African Churches and Mosques in St. Louis


NAME:   Christ Covenant Church

PASTOR: Paul & Eunice Macharia


3465 Shackelford Rd

Florissant, MO 63031

TEL: 314 839 0292


NAME:  Immanuel Worship Centre

PASTOR:  John & Mary  Mbochi


12523 Missouri Bottom Rd

Hazelwood, MO 63042

TEL: 314 731 3400


Evangel Vineyard Church

PASTOR:   Joel  &  Jane  Kamau


7169 N Lindbergh

Hazelwood ,MO 63042

TEL: 314 629 0656


Pendo Presbyterian Church 

PASTOR: Dr.Rev. Isaac Wanyoike


9424  Evan  Man Ave. read more

African Restaurants in St. Louis


African Palace
Features West African, Caribbean and a little American cuisine and beverages
Unassuming locale & weekend nightspot turning out traditional West African dishes & cocktails
4005 seven hills Dr,
Florissant, MO 63033
Tel: 1 314.921.4600, Facebook

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant
Ethiopian restaurant
Address: 3210 S Grand Blvd ·
Tel: (314) 772-4442

Ye Ethiopian Restaurant
Ethiopian restaurant
5916 Delmar Blvd ·
Tel: (314) 361-9202

Simba Ugandan Restaurant
8531 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63132
Tel:(314) 484-2530 read more

V4A Youth Mentorship Parent Engagement

V4A Youth Mentorship Parent Engagement


V4A Youth Mentorship parent engagement component of our Youth Mentorship Program is a collaboration between V4A and similar community based organizations that share our passion for creating a healthier, cohesive support system for the Immigrant and refugee children. As community-led organizations, we are deeply committed to getting parents involved in their students’ education and playing a role in their educational success.

Through a shared common vision and purpose, V4A Youth Mentorship Program and Multicultural Counseling and Research Center will partner to close the educational opportunity gap by working together to educate and empower Immigrant parents of school-age children in St. Louis. Multicultural Counseling and Research Center will provide educational services for the youth and V4A Youth Mentorship Program will work with parents through hands-on informational workshops and seminars. Together we will provide a cohesive educational package that empowers the whole family by making them equal and informed partners with the school leaders. read more



Mission: We are a primary resource center and leading advocate for African business professionals in local, national, and international markets.
911 Washington Ave, #501
St. Louis, MO 63101


1. Togolese Community of St. Louis
Contact: Dossah Alphonse Edorh
Call: 314 2436415

2. Sierra Leone Community of St. Louis Mission Our mission is to bring all Sierra Leoneans in Saint Lous Metroplitan Area together in order to foster love, to promote unity, and to enact a sense of belonging. Moreover, we strive to seek one another’s welfare, and to stand firm in solidarity for the progress and development of our community CONTACT INFO Call (314) 256-1070 website You-tube 3. Ghanaian Association of Greater St. Louis

To promote and provide a network/community of Ghanaians & friends that will uplift and support each other.  Our primary goal is to build strong bonds and relationships among Ghanaians and the surrounding communities.  We promote opportunities for networking through educational, business and social events. 
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Citizenship and Workforce Development


Citizenship & Naturalization

CitizenshipV4A offers citizenship classes to help you prepare for your test. The class is every week for 4 weeks. If you need help filing for your citizenship we can do that for you as well.

Through our partners, V4a offers consultations to help immigrants apply for a wide variety of needs.

  • Applications for family reunification (family-based visa petitions)
  • Employment Authorization renewals
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applications
  • Applications for Legal Permanent Residency
  • Naturalization applications
  • Citizenship Certificate applications
  • Consular applications
  • V-visa applications
  • Other applications

Financial Literacy

Once a month we have financial experts come and teach classes on how to be financially successful. We cover topics on credit repair, renting/owning houses, savings, etc. Join us now for read more

V4A 2018 Awards Recipients


Vitendo4africa celebrations its 5th Annual Dinner on October 20th at JFK Community Center.This year event was spectacular with great African fashion show by YKG crafts, African dance by F4KIDZ African Performing Arts, food and music. YKG is owned by immigrant entrepreneur from Zimbabwe, Ms Gamu Gandawa.
During this time every year, V4A recognizes individuals and organizations who have, through positive actions, stood out to impact the lives of immigrants and refugees families in St. Louis. This year these individuals and organizations received awards in the following categories.
1. Most influential in impacting change- Mshauri Award -Wesley McCutchan read more

The V4A Story


Vitendo4africa is a non profit organization for immigrants by immigrants in Missouri. Vitendo4africa Founder and Executive Director, Mr Geoffrey Soyiantet shares his life experience from Kenya to USA and how his mother inspired him to start an organization that is impacting many lives both locally and internationally.

The organization started small seven years ago to serve the growing need of immigrants and refugees in North County. Currently the organization serves thousands of immigrants and refugees families in St Louis Metropolitan and in Africa. V4A offeres programs in health, workforce development and citizenship and immigration. read more

Africa Mission Trip


Through youth leadership program, V4A organizes mission trip to Kenya during summer. The teens takes the initiative to host fundraising events, collect school supplies, backpacks, hospital supplies and other games items.  They travel with these items for donation while on the mission.

The past groups have volunteered to renovate a hospital, build school classrooms, constructing of school desks, worked at the orphanages and teaching at elementary schools.  Towards the end of every trip, students are given opportunity to enjoy safari at the famous Masai Mara national park and Geo Thermal site in Naivasha. This is a great way for students to get out of their comfort zones and expand their global experience. read more

On trip to Kenya, St. Louis teens give back, reconnect with roots

Sally Gacheru, center, tosses a ball to a child in Sakutiek, Kenya. Gacheru, who was born in Kenya but moved to St. Louis four years ago, was part of a service trip back home for fellow immigrant teens this month.
Sally Gacheru, center, tosses a ball to a child in Sakutiek, Kenya. Gacheru, who was born in Kenya but moved to St. Louis four years ago, was part of a service trip back home for fellow immigrant teens this month.


It hit them that they were back home as soon as they were off they off the plane and in the crowded Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

“And there was a long queue [at customs], a long, long queue. And I just knew I was in Kenya right there,” Victor Rotich said, days later and hours away from the capital, in the small village of Sakutiek.

Rotich was among a group of three seniors from Hazelwood West High School — and one who recently moved from St. Louis to Michigan — returning to their native Kenya. The two-week trip was a capstone to a mentorship program they’re a part of through a St. Louis-based organization, Vitendo4Africa, that supports African immigrants. The group spent more than a year planning, fundraising and collecting donations. read more

Kenya’s Kids Exhibit at Magic House


On behalf of Vitendo4africa and Kenyan Community of St. Louis, I would like to express our sincere thank you for attending Kenya’s Kids Exhibit grand opening ceremony at Magic House. The Magic House’s newest cultural exhibit, Kenya’s Kids, is designed to help Magic House visitors discover what life is like for children in Kenya today. The F4kidz African Kids Dance group did a wonderful performance.

This historic event was attended by hundreds of Kenyans and friends living in St. Louis. In the presence was Senator Kyle McCarter, Tim Nowak of World Trade Center  and Betsy Cohen of St Louis Mosaic Project. Other organizations who were represented includes International Institute St. Louis, St. Louis Zoo, World Wide Technology, Claim Academy and the great people of Kenyan Community of St. Louis. Watch video read more