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A Marketplace of
Human Excellence

Sokoto means "market place" and has its social, political, and spiritual roots linked to one of the major 18-19th century precolonial African Islamic empires of West Africa, from where many people of African descent in the Americas originated due to the European trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Sokoto House is a community center that aims to build community cohesion and collective efficacy.

Upcoming Events

Sun, Mar 7, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sharpen Perspective Film Series: Outdoor Screenings, Discussion, Reflection, Food, and Celebration of Life

Join us at Sokoto House for a screening of documentary clips about the life and legacy of Fred Hampton, follow-up discussions, reflection, food, and a celebration of life. We encourage everyone to watch the film Judas and the Black Messiah at home or with friends prior to this event. Bring a chair and wear warm clothes!

Youth Leadership Development Program Orientation More info...

Orientation for Youth Leadership Development Program for participants ages 13-17.

CCCVPS Discussion and Q&A Session (Zoom Meeting) - Visit the Sokoto House's YouTube channel to watch the video. More info...

Panel discussion and Q&A regarding the Cape Fear's Comprehensive Community Violence Prevention Strategy via Zoom. Video of the event is available on Sokoto House's YouTube channel.

Announcement of Cape Fear's Comprehensive Community Violence Prevention Strategy - Visit the Sokoto House's YouTube channel to watch the video. More info...

Discussion regarding the Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis - Visit Sokoto House's YouTube channel to watch the video! More info...

Latest News

Community Garden & Gather Plans

Check out this vision rendering by of the Garden and Gathering areas showing the proposed goals as part of the Sokoto House's place-making initiative. Landscape design by Sheri Chisholm of Virginia Tech and Graphic Design by Keana R. Graham of NC A&T.

You can also take a look at a detailed plan (PDF) document!

Sokoto House Coffee!

Sokoto House now has its own branded coffee for sale! All proceeds go straight back into the Sokoto House to fund improvements, programs, and initiatives. Come by and purchase a bag or two, or we will happily deliver orders of 3 bags or more directly to you free of charge (limited to the Wilmington area).

Sokoto House Coffee

Know of a business, church, school, or organization that would like a good, local source of coffee? Consider being a distributor and get a share of the purchases!

To order Sokoto House Coffee or inquire about distribution, call us at 910-228-5040, email us, or use our contact form!

CCCVPS Initiative

Sokoto House is the headquarters of the Cape Fear's Comprehensive CommUNITY Violence Prevention Strategy (CCCVPS), an initiative principally coordinated by Quality Life Blueprint, Advance Youth Outreach and Lily Nicole Nichelle.

CCCVPS is an initiative and implementation plan based on successful, evidence-based curricula to benefit the community as a priority, as well as address New Hanover County's acknowledgement of racism as a public health crisis and provide a solution to answer the City of Wilmington's call to action through the Rise Together Initiative.

Screen capture of CCCVPS web page


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