Join Us for ASC's Fête de Fin d'Année!
Come one, come all! ASC's annual holiday party will be full of delicious Senegalese, Ethiopian and Caribbean cuisine, dancing, drinks, and music. Festive dress encouraged! 

WHEN: 6 pm to 10 pm - Dec. 15 

WHERE: ASC's Harlem Headquarters at 429 West 127th Street between Convent and Amsterdam Avenues.

Contact 212.222.3882 for more information. We hope to see you!

$10 suggested donation at the door.

Thank You for Supporting ASC on #GivingTuesday

Thanks to your generous donations + African Services' Board of Directors match, we raised nearly $20,000! 

This critical support directly goes to helping  more than 30,000 of the most vulnerable people from around the globe each year to overcome legal, health, and social challenges to get on their feet. Thank you. 

ASC's Equal Justice Works Fellow Named Forbes 30 Under 30 

Big congratulations to ASC Equal Justice Works Fellow Tsion Gurmu for making the coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 Class Of 2018, in Law & Policy. We are so proud of Tsion for her work in providing pro bono legal services for LGBT African and Caribbean immigrants fleeing persecution and anti-homosexuality legislation in their home countries. Bravo Tsion!

Click here for more about the honor in Forbes. 

ASC Program Director Honored on World AIDS Day 

ASC's Program Director, Mulusew Bekele, was honored at the "End AIDS NY 2020 Coalition World AIDS Day 2017" commemoration to remember those we've lost, and pursue health equity and an end to New York's AIDS epidemic by 2020.

African Services Committee's Advocacy Director, Amanda Lugg. 
ASC's Advocacy Director Among Anti-Tax Reform Bill Protesters Arrested

African Services Committee's Advocacy Director, Amanda Lugg, was among the 11 anti-Tax Reform Bill protesters arrested on Capitol Hill recently for sitting-in on GOP representatives as they debate a reprehensible bill.

Read the full story here

ASC Advocates Rally Against Slavery in Libya 

ASC Policy Advocate, Bakary Tandia, and other client advocates joined the  United Africans Against Slavery in Libya demonstration on Nov. 28 in front of the Libyan mission in New York City, to protest the enslavement of African migrants in Libya. 

Click here to view a video courtesy of AFRIKANSPOT.

Credit:  Yana Paskova for The New York Times
In Reversal, Immigration Agency Will Consider Delayed DACA Requests

One of ASC's  Immigrant Community Law Center (ICLC) clients was days away from losing her job - and possibly much more. She courageously contributed to the original NYT reporting that put pressure on USCIS to do the right thing and accept timely-postmarked applications received after the due date.

Click here to read the full story. 

Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
ASC in the news
US Diversity Visa Recipients Say Program Must Stay 

ASC's  Immigrant Community Law Center - ICLC  attorney, Jessica Greenberg, quoted in Al Jazeera about the U.S. diversity visa.

Read the full story here

Video still via Netflix.
OkayAfrica and Essence Spotlight ASC Family and ASC

Check out these great  OkayAfrica  and Essence spotlights on "'She's Gotta Have It' actor who is one to watch," ASC Family, Ilfenesh Hadera!

Check Out ASC's Latest Annual Report!

A spotlight on a former ASC client turned new member of the ASC staff family ... a look at ASC Ethiopia ... and a panorama of all our NYC programs, click  here to download a printable PDF of the 2016 Annual Report. 

Big thanks to award-winning  Mackenzie Crone for designing the report and special thanks to Ella Mack Photos for the cover photo. 


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