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Mission Statement

Our mission is to:

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INSPIRE new ways of thinking about African Culture by creating sustainable partnerships with people in the African Diaspora through education, the arts and healthy living initiatives.



Crossing the Waters Institute For Cultural Exchange, is an international exchange program that offers OPPORTUNITIES for cultural connections between the U. S. and the African Diaspora.



We DEVELOP projects tailored to the specific needs of education, health, performing arts and cultural enrichment programs at home and aboard. We begin with the understanding that cultures are learned and they are framed through the development of self-identity. This process may differ for groups of peoples in our communities.


Through dialogue, community collaboration, and various forms of cultural experiences, we ENCOURAGE and facilitate, skills development and cultural awareness in our communities.

Board of Directors

Ingrid C. Askew 
President

Gregory D.S Bascomb Esq. 

Vice President


Cheryl Shain
Administrative Director


Michael Burkart 

Advisory Board

Janet Aalfs

James Babson

Ruth Bass Green

Meg Maccini

Rose Sackey Malligan

Renee Mendez

Caroline Murray

Cheryl Shain

Mistiguette Smith

Hunter Styles

Partners

PARTNERS

GIVE LIFE TO ART

NA SONJE FOUNDATION
2050 LEGACY
JULIUS FORD-HARRIET TUBMAN HEALTHY LIVING COMMUNITY
LOTUS PEACE ARTS