United African Organization

UAO aims to serve as the African Community Resource Clearinghouse wherein constituents gather, access information, share experiences, exchange views, and coordinate organizational capacity development. UAO's hub of resources on this website is intended to assist community members in navigating services, programs and resources that are available to help them cope better in the United States.

Escape from a nightmare: Mohamed Sati finds American dream at AT&T

April 6, 2015NancyBlog

Mohamed Sati had just finished final exams of his senior year of high school. Remember that feeling? Invincible – like anything is possible. Unfortunately, in Sudan in the 1990’s, the possibilities also could be terrifying.

Mo was on his way to visit his sister when makeshift soldiers with guns stopped him at a roadblock. The Second Sudanese Civil War was in full swing. At 17, with no official paperwork, no notice, and no recourse, Mo was snatched up and forced into the army.

“Those are bad memories – really sad,” Sati says. “To see kids your age – friends, family – they’re with you one day then the next they’re gone.  Bright kids who had amazing futures ahead, but they didn’t have that chance.”

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BREAKING: Illinois to lose all immigrant services

April 4, 2015NancyAdvocacy, Blog

Late yesterday afternoon, Governor Rauner showed his true colors. In a sneaky and cowardly way, his administration issued orders, just before a holiday weekend, to suspend all funding for immigrant services effective immediately. During the election and more recently in front of a group of business people, he spoke of his support for immigration reform and keeping families together. Nice rhetoric, but when it really counted and for what he had full control over he decided to turn his back on immigrants.

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African Youth Forum on March 28th

March 25, 2015AdminBlog, Editorial Nook
Under the theme Black Lives  Matter!, our 2015 African Youth Forum creates opportunities for cross-issue dialogue around topics like “Police Brutality and Racial Profiling”, “Know Your Rights”, “Hip-Hop Music & Culture”, “What is Africa to me?” and “What does it mean to be Young and Black in Chicago?”.

Governor Rauner’s Budget Eliminates Immigrant Integration Service Line Item

Gov. Bruce Rauner

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposed $31.5 billion budget for the state’s next fiscal year includes devastating cuts on the backs of our vulnerable and most disadvantaged residents. The governor proposed cuts include $82 Million reduction in community mental health services, increase in required co-pays for childcare services, in addition to the elimination of state funding for entire programs such as Immigrant Integration Services.
The Immigrant Services Line Item helps Illinois’ immigrants apply to become U.S. citizens, provide health and nutrition outreach/access to low-income immigrants, helps refugees start new lives in Illinois, and support the integration of vulnerable members of immigrant communities.
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Are You from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone?

Sondra Furcajg discusses Temporary Protected Status for Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone



  • On November 20 2014, USCIS designated Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to Ebola, which is making it unsafe for citizens of those countries to return.
  • TPS designation is effective November 21, 2014 and remains in effect for 18 months. You can register for TPS between November 21, 2014 and May 20, 2015.
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Ghana’s 58th Independence Essay Contest

February 1, 2015NancyBlog
Want to share your opinion? Please e-mail your 700 word essay on
To: ghananationalcouncil@gmail.com ~ BY :February 15, 2015
1st Place will receive a $300.oo Award
2nd Place will receive a $200.00 Award
3rd Place will receive a $100.00 Award
Join the celebrations – Ghana’s Independence Dance Party 
  March 7, 2015 ~ 9pm-3AM @Dorchester  ~1515 East 154th ST Dolton IL, 60419 Read more →

HACC Opens Senior Housing Wait Lists

January 22, 2015NancyBlog

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) is now accepting pre-applications for persons who are 62 years of age or older, for public housing wait lists for one (1) bedroom units at the following Elderly Only Designated Communities. The Head of Household or Co-Head of Household/Spouse must be 62 years of age or older. 

Edward Brown Apartments 
3210 W. 139th Street
Robbins, IL 60472

Franklin Apartments
9535 W. Franklin Avenue
Franklin Park, IL 60131

The annual income* for a one person household cannot exceed $40,550, and the annual income for a two person household cannot exceed $46,350.

Click here for more information and to download the pre-application.

*income limits are subject to change per HUD Guidelines.

Are you from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea?

December 29, 2014NancyBlog

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