African Families Development Network

Mission Statement

The mission of African Families Development Network (AFDN) is to assist African immigrant families with economic, affordable housing for all, social and cultural development, education, health programs and services in order to ensure their self-sufficiency and overall well-being.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments 1. AFDN tracked program participation and follow-up assistance needed and obtain information through AFDN staff and/or through community participants/programs we work with. 2. Staff recorded intake data relevant to each program. Example: number of participants, country of origin, home ownership upon program completion and follow-up requests. 3. AFDN tracked program interest generated from outreach activities and marketing efforts. 4. Staff increased outreach efforts leading to increased program participation by: a. Developing supportive marketing and collateral materials for distribution b. Creating a public relations and marketing plan c. Implementing the plans d. Making appropriate changes as needed each year to the plan 5. Staff ensured the website is up to date and accurately represents programmatic efforts and accomplishments.
Current Goals Housing Counseling & Education: Through housing counseling, our organization aims to help families obtain, sustain and retain their homes by providing one-on-one education and workshops. We help families create manageable budgets, set realistic financial goals, improve credit scores, avoid delinquency on debt, avoid predatory lending practices, foreclosure and educate families about Fair Housing rights. Another way we achieve our goal is to promote strong communities through housing counseling and education for those most in need. We teach people skills through homebuyer education, financial workshops and personalized counseling so they can become their own best advocate. It's through these strategies that we truly create sustainable communities for all.
Community or Constituency Served African Families Development Network’s target population is the residents and/or potential residents of Hennepin County, Minnesota, with intentional emphasis on serving low and moderate income neighborhoods within the City of Minneapolis in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. These target neighborhoods are considered very low income.
Geographic Area Served The state of Minnesota

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$758,687
91.9%
Management
$66,568
8.1%
Fundraising
$0
0%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2016
$-107,032
$-129,279
$22,247
2015
$-129,279
$25,306
($154,585)
2014
$25,306
$24,191
$1,115
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Connect

Address:
2323 11th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-724-0000

General Information

Alternative Name: AFDN
EIN: 26-3038494
Principal Staff: Jama Mohamod
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 3
Volunteers: 5
Number of Clients: 260

Board

Board Chair: Guled Mohamud
Number of Board Members: 5
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 4.9

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