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AMP: Grassroots²

New York

African Communities Together


Vision: ACT empowers African immigrants to integrate socially, get ahead economically, and engage civically.

Impact: ACT led the fight to ensure that NYC’s language access policy is truly representative by including several top languages spoken by immigrants that were not included in the original policy. In response to the Ebola crisis, ACT spearheaded a successful campaign for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for three West African nations: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. And to call attention to the plight of refugees and the need for more humane policies, ACT organized “City of Refuge,” a New York City-wide mass action.