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                                                                 EFFS MISSION 

Empower Family Focused Services (EFFS)  has evolved  over many years and aims to  play a key role to improve holistically the social , educational , health , cultural spiritual and civic life of the underserved communities in general and East African population in particular.The multilayered support provided by EFFS  includes:

  • Assist immigrants to assimilate and build connections in America.

  • Facilitate social and cultural events to exchange experience and improve understanding of the different immigrant communities.

                                                    EFFS  VISION

EFFS envisions in raising  a vibrant and active  community members by investing resources  specifically on the second generation of immigrants.

  • Helping mold, guide  and mentor the next generation of immigrants (East African origin in particular) to be educated, become responsible law abiding and respectable citizens of society.

  • Extending advocacy services which focus on critical basic needs in our community, particularly in equitable education, and health care services. This will be achieved by establishing close partnership with schools, government agencies, healthcare providers , and other non profit organizations.

  • Work on initiatives to support on long term challenges on education, healthcare and housing disparities for the undeserved communities of color.

  • Empowering the immigrant community members to lead meaningful and dignified lives.

                                               EFFS VALUES 

  • Serve the community with integrity , accountability and transparency  

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           "Family is not an important thing. It's everything." - Michael J. Fox

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“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”Forest E. Witcraft

Here at Empower Family Focused Services (EFFS) , we are driven by a single goal; to contribute our  best  to make a difference in raising the next generation  specifically the under-served population.

In  America , this  land of opportunities,  we can tap  the resources and raise our children to become the next responsible leaders who can  also play key roles in transforming  themselves ,  their community and the world.

Here are few of  EFFS  visions as a roadmap:

  •  Empower and equip families with life and parenting skills.Organize family focused workshops. 

  • Identify resources and help students succeed  academically :

    • Based on their ability, aptitude and interest,  collaborate to find their unique pathway to college/career

    • Guide students  for college success ( ACT,SAT, explore scholarship opportunities , college admission guidance,  etc.)

  •  Instill spiritual and moral values in our children by involving  them  in  local community services 

  • Arrange volunteer  opportunities to serve their country of origin during high school or college  summer breaks.

  •  Networking with local, national and international organizations with similar visions  and explore opportunities to share resources.

  • Teaching  young children  their country of origin  ( history, culture, and languages) and assimilating to American society.

 

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Partner with Us and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can partner with us.

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Potential Partners 

  • Local school districts 

  • NW community colleges and universties

  • Immigrants from the academia 

  • Local government offices (Diversity,Equity & Inclusion (DEI)  at the center)

  • DEI focused non profit organizations  

  • DEI focused Philanthropic organizations

  • Social justice and civic societies 

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The power of family

Reinforcing our Commitment

Empowering these  young children to become the next leaders.  With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.

Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

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Basic resources 

Meet Community  basic needs

1. Create awareness in fighting /preventing health matters in collaboration with WA/OR State guidelines.

a) the pandemic - approach the community in cultural appropriate way the importance of vaccination 

b) mental health- create the awareness and educate the community holistically  

c) educate the community good parenting skills , family is the foundation of the community

 

Computer Lab 

  1. Research and homework 

  2. New immigrants can learn computer skills 

  3. printing helpful materials 

  4. Networking 

Conference rooms

  1. study/quiet rooms

  2. After school tutoring rooms

  3. Meeting rooms (workshop, seminars)

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Some  program  projected outcomes 

promote academic excellence

- encourage Zero drop outs from high school 

-achieve 100% college /university admission rate 

-ultimate goal to reach 90% BA/BS graduation rate 

-Identify and help students for  national Honors Society 

- -create scholarship and grants networking

-create awareness  the importance of education to the community by recognizing all 12th and college level graduates annually. 

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Long term goals 

Reinforcing our Commitment

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

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“One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy”

Oscar Wilde

  Empower Family  Focused   Services
Worku Negussie
201 NE Park Plaza Dr. suite 200
Vancouver WA 98684

(360) 735 0204
empowerfamilyfocusedservices@gmail.com
https://www.familyfocusedcommunity.com

 

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Emerging Young Leaders Page 

EFFS is aspiring to develop young leaders and become an engine of this organization.

Help Us Soar

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Partner with Us and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

Show Your Support

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do.