V4A continues its mission to welcome, connect and empower immigrants through training, mentorship, and resource coordination. V4A helps immigrants rest assured that as they start their new life in America, they are not alone. With good resource coordination, V4A clients enjoy a smooth transition enabling them to become economically productive more quickly.

Each year we recognize individuals and businesses in our community who has, through positive actions, stood out among his or her peers personally, professionally, and in volunteerism. You are invited to join us in celebrating these great heroes or as we say in Swahili, Mashujaa in our community.

Tickets are $95 per person and are available online on the link below, or via phone at 3142520488. You can also sponsor a table of 8 for $760. Event sponsorship is open for local businesses and corporations. Email us at [email protected].

Price will change on October 24th from $95 to $120 per ticket. 

In the last 13 years, every year V4A recognizes and celebrates individuals and organizations who stand out in impacting immigrant families in the St. Louis region.

V4A award recipient is a distinguished individual or organization who has established a reputable record of support and community service in the immigrant community in the region.

This year's event will be held on Saturday, November 11th, 2023 from 6 pm to 10.00 pm at Electrical Workers. The address is 5850 Elizabeth Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110.


The following awards will be presented to individuals and organizations for their exemptional service to the immigrant and refugee families in St Louis Region.

  • Community advocate- Wakili Award
  • Youth Empowerment Award- Wezesha Award
  • Immigrant Entrepreneur Award
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Emerging Leaders Award
  • Humanitarian Award –Shujaa Award
  • V4A Ambassador Award- Balozi Award
  • Mentor of the year Award
  • Community Impact Award

Partner with V4A to write more success stories in our immigrant communities by attending the dinner on November 11th, 2023

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