Making a difference in our East African community.

Our Vision

Our vision is for East African women to collaboratively shape the impact on the health, education, economic and overall well-being of their families and communities.

What We Offer

Translation & Interpretation

We speak Somali, Amharic, Swahili, Arabic, Tigrinya, Kizigula, Dinka, and many more African languages.

Volunteer Opportunities

We provide tutoring to students of all ages and host community events that always need volunteers.

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Cultural Competency Training

Our professional staff spanning various disciplines provides cultural training to local groups.

Mental Health Professionals

Our multilingual and culturally-competent counselors and facilitators can aid in your project.

Partnerships

Our community-leadership approach fuels successful partnerships with many stakeholders.

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Catering

East African cuisines including Somali cuisine, Ethiopian cuisine, and Ugandan cuisine.

United Women of East Africa Support Team (UWEAST)

We strive to be the force for culturally competent health services, education and economics for the well-being of the East African community:

Health

We provide healthy lifestyle and wellness services and educational events tailored to youth and adults of various ages and backgrounds, with focuses on cultural competency and prevention.

Education

We offer economic and educational empowerment youth programs, tutoring, fellowships, and adult learning through entrepreneurship and financial literacy and responsibility interwoven throughout.

Economics

We believe in a holistic view of health that looks at community too: with leadership development, civic engagement and community involvement playing a part in numerous services and programs.

Our Mission

UWEAST’s mission is to be the force for culturally competent health services, education and advocacy for the well-being of the East African community. We are meeting the overwhelming physical and mental health related needs of East African refugee women and families primarily in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego.

 

Donate Now to Support Our Work

Every donation helps us to host our daily programs to benefit the East African community.

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4:00 pm Girls Basketball Program @ UWEAST
Girls Basketball Program @ UWEAST
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our girls basketball game is a weekly program.
8:00 pm The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Hub is a safe and fun space at our center for the youth to come together for recreational activities. The Hub is supervised by trained peer counselors and other UWEAST staff. Open everyday from[...]
5:00 pm Girl Scouts Gathering @ UWEAST
Girl Scouts Gathering @ UWEAST
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Girl Scouts program offers a set of activities and services to the young girls to learn about their identity, culture, and empower themselves.  Every Monday at 5:00pm- 7:30pm.
8:00 pm The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Hub is a safe and fun space at our center for the youth to come together for recreational activities. The Hub is supervised by trained peer counselors and other UWEAST staff. Open everyday from[...]
8:00 pm The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Hub is a safe and fun space at our center for the youth to come together for recreational activities. The Hub is supervised by trained peer counselors and other UWEAST staff. Open everyday from[...]
8:00 pm The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Hub is a safe and fun space at our center for the youth to come together for recreational activities. The Hub is supervised by trained peer counselors and other UWEAST staff. Open everyday from[...]
5:00 pm Young East African Scholars @ UWEAST
Young East African Scholars @ UWEAST
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Weekly skills development and leadership training workshops for young East African boys and men. Every Thursday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
8:00 pm The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Hub is a safe and fun space at our center for the youth to come together for recreational activities. The Hub is supervised by trained peer counselors and other UWEAST staff. Open everyday from[...]
8:00 pm The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Hub is a safe and fun space at our center for the youth to come together for recreational activities. The Hub is supervised by trained peer counselors and other UWEAST staff. Open everyday from[...]
8:00 pm The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
The HUB Open Hours @ UWEAST
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Hub is a safe and fun space at our center for the youth to come together for recreational activities. The Hub is supervised by trained peer counselors and other UWEAST staff. Open everyday from[...]

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