TO HELP REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS REBUILD SAFE, SUSTAINABLE LIVES IN DENVER.
TO BE AN INTEGRATIVE CENTER OF MULTICULTURAL EXCHANGE WHERE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FEEL A SENSE OF BELONGING AND ACTIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY.
WE FOSTER SECURITY AND TRUST BY BUILDING WELCOMING AND DIVERSE COMMUNITIES BASED ON RELATIONSHIPS OF RECIPROCITY.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO EXTRAORDINARY CREATIVE PURSUITS THAT EXCEED THE STATUS QUO.
WE OFFER LOVE, COMPASSION, AND UNDERSTANDING TO INDIVIDUALS FROM ALL COMMUNITIES.
WE CONSISTENTLY EXHIBIT HONEST AND JUST ACTIONS THAT AFFIRM OUR PROMISES.
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 35 multi-lingual, compassionate employees who serve over 1,700 refugees, asylees, and other immigrants each year.
At ECDC African Community Center, we welcome refugees who have fled persecution and have been granted third country resettlement through 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 community, navigate U.S. systems and cultures, gain confidence and economic self-sufficiency, and become productive, contributing, thriving members of society.