Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Sylvie Bello is the brain behind "The Cameroon American Council"!!!

The Cameroon American Council launches officially September 1st 2010 with a 2 day workshop!

Event: Official Launching of the Cameroon American Council: "Capacity Building for African Immigrant Organizations"

Dates: September 1st & 2nd 2010

Venue: The Veteran Enteprise Training Services Center
1200 18th NW, Ste LL100
Washington, DC 20036

The Cameroon American Council is a national membership association of 135 organizations serving over 100,000 Cameroonians/Africans in the US. "Our mission is to build the capacity, relevance and visibility of community organizations."

The main programs include: African Diaspora Outreach, Arts & Culture, Capacity Building, Health and Women Empowerment. With Cameroonians in the Diaspora as a model, the CA Council's outreach and outlook is Pan-African. A program such as ‘Africans on Broadway’ initiative aims to introduce or re-introduce people of African descent to the splendor of performing arts (ballet, musicals, theater etc) and to consult to theater houses and production groups on audience development.
The Cameroon American Council envisions a world powered by understanding, appreciation and collaboration.


Sylvie Bello is the Executive Director of the Cameroon American Council.
Sylvie started out in the nonprofit world in the Fall of 1999 as an Accounting Assistant for a Family Service Agency in New Jersey. Prior to this Executive Director position, she was the Finance and Operations Manager for the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington- a capacity building organization. She was an Obama for America (OFA) campaign staffer and worked in over 10 U.S. States for a year long period. Her outreach constituents were: Women, African Americans and People of Faith. Sylvie studied Finance and Accounting at Kean University. Her community activism includes: Co-Chair of the National African Heritage
Month Committee, National Public Relations Officer of Omega Phi Chi Multi- Cultural Sorority.

You can reach Sylvie @ 202-641 0273 or via email sylviebello.dc@gmail.com or Cameroon.american.council@gmail.com

Sylvie & Congressman Donald Payne, Chair of the US House Sub-Committee on Africa!

Sylvie giving a talk on "Fundraising Skills" @ the BFU-USA 2010 Convention.

CA Council @ the African Diaspora Festival

Representin' with Tarbinlam Lafon,BFU-USA President

Sylvie & John Hall, HUD (US Dept of Housing and Urban Development) Field Director.

Thumbs up Sylvie!You are such an inspiration...With people like you, we can sure tap into the resources available to our community organizations in the US!We have really come a long way since our primary school days in BKPS...lol!



  1. Wonderful job love what you are doing for our people. I am a student working hard to becoming an autism specialist and young women like Sylvie are an inspiration. When I am ready to start my own project on autism for the African community, I will have some great women like Sylvie to reach out to.
    Thank sister.

  2. I am impressed with the untiring effort with which you are leading the move for the Africans in USA to have the voice and power giving the favorable condition now in place to take charge of our health concerns and other issues concerning our day to day living. You are a rock and I respect you highly for that and more.



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