ABOUT

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A LITTLE ABOUT US

Igbo Union of Washington State, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created by the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria resident in the Seattle metropolitan area of the State of Washington.

 

The Seattle area where we are located is also the proud home of a number of world-renowned corporations such as Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon.com, Nordstroms, RealNet, Intel and Starbucks. 

The Igbo Union of Washington state was established for the purpose of promoting our cultural heritage, fostering the understanding of the same, and for strengthening the unity among the Igbo, Nigerian, African, American people and the general public at large. 

Additionally, our organization aims: to enhance our Igbo Union youth's understanding of our culture and and heritage in order to help insure the continued preservation of the Igbo culture for generations to come; to empower our Igbo Union youth through programs tailored to networking, education tutorials, special recognition for academic excellence, job mentoring etc; and to identify and carry out initiatives that provide long-term benefits for our organization, and the community/public as a whole.

OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

 

Our Aims and Objectives

The aim, objectives and desire of the union include the following:

  • To promote a cultural union of the Igbos and advance our cultural heritage, fostering the understanding and goodwill among the Igbos, Nigerians, Africans, Americans, and the public at large.

  • To live up to our name; that is, to promote the general welfare of Igbo people both in Washington State, United States and elsewhere, especially those at home, in Nigeria.

  • To enhance our Igbo Union youth's understanding of our culture and heritage in order to help insure the continued preservation of the Igbo culture for generations to come

  • To empower our Igbo Union youth through programs tailored to networking, education tutorials, special recognition for academic excellence, job mentoring etc.

  • To identify and carry out initiatives that provide long-term benefits for our organization, and the community/public as a whole. This includes pursuing objectives such as acquiring of an Igbo House that would house programs and cultural items that would go a long way in enriching our people, our youth, the city we live in, and (through exchange of ideas) the public at large.

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PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

The Igbo Union of Washington State has an Igbo Children and Youth Program. The union has a youth cordinator in charge of overseeing and facilitating the realization of union goals with respect to our children and youth.

These goals are as follows: To enhance our Igbo Union youth understanding of our culture and heritage in order to help insure the continued preservation of the Igbo culture for generations to come; To empower our Igbo Union youth through programs tailored to networking, education tutorials, special recognition for academic excellence, job mentoring etc. 

The Igbo Union is also open to our youth developing a sub-organization of their own, with financial support and resources provided by us, the parent organization. They will be encouraged to come up with ideas for activities, such as youth conventions, end of year parties, and so on. Igbo Children and Youth Program initiatives will be strongly aligned with our overall objectives as a 501(c)3 organization.

 
EXECUTIVE & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Current Executive & Directors


Mr. Ifeanyi Okereke - President (2019 - Current)
Mr. Salem Njoku - Vice President (2019 - Current)

Vacant - General Secretary (2020 - Current)
Mrs. Jamila Zheng - Assistant Secretary (2019 - Current)
Ikechukwu Onyeneho - Financial Secretary (2019 - Current)
Nze Felix Ezeh - Treasurer (2015 - Current)
Vacant - Publicity Secretary (2019 - Current)
Vacant - Provost (2019 - Current)
Obioma Medani - Youth Director (Children/Youth           

                                       Cultural Coordinator (2017 - Current)

Onum Esonu - Member of Board of Directors (2019 - Current)

Obiora Amechi - Member of Board of Directors (2019 - Current)

Fred Egwuatu - Member of Board of Directors (2019 - Current)

Past Presidents

 

Mr. Andrew Chiedu (2017 - 2019)

Nze Nkem Onyejiaka (2013 - 2017)
Chief Emmanuel Chibuogwu (2011 - 2013)
Dr. Uche Ugwoaba (2009 - 2011)
Mr. Ogechi Njoku (2007 - 2009)
Mr. Aidan Amaechi (2005 - 2007)
Chief Tony Okpara (2003 - 2005)
Mr. Azubuike Okoye (2001 - 2003)
Professor Bernard-Thompson IKEGWUOHA (1999 - 2001)
Caretaker Committee (1998 - 1999)
Mr. Method Odoemene (Acting President, 1998)
Chief Okezie Imo (1995 - 1998)

Are you an Igbo residing in Washington State's Pacific Northwest?

We'd be happy to have you join us. Contact us today or attend our next general meeting