Where the world is our classroom.
Africa House International is a grassroots environmental stewardship organization dedicated to promoting S.T.E.A.M. through Arts & Culture, Education, Health & Wellness.
Dr. Willie R. Mackey “Traditional education prepares students to go to college to get a job. S.T.E.A.M. education inspires and prepares students to create a world!”
Use what’s around you to make your world more beautiful: African Proverb
Message from the Executive Director & Co-Founder:
Although Africa House has its roots in 1996 as an ART House we are not too far from that today. The international artist Papa Assane M’baye who helped build our Arts & Culture foundation, has returned to teach Sabar classes, language, and history.
Dr. Mackey, who inspired it all, would be please with AfricaHouse International’s S.T.E.A.M. initiative and the African Solar Village Green Project (ASVGP) originally the African Solar Village Outreach Project (ASVOP) he created to educate people in the inner city about Solar and other renewable energy technologies.
I also do this work in memory of Olajuwon Hakeem Nkomo, my son, who was 19 years old when he was murdered in Cleveland, Ohio. I believe it is up to all of us to provide jobs and opportunities for our inner-city youth. There are many projects that can be used as tools to learn and grow. Every abandon house or building can be rehabbed and created into an Art House and provide work and an exciting learning and growing opportunity for our young people. We must teach them about positive teamwork.
It’s teamwork that makes the dream work.
About Our Co-Founder Dr. Willie R. Mackey
Dr. Karimi Mackey, the second African American to earn a PhD in Astrophysics from M.I.T. Worked at Cleveland’s NASA Glenn Research Center. DR. WILLIE RAY MACKEY (OSAGYEFO KARIMI SALMONE FAYE), renowned scientist and African dancer, born May 15, 1953, passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 6, 2004 at age 51. Born in Memphis, TN., raised in St. Louis, MO. he received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Mathematics with a concentration in African American Cultural Arts from Oberlin College. He received a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from MIT. He was founder of the Cooper Community Science Center in Roxbury, MA.; Institute of Rational Analysis, Boston, MA.; Amiraka Afrique, Dayton; Po Tolo Studio Complex, Cincinnati, and the McNair-Diop Astrophysical Institute. He performed extensively throughout New England with the Art of Black Dance and Music and completed a seven year apprenticeship under Raymond Sylla of Senegal, West Africa. He also served on the Ohio Arts Council Dance Panel. He was Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Wilber-force University and at the time of his death was a Spacecraft Plasma Physicist at the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland and Director of Modern Africa Tama Tama
We are environmental stewards!
S.T.E.M. vs S.T.E.A.M.
To Dr. Mackey, there was only S.T.E.A.M. Inspired by the Dogon, of West Africa at an early age, his love of science grew into a love of math, physics, dance, theater and singing.
An interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physics, biology, geography, ecology, chemistry, plant science, soil science, atmospheric science, etc., to the study of environment, and the solution to environmental problems.
The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of age, race, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.
WHAT IS THE GREEN MOVEMENT
And what is Bright Green Environmentalism?