The Starbucks Foundation + Partners Support AAKOMA Project

The Starbucks Foundation + Partners Support AAKOMA Project

The AAKOMA Project received a grant from The Starbucks Foundation as part of the organization’s $1.5 million contribution shared across more than 400 nonprofits working to promote racial equity and create more inclusive communities. AAKOMA Project founder Dr. Alfiee...
AAKOMA Project is Hiring!

AAKOMA Project is Hiring!

We are Seeking an Operations Assistant to build the work of the AAKOMA Project. At AAKOMA, we work with teenagers, young adults, their families and communities to raise awareness, conduct patient-centered research, and encourage young people to begin conversations to...
Evoke – Melinda Gates Blog

Evoke – Melinda Gates Blog

On Melinda Gates’ blog, Dr. Alfiee outlined what you can do to support the mental health of Black young people and young people of color, and how to work toward uplifting and supporting them from the inside out, so as to not hinder their ability to prosper. Read...
The 6 things no one tells you about grief from, the Candidly

The 6 things no one tells you about grief from, the Candidly

Dr. Alfiee of the AAKOMA Project discusses how childhood trauma leaves lasting scars and how abuse, neglect, unmet needs— can affect our adult relationships, our ability to connect with others, our personalities, our ability to deal with rejection, the root of which...
AAKOMA Receives Funding in Support of Racial Healing

AAKOMA Receives Funding in Support of Racial Healing

“For too long, racial trauma was the elephant in the room that we did not discuss as a society. Today, that conversation is starting to change. We’re honored to be supported by the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia at this critical time to help...