Multicultural Alliance (MA)
A Multicultural Alliance (MA), composed of a coalition of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) nonprofit organizations, with a goal to advance common interests and causes while leveraging resources to assist New Americans and minorities to achieve education, social and economical success.
We offer training, technical assistance, and collaboration on common projects/activities, with no duplication of programs/services. Also, capacity-building with partnership and collaboration in sharing facilities, funding, in-kind support, resources, volunteers and activities.
The Alliance offices are at (1) 112 University Drive, N. Suite 306, Fargo, ND 58102 and (2) 2419 18 Avenue South Moorhead .
Currently, the Multicultural Alliance includes the following active nonprofits and groups, to serve clients in Cass & Clay Counties.
Cultural Diversity Resources
Contact person: Yoke Sim Gunaratne, Executive Director
Phone: (701)526-3000 Cell# (701)212-5874
New American Development Agency
Contact person: Kamaludiin Mohamed, President
Cell# (218)979-7041 Office Phone: (218) 422-5123
NADA is supported by two full-time and three part-time employees.
Help can be provided in English, Arabic, Somali and Kiswahili.
NADA provides to their clients the following services:
Help with housing
After school programs for youth
Youth crime prevention
Contact person: Precious Garpeh, Founder and CEO
Phone: (701) 491-0578
Women Initiative Network of Liberia in Cass and Clay Counties (WIN-Liberia) was established to create a place with activities and support services that would cater for specific needs for single moms, youth, children and vulnerable adults in Cass & Clay County.
WIN provides the public with the following services:
Programs to promote dignity and self-esteem and foster independence and self-determination, and dispel stereotypes and myths about the community.
Career mentoring program for youth and teen moms in our community.
After-school programs for single mom’s children. We extend our project to Liberia.
Women and youth empowerment programs.
Financial literacy program.
Contact Person: Rachel Stone, Founder and President
Phone: (701) 491-8979
Ps & Qs Etiquette's mission is to empower young girls and boys with knowledge and leadership skills for their fullest potential.
They have two main programs:
the Leaderlicious Girls Program and the Leaderboard Boys Program
In these programs they focus on teaching children Diversity, Speaking Out, Seeking Leadership Opportunities, Identifying & Strengthening Skills and Abilities, Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Being Unique, and Role-modeling.
Contact person: Christy Goulet, Founder
Address: 115 Center Ave. West, Dilworth MN
Hours/days open: Monday through Thursday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mission statement "Indigenous Cultural Preservation and Education"
Meeting the needs of Indigenous people through connective recourse, cultural experiences, and personal development (ceremonies, mentorship, education and economic opportunities).
Indigenous Legacy services include:
Access to language preservation (classes, tutorials, tribal websites, books, and most importantly, a list of local Elders available and willing to teach).
Access to classes that teach traditional food sovereignty, and the preparation of traditional dishes (cooking classes for the for the general public).
Beadwork and Dreamcatcher's classes.
Oral Story telling.
Indigenous Legacy can also provide clothing and food referrals for individuals and/or families in need.
Working closely with CDR and the other members of the Multicultural Alliance allows them the opportunity of to not overlap or duplicate services, instead capitalizing on our collaboration to strengthen our community, together.