Our mission is to:
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.