On May 28, 2016 six members from ACT's interpreter corps met with local attorneys to prepare for the New York State Court Interpreter Exam.
On May 2, 2016 ACT members met to discuss immigration. The meeting opened with a discussion on Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which provides immigrants from countries affected by Ebola with the documentation to live and work in America.
Meet Elizabeth, 53, of Guinea. Elizabeth received TPS in 2016.
Meet Lawrence, 53, of Sierra Leone. He received Temporary Protected Status in 2014.
The connection between African hair braiders in NYC and ACT’s enduring struggle for immigration reform is stronger than ever!
Read about the February 2016 Member of the Month, Fatoumata Sangare! Fatoumata has been a member of African Communities Together since 2015.
Today, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review President Obama's executive orders on immigration. The Court will decide in April whether millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, or whose children are U.S. citizens and permanent residents, will receive working papers and protection from deportation.
In two short years, ACT has tripled the size of its staff! In 2015, ACT welcomed Karina Edouard and Ojiugo Uzoma to its growing team. Read more about their experiences here!
Why are so many African immigrants working below their skill level? What do African immigrants need to know about their rights on the job? How can we help ourselves and our community get ahead? The topic at ACT’s August membership was jobs, and the conversation was lively.
On August 4, ACT members met at a new location for the first time. Monthly meetings will now take place at the Garden of Eden Associates Community Room, 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd (entrance on 119th Street, across from Patisserie Les Ambassades). The new location is larger, with more room for our growing membership!