ECDC African Community Center -DC

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Employment
  • Immigrants & Refugees


901 S. Highland St.Arlington, VA 22204 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The African Community Center of the DC Metro (ACC-DC) is a branch office of The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC), one of ten Resettlement Agencies authorized by the Department of State to resettle refugees. ECDC’s mission is to resettle and assist refugees and immigrants in integrating successfully into their new communities in the U.S.. ACC-DC is responsible for directly helping refugees located in the DC metro area with offices in Arlington, VA and Silver Spring, MD. ACC-DC provides social, educational, and employment programs for newly resettled refugees while working with community partners to promote self-sufficiency and integration across the DC area.


ACC-DC is non-profit organization that works toward the resettlement of refugees within the United States. We conduct case work, as well as educational and social outreach programs for newly arrived refugee families. These programs are aimed to help the families recover from past traumatic experiences, get adjusted to American life, and become economically self-sufficient contributing members of their new communities. The refugees we work with refugees come from all across the globe.

Some of the services that we provide refugee families include:

  • Housing and rent for 3 months (families will hopefully be self-sufficient by this time)
  • Basic home furnishings
  • Enrollment in ESL classes
  • Setting up medical and social security appointments
  • School enrollment for the children
  • Helping refugee families connect with their new communities on a social and logistical level


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by Zuleida R. from Temple hills, MD (April 21, 2016)
After a person sign up for their volunteer opportunity, the communication is very poo and I believe Diversity is not an important part of their core values

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