The Afro-American Community Collaborative (AACC) is a grassroots, non-partisan, and 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and mobilizing resources to build healthy, sustainable, and thriving communities.We seek to inspire and motivate people to become more actively involved in their communities. AACC provides space for meetings and events that reflect the interests of the community, the local organizations and businesses that serve our residents, and the organizations and businesses that serve an even broader community.

We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a Black History Month “Black Excellence Gala” on February 4th, 2023, at UTEC from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM!Tickets for the event are priced at $60.00 per/person, with table and sponsorship opportunities available for those looking to maximize their involvement and contributions. Contact: Adrian Mitchell (978) 804-3757This evening promises to be a memorable occasion, with various entertaining activities, a keynote speech that will offer an informative and uplifting perspective on the history of Black culture, and a selection of savory soul food
hors d'oeuvres/drinks.
Your support is crucial to the success of this event, and we would be grateful if you could join us. Your presence would make a significant difference in helping us achieve our goals and would be an invaluable contribution to the success of this endeavor.The event also provides an opportunity to contribute to our organization's work and further our mission, while simultaneously supporting a meaningful scholarship fund.We understand that everyone's time is valuable, and we sincerely appreciate your willingness to participate.We appreciate your support!

Black History Month “Black Excellence Gala”

Black History Month “Black Excellence Gala”

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We are also proud to extend a warm invitation to join us in celebrating Black History Month with a special flag-raising ceremony.

This event is open to all community members, and we would be truly honored to have your presence. The flag-raising is a powerful symbol of solidarity and the progress made by Afro-Americans in the United States. As we honor the accomplishments of our past, we look forward to the future with hope and optimism.Let us come together to recognize Black History Month's importance and pledge our commitment to creating a more equitable and just society.We hope you can be a part of this meaningful event. The flag-raising ceremony will take place on February 4th, at 11 AM, at Lowell City Hall.Contact: Terri Morris - 9789303492

The Afro-American Collaborative Community held our First Annual Juneteenth Black Tie Gala celebrating the community's culture and unity. This event created an environment where everyone was able to network with each other, honor our community's achievements, and have time to be proud of our history, culture, and heritage. 275 people joined us for a night of excellent food, dancing, and entertainment.Our Keynote speaker was Dr. Julius Wayne Dudley, professor emeritus of history at Salem State University. Dr. Dudley has played a pivotal role as a civil rights activist and educator throughout his lifetime. From marching alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. and Congressman Joe Lewis in the 1960s to working with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in post-apartheid South Africa, Dr. Dudley has devoted himself to serving others.Recognizing his tireless work, we honored Dr. Dudley with the Afro-American Community Collaborative Perfecting Unity Award.

In the spirit of community celebration and national recognition, The Afro-American Community Collaborative was excited to announce our 3rd Annual Juneteenth & Father's Day Block Party. The Green @ UTEC provided us with the space where BIPOC-owned vendors, local artists and performers, and community-based organizations showcased their brilliance and celebrated their culture with the community in a fun and safe environment. Our vision was to create a welcoming space for all with 300+ guests. With Free food and snacks for all

This year, the Afro-American Community Collaborative collaborated with community leaders and organizations from the Merrimack Valley to help create a culturally transformative event.

Afro-American Community Collaborative, Lowell Police Youth Services Program, and Merrimack Valley Flag Football collaborated on a free flag football clinic for Lowell youth.Students at the clinic got to meet and talk to former Lowell High School football star John Blake Galvin, who went on to play for Boston College and then the Jets and Vikings in the NFL, and Leon Powe, a former power forward for the Boston Celtics who shared in the team’s 2008 championship. Lowell High School Football Coach Shyheim Cullen also attended and spoke to the students.Approximately 60 Lowell youth in grades 5 to 8 participated in the clinic from Aug. 16-18 at Cawley Stadium, with T-shirts, flags, water, snacks, and even a post-clinic BBQ provided.

We held talks with residents so they could hear directly from the candidate and learn more about them. This was an opportunity for residents to get to know the candidates and ensure their votes counted.

Afro-American Community Collaborative's primary mission is to bring community leaders together and facilitate the evolution of new associations that bring value to our community.The Afro-American Community Collaborative is dedicated to using our resources to improve the lives of our community through Five (5) Community Development Concepts: Physical, Financial, Human, Social, and Spiritual.By creating strategic alliances, we can take the lead on community development. Our alliance development involves improving the quality of the community by bringing together community leaders and organizations to develop and implement programs that meet the community's needs.


Who we are:

The Afro-American Community Collaborative (AACC) is a group of community members who work together to ensure the needs of our community are well-represented and supported.This group works toward one goal: improving the quality of the community by bringing together community leaders and organizations to develop and implement programs that meet the community's needs.We plan social and cultural events that the community can attend. Such as Black History Month Flag Raising, Community Basketball 🏀 Clinics, Juneteenth Community events, MLK and Black Unity Ball, Teen Dances, and our Annual Community Outing, aka "Black Festival."When you Collaborate, you can create genuine interactions with people from different cultures that can expose you to new ideas that are not duplicative with one's own; exchanging ideas in the conversation could result in a novel combination of significant outcomes.



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