The African Association of Madison, (AAM) Inc., founded in 1993, is a federally recognized 501c (3) and a State of Wisconsin Chapter 181 non-profit organization. 

The mission of the African Association of Madison, Inc. (AAM) is to serve as a forum to bring together and unite in purpose people of African descent and friends of Africa in the Greater Madison area and share the diverse heritages and traditions inherent in the rich cultures of Africa with the Madison and Wisconsin communities.

The goals of the Association is to foster the advancement of Africans in the Greater Madison area by encouraging education, cultural diversity initiatives and exchanges that presents an objective view of Africa that would improve collective community relations.
 We are the African Community of Madison

The Madison area’s African community, representing over 30 African countries, has had a presence in the Madison area since at least the mid-1960s.

This community has grown over time as Africans have moved to Madison to study and teach at the University of Wisconsin and other colleges to distinguish themselves in the public and private sectors. It has made many contributions to Madison and has become increasingly engaged with the greater Madison community, symbolized with the first African-born Madison alderperson elected in 2015.

Recently, the African community – a tight-knit community that prizes education and excellence and is now 3,000 – 5,000 strong – has added to its ranks many African refugees who seek the opportunities and promises that Madison has to offer.
The core of the approximately 200-registered membership of the Association is made up of African immigrants, African students, second-generation Africans and other persons who have familial or business relationships with Africa. 
 About the African Association of Madison

To achieve its goals, the Association provides services that promote and encourage the collective culture, social, educational and economic welfare of its membership and engage in activities that contribute to the public education of the community. The Association organizes many programs, including Africa Fest as an opportunity for Americans and others to learn about African culture and traditions directly from Africans.