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Who We Are & What We Do

The African American Coalition of Kane County (AACKC) is a community-based organization that promotes cultural awareness, education, and positive cultural interactions in Kane County, Illinois. We strive to empower our youth and communities to become self-sufficient and active contributors to the economic and social fabrics of their communities through education, leadership, and financial-economic empowerment and much more!

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Mission

The African American Coalition of Kane County's mission is to educate the communities of Kane County and globally about the African American heritage and promote positive cultural interaction, leadership, financial-economic empowerment building respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.

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Vision

The vision of the African American Coalition of Kane County is to promote cultural preservation through the promotion of cultural awareness and an understanding of the traditions and history of African Americans in the United States and people of African descent.

To utilize our diverse talents as resources that help "educate, share and collaborate" with all communities. Empowering our youth and our communities to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabrics of their communities.

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Values

Education

 

We value educating communities about African American history and heritage to promote cultural awareness and understanding.

Unity

 

We believe in promoting positive cultural interaction and collaboration among all communities

Leadership

 

We strive to empower our youth and communities to become self-sufficient and active contributors to the economic and social fabrics of their communities.

Integrity

 

We value integrity in all that we do, promoting honesty and transparency in our actions and decisions.

Diversity

 

We recognize and celebrate the contributions of people of African descent and utilize our diversity as a resource to educate, share and collaborate with all communities.

Meet the Team

The AACKC Board

Shirley Bassett

President

Robert Bassett

Board Member

Jeremy Hayes

Board Member

Gertrude McClain

Board Member

Julia McClendon

Board Member

Dorrel Nelson

Board Member

The African American Coalition of Kane County " AACKC" board of directors consists of members from the communities in which the AACKC serves. Members of the community are Teachers, Religious Leaders, Business Owners,  and politicians.  The BOD helps guide the AACKC as they build a better community forging a more stable community for the youth of the future. 

Special thanks to our supporter!

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Elgin Cultural Arts Commission

Juneteenth Planning Representative - Tish Powell

Juneteenth Committee Members

Andre Hodge

Carroll Bailey

Danise Habun

Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner

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Thankful for all you do to support Kane County and the AACKC!

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AACKC Ambassadors

Now accepting applications! 

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