I am committed now more to myself than I have ever been….. After the trip, I am more affirmed that all things were possible with hard work and dedication.
2017 CUNY Birthright Alumna
I have learned to love myself more as an African American and to take pride in where I come from. I will implement what I have learned from the Birthright AFRICA program into my career goals by using the confidence to speak up, seek help, and aspire to do and say what I dream of doing.
2018 CUNY Birthright Alumni
Growing up I was definitely very proud of my African roots but I think the Birthright AFRICA program has certainly played a major role in enhancing that awareness. I am now entertaining the idea of moving to the continent once I graduate college.
2018 CUNY Birthright Alumna
I have far more pride in my African heritage.
2019 GrowHouse Birthright Alumni
I loved the weather, the natural foods, the people, the fashion--it was beautiful. I have also had my views on returning to Africa demystified. Africa has awakened in me. My sense of belonging somewhere is real and has been realized.
2019 GrowHouse Birthright Alumna
What I discovered about myself is all I wanted was to find my place amongst Africa. As an African-American we are convinced there is no place of belonging or welcome, and worst, that no one is interested. I didn't know the depth of my longing to be among my people, and how sick America can make you without such ties to your Homeland.
2019 Urban Sankofa Project Birthright Alumna
I want to play a significant role in the development and unification of the continent. After seeing and experiencing what I did, a new sense of purpose developed within me. I now have a specific cause to dedicate my efforts to on a grand scale.