African Community Center of the Washington, DC Metro Area

African Community Center of the Washington, DC Metro Area The ACC is a branch office of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC). Our Arlington-based staff speak various languages representing several of the refugee groups ACC has resettled.

ECDC was established in 1983 as a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) community-based organization to respond to the needs of a growing Ethiopian community, both in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and around the United States. However, since its founding, ECDC has served newcomers from diverse cultural backgrounds from many parts of the world. ECDC is a National Voluntary Agency, authorized .

ECDC was established in 1983 as a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) community-based organization to respond to the needs of a growing Ethiopian community, both in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and around the United States. However, since its founding, ECDC has served newcomers from diverse cultural backgrounds from many parts of the world. ECDC is a National Voluntary Agency, authorized .

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Join us in welcoming new arrivals by giving financially to help us cover costs of food, temporary housing, and other urg...
10/11/2021

Join us in welcoming new arrivals by giving financially to help us cover costs of food, temporary housing, and other urgent needs. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Donate here: https://acc-dc.org/donate/

Thank you to our neighbors at @wirelessrxx for the phones for some of our new clients. Phones and prepaid SIM cards are ...
10/07/2021

Thank you to our neighbors at @wirelessrxx for the phones for some of our new clients. Phones and prepaid SIM cards are a big need- donate you old phone or computer today!

Be Smart. Don't Start.
10/06/2021

Be Smart. Don't Start.

Be Smart. Don't Start.

Navigating Health Coverage in the United States Zoom presentation on Wednesday, September, 29th at 1pm. With Dari/Pashto...
09/24/2021

Navigating Health Coverage in the United States Zoom presentation on Wednesday, September, 29th at 1pm.

With Dari/Pashto Interpretation

Please email [email protected] for the link!

Navigating Health Coverage in the United States Zoom presentation on Wednesday, September, 29th at 1pm.

With Dari/Pashto Interpretation

Please email [email protected] for the link!

Thank you to all who have so generously donated essential items and funds so far! One of our greatest needs right now is...
08/31/2021

Thank you to all who have so generously donated essential items and funds so far!
One of our greatest needs right now is local bus passes for our clients! Bus passes can be dropped off at our office on weekdays.

Thank you to all who have so generously donated essential items and funds so far!
One of our greatest needs right now is local bus passes for our clients! Bus passes can be dropped off at our office on weekdays.

ECDC’s Domestic Violence program is available for anyone going through any form of domestic violence including physical ...
08/18/2021

ECDC’s Domestic Violence program is available for anyone going through any form of domestic violence including physical abuse, emotional/mental abuse, sexual abuse and verbal abuse. Please use the information provided below to contact our victim advocates, who provide services that include; referring domestic violence survivor individuals/family members to counseling service providers, general and mental health counseling referrals, referrals to Social Service Agencies, such as SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, SSI, Shelter and affordable housing and case management tailored to each client’s needs.

703-685-0510 ext.265

#domesticviolence#mentalhealth#virginiadomesticviolence#metoo#domesticabusesurvivor

ECDC’s Domestic Violence program is available for anyone going through any form of domestic violence including physical abuse, emotional/mental abuse, sexual abuse and verbal abuse. Please use the information provided below to contact our victim advocates, who provide services that include; referring domestic violence survivor individuals/family members to counseling service providers, general and mental health counseling referrals, referrals to Social Service Agencies, such as SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, SSI, Shelter and affordable housing and case management tailored to each client’s needs.

703-685-0510 ext.265

#domesticviolence#mentalhealth#virginiadomesticviolence#metoo#domesticabusesurvivor

DONATE FUNDS at HTTPS://ACC-DC.ORG/DONATE/. This provides temporary housing support, rental assistance in the first mont...
08/18/2021

DONATE FUNDS at HTTPS://ACC-DC.ORG/DONATE/. This provides temporary housing support, rental assistance in the first months in the US, and meets other urgent needs.

HOUSING Set up meetings with property managers or rent to SIV holders- Contact [email protected]

VOLUNTEER go through our volunteer process to provide transportation assistance as needed and do essential deliveries (Weekends especially)

DONATIONS Collect and deliver donations to our office

Amazon wishlist- https://a.co/0wNio3R

DONATE FUNDS at HTTPS://ACC-DC.ORG/DONATE/. This provides temporary housing support, rental assistance in the first months in the US, and meets other urgent needs.

HOUSING Set up meetings with property managers or rent to SIV holders- Contact [email protected]

VOLUNTEER go through our volunteer process to provide transportation assistance as needed and do essential deliveries (Weekends especially)

DONATIONS Collect and deliver donations to our office

Amazon wishlist- https://a.co/0wNio3R

Join us on Wednesday, August 18th at 6pm to learn about ESL and vocational classed being offered in Fall 2021! Dari inte...
08/12/2021

Join us on Wednesday, August 18th at 6pm to learn about ESL and vocational classed being offered in Fall 2021! Dari interpretation provided.

