D.A.D.S. Awards Matumaini Counseling

James Norris, Matumaini Counseling founder, was recognized by D.A.D.S. (Divine Alternatives for Dads Services), an organization devoted to “stronger fathers, stronger communities”. Matumaini Counseling has been working out of the D.A.D.S. office for about 6 months, partnering with them to provide therapeutic services for the clients they work with. The...

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MA Psych Grads Fill Void in Skyway

In south Seattle lies Skyway, a community where a third of the households earn less than $35,000. Although the population is growing, services have not kept up. The Matumaini Counseling and Community Center is filling a void by providing mental health counseling to children, youth, and families. The center opened...

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Setting Up Young Black Men to Succeed

In 1909, Harvard-trained historian and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois described his experience as a schoolboy in New England. Due to a slight in his classroom, the young Du Bois began to recognize racial difference. In the end, he wrote, “One ever feels his two-ness — an American, a...

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