ASC Successfully Advocates for Major Change in Scope of Fed-Funded Legal Services


African Services' Supervising Attorney Kate Webster and Co-Executive Director Kim Nichols successfully pushed for a major change in the scope of NYC Ryan-White Funding, according to an announcement released by Public Health Solutions on May 12, 2015, titled "Legal Services for Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain PRUCOL Status," which states: 

"Effective March 1, 2015, NYC DOHMH and PHS will allow for reimbursement of immigration matters in Ryan White-funded Legal Services (ADV) programs for the purpose of obtaining PRUCOL (Permanent Residence Under Color of Law) status for undocumented Ryan White clients."

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African Services Committee's 'Home for African Services' Campaign

Dear Friends and Supporters,

At African Services Committee, now in our fourth decade of operations, we have grown to become the largest and most sought-out African community service organization in New York City. We enhance immigrants' and refugees' prospects of success in this country with legal, health, housing, and educational services. African Services Committee has developed a strong free legal services practice, a nominal fee immigration clinic, an effective HIV housing program, a rapid diagnostic testing center which offers HIV, STI, TB, viral hepatitis, diabetes, and hypertension screening, a food pantry and nutrition education program, and an adult literacy program. We offer meeting space for community organizing and performance/gallery space for the arts.
It is with this purpose in mind that ASC has launched a $5.1 million capital campaign, with seed capital from the Community Resilience Fund. The campaign will result in acquisition and renovation of a state-of-the-art, 12,500 square foot multi-purpose facility in the Bronx, that will serve more than 12,000 African Diaspora immigrant visits per year in a permanent space for the community.
A gift to the African Services "Home for African Services" Capital Campaign is an opportunity to invest in African and Caribbean immigrants who we serve. It also presents the opportunity to be permanently recognized for your support - the spirit of your generosity will live on in the legal and health clinics, in the counseling, meeting rooms and classrooms, galleries, and kitchens and food pantry.

Uzoamaka Okoye, Board Chair and Campaign Committee Member