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 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.
Serve the community with integrity , accountability and transparency
Family & youth empower Forum
"Family is not an important thing. It's everything." - Michael J. Fox
basic action items
“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.
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
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.
Summer camp, 2009
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
Research and homework
New immigrants can learn computer skills
printing helpful materials
After school tutoring rooms
Meeting rooms (workshop, seminars)
some students celebrating new year together ,2010
Portland/Seattle youth conference ,Seattle, 2011
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.
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.
“One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy”
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.