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

​​Project Ujima, Inc.​.

Collective work and responsibility

Shield $1,000 - $2,999

For more information and to discuss making a charitable gift, please contact Crystal Jones, Manager, Project Ujima, 330-434-7988 or email:

Robert Briggs, ACF Donor Advised Fund

George Stevens Fund of Akron Community Foundation (

Guardian $1 - $249

Vessel $5,000- 9,999

Villager $3,000 - $4,999

Drum Circle $10,000+

Pillar $250 - $999

Patricia Wicks, in honor of Mrs. Velma Smoot
Linda Slack
Esi Sondra Bryant
Bea Boyd
Sandra & George McClain, in memory of Cleo Chism
Ned & Jodie DeLamatre
Yvette Powell
Michael & Crystal Jones
Joseph & Alona Coleman
Pearlie Whitfield
Cazzell Smith
United Methodist Women of Centenary
Carolyn Felton
John C. Mobley
Lynn Parmentier
Debra Simonne Hinkson-Wright
Rushanah & James Ellis
Carla & Jeff Sibley 
Charmaine Thurman
Lynn Parmentier
Marie B. Curry & Brandt T. Lee
Elizabeth England
Sherry Blair
Marcus Moore
Cynthia Y. Williams
Pearlie Whitfield, In Honor of Obaa and Akua Amponsah

The Omnova Solutions Foundation


Betty V. and John Jacobson Foundation

Robert W. Briggs

The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

The George Stevens Fund of Akron        Community Foundation

Knight Foundation Donor Advised  Fund

The Summa Foundation

Brian & Susan Vogelsang

John & Julie Randall

Linda Urda

Joyce C. Anderson

Dr. Gregory & Judi Hill

 Donors - 2015 

We offer the following Gifting Levels:

We hope you will consider donating to this important community strengthening work.

​​There are 3 ways to make your contribution!

To make a contribution by mail, please download, print and mail the contribution form.

Click on the links below.

Project Ujima 

Contribution Form