African Communities in Boston

Students at Boston University have an opportunity to get involved in many extracurricular activities, both on and off campus, that are related to their interests in Africa. There are a number of well-established student groups at BU and many community groups with specific interests in Africa in the Boston area that have been established to promote a sense of shared purpose. Descriptions, contact details, and a website with more information are listed below:

BU African Students Organization
BU Niger Alumni Network
Ghana Association of Greater Boston
Nigerian American Multi-Service Association (NAMSA)

Questrom Graduate Students of the African Diaspora (GSAD)

Africans Universe – clearinghouse of Africa-related events in Boston and the United States.

Shalupe Foundation – Check out this local NGO’s volunteer and internship opportunities.

If you are a member of a community in Boston who would like to be listed here please contact Eric Schmidt, Assistant Director, at or 617-353-3674.