12:30 pm12:30

OnTRAC Graduation!

  •  Mango House

Come watch our OnTRAC students graduate at 12:30 on July 27th! These students have worked hard in our college readiness program, help us celebrate their amazing accomplishment!

12:30 pm12:30

OnTRAC Graduation!

  • Sun Valley

Come watch our OnTRAC students graduate at 12:30 on August 5th! These students have worked hard in our college readiness program, help us celebrate their amazing accomplishment!

5:30 pm17:30

ACC's We Made This presents: Designing Women

  • The Space Gallery

Come partake in an evening celebrating the melding of creativity and interdisciplinary ideas of designers from all parts of the globe! The evening will feature collaborative apparel designs by We Made This participants and professional designers, as well as group art pieces and codesigned home goods made by We Made This program participants. In addition to music, a silent auction, food and drinks, the evening's presentation will also include a live auction of the creations presented, highlights of the design learning process of the collaborators, and a launch of the new We Made This video.

We hope you will join us to show your support for this amazing group of designers and ACC's We Made This program! 

Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-women-a-cross-cultural-collaboration-tickets-34557595699

3:30 pm15:30


  • Orbis

Join us for our Youth Fundraising GardenParty at Orbis on Sept. 22. Stay tuned for more details!

6:30 pm18:30

Full Bellies | Full Hearts

  • Various Denver Locations
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ACC and Threads Worldwide believes that refugees make our country beautiful. To celebrate and make known that refugees are welcome here, we are hosting dinners around Denver in restaurants owned by refugees.

In addition to enjoying delicious meals in authentic restaurants, you'll help us raise money for ACC, an organization committed to empowering refugees to build safe, sustainable lives in Denver!

Celebrate World Refugee Day on June 20th with us by eating delicious food in your choice of three restaurants (see options below). An ambassador for ACC will share their work and how you can welcome refugees. Threads will show off our Artisan Partners' incredible jewelry; we are proud to donate 20% of all jewelry sales that evening to ACC.

Please buy your tickets early, if we sell enough tickets early, we will be able to add additional restaurants!

This event is occurring at restaurants around the Denver metro area, to buy tickets for a specific restaurant follow these links:

Nepalese + Bhutanese + Indian: https://goo.gl/QX7412

Ethiopian: https://goo.gl/29oEBZ

Indian: https://goo.gl/nvpaJu

Vegetarian and meat options are available in a pre-set buffet. The cost of the ticket covers your meal, tax, tip and a $5.00 donation to ACC

Please invite your friends so we can fill these restaurants!

11:30 am11:30

World Refugee Day - Celebration Rally

  • Colorado State Capitol

Join us for a rally at the Colorado State Capitol in celebration of refugees, the communities that welcome them, and help to advocate for refugee resettlement in Colorado.

The celebration will include entertainment, inspiring speakers and a proclamation from Governor John Hickenlooper. This event is free and kid-friendly. 

Like us and RSVP on our Facebook page: African Community Center of Denver

4:00 pm16:00

ACC Advocacy Outreach

  • ECDC ACC Conference Room

Stop by to join fellow supporters in calling or writing to elected officials, encouraging them to support refugee resettlement legislation. Share your story about the impacts of refugee resettlement!

Can’t make it, or want to go above and beyond? Please text STAND to 313131 to get alerts so you can make the calls that week.

5:00 pm17:00

Commemorating the M. S. St. Louis

  • Steps of Denver City and County Building

The past few months have brought many cruel and outrageous attacks on the refugee community. They are unprecedented in recent U.S. history, but the Jewish community knows all too well that they resonate deeply in some of the darkest moments of its memory.

The ACC and Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action are co-sponsering a vigil at 5:00 p.m. on June 6th. We are honored to have a survivor of the St. Louis in Denver who will speak on behalf of the many passengers who perished as a result of America's policy at that time. 

The M.S. St. Louis set sail from Hamburg, Germany on May 13, 1939 with 900 Jewish passengers who were fleeing from Nazi Germany. When the ship came to the shores of the United States, it was turned away, and the refugees on board were forced to go back to Germany where they were exterminated.

HIAS, a national organization whose mission is to rescue people whose lives are in danger for being who they are, is asking communities around the nation to hold vigils on Tuesday, June 6th which is the anniversary of the day the United States turned away the M.S. St. Louis. The purpose of these vigils is to commemorate what happened many years ago, take a public stand for refugees by letting them know we welcome them to the United States, and send a message to elected officials and citizens of the world that history must not be allowed to repeat itself. 


6:00 pm18:00

ECDC ACC's Community Dinner Potluck

  • The Mango House
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ECDC ACC is reigniting our monthly community potluck dinner tradition!  We are excited to bring together Denver residents with their new refugee and immigrant neighbors in an evening of shared food, music, and welcoming community.  

The event is free and open to the public, so please bring your family, friends, colleagues, new neighbors, and a dish to share! No pork products or alcohol, please.

