African Community Services

African Community Services (ACS) was formed in 1995 by a volunteer network of Somali refugees to help refugee families secure basic needs and resources for self‐sufficiency and acclimate to a new way of life. Today, African Community Services serves individuals and families who are immigrants from East and West Africa as well as other cultures. Although ACS has served a range of ethnicities, most of its clients are people of color. In 2016, 97% of the people it served were people of color, mostly from Somalia.


African Community Services is non-profit community based charitable organization based in South Minneapolis that provides settlement and integration services to new arrivals from Africa to facilitate their settlement to the Twin Cities and its surrounding areas.

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