Africka Hinds has served over the last 19 years at AHCC to preserve its vision and mission: helping people grow in faith and love as disciples of Jesus. Throughout the years, Africka has served as a member of several committees (Hospitality/Welcome, Board of Worship and Fine Arts, and Outreach), assisted with establishing the School for Young Children on Asylum Hill, participated with Boar’s Head Festival (lights, stage management, and “the screamer”), and engaged as a Spirit Hill shepherd and teacher. She embodies her beloved sorority’s motto, Service to All Mankind, with numerous leadership roles in non-profit organizations and foundations, coordinating the Huntington Street Community Garden, and volunteers with Covenant to Care Crisis Food Program, 224 Eco-Space, Plimpton House, and Hands on Hartford. Her love of service and outreach allows her to meet the community members where they are on their faith journey, listen to their needs, and fulfill God’s vision: Love One Another. In all her life roles, the most important is that of mother to Mali and Janai, who both follow in her footsteps of service, love for the arts, and bringing about positive change through marrying traditions and technology.