Mission: To connect Afrikan American and Afro Latino young people to the global community and especially the world-wide Afrikan Diaspora, and those on the Afrikan continent, where they together can serve, connect, and develop life-long life-changing relationships of mutual love, encouragement, and investment.
Vision: Spiritually enlivened young adults will connect, relate, and work across geographical, historical, and cultural divides to take leadership roles in addressing core issues related to global equality, justice, and peace.
Watu Moja is a Swahili phrase meaning “One People.” The name captures the aim of connecting African American and Afro Latino youths to the people and cultures of the global Afrikan community, found both within the Afrikan continent and throughout the worldwide Afrikan Diaspora. Together, through conversations, shared experiences, and serving together, they will discover their commonness and will form relationships of mutual love, encouragement, and investment. It is the aim of Watu Moja to spiritually enliven young people and to help them discover the true message and meaning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As young people learn, connect, serve, and reflect, our hope is that they will develop a Christian worldview that considers the fullness of God’s creative expression and the mission of Kingdom building throughout the global community.
Watu Moja President
Ayinde serves as the President of Watu Moja. As a graduate from Rutgers Camden with a degree in Africana Studies he loves studying different schools of Black thought. Dedicated to the empowerment of Black and Brown people, Ayinde seeks to create a safe space devoted to the enlightenment and creative expression of his community. He enjoys teaching “Social Justice and Activism Through the Arts” for Rutgers’ Future Scholars. As an anime and music enthusiast, his must-watch and must-listen lists are ever growing.
Watu Moja Secretary
As a Sociology and Journalism Grad, Camille applies her love of writing and cultural exchange to managing and editing Watu Moja’s blog. When she’s not writing or doing work for Watu Moja, you can usually find her drawing, studying Spanish, or listening to 90’s R&B music.
Watu Moja Treasurer
A Camden city native Amadi currently serves as the treasurer of Watu Moja. A graduate from Chestnut Hill College with a degree in Psychology, she has passion to promote mental health awareness within the black and brown community. A lover a music she spends her weekends teaching piano lessons at the Jubilee Music Enrichment program. With A host of hobbies Amadi enjoys keeping up on the latest makeup trends and has an endless reading list.
Watu Moja Creative Director
Graduate of Rutgers University - Camden in the field of Digital Media & Society, Reet serves as Watu Moja's Creative Director. An art lover of all forms, from poetry to graphic design, Reet prides himself on endlessly innovating the organization's identity & iconography. Reet views life itself as a grand poetic experience, candidly deconstructing the human condition through imagery, alliteration, & rhyme.