Mission of the Community
To help integrate and empower Congolese refugees, immigrants, and secondary migrants to lead a fulfilling and sustaining life in their new communities as they find refuge and safety in America. As Community-based organization, the United Congolese Societies of America has the four purposes to help ensure the smooth integration and resettlement process of members of our community.
Purpose of the Community
- To create understanding and encourage mutual support and assistance of our members
- To assist our members to integrate into social life and promote human development
- To advocate for economic, social and cultural development of the Congolese people
- To promote Congolese culture through activities such as seminars, cultural exhibitions, sports, music, and other integration programs.
The primary objective of the United Congolese Societies of America is to assist, integrate and resettle Congolese refugees and immigrants to lead a sustaining and self-fulfilling life in their new american communities in Colorado. As a Community we hope to achieve our goal and objective by working collaboratively with other community-based organizations to help meet the human needs of the Congolese people whether resettled or secondarily migrated immigrants. In the United Congolese Societies of America, we envision creating a community which is built on the foundation of cultural diversity, equality, togetherness and respect for all human kind.
- Leadership building through youth, women, and adult integration and empowerment
- Community integration and community collaboration though outreach and adjustment
- Community needs assessment, leadership building, and organizing.
- Support resettlement and the building self-fulfilling family life in our community.
- Commit to civil participation through advocacy agencies, social justice and community empowerment.
The United Congolese Societies of America, also known as C C C, was founded by a group of Congolese community leaders with diverse cultural, tribal and traditional background from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in April 2009 with the hope of helping members of the Congolese community to resettle, integrate and lead a self-fulfilling life in Colorado. This group recognizes the importance of addressing the basic human needs of newly arrived Congolese immigrants resettling in Colorado. The new leaders of this generation saw the need to organize a community-based to help support and the resettlement and integration process of Congolese people seeking refuge and safety in Colorado because over the years, the United Congolese Societies of America has grown from a membership of about 200 to 3000 Congolese people resettled in Colorado. To achieve our goal of community integration and empowerment, about 6 marginalized Congolese organizations came together and built the United Congolese Societies of America to face the challenges associated with the integration and resettlement process that impact the lives of every Congolese immigrant in Colorado. Over the past years, the United Congolese Societies of America has built a more stable organizational structure after it applied for and was granted a 501c3 status. Working together, the United Congolese Societies of America has exceedingly provided helping hand to its members to become independent and lead a healthy and productive life in Colorado.
- Secured transition housing for needed community members
- Community Transportation
- Community computers for integration
- Referrals for Lawful Permanent ResidenceÂ and Citizenship status
- Traditional Band
1) Community Integration
2) Community Empowerment
3) Health Equity and Healthy Living
4) Social Integration through Sports and Cultural Activities