to help refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Denver through supportive networks of people, services and community activities.
To be an integrative center of multicultural exchange where community members feel a sense of belonging and actively contribute to an inclusive society.
The African Community Center of Denver was created in May 2001 through our parent organization, the Ethiopian Community Development Council. Beginning with only 3 staff members resettling 60 refugees, we have grown into a staff of over 50 competent, compassionate employees who serve over 580 refugees, asylees, and secondaries each year!
At the African Community Center, we accept refugees who have fled persecution in their home countries and have received third country resettlement through the UNHCR and the U.S. State Department. Refugees come to Colorado from all regions of the world. ACC welcomes people from all over the globe.
With a diverse staff and the help of faithful volunteers and interns, ACC conducts educational and social service programs that help newcomers rebuild their lives in their new communities, navigate US systems and cultures, recover from past trauma, gain personal independence and economic self-sufficiency, and become able, productive, and contributing members of society.
Location: 5250 Leetsdale Dr. Suite 200 Denver, CO 80246
In the News
11/26/15 - Fox31 News: "Refugees celebrate Thanksgiving with an international twist in Denver"
11/23/15 - 9News: "Refugee dinner serves 600"
11/23/15 - Denver Post: "Refugees welcomed to Denver Thanksgiving dinner"
11/17/15 - Denver Post: "African Community Center plans "first Thanksgiving" for new refugees"
8/5/15 - 9News: "Community center offers scholarships to refugee students"
6/27/15 - Denver Post: "Helping young DREAMers reach their potential"
6/19/15 - Denver Post: "Refugee, Scholar, Artist Receives Inaugural Ambassador Scholarship"
5/2/15 - Denver Post: "'Sew Many Stories' gala will raise funds for refugee women May 7"
2/12/15 - 9News: "Partnership provides help, hope to refugees"
9/3/13 - "The Human Capital"
8/27/14 - 9News: "Nonprofit losing money due to illegal dumping"
4/23/14 - Denver University's Clarion: "African refugees voice experience"
6/21/13 - FOX Denver: "Sewing program gives refugees new hope"
2/29/12 - Metropolitan State University of Denver: "Student donations help refugees adjust"
1/4/12 - Denver Coalition for Integration: "Refugee Thanksgiving 2011 - ECDC's African Community Center"
1/20/11 - 9News: "After just 2 months, refugee from Congo thrives in U.S."
5/29/08 - 9News: "Feeling at home in a new country"