Anushay Anjum
Liz Demchak
Hideko Otake

Sauti Yetu Center for African Women

Sauti Yetu is engaging a strategic planning consultant to achieve the following goals: 

  • To engage the staff, board, and other key stakeholders in clarifying the vision and mission of Sauti Yetu.
  • To develop a strategic plan outlining key outcomes for the organization in the next 3-5 years.
  • To create a document that will allow Sauti communicate effectively with funders, clients, press, and other stakeholders and to guide ongoing planning and decisions.

Sauti Yetu is now seeking a team of graduate researchers to: 

  • Research examples of strategic planning documents from similar sized and budgeted organizations, related organizations with connected or overlapping goals.
  • Conduct interviews and focus groups with clients and staff, for input into the current state and desired future state of Sauti Yetu. Possible survey/diagnostic tool to be developed.
  • Participate in at least one idea generating session with either staff or board members.
  • Under the supervision of the strategic planning consultant and staff member, researchers will summarize stakeholder input to produce a summary document including the strategic plan, budget, and action plan.


The strategic planning consultant will train and coach the research team. A staff member from Sauti Yetu will supervise the writing and editing of the final document, with editorial guidance from the strategic planning consultant.

Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, whose name means “Our Voice” in Swahili, is the only nonprofit organization that specifically serves the needs of immigrant African women and girls in New York City. We began in 1995 as a pilot project at RAINBO (Research, Action and Information Network for Bodily Integrity of Women) and became an independent organization in 2004.   Through a range of direct services and advocacy projects, we empower immigrant African women and girls to demand, articulate and exercise their rights.

Sauti Yetu’s programs and activities include: Capacity Building Program for Immigrant African Women, The Family Violence Prevention and Education Program, Reproductive Health, Women’s Legal Literacy workshops, FC/FGC Policy and Advocacy Project, FC/FGC Information and Documentation Center, and cross-cultural training, seminars and outreach for service providers. Sauti Yetu has been honored by the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs and sit on the Manhattan Borough President’s Office Immigrant Rights Task Force.