Contact [email protected] for more info

Join us on Wednesday, August 18th at 6pm to learn about ESL and vocational classed being offered in Fall 2021! Dari interpretation provided.

Contact [email protected] for more info

We want to hear from ECDC clients! Join us for a focus group discussion on your refugee integration experience. Selected...
08/10/2021

We want to hear from ECDC clients! Join us for a focus group discussion on your refugee integration experience. Selected participants will receive $150.00. To participate you must be able to attend the virtual focus group on one of these dates listed. Questions will be about your experience as a refugee in the United States.

For more information email: [email protected] with the subject "Integration Project"

We want to hear from ECDC clients! Join us for a focus group discussion on your refugee integration experience. Selected participants will receive $150.00. To participate you must be able to attend the virtual focus group on one of these dates listed. Questions will be about your experience as a refugee in the United States.

For more information email: [email protected] with the subject "Integration Project"

Listen to our latest podcast episode where our host, David Combs, speaks to Dr. Wakar Uddin about the Rohingya refugee c...
07/27/2021

Listen to our latest podcast episode where our host, David Combs, speaks to Dr. Wakar Uddin about the Rohingya refugee crisis. There is a lot to learn in this episode about what Rohingya refugees face and how you can help. Listen to the podcast here: https://accdc.podbean.com/

Listen to our latest podcast episode where our host, David Combs, speaks to Dr. Wakar Uddin about the Rohingya refugee crisis. There is a lot to learn in this episode about what Rohingya refugees face and how you can help. Listen to the podcast here: https://accdc.podbean.com/

We will be having a virtual First Aid Kit Workshop on July 22 at 6pm! We will be covering what is in first aid kits, usi...
07/15/2021

We will be having a virtual First Aid Kit Workshop on July 22 at 6pm! We will be covering what is in first aid kits, using over-the-counter medicine, and what should be treated by a doctor. Any clients who attend can then come to the office to get a first aid kit, or we will arrange a time to give them one.

We will be having a virtual First Aid Kit Workshop on July 22 at 6pm! We will be covering what is in first aid kits, using over-the-counter medicine, and what should be treated by a doctor. Any clients who attend can then come to the office to get a first aid kit, or we will arrange a time to give them one.

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07/13/2021

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07/13/2021

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07/13/2021

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07/13/2021

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Did you know ACC DC Metro is hiring? Please help us spread the word. You can view two of the open job roles below:Commun...
06/30/2021
Community Sponsorship and Donation Coordinator

Did you know ACC DC Metro is hiring? Please help us spread the word. You can view two of the open job roles below:

Community Sponsorship and Donation Coordinator: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/1d437de483e943caa09dd6c8cae25cf3-community-sponsorship-and-donation-coordinator-ecdc-acc-dc-arlington

R&P Case Manager: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/c29208ac2e954ba89f78abe5640d45a2-case-manager-ecdc-acc-dc-arlington

ECDC ACC DC is now hiring for the position of Community Sponsorship and Donation Coordinator in Arlington. Apply today.

06/16/2021

An interview with Lual Mayen.
A refugee from South Sudan who thought himself to code and design video games in a refugee camp in Northern Uganda.
He has since became a video game designer, CEO of his own company and the founder of a foundation devoted to bring technology to refugees. He has partnered with organizations like Facebook and Coursera and has been interviewed by major news organizations in the world.
Make sure to tune in and listen to the interview with this remarkable immigrant who is a role model to many!!
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#refugeeswelcome #instadaily #refugee
#inspiration #inspire #inspirational #motivation

Season 2 Episode 4
06/16/2021
Season 2 Episode 4

Season 2 Episode 4

Season 2 Episode 4 Interview with Lual Mayen.

ECDC's Refugee Health Education Outreach Program will be hosting a Medicaid Dental Coverage Workshop on June 16th at 6pm...
06/03/2021

ECDC's Refugee Health Education Outreach Program will be hosting a Medicaid Dental Coverage Workshop on June 16th at 6pm on Zoom with Dari interpretation.

A representative from DentaQuest will be there to talk about the coverage changes and answer any questions

Clients will learn what is covered with the new addition of dental coverage to Medicaid (starting July 1)

We will discuss finding dentists near you and making appointments with them

Please message us here or email [email protected] for the Zoom link for the workshop.

We will also record the workshop to share with clients who miss it.

ECDC's Refugee Health Education Outreach Program will be hosting a Medicaid Dental Coverage Workshop on June 16th at 6pm on Zoom with Dari interpretation.

