We are created to connect with others. Unfortunately in Iowa we are disconnected in multiple ways as women of color. So in an effort to increase connections and improve our health, let’s do it together.
Over the past few decades, we have seen Johnson County change from being a transient community for many residents—particularly people of color—into a community where people of color are living, working, and raising families. Despite some improved career opportunities, the community has not been successful in welcoming people of color into other facets of our shared daily lives.
Sankofa Outreach Connection was created out of our need to more deeply connect women of color to the community.
Through Sankofa’s events and services, women of color can unite to support one another in a safe space without fear of being treated indifferently.
We can address our unique challenges and the common plights that impact our community.
We have an events calendar. Please click on the link below and you can connect your calendar with ours. Check out our latest events and feel free to join us!
Info & Resources
There are many resources in the community, but sometimes they are difficult to learn about without connections. The link below will assist you with the basics.
Contact us directly, as we can help you find the specific resource you need, including:
The Sankofa Outreach Connection promotes awareness of and appreciation for women of color experiences through activities and events that enhance and strengthen cultural competence. The S.O.C. engenders the need for inter-generational to build connections and provide awareness and information in regards to wealth, health and support through education, cultural and social events and activities.
The Sankofa Outreach Connection provides a holistic approach to working with women of color but particularly women of the African diaspora in providing and creating a safe and open space for women in our community. The S.O.C. is gender-responsive, culturally-specific and conscience services with a trauma-informed lens.