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We are the Institute for East African Councils on Higher Education

The IEA Councils is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit specializing in college access for immigrant, as well as first-generation immigrant students of African heritage.

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Our Mission

As strong advocates of higher educational access and persistence, IEA Councils engages targeted student communities by delegating appropriate representatives to ensure proper guidance, support and resources. The importance of education at IEA Councils is exemplified by the culturally personalized assistance we provide to ensure that East-African communities residing in the United States cultivate their full potential.


IEA Class 2022

Our Services


“The nonprofit... helps students navigate the dizzying admissions process and makes sure they understand what it means to be a college student.”

The Washington Post

“I’d like to see these kids take initiative, whatever profession they’re in... I want to see them in positions of leadership.”

- Matheos Mesfin

Executive Director

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Application for the 2022-2023 school year is now open! Click on the button below to apply!

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