The United Eritrean Association (UEA) of the Los Angeles County and Surrounding areas is an independent, non-profit, and tax-exempted organization that strives to accomplish its vision, mission, and objectives as described below.
VISION To create and foster a united Eritrean community in the Greater Los Angeles and Surrounding Counties.
MISSION UEA is dedicated to the advancement and the well-being of Eritreans and Eritrean-Americans in the Los Angeles County and surrounding areas through education, Eritrean cultural and languages awareness and teaching, professional development, and through inclusive community empowerment.
To preserve the Eritrean cultures and traditions.
To cultivate and uphold harmony, brotherhood/sisterhood, and tolerance among Eritreans.
To organize cultural, educational, sport, art, and other activities that benefit members of the UEA.
To educate Eritrean youths and kids about Eritrean languages, cultures, and traditions, and to facilitate the collective efforts of guiding the youth to protect them from falling into the trap of potentially harmful habits.
To engage Eritreans to coordinate their knowledge, know-how, and work ethic to achieve a sustainable and prosperous livelihood.
To directly help and/or facilitate help from a third party to newly arrived Eritreans who reside in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
To elevate members’ professional skills and knowledge, UEA will organize workshops, seminars, and training on health, education, business, and other themes that benefit the UEA members.
To alleviate financial burden of UEA members during death, sickness, and accident of loved ones and loss of property during natural and man-made disasters.
To support and extend UEA help to Eritrea during natural and man-made disaster and emergency.
To engage outside governmental and non-governmental organizations that benefit and support the UEA activities.
Strives to revitalize, nurture, and sustain our community for a common goal.
Believes that building a strong Eritrean community in Los Angeles and surrounding areas requires mobilizing our people around a common goal with a focus on our young generation to equip them with Eritrean cultures, their heritages, and languages.
Wants to build a vibrant, strong, and thriving Eritrean community that respects diversity of culture, personality, thought, and is capable of working together to solve common problems relevant to our community.
Serves the Eritrean community through education, peer-to-peer support, social events/awareness, Eritrean cultural shows, sport activities, educational seminars, workshops, family gathering, celebrating our graduates, and by engaging its members to exercise an open and constructive dialogue.
Provides a readily accessible forum for group discussions, exchange of ideas, and exchange of experiences to solve and/or address societal issues.
Encouragesand empowers the youth to embrace virtue, academic/scholastic excellence, selfimprovement, and civic duty.
Do you edit articles? No. We just read them before we publish to make sure that the posting guidelines are observed.
What does an article include for the purpose of publishing at the UEA website? Written stories, news, relevant info for the Eritrean community, art, paint, cartoons, short video clips, audio, poem, jokes (except those in poor taste) etc.
Can you publish in other Eritrean languages? Yes, we will do our best. We encourage Eritreans to write in any of the Eritrean languages and English languages they are comfortable with and we will do our best to publish them. The articles should be sent in PDF format.
Do you have criteria for publishing an article? Yes, but very subjective. We would like to publish articles that are important and relevant to our community, well-written, and insightful.
Any specific format? Yes: MS Word or PDF file format. Black ink. If you want, you can include graphics, pictures, diagrams, tables etc…
Do I need to provide my name and contact info? Yes (contact info will not be published.) We cannot publish an article without the author’s name and contact info. If needed, at the sole request of the author, we can allow you to use a pen name and we will protect your privacy (we will not publish your name and contact info).