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Webster Five steps up for African Community Education

Pictured in front of ACE’s new building are Biodun Akande, board chairperson, and Kaska Yawo, executive director and co-founder of ACE. (Photo courtesy of the organization).

Webster Five recently donated $25,000 to African Community Education (ACE), a Worcester organization dedicated to assisting African refugees and immigrant youth and families in achieving educational and social stability. The donation will go towards ACE’s campaign to renovate the new ACE Center and expand program access.
ACE’s programs include after-school and family education programs, mentorship opportunities, community outreach and more. ACE currently serves 6.3% of African-born immigrants and their children living in Worcester within 200% of the poverty line. With their 2022 move to a larger headquarters, ACE looks to expand its programs and grow its reach to serve even more families.
“Webster Five is proud to support the important work African Community Education is doing to increase access to resources promoting personal growth and stability in our community,” Don Doyle, president and CEO of Webster Five, said.
“African Community Education is extremely grateful for Webster Five’s generous contribution to our organization,” Kaska Yawo, executive director and co-founder of ACE, said. “This gift will have a tremendous impact as we renovate the new ACE Center and expand access to education, outreach and workforce development programs for thousands of African refugees and immigrants in Central Massachusetts. We are thankful Mr. Doyle and the Webster Five leadership team recognize the important role this project has in our local community and believe in our work at ACE enough to be an early supporter of these efforts.”
To learn more about ACE’s mission and programs, visit To learn more about Webster Five’s charitable giving,