Umu Igbo Unite

Who we are

Networking with a Cultural Twist

Umu Igbo Unite (UIU), a 501c3 Limited Liability Corporation, was founded in 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia by the D.I. Anadu and J.C. Okpukpara families. The motivation behind UIU's birth was to address the lack of a structured network that catered to the specific cultural, professional, and social needs of first generation Igbo Americans and the greater Diaspora. Since it's inception, UIU has grown to over 5,000 members nationwide with 13 active chapters: Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, DMV, Boston, Tristate (NY, NJ, CT), Detroit, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Twin Cities, Bay Area, Austin and Miami.
As the premiere network of Igbo Americans that are proud of their heritage, our vision is to positively impact the diaspora, Nigeria, and the continent of Africa. We are cultivating the next generation of rising Igbo Americans, and building the necessary bridges and networks that will ensure the preservation of Igbo culture and the success of Igbo Americans for generations to come.

meet our team

The Board of Directors that set the vision for UIU

Co - Founder, Chairman of the Board & President
Co - Founder, Executive Director & Vice President
Co - Founder, General Advisor & Treasurer
Co - Founder, General Advisor & Secretary
Co - Founder, Marketing & Communications Director
Co - Founder, UIUCares Director
Co - Founder, Chapter Development Director
Co - Founder, UIUCares Manager
General Advisor
General Advisor
General Advisor
General Advisor, Programs
General Advisor, Legal Counsel
General Advisor