If you would like a ride to the event or would like to volunteer to provide the rides, or for any other questions, please email: communitydinners@acc-den.org

5:45 pm17:45

Fourth Annual Public Good Gala

The Public Good Gala is a collaboration of the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management and the Ethiopian Community Development Council/African Community Center (ACC) in Denver. Offered since 2012, this innovative program helps refugees develop the skills and knowledge needed to obtain jobs in the food service industry. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres followed by a four-course dinner with each course paired with wines from Ceja Vineyards, served by refugees working alongside our hospitality students. The evening's menu will be under the direction of featured guest chefDavid Patterson of The Broadmoor.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres & Silent Auction | 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Four-Course Food & Wine Pairing Dinner | 7 – 9 p.m.

Daniels College of Business
Tuscan Ballroom, Joy Burns Center
2044 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

$825 per table of 8
$99 per person - Early registration
$109 per person after January 15th

For information, contact Aimee Mandolini at aimee.mandolini@du.edu.

Click here to reserve your ticket

4:30 pm16:30

2nd Annual International CITY Talent Night!

  • Central High School

In partnership with Central High School and the African Community Center of Denver, we want to invite all of you to come and enjoy a night that celebrates and honors the skills, courage and resilience of refugee & immigrant youth. 

Reception and welcoming starts at 4:30 pm at Aurora Central High School Auditorium and the show will begin at 5:00 pm.

$2 suggested donation

5:00 pm17:00

Refugee & Immigrant Youth Consortium Holiday Party

  • Orbis House

Since April 2016, Refugee & Immigrant Youth Consortium (RIYC) has successfully helped intentional conversations about areas that concern the livelihood of refugee and immigrant youth such as; creating professional opportunities, understanding the dynamics of religion/spirituality, and creating meaningful dialogue concerning violence among youth groups.

The RIYC meetings are an opportunity to bring together all agencies, community groups, government offices, other non-profits and individuals concerned with local and national initiatives that affect positive youth development for refugee and immigrant youth in the Denver Metro area. 

The Youth Consortium is held bi-monthly at Mango House located at  1532 Galena St. in Aurora, Colorado 80010. On the 1st Wednesday of the month between 1pm - 3pm.

Please contact Brenda Herrera Moreno, Youth Programs Coordinator, for any further questions or interest: brenda@acc-den.org

Subscribe to RIYC's Listerserv Here 

5:30 pm17:30

One Shared Dream: A Fundraiser for Refugee Youth

  • Graland Country Day School Denver

Please join us for an evening of celebration. We'll enjoy a live performance from Hazel Miller, stories from young refugee leaders, delicious food and great company. 

Hazel Miller, local blues and jazz performer, has been named by Denver's Mayor as one of 150 people who make Denver a better place to live. 

ACC Youth Program students will share their personal journeys and inspire us with their stories. 

Cocktails * Appetizers * Dancing * Silent Auction


Click here to purchase tickets


9:00 am09:00

Cars, Bikes, & Buses

  • African Community Center



Celebrate World Refugee Day with friends from around the world on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.! Cars, Bikes, and Buses will provide practical tools and knowledge to equip newly-arriving refugees and immigrants safely overcome transportation barriers. Focused on helping newcomers safely navigate their new community, the event will include:

  • Live entertainment, including Tito Malaga's band and cultural dance groups
  • Free doughnuts and coffee
  • Giveaways and Bike Raffles
  • Child Passenger Safety station
  • CarFit checkpoints
  • Pedestrian safety exercises
  • RTD presence
  • Bicycle safety demonstrations
  • On-site library card enrollments
8:00 am08:00

Take the Mystery Out of Hiring Refugees


Whether you’ve employed refugees for years but still have legal questions, or you’re searching for fresh ideas in finding quality employees, this session is for you!

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Time: 8 – 10 a.m.  (Continental Breakfast Served at 7:30 a.m.)

Location: HSS Main Office, 900 South Broadway #100, Denver, CO 80209

Phone:  303.603.3000

Join industry colleagues for this informative session focused on:

·         Legal responsibility and partnership in employing refugees from an employment law and human resource perspective

·         The changing demographics in Colorado and practical ideas for preparing your workforce

Registration Cost: $49 (Note: SHRM CLE Credit may be available)

Space is limited!! To register, please click here.


ACC Orientation
5:30 pm17:30

ACC Orientation

  • ECDC/African Community Center

Join us for one of our bi-monthly orientations open to all interested in learning more about refugees, the refugee resettlement process, the African Community Center and what we do.

We look forward to meeting you!

Please contact volunteer@acc-den.org with any questions and to RSVP.

Submit your volunteer application at http://www.acc-den.org/get-involved/

Orientation is held in the conference room on the second floor of the KeyBank Office. 

An Evening of Sew Many Stories
6:00 pm18:00

An Evening of Sew Many Stories

  • Fashion Design Center of Denver


May 7th 2015 • 6-8 pm

An event designed to unite the community and honor the courage, resilience, and stories of refugee women