About Us



The Coalition of African and Caribbean Communities (AFRICOM) was organized and incorporated in Pennsylvania in May 2001. At the time of its creation, AFRICOM comprised members from 15 different African and Caribbean nationalities. The birth of the Coalition was a milestone achievement in the experience of African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees in Philadelphia. Since 2001, AFRICOM has grown into a leading advocacy, civic engagement, and collective power building organization.

Mission statement

The Coalition of African and Caribbean Communities’ (AFRICOM) mission is toadvocate and organize to promote immigrant and refugee empowerment, a sense ofbelonging, and self-sufficiency. AFRICOM hosts a variety of programs that center onleadership, culture, education, and civic engagement.


Board of Directors 2018-2020

Mrs. Zemoria Brandon
Social Worker Administrator
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter
267 – 241 – 5338


Ms. Raphiatou Noumbissi Member Cameroonian Association of Pennsylvania Social Worker
267 – 242 – 8233 raphia@yahoo.com 

Dr. Vera Tolbert

1st Vice Chair
Liberian Association of Pennsylvania
Clinical Compliance Auditor
Health Partners Plans 

215 – 680 – 0722


El Hadji Ndiaye Member Manager, Radio Xalaat / Senegalese Community Community Liaison, Philadelphia Departiment of Housing

Dr. Philip Udo-Inyang
                2nd Vice Chair                       Nigerian People Forum                 Ass.  Professor of Engineering, Temple University
484 – 557 – 7445


Rev John Jallah

Member Liberian Ministers' Association of Delaware Valley Assistant Pastor
215 – 667 – 1531

Sister Florence Enechukwu, MSHR Secretary

Coordinator, African Catholic Apostolate Archdiocese of Philadelphia
267 – 282 – 3487 srflorencephila@gmail.com  


Alsidieg Abashera


Owner, Nilien Insurance


Mr. Giordani Jean-Baptiste Treasurer

C.E.O E.Z. Language Translation and Interpretation Services Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia
215 – 432 -7585 Giordani8@hotmail.com 


Executive Officers

Dr. Eric Edi President/ Chief Operating Officer Jefferson University, East Falls Campus College of Science & Humanities           eedi@africom-philly.org 


Mrs. Aminata Sidibe
Health and Social Welfare Program Chair
267 - 210 - 4555

Dr. Lanfia S. Waritay Vice-President, Project Tamaa team Leader Children Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) 215 – 888 – 3389 tswaritay@gmail.com 


Mr. Papa Moussa Faye
Field Organizer, Community Outreach Specialist
215 - 421 - 6510

Mr. Samuel M. Cole, MBA Public Relations Officer / Youth Coordinator 
267 – 815 – 7536 
Wells Fargo Bank



Mr. Camille Kamkaing Education Commitee Chair Special Education President, Cameroonian Association of Philadelphia 405 - 473 -1970 kamgailg@yahoo.fr 


Mrs. Astan Sacko Children and Family Engagement C.E.O Astan Hair Braiding
215 - 704 - 0361



Partners and Sponsors

Our accomplishments are possible thanks to the generosity of outstanding individuals, foundations, business owners and organizations.
Here is a list of the people and organizations that we have had the honor and privilege to work with:




AFRICOM’s vision is to build a strong and inclusive African and Caribbean immigrant and refugee community with all the nationalities. Our mission is to advocate and organize so that immigrants and refugees feel a sense of empowerment, belonging, and self-sufficiency.

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Contact Us

6328 Paschall Avenue, Suite A,
Philadelphia PA 19142
Office: 267 787 1302 or 215 729 0800 Ext: 822
Email: info@africom-philly.org / eedi@africom-philly.org