A representative from DentaQuest will be there to talk about the coverage changes and answer any questions

Clients will learn what is covered with the new addition of dental coverage to Medicaid (starting July 1)

We will discuss finding dentists near you and making appointments with them

Please message us here or email [email protected] for the Zoom link for the workshop.

We will also record the workshop to share with clients who miss it.

Timeline Photos
06/01/2021

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Run in support of Refugees and Immigrants coming to the US!
06/01/2021

Run in support of Refugees and Immigrants coming to the US!

Run in support of Refugees and Immigrants coming to the US!

An enormous thank you to everyone who has donated so far! As we prepare for upcoming refugee arrivals, our top needs are...
05/26/2021

An enormous thank you to everyone who has donated so far! As we prepare for upcoming refugee arrivals, our top needs are basic kitchen items in excellent condition and new bedding- including sheets, comforters, and pillows in twin-queen size. Email [email protected] with any questions.

An enormous thank you to everyone who has donated so far! As we prepare for upcoming refugee arrivals, our top needs are basic kitchen items in excellent condition and new bedding- including sheets, comforters, and pillows in twin-queen size. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Episode 3 of Season 2 is out! With our amazing host David Combs and Guest speaker Daniel Mekbib from city of Alexandria ...
05/04/2021

Episode 3 of Season 2 is out! With our amazing host David Combs and Guest speaker Daniel Mekbib from city of Alexandria discussing about the journeys of immigrants and our guest's very own personal experience!
Make sure to tune in!
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Episode 3 of Season 2 is out! With our amazing host David Combs and Guest speaker Daniel Mekbib from city of Alexandria discussing about the journeys of immigrants and our guest's very own personal experience!
Make sure to tune in!
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#podcast#immigrants#refugees#voicesofimmigrants#theressetledhumanjoureny#accdcmetro#ecdc#Ethiopiancommunitydevelopmentcouncil#youth#voiceoftheyouth

We invite you to join us for our donation drive next week, May 3rd-7th, to prepare for upcoming refugee arrivals and to ...
04/28/2021

We invite you to join us for our donation drive next week, May 3rd-7th, to prepare for upcoming refugee arrivals and to support our ongoing programs! Arrange a time to bring donations to our office (by emailing [email protected]) or sponsor a refugee family here: https://acc-dc.org/sponsorship/

#nonprofit #tobaccoprevention #accdcmetro #youth #immigrants #addictionawareness #effectsofaddicion #smoking #harmsofsmo...
04/26/2021

#nonprofit #tobaccoprevention #accdcmetro #youth #immigrants #addictionawareness #effectsofaddicion #smoking #harmsofsmoking

Help us welcome new Refugees to the DC Metro area by donating home items!
04/15/2021

Help us welcome new Refugees to the DC Metro area by donating home items!

Help us welcome new Refugees to the DC Metro area by donating home items!

Help us welcome new refugees to the DC Metro area by donating home items!
04/15/2021

Help us welcome new refugees to the DC Metro area by donating home items!

Help us welcome new refugees to the DC Metro area by donating home items!

Address

901 S Highland St
Arlington, VA
22204

General information

Are you interested in helping refugees? To learn more, please attend one of our information sessions! We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities, including but not limited to Case Management/Employment Mentor, New Arrival Support, Donation Collection, and First Friends! Email [email protected] for the next orientation date. For more details about opportunities to get involved, please visit http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org217057.jsp or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+17036850510

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ECDC was established in 1983 as a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) community-based organization to respond to the needs of a growing Ethiopian community, both in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and around the United States. However, since its founding, ECDC has served newcomers from diverse cultural backgrounds from many parts of the world. ECDC is a National Voluntary Agency authorized by the Department of State to resettle refugees. ECDC works locally, regionally, and nationally. ECDC's program of public education seeks to increase awareness within the wider community and among mainstream organizations about issues of concern to the newcomer community in general and to African refugees and immigrants in particular. Today, ECDC continues to develop programs that respond to the needs of newcomers to the country and to increase awareness about refugee and newcomer issues at home and abroad. The African Community Center (ACC) is the Washington, DC area branch office of ECDC that provides direct services to local refugee and immigrant communities. ACC's Goals: -To provide services and programs that help newcomers to become self-sufficient, productive members of their new communities. -To foster greater understanding among newcomers and their local community. -To conduct outreach and education to increase public awareness about refugees and immigrants. -To participate in forums and community events that involve the interests of refugees and immigrants. ACC's Services ACC has assisted thousands of refugees and immigrants from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds around the world. Some of our services include: The African Community Center's client service approach is holistic and provides:

-Refugee Resettlement, Employment, Cultural Adjustment, Immigration Assistance, Domestic Violence Prevention Education, Interpretation/Translation, Housing Assistance, Information and Referrals Who can Benefit from ACC's Services? ACC services are targeted to refugees and immigrants living in the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Price George's counties in Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

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