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ASC Receives $225K in Change Capital from NYC Community Resilience Fund

African Services Committee has been awarded a grant of $225K by Nonprofit Finance Fund designed to support plans for enhancing financial viability and adaptability, thereby improving ASC’s ability to consistently deliver critical programs and services.

The grants are part of $1.6 million in awards to seven nonprofits as part of the Community Resilience Fund, a collaborative effort designed to bolster New York City's social safety net. The awards are designed to fund specific plans to improve the long-term financial sustainability of critical human services providers.

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Legal Information on Ebola-Related TPS

On Dec. 17, 2014 African Services Committee's legal team held a Legal Information Session for anyone interested in learning more about TPS, immigration and Ebola. ASC attorneys answered questions and explained what TPS grants and what it does not grant. For example, TPS is not a path to a green card. TPS is not a path to citizenship. The status is temporary in nature. ASC attorneys explained the fees involved in applying, which are roughly the cost of a work permit, plus a biometrics services fee. The session also explained the fee waiver process. The session took place at 6 pm at African Services Committee's fourth floor conference room at 429 West 127th Street in Harlem and was followed by a "community conversation on Ebola," facilitated by Dr. Yinka M. Akinsulure-Smith.

Click here to view and download the TPS Checklist in English and here for the French version.

 

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EBOLA & IMMIGRATION: Free Legal Info Session & Health Screening

In partnership with the Staten Island Community Association (SILCA), African Services Committee’s Superstorm Sandy Grant Team will be conducting a free Ebola & Immigration legal information session as well as health screening.

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A Hand To Serve - ASC Ethiopia Special Seattle Event

African Services Committee couldn’t have felt more welcome during a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest. Wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of all the new and old friends of ASC that turned out to Seattle’s Yesler’s Community Center on Oct. 22 to help raise critical financial support for ASC Ethiopia's Pediatric and Family HIV Program. The fun-filled family event featured delicious Ethiopian white honey for sale from ASC Ethiopia's honey project, as well as some spectacular artwork and photography for auction. 

African Services Committee founder and co-executive director Asfaha Hadera spoke to an audience young and old about the grassroots work ASC has been doing for more than a decade in Ethiopia.  

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