ACC operates a reception and placement program through ECDC, the Ethiopian Community Development Council. Basic resettlement services are provided for up to 90 days, and case management and employment services may be provided for up to 5 years. Additional supportive services are provided through the generous contributions of partners, individuals, family foundations and former refugees.
ACC serves refugees of varying English levels, education backgrounds, work histories, and career goals. They all share a certain trait; they tend to be highly motivated employees. Our job developers work with employers to meet their staffing needs with our qualified refugee candidates, while also working to match the skills of each refugee candidate with a good job.
Integration Programs are the bridge between the receiving community and our new neighbors. We Made This sewing social enterprise prepares community members for jobs in the sewing industry and helps individuals earn income from product sales. Our Youth Program ensures that young adults have the resources to grow into community leaders. Ready for American Hospitality prepares refugees for the food service industry and is held in coordination with the University of Denver School of Hospitality.
Our volunteers are the heart of ACC. We depend on them for continued support of our mission to integrate refugees in Denver.
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“The Thanksgiving dinner at the old St. Matthew’s Lutheran church in north Aurora this week had mashed potatoes and turkey.
And curry chicken. And injera with lentil stew, along with other delicacies cooked up by a half-dozen faith communities for the 13th-annual Refugee First Thanksgiving.”
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