Our Mission

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The Wells International Foundation (WIF) is a U. S. non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women and persons of African descent to realize their highest potential through arts, literacy, study abroad, and other educational and cultural programs.

To achieve this goal, WIF provides and supports a number of multifaceted programs, with activities and projects that target the following Strategic Focus Areas:

Women’s Empowerment

Life balance / productivity for women worldwide

L3 Alliance banner
Making Productivity Easy collage



Reading (literacy) for African-American youth, particularly at the K-grade 3 level

Kids reading collage


Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics for girls and young women, with a focus on life sciences

ARS Nairobi Kenya - Women in Science digital video conference

Travel and study abroad

With an emphasis on university students in the U.S.

Travel abroad collage

The Arts

Visual, Culinary, and Performing Arts
Scholarly pursuits re: the life and art of Beauford Delaney

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Training in preclinical safety issues

Pathology, toxicology, lab animal sciences and management in developing nations

Preclinical Safety Training Collage