African Services Committee

African Services Committee (ASC) is the oldest non-profit serving the African immigrant community in New York City. Established in 1981 by Ethiopian refugees, ASC was initially set up to provide comprehensive resettlement assistance to African refugees and asylum seekers. Today, ASC provides health, housing, legal, educational and self-sufficiency services to African and Caribbean immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers affected by war, poverty, global health disparities, political oppression, and social persecution based on sexual orientation or HIV status. Our programs are designed to meet the basic needs of newcomers, using health as a gateway to immigrant integration and supporting community members to live healthy and productive lives.


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Children’s Defense Fund – New York

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. Founded in 1973 by Marian Wright Edelman, CDF champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education, and a moral foundation. The CDF-NY office was founded in 1992 and is dedicated to improving the lives of New York’s children and their families through policy research and analysis, outreach, education and organizing.


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Fortune Society

The Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities.

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Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson

Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson is a multiracial, intergenerational, grassroots organization building power for a Hudson Valley, New York State, and country that works for all of us. We build power by organizing people around issue-based and electoral campaigns. Our current campaigns are focused on healthcare for all, housing justice, immigration justice, and energy justice in New York.

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