501c(3b) nonprofit organization aimed at sensitizing and empowering young minority
communities in the Washington Metro Area with tools to prevent early alcohol and substance use, misuse and abuse.

Our Vision

Empower minority youth with the knowledge, tools, and resources to prevent early drug use and create a drug-free home and community one neighbor, one child at a time.

Our Mission

My Neighbor’s Keeper Alliance, USA (MyNKA, USA) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization aimed at raising awareness on alcohol and drug abuse within adolescent minority communities in the Washington Metropolitan Area.


a brief biography of our president

Ruth Chi-Ndi – Originally from Cameroon, a small West African country, Ruth migrated to the United States about 15 years ago in search of greener pastures for herself and family. She grew up in a middle-class home where her parents had to financially support several cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Living conditions were not ultimate but as long as we were provided with a safe home, shelter, food, clothing, and basic healthcare, we were extremely grateful to God and our parents.
Ruth grew up in a small community ridden with peers who engaged in alcohol misuse, illegal substance misuse, risky sexual practices, high HIV rates, sexually-transmissible diseases and poor health care choices.
As a young lady growing up with limited resources, Ruth became determined to disengage from such risky practices, pursue healthier choices and improve her family’s financial situation. Her dedication, resilience, dedicated, adaptable, and assiduous spirit saw her complete several vocational and higher education programs and obtain a pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota – one of the top best Universities in the United States.
Ruth is currently a licensed pharmacist with over 10 years of community pharmacy practice. She specializes in patient care management of individuals with substance abuse and recovery. She collaborates with treatment centers to ensure continuum of care, provision of substance abuse treatments, and overdose prevention tools.
When she is not working, Ruth enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, running, and spending time with her kids.

Board Of Directors

Comprised of 5 board of directors with an advisory and financial oversight role

Message from President

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Some Useful Resources

Communication starters

Substances of Abuse

Mentor Application Form

Mentor Referral Form

Volunteer Application form

Volunteer Program Policies and Procedures

Our core values


Empower community with the tools to navigate issues involving alcohol and substances of abuse


Build relationships with community leaders to promote broad-reaching public awareness


Sensitize minority community about the worsening trend of substance misuse and impact in our neighbourhoods