Provides programs to support individuals and families in becoming self-sufficient in their new homes in Colorado. Also assists local integration by building refugee communities through community organizing and organizational development and assists capacity building with partners to understand and deliver services in a culturally relevant manner.
To support Colorado’s refugee, immigrant, and asylum-seeking populations in their pursuit of integration, self-sufficiency and freedom.
CAO is a 501(c) (3), founded in 2003 by Africans for Africans. It was formed to be an umbrella organization of the various African populations residing in Colorado, particularly for the refugee communities. We wanted to create a place where groups could work together towards integration, rather than allowing the divisiveness of their past define their futures in America. We expanded our mission in 2014 to include advancing the cause of integration by fostering education, self-sufficiency, and empowerment for all refugees, asylum-seekers, and immigrants.
Cities of Aurora, Denver; counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Denver