Umu Igbo Unite

We are a non-profit 501 (c) (3)  organization that promotes cultural preservation and appreciation, professional development, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement among Igbos in the diaspora

our vision

We are the premiere network of Igbo Americans. We are proud of our heritage and positively impact the diaspora, Nigeria, and the continent of Africa.

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Cultural Preservation

First generation Igbos in the Diaspora hold the special privilege of having a direct connection with their heritage. We work to preserve this heritage and instill pride in it by developing a community that celebrates Igbo identity.
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Connections

We attract leading professionals in every industry. Whether seeking mentorship, career transition, or promotion, our members are able to develop meaningful connections that will take their professional lives to the next level.
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Entrepreneurship

We celebrate and encourage innovation and creativity and understand the power of ideas. Our desire is to see more Igbo entrepreneurs and thought leaders, especially those tackling our community's biggest problems in the diaspora and Nigeria.
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Civic Engagement

As one of the leading groups in black achievement, our community is rewriting the black narrative in the United States. We have an imperative to support and drive causes that affect positive change for our local communities and the greater black community.

Our Projects

Medical Mission Trip with the Nigerian Health Care Foundation

In July 2017, UIUCares joined the Nigerian Healthcare Foundation Inc. (NHF) in their annual mission trip to Imo State, Nigeria. Mr. Ezedube Eze a nursing home administrator, Ms. Uzoma Uwakah, a nurse, Mrs. Uche Ejedoghaobi, a pharmacist and Dr. Onyinye Igbokwe, a physician were excited to join NHF in their

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UIUCares International Student Scholarship Fund

UIUCares is thrilled that we could tackle another one of our key areas, Education. We learned of the struggles that our international students have with paying their full tuition, particularly with the ever-fluctuating value of the Naira. In 2017, we were excited to launch our first UIUCares International Student

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Bridges International Academies Scholarship

UIUCares is excited to announce the recipients of our Bridge International Academies Scholarship. These 21 students will receive a complete elementary education with the funds raised on our scholarship drive in 2016. We are very grateful to all who gave and we congratulate these brilliant children in all their endeavors.

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What people say

Heanyi “Fox” Bob – Nwachukwu
Umu Igbo Unite is an amazing organization that has invigorated a strong sense of pride and love for the Igbo culture in a new generation of young people in America. It is an organization I hold very dear to my heart and seek out in every city before I do any show. The Atlanta chapter is the flagship of this great organization.
Chinwe Okoye – Oyibo
My name is Chinwe Okoye-Oyibo from Anamabra State. I love UIU because I have gotten the chance to learn igbo, obtain professional opportunities, and engage with individuals who are rich in culture!
Chidozie Onyiuke
My first ever UIU event was UIU 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. I’ve always longed for a deeper connection with Igbo history, Igbo music, the Igbo language and Igbo culture. UIU has provided that and so much more, and has allowed me to connect with Igbos around my age that I am able to fully relate to due to our shared experiences. I’ve gone to more UIU sponsored events since then and I continue to be impressed with how much the leaders of UIU continue to invest their to time to host more events. I look forward to learning more about Igbo culture, meeting more Igbo people, and watching UIU grow.
Ejikeme Steven Okoroha Jr.
UIU has allowed me to share my ideas and passion about my Igbo culture with others and work towards its improvement and survival. Ndi Igbo Kwenu!
Chika Dunga
I've been to two UIU National Conferences and I'm a member of the Tristate Chapter. I've had the opportunity to develop professional and personal relationships and I'm all about putting Igbo people first! I absolutely support the vision of the organization and I cannot wait to see how it grows and develops in the future.