Meet Founder: Florence Y.A. Cooke

Florence is a mother and wife. After watching Togolese people on the street in a riot that begged their ruler to step down an inspiration was born. The vision is to bring hope to the hopeless, help those in dire need through the diaspora and friends of the diaspora. She had volunteered in women’s shelter and other organizations pertaining to physical and substance abuse. Nothing on international level but she’s up for the challenge and she needs your help to do it.

Born in Togo, West Africa, Florence Y.A. Cooke is a passionate advocate for social justice. As a young girl, Florence was always moved by the plight of the less fortunate in her hometown of Lomé. She witness childhood poverty, diseases and domestic abused and vowed to one day be gather enough resources to make a difference.

Florence become inspired by social justice movements in Africa pushing for democracy. This is when she understood the power of collective action. She thought to herself if people who have been oppressed and have little resources can move together to toppled powerful dictators, then other who love in freedom and have access to more resources should be able to organize and support them.

Florence’s vision is to bring hope to the hopeless and empower those in dire need by organizing the African diaspora and friends of the diaspora. Florence is a wife and a proud mother. She dedicate her free time to volunteer on her community in Minneapolis.