Home is the emotion that makes you cry; Home is safe and a place of peace; Home is where all strivings cease. Aisha Patterson, poet Home is the glow you hold in your eye; You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise. Maya Angelou, poet If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. Mae Jemison Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. Oprah Winfrey If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito. African Proverb If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation. African Proverb Kindness is a language which the blind can see and the deaf can hear. African Proverb Do your little bit of good where you are, it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu

Nisaa African Family Service’s mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in African Immigrants and Refugee communities by promoting social, economic and political self-determination of all women; it seeks to build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change.