Our Blog & Outreach
What We Do
Check out this great video from our Black History Month Event at Industrious showcasing what we do at the AAKOMA Project.
AAKOMA Raise the Region 2020
A brief overview of who we are and what we are about at the AAKOMA Project
NBC Washington | Virginia Doctor’s Mental Health Initiative Offers Help for African-American Communities
Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, founder of the AAKOMA Project, teamed up with the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation to provide free virtual mental health treatments to help underserved communities in Northern Virginia.
Can We Talk? Event
To help establish AAKOMA as a go-to resource for evidence-based mental health outreach and education with Black youth and families we will:
- Formally introduce the AAKOMA Project, Inc. to our local community.
- Reduce stigma and promote emotional well-being among marginalized youth.
- Lay groundwork for long-term capacity building and sustainability.
Ring the Alarm Report
In December 2019, the AAKOMA Project and Dr. Alfiee participated as members of a national working group along with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and the Congressional Black Caucus to develop and share a report on the crisis of African-American and Black youth suicide and mental illness. Our report is located on the Congresswoman’s website here.
AAKOMA + BHM Event
It’s no secret that AAKOMA loves the kids, but a lesser known fact is that our outreach also involves parents and teens from diverse backgrounds. AAKOMA is excited to continue building relationships with adolescents and their parents/caregivers across cultural backgrounds for mental health.
BSUFIU in DC
On January 29, 2020, The AAKOMA Project, Inc. was asked to present our work to a group of students representing the Black Student Union of Florida International University. We shared our learning of the past 20 years and our vision for the future. (FIU).