About The Ujima Group, Inc.

The Ujima Group, Inc. is named after the third principle of the NGUZO SABA - The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa. The Swahili word Ujima means (Collective Work and Responsibility) –“To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together”.

Created in 1994, The Ujima Group, Inc. is a 501 © 3 not-for-profit, community-based organization that believes in promoting cultural diversity, computer technology, risk prevention, leadership and athletic enrichment through educational programs and the arts.  Since its beginning, T.U.G., Inc. has sponsored activities and events that foster the principles of collective work and responsibility as a component of its Community Responsibility Program.  These events elevate young people and empower them to become active leaders in their communities.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster a better understanding and tolerance for people and cultures that are different from our own by teaching the value of diversity and that adolescents of every culture are at risk.

  • To this end, we devote our time and talents to educating middle and high school age students about the importance of becoming active participants in their communities.
  • To this end, we devote our time and talents to developing community pride.
  • To this end, we provide opportunities for promoting change through volunteerism.

Within this framework, The Ujima Group, Inc. is committed to establishing programs that empower young men and women to become active participants in continuing the "mission" of promoting the values of cultural diversity.

Upcoming Events

  • Cultural awareness activities and events (Kwanzaa)   
  • Opportunities to develop community pride (Black History Month Celebration)
  • Risk-prevention programs (Rites of Passage Program)
  • Cultural diversity (Workshops and Facilitations)
  • Mentoring (Athletic Enrichment)
  • Educational Workshops (Edufest Celebration)
  • Educating the Public (Friends of The Ujima Group, Inc. Jazz Reception)
  • Volunteerism
  • Award Banquet
  • Annual Meeting
  • ·The Break Ground Together Teen Summit
  • Event Department Team Going TBA

The Ujima Group, Inc. Leadership

Board of Directors


  • Chairman
  • Vice Chairman
  • Assistant Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Assistant Treasurer

Lester Thomas

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