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Who we are

Minnesota Africans United (MAU) is a coalition and statewide organization for all African immigrants’ communities in Minnesota. MAU supports Minnesota’s African Immigrant community with representation from 55 African countries. We act as a connection for the network of African immigrants in Minnesota, and for local African immigrant community organizations, and small businesses.

Vision: The vision of Minnesota Africans United (MAU) is to improve the quality of lives of Africans in the State of Minnesota.


Mission: Minnesota Africans United (MAU) is serving as the coalition of African immigrants in Minnesota that is centered on closing the opportunity gaps in education, healthcare, the economy, and employment, with the mission of creating awareness and increasing access to resources for African communities.
Purpose: The purpose of Minnesota Africans United (MAU) is to unite all Africans and the diaspora community and bring prosperity to all by addressing the following:

  • Closing the opportunity gap (career, education, economy housing, health)

  • Providing small business development opportunities

  • Cultivating and developing leaders within the African community

  • Maintaining cultural traditions and ensuring that they are passed onto the next generation

  • Leveraging its resources to improve Minnesota as a whole.


Values: The values of Minnesota African United (MAU):

  • Prosperity for all

  • Peaceful coexistence with Minnesota residents (life without discrimination)

  • Desire to enhance the progress that is shared in Minnesota

  • We share the issues of accountability, transparency and equity, justice, and reforms

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