I.A.H. COLLECTIVE MISSION STATEMENT 
I.A.H. is an acronym that stands for I AM HERE.I AM HERE Collective was birthed out of Proverbs 18:21 "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." I.A.H. Collective is an initiative with a mission to dismantle destructive narratives facing communities, affirm the humanity of all of its participants and foster healthy relational environments. In doing so, I.A.H. Collective nurtures spiritual formation, provides practical tools to navigate through relationships and provides safe spaces for self-assessment and healing through creative community engagement projects and programs.
We partner with local organizations, shelters, schools, and churches to achieve this mission!

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5 Essential Goals

The 5 Essential Goals permeate throughout all of the community engagement and service projects of I.A.H. Collective.

Safe Space

Create safe spaces for self-reflection and healing. We also work on empowering participants to reshape destructive narratives and taking ownership of their lives and their stories. 

Interfaith

We embrace universal wisdom through the expression of different faith and spiritual practice. We emphasize the importance of interfaith dialouge. 

Affirmation

Nurture spiritual formation through affirming participants humanity, the humanity of others & God’s intentionality in creating them.

Life Tools

Provide participants with practical tools to navigate through and nurture healthy relationships with themselves and others. 

Living Word

Demonstrate practicality of scripture through the embodiment of scripture in the arts, service, reflection, dialogue.

Foundational Scriptures

As I.A.H. Collective’s essential goals states, this initiative desires to explore and appreciate the spectrum of wisdom teachings found in different religious and spiritual expressions of faith. The 5 Foundational Scriptures serves as an affirmation of the wisdom teachings in the Biblical text and embraces its complexity as it can be expressed through different faith practices.

Proverbs 18:21

 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. FUN FACT! Proverbs 18:21 is the foundation scripture that gave life to the entire I.A.H. Collective mission. 

Proverbs 17:27

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Psalm 139:13-16

For you created my inmost being; you knit me

together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your

book before one of them came to be.

Matthew 22:36-40

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the

Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments

1 Peter 4:10

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms

5 adinkra principles

Through the exploration of spiritual teachings and the embrace of universal wisdom I.A.H. Collective affirms African Spirituality through the symbolism found in Adinkra symbols

GYE NYAME

The symbol of the supremacy of God

ANANSE NTONTAN

The symbol of wisdom, creativity and the complexities of life

ODO NNYEW FIE KWAN

The symbol of the power of love ​

BOA ME NA

ME MMOA WO

The symbol of cooperation and interdependence. FUN FACT! This is also the central image of the I.A.H. Collective logo! 

NKONSONKONSON

The symbol of unity and human relations

Interested in partnering with I.A.H. COLLECTIVE in the coming future? Click workshops or Service projects to learn more!

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