for April 24, 2024

Oluwayinka Arawomo is currently a 6th year PhD candidate in the Department of English (Composition and Rhetoric program) at UW-Madison. She is the Vice President of the Oline Writing Centers Association (OWCA). She is the past TA Assistant Director of UW-Madison’s Writing Center. Her research interests include digital writing and rhetoric, Nigerian women’s discourses in digital spaces, and African feminism. Her current research project investigates digital media as alternative and ambivalent spaces for Nigerian women’s rhetoric of sexual pleasure and power. She has taught first year composition for four years and supported her students in the writing classroom and one-to-one tutoring in the Writing Center.


Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Venue: The Atrium at the Village on Park, 2300 South Park St, Madison, WI 53713. View on Google Maps

Time: 5pm – 6:30pm

Taste of African cuisine. Networking.  Educative & culturally immersive experience.

HIGHLIGHT of our 2024 African Youth Legislative Day

Black History month celebration

We were hosted at the Wisconsin State Capitol by the Office of Representative Samba Baldeh.

What we do

We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals, families, and communities can build a brighter future. Our programs, services, initiatives and events are designed to meet the diverse needs of our community.

Programs & Services

We provide a nurturing space for underrepresented youth to value themselves and their identities.

We assist struggling individuals and families in searching for housing and navigating application processes.

We support new immigrants to navigate resources to help them integrate into Madison and Dane County communities.

Outreach & Engagement

Through the community lecture series, we aim to promote knowledge sharing, cultural celebration, and networking. 

Our outreach program supports immigrants and families in reducing domestic violence.

We empower community members with knowledge and skills that lead to the increased financial well-being.


We support businesses in our community to thrive through capacity-building workshops.

our impact

Community members supported through the Undocumented Immigrant Support Program
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For legal immigration support to address barriers facing undocumented immigrants
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For Metro bus passes to facilitate access to transportation for new immigrants​ and their families.
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For job training to enhance career prospects and integration into the workforce​
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For grocery cards to address food insecurity among those impacted by COVID-19

Community voices

We are always researching our community’s needs and creating programs and services that meet those needs. We value the voice of all our community members. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and ideas with us. 


WORKSHOP for Businesses

Help us create a workshop that responds to your business needs! It takes only 5 minutes to add your voice.


Help us create workshops that can address your questions on immigration! It takes only 1-minute to add your voice.

Ways to Get Involved

Your donations enable new immigrants to thrive and contribute to the economy of our city, county, and state.

Become part of our board or join one of our committees to actively promote our work.

We’d love to keep you informed of our programs, community events and resources. Sign up for our newsletter!

Our Partners & Sponsors

Join us in making a difference and being a part of something greater than ourselves. Your investments, time, and dedication can change lives and strengthen our community.

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