Bringing Our Community Together
The Association of Cameroonians in Colorado (ACC) is the largest, most prominent, and most consequential Cameroonian community association in the US state of Colorado. The organization has distinguished itself as the premiere organization for Africans, and Americans, of Cameroonian heritage in the Denver metro area.
ACC is composed of an energetic, dynamic, and caring group of individuals and their families who seek to make a difference in the world.
Founded in 2016, ACC is a registered non-profit business in the state of Colorado. The organization files periodic reports with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office to report on its activities and continued existence.
The organization’s primary goal is to serve the community and to be an example of community service that goes beyond tribe, culture, nationality, race, or class.
ACC members are mostly Americans and US permanent residents of Cameroonian or African descent, their friends, and their families, residing in the Denver metro area.
The membership body of ACC also includes people of other nationalities, and ethnic origins, including many Americans, who identify with the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the organization.
ACC’s purpose seeks not only communal support but also business, educational, cultural, and civic participation for its members.
The membership body of ACC also includes peoples of other nationalities, ethnic origins, including Americans, who identify with the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the organization.
Under the leadership of current President Lucas Kwelle, a teacher with the Aurora, Colorado Public School System, the organization has grown from a few members since its re-organization and founding in 2016 into a vibrant organization of more than 125 members.
An elder with First Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Colorado, Nkwelle has steered ACC from oblivion into a respectable community association. Elected, with overwhelming majority, as the associations’s leader(2016, 2018 and 2020), he says one of his goals is to build a team that will put aside our differences and work for the common good.
In addition to President Nkwelle, ACC has an executive team and a board of advisors, some elected, and others appointed, from its general membership body.
The ACC constitution is the organization’s main guiding document for its members and leadership. The ACC constitution and bylaws spells out its purpose, mission, vision for the future and rules of engagement. Members and prospective members can access and download copies of the association’s documents through the member-only portal on this website.
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Under the leadership of current President Lucas NKwelle, a teacher with the Aurora, Colorado Public School System, the organization has grown from a few members since its re-organization and founding into a vibrant organization of more than 125 active members.
An elder with First Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Colorado, Nkwelle has steered ACC from oblivion into a respectable community association. Elected, with an overwhelming majority, as the association’s leader in 2016, 2018, and 2020 respectively, he says one of his goals is to build a team that will “put aside our differences, and work for the common good.”
In addition to President Nkwelle, ACC has an executive team, group leaders, and a board of advisors, some elected, and others appointed, from its general membership body. Each week this team spends dozens of volunteer hours serving the community.
The ACC constitution is the organization’s main guiding document. The ACC constitution and bylaws spell out its purpose, mission, vision for the future, and rules of engagement.
Starting in 2022 the organization began an annual award to those of its members that have gone above and beyond in serving its interests. Nominees for the ACC Above and Beyond Award are recognized with an ACC ABOVE & BEYOND CERTIFICATE during our annual year-end celebration.
Prior to the ascent of ACC, other Cameroonian entities and organizations in the area existed and continue to exist. Although some of these entities bring people together around a purpose, none has been much more successful in unifying the community towards a shared goal than ACC. While our community of English-speaking and French-speaking Cameroonians makes us stand out, our purpose goes beyond tribe, language, or culture.
Above all, ACC exists first and foremost because of our love of the community. We seek to be an example of how charity works.
The organization has sought and continues to seek input, friendships, and participation from other community groups whose goals don’t necessarily align with its mission. Even while ACC does not engage in polarized political and cultural divisions, it welcomes a diversity of voices that support its mission and vision. To this end, the ACC community seeks bonds of friendship, partnership, trust, and a sense of togetherness despite the Cameroonian nations’ storied history and composition.