LEADERSHIP

EKC Board Members: 2014

Stacy Bellward
President

Jane Steiner
Vice-President

Amy Runion
Secretary

Kathy Griebel
Treasurer

Paul Bellward

Lizz Sable-Stauning





MISSION
Ethiopian Kids Community nurtures connections and provides support for families with Ethiopian American children.
VISION
  • Celebrate Ethiopian culture through education and events.
  • Encourage fellowship for families in every stage of the adoption process.
  • Provide cultural resouces.
  • Seek opportunities to give back.
  • Promote positive self-identity and self-esteem.
  • Plan annual EKC Summer Family Camp.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Ethiopian Kids Community was born out of one family’s desire to have their Ethiopian born children stay connected with other Ethiopian adoptees.  The idea of EKC was quickly embraced by other adoptive families and soon after, members of the Ethiopian American community. EKC started as monthly gatherings where children who were adopted would reconnect. It then grew to include mom’s night outs, which provided an outlet for adoptive mother’s to ask questions, share resources and grow as adoptive parents. Soon after, EKC began planning an annual summer gathering, the Mehaber,  where over 900 people attend to learn more about Ethiopian culture and reconnect with friends.  As EKC continues to grow, we hope to offer more resources for teaching kids and parents about Ethiopian culture, as well as provide families with opportunities to give back to Ethiopia.

OUR ORGANIZATION
EKC is a 501(c)(3) organization that accepts tax-deductible donations. We are an all volunteer run organization. EKC exists because of parents in our community who give of their time and resources to help EKC accomplish its mission.



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