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At the African American Family & Cultural Center, our team of professional staff members are intent on giving you the best educational, cultural, & fitness experience we can provide. Our staff guarantees excellence in all they do & go the extra mile to cater to your specific needs. We are highly grateful for our committed staff — without them, our community center wouldn’t be the place we all know and love.


As a long-term resident of the southside Oroville area, Tiffany loves her community and loves to give back. She has a huge passion for helping people overcome all of their life‘s hurts and more. She is a big advocate for change and knows that it begins with herself. Her mission is to help one person at a time, and always love the person in front of her. Her primary goal is to see her community heal and prosper. Tiffany loves comeback stories because she has her own.

Tiffany McCarter

Executive Director


A long-time resident of South Oroville, Cissy spent the majority of her life calling this community her home. Her passion for working at the African American Family & Cultural Center comes from being a community member who has wanted change for this area for years. She believes in the mission of the AAFCC as well as the people of Southside.

Cissy Smith 

Assistant Director 


Robert Anderson

Project Coordinator

 Robert Anderson grew up in Southside Oroville and still currently lives there. His wish for the community is to grow and flourish. He believes that Oroville can lose it's bad reputation that surrounds it because of the process the community has made. Outside of work, Robert enjoys playing basketball, video games, and spending time with his son.


"Don't give up, there is no shame in falling down! The true shame is to not stand up again."


Marlowe Hatchett

Social Media Ambassador

Marlowe Hatchett graduated from Chico State in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. As the Social Media Ambassador, she seeks to create awareness of the AAFCC and the programs offered. She is passionate about promoting resources and healthy lifestyles to underserved communities. #BlackHealthMatters


Born and Raised in Oroville, Aunastaja is a vibrant and bright person, excited to give back to the community she grew up in. She is currently in college and is hoping to transfer to a HBCU, her major being Sociology. With her degree, she plans to start a non-profit program to help youth in the correctional system, where they would learn how to adjust and adapt back into society, as well as building a relationship with God. Aunastaja is very excited to be working here at the center as she is able to advocate and give back to the community.

Aunastaja Jordan-Collins

Program Manager


Matthew Thomas

Peer Mentor

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