Our mission is to stimulate global cultural and racial understanding, unification and inclusion of all people of African descent through the arts, education, placemaking, as well as community redevelopment and revitalization in Middle Tennessee.
Arts and Culture
Africa Is… is our evolving multi-media and multi-genre platform meant to enlighten, educate, and connect through multi-sensory and multimedia arts presentations and exhibits. We host in-person and virtual programs and events that rely heavily on collaborations and partnerships with individuals and entities — locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Jubilee Bridge Area Revitalization Project is a community beautification effort in the HBCU community of Fisk University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville. It focuses on equitably updating these spaces--anchored by a commonly used bridge named after the internationally acclaimed Fisk Jubilee Singers--by merging architecture and civic design with art, cultural, historical preservation, and celebration. Led by the WACCP, we are grateful for our partnership with the Civic Design Center, Pillars Development, HBCU CDAC, Moody Nolan Architects, J.U.M.P., the Metro Nashville Government, among others. One step at a time, please watch our video > to get a glimpse of how we're beginning this process.
Our organization is run completely by volunteers, and in order to be more productive in pursuing our mission, vision, and goals, we must increase our staff. Funding is, therefore, needed for such areas as capacity building, administrative and financial management, marketing, strategic planning, outreach, technology, and more.
The World AfriCultural Community Project (WACCP) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2016 in Tennessee. The WACCP is a sponsored project of the HBCU Community Development Action Coalition. Our founding partner is the African American Cultural Alliance — host of Nashville's Annual African Street Festival.
We support and are participating in the global objective to change negative narratives about Africa, Africans worldwide, and “Blackness,” in general. Our projects and programs are meant to positively illustrate and highlight the existence, contributions, and relevance of the people, places, histories, resources and influences of the African Continent and Diaspora.