African Center for Community Development, Inc.

Guiding our youth to affirm their identities through culturally competent programs

Transitional Cultural Literacy Program

TCLP was designed under the framework of cultural grounding and social navigation. The program consisted of learning African oral traditions, games, art, and foods. The purpose was to arm the child with a foundation of African cultures, which will permit him or her to secure or affirm his or her identity. 

The children who participated in the program increased their knowledge and self-confidence and also got the opportunity to engage more with other students and diverse cultures. 
Students were offered free hot lunches with fruits and water, which added to their excitement about the program. 

TCLP is a unique elementary afterschool program that meets the needs of African youth.

Program currently suspended. It will resume when sufficient funding is available