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AACCES wholeheartedly supports the fight against racism, police brutality against people of color, and an unequal justice system. We as individuals, and as an organization, send our condolences to George Floyd’s family and friends, and to all those who have lost someone to police violence. We stand with the peaceful protesters trying to bring about change and have America live up to its promise of equal justice for all, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. AACCES will work toward this end. We thank those who put their health and lives on the line for this cause and will support them.
Vanis Daniels, President
Shawn Fite, V. President
Antoinette Fite, Secretary & Communications
Vanessa Moore, Treasurer
Cecilia Randolph, Membership & Recruitment Chair
Leonard Moore, History & Recognition, Chair
Members: Barbara Daniels, Kathy Breese, Tanya Bowers, Denise Algood, Hannah Bonham, Willie Smith,
Naima Chambers-Smith, Felissa Woods, Amber Rodriguez
In our on-going efforts to be extra helpful in the community during this pandemic, AACCES has donated to the Covid-19 Emergency Fund - CBC CARES Act.
As of June 30, 2020, CBC had awarded emergency grants to 1,168 Students. According to the CARES Act, the grants are intended to be used for: childcare, course materials, food/groceries, housing/rent, medical/healthcare, technology, tuition and fees, and/or utilities.
The application process is now closed until August. For more information on the CBC CARES Act, please visit https://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=2515
AACCES is thankful to our community sponsors for making it possible to participate in helping CBC students during these trying times.
June 28, 2020:
A HUGE thank you to FMS Global Strategies LLC along with Tri-Cities WA Chapter of The Links Incorporated for bringing together SoZo Food Bank, AACCES, The Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council, Women of Wisdom -WOW TriCities and Black Lives Matter Coalition: Tri-Cities, to distribute food, masks, backpacks and school supplies to local families!
What a great way to spend the day!
AACCES donated $10,000 to three local organizations to help people in financial need and boost food support for Tri-Citians.
The Helping Hands funds of Franklin PUD and Benton PUD each received $2,500. Another $5,000 was donated to 2nd Harvest, where every $1 donated can provide up to 5 meals for families experiencing food insecurity.
Building Bridges and Bringing People Together.
At AACCES, our mission is to engage the
Mid-Columbia Community in improving African-American quality of life and increasing awareness about African-American participation and contributions through cultural and educational activities and outreach programs.