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Uponyaji is a newly 501(c) 3 organization in Philadelphia. Our main focus is to provide mental health resources for African Descent people using the 8 dimensions of wellness as our guide.

We're seeking additional expertise for several Board Member positions to expand their skills and talents to help the organization manifest its mission. For our executive board, we are currently seeking;

  • Secretary
  • Vice President
  • Treasure
And we are looking for board members to serve our sub-committees such as;

  • Communication and Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Finances
  • Event Planning
Here are some of the characteristics we would like the board members to have:

  • Must be relieable
  • Must be able to spend at least 20 hours a month (hours may vary depending on position)
  • Must be passionate about advocating for the need of the African diaspora in Philadelphia and the surrounding countries.
  • Being able to take on a leadership role if needed.
  • Know how to work well within a team
  • Be able to attend at least 80% of the meeting within a calendar year.
  • Creative and innovated
  • Great communication skills
  • Great Stewardship
  • Must have some foundation of fundraising

And more.

Our board meeting is Every 2nd Saturday starting at 10:00 AM via zoom. We prefer if Board Members have knowledge or experience with policies revolving around Mental health and how it affects the minority community. Each person who applies must send a resume and go through a 6-month volunteer process before they fully become a board member. All resumes, questions and inquiries can be email to; shadiquas@uponyaji.i.nfo

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About Uponyaji


1610 Elaine st, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19150, US

Mission Statement

Uponyaji is a peer-based run organization aiming to provide mental health resources and spread mental wellness within the black community. Through educational workshops, events, webinars, and advocacy.


Uponyaji started in April of 2020. We are a fairly new organization looking to provide our experiences and expertise to a population that needs it the most. So far. Everyone who is involved with our organization has lived experience with mental health and is of African descent. Currently, the board consists of Certified Peer Specialists and people with lived experiences. So far, we have hosted virtual and in-person events surrounding culture and mental health. We believe in advocating for people who may not know how to advocate for themselves. We used our network and experience to create a bridge between the community and the resources they may need using the 8 dimensions of wellness.

Uponyaji's vision is to educate the African Diaspora by providing unique and cultural appropriation ways of healing. We strive to promote mental wellness to people of the African diaspora covering all 8 dimensions of health and wellness.

Advocacy & Human Rights


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Crisis Intervention
  • Group Facilitation
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach




  • Board Members are required to serve for two years

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