February 2016 Member of the Month

Read about the February 2016 Member of the Month, Fatoumata Sangare! Fatoumata has been a member of African Communities Together since 2015.


Where are you from? 

I am originally from Conakry, Guinea.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 

In my free time, I like to read, cook, and listen to African music.

What is you favorite African meal?

I love Senegalese thiep and foutou!

What is one way you can improve the lives of African immigrants? 

One way I will continue to help improve the lives of African immigrants is to remain aware of issues impacting our community and also to learn about the resources available in NYC. It is important that I continue sharing the knowledge and resources I have with others who can benefit from them.

What do you value most about the work ACT does and how have you been involved in our organization? 

As a new organization, ACT's outreach to the African community is amazing! The information provided to members during the monthly meetings is important to share. 

In November of 2015, I had the exciting opportunity of volunteering with ACT as part of the Hair Braider Survey campaign. I worked with several other volunteers over the course of three and a half weeks and surveyed over 350 hair braiders by the end. It was such a great experience! This year, I hope to continue my work from previous years with ACT as much as I can. I love helping my community and I hope to get involved in other areas like translating, filling out applications, and recruiting new members. I know there is a lot to be done, but ACT's work will continue helping our people in more ways than I can imagine.