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.

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The Afro-American Collaborative Community and Office of the Mayor of Lowell Sokhary C. Chau are pleased to invite you to join us for our First Annual Juneteenth Black Tie Gala, celebrating the community's culture and unity. This event creates an environment where everyone will be able to network with each other, honor our community's achievements and have time to be proud of our history, our culture, and our heritage. We invite you to join us for a night of excellent food, dancing, and entertainment. THIS IS A FORMAL EVENT (No Exceptions)Our Keynote speaker will be 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.In recognition of his tireless work, we will be honoring 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 is excited to announce our 3rd Annual Juneteenth & Fathers Day Block Party. We proudly announce that The Green @ UTEC will host this year's celebration. The Green @ UTEC will provide us with the space where BIPOC-owned businesses, local artists and performers, and community-based organizations can showcase their brilliance and celebrate their culture with the community in a fun and safe environment. Our vision is to create a welcoming space for all.

This year, the Afro-American Community Collaborative will be collaborating with community leaders and organizations from the Merrimack Valley to help put on 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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