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African Services Committee Update 
Nutrition, Legal Programs Need Critical Support; Demand for Services at All-Time High

The actions of the new administration are reverberating at all levels, affecting individual clients, worrying families concerned about separation and deportation, challenging providers anxious about funding the increase in demand for immigrant legal, housing, and health care services.

At the same time, our coveted nutrition education program funding has come to an end after five years and nearly 100,000 meals served (our food pantry remains open). Our legal services program lacks the support needed to pay the salaries of a needed additional licensed attorney and paralegal -- all at a time when demand for our services is at an all-time high.

Take a moment to read the following story, featuring testimony from Nutrition Education Program clients and please click here to support these much-needed programs. Simply designate your donation to the program you'd like to support. Thank you. 

ASC Nutrition Team from left: Pantry Assistant Franco, Nutrition Education Coordinator Shana, and Food Pantry Coordinator Youma, prep for a farewell lunch to program participants on March 22. 
After Five Years, Nutrition Program Team Serves Last Lunch to Clients

Smiles on the faces of the ASC nutrition program team belie an underlying sadness as the last lunch was served to nutrition program participants before the program ended after five years, and nearly 100,000 meals were served to hundreds of families.
Click here read the full story, including testimony from program participants.
ICLC Attorneys Join MOIA in Know Your Rights Legal Immigration Panel

ASC's Immigrant Community Law Center - ICLC attorneys and NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs on a recent know your rights immigration legal panel at ASC's Harlem HQ. Thanks to the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs for partnering with us in a lively, well-attended forum.

Support ASC's Ethiopia Program by donating to our New York AIDS Walk team. 

African Services is energized to be participating again in the New York AIDS Walk on May 21, walking to raise funds for our HIV and Nutrition Program in Ethiopia. When you donate to AIDS Walk New York, you're helping to ensure that more families get access to HIV testing and treatment, and you're helping three generations to survive and thrive. Click here to join AIDS Walk or donate.
Partnering to Improve Immigrant Health

Thanks to the BOCA Pharmacy Group team for stopping by to talk with ASC clients about how ASC's partnership with BOCA provides enrolled clients with a better pharmacy experience, through ASC's participation in the 340B pharmacy program.

Click here to learn more.
Thank You!

Big thanks to ASC family for lending a much-needed hand in the Spring cleaning our Nutrition Program teaching kitchen and staff kitchen.

The kitchens are spotless!
Breaking Bread at ASC

ASC is thrilled to continue to provide  dozens of loaves of fresh bread to ASC's food pantry every week, thanks to our friends at Orwasher's Bakery. The bakery has two locations: one on the Upper West side and one on the Upper East Side. The bread is delivered to ASC the same day it is baked.
Rising Leaders Council

Most recently endorsed by The Rock, the Rising Leaders Council is a group of African, Caribbean and Africophile professionals from different sectors and backgrounds who share African Services commitment to helping immigrants and their families overcome the challenges of poverty.

Upcoming in NYC
The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela
Presented by The Town Hall & Le Poisson Rouge 
Thursday, April 27, 8pm
The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd Street

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Women of the World (WOW) Festival
Thursday, May 4 to Sunday, May 7
Apollo Theater, 
253 W. 125 th  Street
Visit wowapollo.com for more information.

Open Studio with BxMA Co-Lab Dance Resident Jasmine Hearn and Visual Artist Kameelah Rasheed 
Friday, April 7th, 2:30 to 4:00pm
Join Bronx Museum at the second Open Studio for the collaborative, interdisciplinary Co-Lab Residency.
Click here for details. 

Rosalee Pritchett/The Perry's Mission 
Friday, April 7, 2017  at 7:00pm (6:30 doors open) 
Theatre 80 St Marks
80 St Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
Big thank you to The Mission of the Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) for providing free tickets to ASC clients who could not otherwise afford to see these spectacular productions!
Changing Face of Harlem
Documentary and discussion with award-winning director, Shawn Batey

Monday, April 24th 6 to 8pm
NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis 
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003 
Click here for more.

Efficient Stewardship

Click here to learn more about how you can help support the more than 6,500 immigrants who come to ASC in Harlem each year for health, housing, legal, educational and social services.

Please donate to ASC today.