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History, Background & Accomplishments

The Foundation was founded in 1996 as a non-profit without Capital Stock Corporation, based in Tampa. This Foundation is exempt from federal and state income taxes under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. To date, the Foundation has organized and conducted several conferences on business and educational programs in collaboration with professional educators from the University of South Florida and the Hillsborough County School System.

The Foundation has been engaged since 2002 by the local workforce board to administer a comprehensive project designed to bridge the digital divide through workforce development. The project targeted recipients of temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). Community Technology Centers were developed in the county and were stuffed by Microsoft Certified System Engineers and Microsoft Certified Trainers. Since 2002, the agency has served over 1000 economically challenged individuals and managed a collective budget of nearly one million dollars.

In 2003, USAF determined the need to complement its perceived focus on international projects and incorporated a newly named organization, Educate to Empower and Employ, CDC, Inc. which focuses totally on local issues and solutions. With Foundation having set the standard for effectively and efficiently administering programs and services in this community, the newly formed CDC holds an inherent credibility for the same.

USAF adheres to the accounting principles of the Office of Budget and Management and employs a qualified fiscal agent to provide contract administration and fund accounting for the organization.

US Africa is governed by a volunteer board of directors. An independent audit of the agency operations is conducted annually. USAF adheres to the accounting principles of the Office of Budget and Management and employs a qualified fiscal agent to provide contract administration and fund accounting for the organization.

As a subsidiary of U.S. Africa Education Foundation, Educate to Empower and Employ CDC, Inc. will be guided by the same Board of Directors and by the same principles as USAF.

In November 2004, the Foundation took an extra initiative to expand its services for the newly arrival refugees from Africa and from around the world.

The following are a list of major accomplishments since its establishment:

1. Have built awareness and knowledge about Africa among students and adults through its “Travel to Africa” program.

2. Have conducted and hosted five major conferences in collaboration with USF University of Tampa, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, MIGA, International Finance Corporation, the United Nations and 10 major Universities around the United States.

3. The President and Founder of the Foundation has personally been invited and testified at the US Congress in the Successful adoption of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act which by all measures has become a major economic driver for the continent.

4. The Foundation has established working relationship with several African Countries and the above mentioned international agencies.

5. Have trained well over 1000 people in our community by giving them the skills they need to be gainfully employed.

6. We have had positive media coverage with the Tampa Tribune, Naples Daily News, African Profile Magazine, The WEB Magazine, and the Society of International Business Fellows Publication.

7. We have initiated the idea, organized promoted the successful launching of Derek Brook’s Africa Educational Travel Program.

8. Have established a formal Strategic Partnership with the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa.

9. Have assisted several small business owners in establishing import export relationships with several countries in Africa.



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