WHO WE ARE
United Belizeans of Northern Illinois (UBNI) is a Not-For-Profit 501C3 organization. Our objectives include supporting education by awarding scholarships for Belizean-Americans in the United States, and Belizean students residing in Belize. We strive to promote awareness of Belizean culture with its colorful traditions, and to ensure self-improvement. UBNI provides social activities for its members and guests. We sponsor and support events that benefit the Belizean community and simultaneously strengthen mutual understanding throughout our local community. Membership is open to all aspiring Belizeans willing to work toward attaining the goals of UBNI.
SNAPSHOT OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- In 9 years UBNI has issued 42 scholarships to Illinois Students
- Six (4 year) scholarships to High School students in Belize
- Assisted Belizean Families in Need
- Supported schools in Belize
- Toy giveaways at Christmas
- Shoes and school supplies giveaway to children in disadvantaged areas in Belize
- We partner with and support agencies and organizations in our local community
MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Wayne Bowen, Sr.
Anna Luna Bradley
Aura Luz Westby
Wayne Bowen Jr.