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The Urban Sankofa Project

$3,750 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 3 months
Created November 15, 2018
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Hey Sankofa Friends!

I’m Jube Charles, founder of The Urban Sankofa Project (USP).

Our mission is to establish free birthright trips to Africa for young adults of African descent around the globe!

This is a dream that is shared by black diasporans everywhere! Although it’s a big endeavor, we have a plan to make it a reality. And we need your support to make it happen, starting with our pilot trip.

Our first trip will be to Ghana in August of 2019. In order to do this, we will raise $12,000 for 3 Sankofa Travelers and 2 Sankofa Volunteers for a 12 day stay.

Our long term goal is to make this a sustainable annual program that serves hundreds of young adults from our communities. Our first trip will demonstrate the value of our program and will lay the foundation for a legacy of birthright trips to Africa.

Every single one of your contributions will be the fuel that makes birthright trips to Africa a reality for young black adults.

More information about our program:


Ghana 2019:
The Urban Sankofa Project has 3 objectives which we will seek to fulfill for all trips and as an organization:

Cultural Exchange  
Sankofa Travelers will share their experiences, whether artistically or academically, with local African young adults and will likewise hear about the experiences of the young adults in Ghana. Sankofa Travelers will tour the Cape Coast slave castle, cocoa facilities, financial institutions, museums, and meet policy makers all in the quest of learning more about Ghana and closing the cultural gap within the Diaspora.

Service Projects
USP will engage in different community service projects either in service to local churches or schools. USP will collect school supplies prior to the trip and will distribute them to underserved schools in Kumasi and Accra.

Personal Development
A deeper meaning of self has been proven to build confidence in an individual, giving them the desire to accomplish goals they would not otherwise consider. We hope that with a travel experience to the land of their origins, Sankofa Travelers will grow and develop into the best version of themselves.

I’ve had the honor of serving on two missions trips to Zambia and Ghana. My time spent on the Continent led to my personal development because my visits filled a void in me that I didn’t know existed. That is the type of experience I want for every Sankofa Traveler we send to Africa. The Ghanaian symbol ‘Sankofa’ means “Reach back and get it”. The Urban Sankofa Project aims to provide our Sankofa Travelers the privilege of securing their African birthright by manifesting this philosophy.

Please look out for our updates. In the meantime follow us here:

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***As of 11/26/2018 all donations to The Urban Sankofa Project may be elgible for a tax deductions pending our official 501c3 status. We will certainly keep everyone updated! 

For further inquiries please email: Urbansankofaproject@gmail.com 

Together, we will make this a reality!

Peace and Love,
Jube Charles
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Its OFFICIAL, The Urban Sankofa Project is a Public Charity with 501c3 status!

This now means all donations to USP effective 11/6/2018 are tax deductible!
Please consider giving your (tax deductible) End of Year donations to funding our first #Birthright trip to Ghana in 2019!!

God is good O!!!
#urbansankofaproject #sankofa #Africanbirthright #Ghana2019 #yearofreturn
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****New Merch Alert****

We have launched our first retail campaign with our USP Logo T-Shirts!

Order now while supplies last. All proceeds will go towards funding our first trip to Ghana in 2019!

Visit:
urbansankofaproject.com
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This is a Flashback to the first time I did poetry in Africa.

I'm pretty sure not many of the locals understood what I was saying, yet it was probably one of my most passionate performances.

To be in the land I love, doing what I love...what a blessing!!

Help me give others this same opportunity!!!
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Hey Sankofa Friends!!

As of Monday 11/26/18 all donations to The Urban Sankofa Project may be elgible for tax deductions pending our official 501c3 status.

We will certainly keep you all posted but please give knowing your donations may be elgible for a tax deduction come tax season.

In the meantime, enjoy the video!

#ghana2019 #yearofreturn
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Raised by 33 people in 3 months
Created November 15, 2018
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