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Thank you for supporting the IYLI Generosity

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With your help, IYLI raised more than $11,000. These funds will be used to support IYLI, including the 2017 Summer Heritage Programs in Senegal and Mexico.

IYLI nurtures a new generation of leaders from the African Diaspora, who, inspired by their rich African heritage, leave a legacy in the world.


IYLI promotes travel and study for African American and Latino youth. For nearly 3 decades, IYLI is unique in providing low- or no-cost travel to develop the global citizenship of our youth. Since 1990, IYLI has conducted nearly 50 programs in 17 countries in Africa, Caribbean, and Latin and South America. In addition to exposure to other countries and cultures, these programs celebrate the African Diaspora and the common bonds that connect us as people of African descent.


“I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me”. Kwame Nkrumah

“We Dominicans, we speak Spanish, but everyone in my family is a different shade of brown. We all look black. It’s because of our African roots, the same African roots all Dominicans have.” Solange Rosario

"You have to realize that up until about 1959, Africa was dominated by the colonial powers of Europe having complete control over Africa, they projected Africa always in a negative light – jungles, savages, cannibals, nothing civilized." MALCOLM X



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