AWLEAD Program Scholarship Campaign- CrowdRise

Help us raise $50, 000 by December 31, 2014 to provide Ten (10) Scholarships to Ten (10) young women selected in Africa to attend the 2015 AWLEAD Program.


Launched in 2012, the Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Advocacy, Development Program for African Women is a 12-week rigorous training, that helps young women of African Descent aged between 18 and 25 to gain access to Life and professional skills, Career Guidance, Knowledge and Networks to meet their personal goals and aspirations while effectively contributing in Africa’s Development.


Ten (10) Scholarships of $5,000 .00 will be allocated to ten young women aged between 18 and 25 years, residing in Africa and selected to attend the AWLEAD Program in the United Sates in 2015. The scholarships will cover:

  • Airfare Africa-New York-Africa / $2,000.00
  • Transportation in New York (12 weeks) / $424.00
  • Housing (12 Weeks) / $1,500.00
  • Meals (12 weeks) / 1,076.00
  • Tuition and Training Materials / Due to the generous support of our donors, US-Africa Synergy covers program tuition.

The 2015 AWLEAD Program for African Women Application process will open in September 2014




US-Africa Synergy 3rd Annual Immersion Series



Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region, and Beldina Auma, Chair World Bank Group – IMF African Society will welcome US-Africa Synergy’s delegation at the World Bank Headquarters, in Washington DC for a Discussion on Career Opportunities for Young Africans at the World Bank on Wednesday, September 17 at 3 PM!

Join the US-Africa Synergy’s Delegation. Email us today at for more information on how to join. Registration ends on Monday September 8, 2014.

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AWLEAD Program- Class of 2014 Inaugural Reception

US- Africa Synergy will host the African Women’s Program for Leadership and Entrepreneurship ( AWLEAD) Class of 2014, Inaugural Reception on Thursday May 8, 2014. The reception is the signature event to welcome new recruits into the program and formally introduce them to the vast New York City Diaspora community while encouraging them to keep striving for excellence. It will be held at the RAW Space located on 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. between W 121st Street & W 122nd from 6 – 10:00 pm.

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By the end of the year 2014, US-Africa Synergy intends to raise $150,000 from Africans and Friends of Africa to:

– Provide full scholarships to 20 young women aged 19-25, residing in Africa and selected to attend the 2015 African women LEAD Program. The full scholarship will cover training related expenses. 
– Award ten micro grants of up to $2000 to top ten projects initiated by fellows in Africa after completion of the training.

Help us achieve our Goal!

US-Africa Synergy Invites you to a Discussion Panel with Main theme: Women in the African Society- Challenges & Perspectives

US-Africa Synergy Invites you to a Discussion Panel with Main theme: Women in the African Society- Challenges & Perspectives

As the African Union celebrates its 50th Anniversary; we, daughters, sisters, wives and mothers are looking back on the changes brought by the historical Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa adopted in July 2004 on our lives.

This Declaration was the African Leadership’s attempt to promote gender equality and to empower women in Africa. A decade later, data show that very little have been made to improve the social and professional stature of women.

With the exception of Botswana and South Africa, countries in which the proportion of women in senior management were estimated to 38 % and 28 % respectively in 2012 compared to the 19% global average in 2004 (Grant Thornton), women are still well marginalized in Africa.

In addition, alarming statistics indicating that women make up more than 50% of the illiterate population in Africa (United Nations University), ten years after the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa, confirm the existence of a drastic gender gap in Africa.

The discussion of June 26, 2013 is to examine the reasons of a halt on change for women in Africa through factors such as gender role, culture and education by exceptional keynote speakers and panelists.

We invite all our eminent members, men and women of the African community and the public at large to participate in this instructive conversation which explores effective actions at individual, family, community and African levels to accompany the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa and to enable the blossoming our beloved daughters, sisters, wives and mothers.

Due to security needs, we invite all guests to RSVP by June 23rd 2013 at and to bring one piece of government issued identification. A minimum of $20 is required to register. Proceeds from this gathering will benefit “The Protecting Rose Campaign” which is our ongoing comprehensive platform to raise awareness on the perils of Female Genital Mutilation in the African Community.

We look forward to welcoming you on June 26, 2013 at the Nigeria House.