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Evelyne Ello-Hart, from Cote d’Ivoire, presently works at Lutheran Community Services NW as the African Women’s Coalition (AWC) Program Supervisor. She has been in the US since January 2002. Prior to coming to Portland, she lived in Rome, Italy, for five years. She worked as a journalist for the Vatican Radio, the conference of the Italian bishops, Fides press agency and the propaganda fides office. She also worked for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agency as a communication specialist and an information management assistant.
Her educational background is in journalism and social communication.
In her work with AWC, she is committed to building a strong African women’s organization that will act as a voice for refugee and immigrant women. The AWC is a new community-based organization which mission is to empower and advocate for immigrant and refugee women and helping them reach their highest potential through leadership development and educational opportunities.
Evelyne move to Portland to improve her language skills (She speaks 7 languages) and immerse herself in the American culture. Livings in another country where she can learn and have people learn her culture, as always been a great experience and a real mission for her. Be a speaker in different community colleges, schools, agencies and universities is a reward, a way of building bridges between two worlds.