The word Ujima ("oo-JEE-mah") is a  Ki ("kee") Swahili* word that means "Collective Work and Responsibility": To build and maintain our community together and to make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together".  Ujima  is exactly what this project...this movement... is all about.

   *Swahili (Kiswahili among its speakers) is a Bantu language spoken in East and Central Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda and Burundi, Somalia, and the Comoro Islands

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Collective work and responsibility


The Buchtel Community, primarily encompassing the 44320 and 44307 zip codes, have poverty rates of 23.7% and 45.9%, and unemployment rates of 17.3% and 24.6 %, respectively (according to http://www.city-data.com).


This same community is noted in Summit County to have one of the two highest juvenile offense rates (according to the Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Assessment Report, 2009)) and infant mortality rates (according to “The Summit County Maternal and Child Health Indicators:  A report to the community from Summit County Child and Family Health Service Consortium”, 2014).
 
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44320 Zip Code (Akron, Ohio) Profile

Homes, apartments, schools, population, income, averages, housing, demographics, location, statistics, sex offenders, residents and real estate info

44307 Zip Code (Akron, Ohio) Profile - Homes, apartments, schools, population, income, averages, housing, demographics, location, statistics, sex offenders, residents and real estate info 




Buchtel Community "Stats"


Project Ujima 
Community Vision Statement
Created on October 13, 2011, at the Project Ujima Kick-off
We envision a community that values diversity and maintains high standards in a safe and nurturing environment that builds independence and economic self-sufficiency, while educating our community in the knowledge of self and promoting a healthy quality of life for all throughout the life cycle.

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The Miami Foundation, a tax exempt 501(c)(3), serves as Project Ujima's fiscal agent.
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