Who are we ?
The mission of Sankofa Educational Leadership United is to focus on eliminating racial and service delivery disparities that affect the African American community across Wisconsin . We focus on three pillars of service; Education ,Criminal Justice, and Health.
Our first pillar is Education- Within the framework of education we work on eliminating the barriers between student learning and potential as they prepare to navigate a 21st century world . We provide training to educators, parents and community members .
Our second pillar is the Criminal Justice System where we work on gaps between community services and access to culturally relevant services that are offered and how they support a multicultural community. We actively work towards criminal justice reform and helping both adults and children navigate the criminal justice system.
Our third pillar is the Health where we support families in their ability to access healthcare and quality of life by increasing their access to positive social determinants of health , their ability to navigate the healthcare system, and strategies that promote quality of life and long-term positive health outcomes. Recently we launched an initiative in partnership with Sistah's of African Decent, LLC and Peace Network, INC called Supporting Healthy Families; where we focus our resources on eliminating negative social determinates of health in the black community.
SELU's Strategic Framework is anchored in a clear and compelling vision- SELU is committed to fostering skills in families that will help them bloom from surviving to thriving. Central to that vision are the ideas that families and community members already hold the answers and are essential partners in our success and that when we align our efforts everyone has a charge- community service providers, educators, community members , parents and children alike - Families will benefit.
At Sankofa Educational Leadership United we honor the gifts our clients bring to the table and add additional tools to their tool box by teaching social and emotional skills through therapeutic processes, psychoeducation, family support mentoring , peer mentoring . We do these things while providing a flexible service delivery model .
What are we about ?
As a group of true activist within the community, the Board Of Directors of Sankofa Educational Leadership United is an advocacy/consultant group dedicated to assisting community-based organizations , educational institutions and individuals in supporting community members by increasing access to education, employment and economic justice , housing security , mental health supports , and advocacy resources .
The Board Of Directors take a specific interest in improving corporate understanding and management of diversity in the workplace , community organizations that serve vulnerable populations and educational and governmental institutions interested in collaborating on critical issues in dismantling institutional racism.
The Boards Of Directors passion is to utilize their knowledge and experience to advise, guide and assist leaders of non-profits,community organizations,and educational institutions committed to developing and enriching the lives and circumstances of under-resourced and underserved children and families.