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ASC turns 40!


Celebrating 40 years of service
40 years ago, African Services Committee started in a Bronx basement apartment by Ashafa Hadera, an Ethiopian refugee who gave a helping hand to other African newcomers. Fast forward today, our Harlem based NGO has expanded to serve over 12,000 people every year in New York City and Ethiopia. African Services Committee reflects on 40 years of accomplishments and shares stories of what has not changed: our commitment to assist immigrants, refugees and asylees from across the African and Caribbean Diaspora and beyond, in establishing themselves and finding community. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin for more updates. 

From Harlem to Hawai'i

ASC is honored to be a new partner agency with Hep Free Hawaii in the global effort to eliminate hepatitis.

Read more: From Harlem to Hawai'i

President Biden Launches Historic Plan to Restore, Expand Rights of Immigrants

The sweeping U.S. Citizenship Act would extend legal status and citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants.
In the first hours of his presidency, Joe Biden unveiled one of the most ambitious immigration plans in U.S. history. President Biden has launched an historic plan to restore and expand the rights of immigrants by introducing the U.S. Citizenship Act, which would extend legal status and citizenship to 11 undocumented immigrants. He's also announced the repeal of the Muslim Ban, the fortification of DACA, the suspension of border wall construction, and the restoration of protections for Liberians DED.  
Plus, "the bill further recognizes America as a nation of immigrants by changing the word “alien” to “noncitizen” in our immigration laws."
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ASC Combats Rapid Rise in NYC COVID-19 Cases

The number of new COVID19 cases in NYC has been rising rapidly and is now at a level we have not seen since April. People with underlying health conditions, as well as those who live or care for such people, should take increased precautions. Learn more here
In addition to offering free and confidential testing for HIV, viral hepatitis, blood glucose, blood pressure, TB, and STIs to walk-in clients throughout the week at ASC’s Testing Center, ASC conducts free COVID-19 PCR tests for the uninsured —along with all of our other free health testing services from our headquarters in Harlem
All are welcome to stop by Monday to Friday from 11 am to 4 pm to get tested