What we Believe… 

  • WE BELIEVE the seven principles of the Nguzo Saba is the conceptual framework for a strong and healthy community.

  • WE BELIEVE it’s time to “BE” what we profess – Faith and Purpose.

  • WE BELIEVE that we are the answer to our own success and the solving of our problems – Unity and Creativity.

  • WE BELIEVE that together we can produce the beloved community –


  • WE BELIEVE there is a need to produce a platform for mental health and wellness in urban communities, based on an evidence-based process of the SPF and a conceptual framework that can be duplicated statewide – Collective Work and Responsibility.

  • WE BELIEVE by leveraging our talents and resources, we can accomplish more – Cooperative Economics.

  • WE BELIEVE in taking a strategic approach to all of our activities undergirded by Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith.

Nguzo Saba: The Seven Principles

Dr. Maulana Karenga created seven guiding principles meant to be taught during the week of Kwanzaa. The seven principles represent seven values of African culture that help build and reinforce community among African-Americans. We strive to live and work by these principles.


Self Determination
Collective Work & Responsibility
Cooperative Economics
Kuumba Creativity

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