Key Activities and Tasks

Founded in January 2011 and registered in the District of Columbia, the Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are a beacon of Ethiopian culture in North America, dedicated to its preservation, celebration, and promotion.

  • Our Mission
  • The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is a vibrant non-profit organization committed to celebrating and promoting the rich tapestry of Ethiopian culture. Since our inception in January 2011, registered in the District of Columbia, we have been dedicated to the preservation and sharing of Ethiopia’s unique cultural heritage through a wide range of mediums including literature, music, and the arts.
  • Our Vision
  • EHSNA envisions a world where the beauty and depth of Ethiopian culture are integral to the diverse cultural mosaic of North America. Our work is driven by the belief that our traditions and values have a significant role to play in enriching the lives of Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans as they navigate and contribute to their new homeland.
  • Our Commitment
  • We are steadfast in our commitment to not only serving Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans but also in fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation amongst the broader North American community. By showcasing Ethiopian culture, we aim to be a bridge that connects various cultures and enhances the multicultural dialogue.


Core Values of EHSNA

Cultural Preservation and Celebration

Cherishing Our Roots: At the heart of EHSNA is our unwavering commitment to preserving and celebrating Ethiopian culture. We believe in honoring our rich heritage through literature, music, and the arts, ensuring that the vibrant traditions of Ethiopia continue to thrive in North America.

Community and Inclusivity

Fostering Unity and Diversity: We are dedicated to building a strong, inclusive community that welcomes all who share an affinity for Ethiopian heritage. Our organization is a melting pot where Ethiopians, Ethiopian Americans, and friends of Ethiopia come together to share, learn, and grow.

Cross-Cultural Understanding

Bridging Cultures: We are committed to promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. By showcasing the uniqueness of Ethiopian culture, we aim to be a bridge between communities, enhancing the multicultural dialogue in North America.

Empowerment through Engagement

Active Participation and Volunteerism: We believe in empowering our members and the broader community through active engagement. Participation in our events and initiatives is not just about celebrating culture; it’s about contributing to a cause that enriches and enlightens.

Legacy and Continuity

Sustaining Our Cultural Heritage: Our core value lies in ensuring that the legacy of Ethiopian culture is not only preserved but also passed down through generations. We strive to be custodians of our heritage, making it a vibrant and celebrated part of North America's cultural fabric for years to come.

  • Promotion of Ethiopian Culture
  • HSNA is dedicated to showcasing Ethiopian culture through various mediums such as literature, music, and the arts. This involves organizing cultural events, exhibitions, and possibly cultural exchange programs.