Basic Information

Address: 3424 S. STATE STREET SUITE 3C8-2 CHICAGO, IL 60616
Phone Number: 312-949-9980
Fax Number: 312-949-9981
Director: ALIE KABBA

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Promoting Social and economic justice, civic participation of the African Immigrant & Refugee community
Population Served: the African Immigrant & Refugee community
Ages for Volunteer: 17+
Hours of Service: 9:00 am to 5:00pm
Minimum Hours Required: Any
Days of Service: Mondays through Fridays
Mission Statement:

United African Organization is a dynamic coalition of African community-based organizations that promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois.

Program History:

UAO’s work consists of raising awareness about the experiences and contributions of the African immigrant and refugee community in Illinois, advocating for improved legislation on immigrant rights and US-Africa policy issues, building organizational capacity and leadership development in national member communities, and building bridges with the African American community and other immigrant communities. Our initiatives and programs include public policy advocacy, community organizing, public education, citizenship and civic participation, African Youth Network, African Business Roundtable, Africans in Chicago oral history project, health education, as well as family support programs. Indeed, the UAO has emerged as a national model of pan-African unity and action!


Chicago African Summit
Leadership Workshops
Citizenship Workshops
African Unity Gala & Awards
African Community Picnic
Film Screeings