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African American Community Cultural & Educational Society

AACCES is a volunteer organization.  Membership is open to all persons whose goals and objectives are in concert with the purposes of AACCES.

Our goal is to improve the quality of life for African-American people and to raise the total consciousness of the community through cultural and educational activities and outreach programs.

We invite you to learn more about us and consider membership and/or volunteer opportunities with us.


  • Raise the cultural, economic, educational and social levels of the African-American residents of Benton/Franklin counties;

  • Foster and promote community-wide interest and concern for the challenges as well as accomplishments of the African-American community;

  • Expand educational and economic opportunities among the residents of the African American community, and

  • Address the needs of the African-American community without discriminating against any non-African-American.
Scholarships & Education
  • Summer School Scholarships (25 awarded in 2013)

  • Educational Development Fund Community & Cultural Events

  • AACCES Pageant Scholarships (Miss Arisha Fite, 2011-2012 Queen)


  • AACCES Benefit Gala/Bahama Nights

  • Allied Arts Show (partner with Uncle Brother's Fish Fry)

  • Tuesdays at Twigs

  • New Year's Eve Event

  • Sweetheart Dinner & Dance

  • Shop for a Cause, Macy’s

"Building Bridges, and bringing

People together."

  • MLK, Jr. Program

  • African Americans at Hanford: The Manhattan Project

  • African American Art Show

  • AACCES Family Festival

  • “Negro League Baseball and its Impact on Social Change in America” Presented by John “Buck” O’Neil

  • Northwest Black Pioneers Exhibition, Speaker, Lt. Vernon Baker, WWII Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

  • Black History Month Events

  • WSU Tri-Cities Multicultural Club Partnerships

  • Open Mic Performances (poetry, songs, spoken word, etc)

Cultural & Community Events
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