Ama Life Initiatives is a registered nonprofit organization formed to bridge community gaps in education, health and wellness, socio-cultural connections, and tailored empowerment projects for women and youth.
The organization identifies the near absence of social-cultural and community connections, and recognizes the innate desire to collaborate and create enriched cultural community lifestyles here in the US starting in New Jersey. The organization is with the aim of partnering with reputable African non-profits on related programs and activities.
The composition of our board tries to satisfy diversity in terms of experience, gender, academic background, and qualifications. We firmly uphold the values and principles upon which the organization is established which are Honesty, Diversity, Inclusion, Resilience, Courage, Transparency and Accountability.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead.
AMA Life Initiative aims to empower women and youth while promoting socio-cultural awareness and connections.
- To serve communities of color, focusing on black and African-American women and youth.
- Use education programs and events to advance inclusion and diversity
- Building culturally relevant programs that help youth prevent identity issues and conflicts in the context of race and culture.
- Partner with core organizations and stakeholders to promote cultural identity, heritage, and multi-cultural connections.
- Create spaces for dialog and discourse on cultural and socio-economic aspects of society.
- We want to create a platform for children to be exposed to and participate in an African culture of diversity and stability.
To enlighten and educate women and youth on resourceful avenues of addressing community issues using creative and constructive approaches.
Skills for Life Programs
Community Resources Programs
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” –
“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” –
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” –
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
“The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the lives of others, your life improves automatically.”
“The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter– to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” –
“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”
You be greater than your feelings. I don’t demand this of you—life does. Otherwise, you’ll be washed away by feelings. You’ll be washed out to sea and never seen again.