UMOJA: A Swahili word for "unity" and one of the principles of Kwanzaa.
ALLIANCE: a merging of efforts or interests.
This task force was formed by a group of Girl Scout Volunteers who identified the need to renew our focus on and relevance in the African American community. Founded in 2007, Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s UMOJA Alliance (Unifying Members of Joint Ancestry) is dedicated to presenting a cross cultural alliance for unifying the African Diaspora by developing leadership, courage, confidence and character in girls through building pride in Black Heritage, connecting Long Island communities and mobilizing support.
The UMOJA Alliance provides inspiring and empowering programs to hundreds of girls of all ethnic backgrounds, offering fun and educational cultural events. UMOJA has built adult support to improve the quality of life for our girls and to enhance their cultural values. UMOJA is building on the Girl Scout foundation by investing in our girls and teaching them civic responsibility.
If you would like more information on how you can become a member of the UMOJA Alliance, please feel free to contact Yari DeLeon, Community Initiatives Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-741-2550 ext 272