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Families of Harambee

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Families of Harambee

Families of Harambee is a seven-week program designed to encourage positive relationships among African American adults and their children. Encompassing the 7 Principals of Kwanzaa, the program is reinforced through communication, cooperation and cultural exploration. The mission is to unify African American families by increasing interpersonal relationships, promoting cultural awareness and reinforcing the importance of social economics.

A social service program working to unify & strength the family bond

MISSION

To unify African American families by increasing interpersonal relationships, promoting cultural
awareness and reinforce the importance of social economics

MEET OUR FACILITATORS

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PROGRAM BASICS

FAMILIES OF HARAMBEE is designed to be taught over the course of seven consecutive
weeks. Families are led through the program by two trained facilitators. Each session is 2
hours and consists of dinner and structured activities. 

FAMILIES OF HARAMBEE can be implemented in a variety of places including but not limited to:

• Community groups working with youth
• Family agencies
• Charter, Private and Public Schools
• Churches, Mosques, etc. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 

FAMILIES OF HARAMBEE offers an interactive curriculum that can support the growth and strengthening of families in a number of ways. Additional highlights include:

• Family Reunification Support
• Social Emotional Learning
• Cultural Enlightenment
• Family Engagement 

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Check Out Families of Harambee in the News

Families of Harambee offers a new path to re-entry into society for those once incarcerated

CHESTER — Up the stairs of the Marketplace and through the vividly painted halls into the multi-purpose community room at the Chester Cultural Arts and Technology Center Tuesday, families gathered around the kinara, often seen during Kwanzaa.

FOH Participant Reviews

“Experienced family programs before but nothing like this.”

Our “communications started to improve”

I “wish it was longer”

I “like the mandatory dinners & topics”

7 Principles of Program

Umoja - Unity 

Reintroduce the families to their members, initiating a blueprint of commitment to family, program and knowledge.

Kujichagulia - Self Determination

Create a new agenda for the family to discuss and discover aspirations, dreams and goals.

Ujima - Collective Work and Responsibility

Practice communication skills as individuals as well as family and assign responsibilities in the home and community at large 

Ujamaa - Cooperative Economics

Develop Financial education project and plan of action for individuals and as collective unit. 

Nia - Purpose 

Construct a family purpose statement that will lay out goals and standards and serve as a guide moving forward. 

Kuumba - Creativity 

Build on family relations and design a creation that is representative of the individual and the collective. 

Imani - Faith

Move forward as a family in the spirit of Harambe, continuing to pull all the has been learned together to strengthen the self, the family and the community. 

Stronger. Wiser. Better.