Since the organization was established in 2008, staff have looked to community members to bring concerns, ideas, and issues to the table. We started by offering job and resources fairs that connected African immigrants to employment and other critical resources. But we quickly learned that we needed to address the root causes of the challenges facing our communities.
Today, ACER works with hundreds of African immigrants each year to develop innovative solutions that promote health, generate jobs, create opportunity in education, and promote quality affordable housing for African immigrants and other people of color. No matter what issues arise, racial and economic equity are always at the core of our work.