National Immigration Legal Services Directory

African Communities Together (Washington DC Office)

  • Location:
    700 Pennsylvania ave SE, 2nd Floor
    Washington, DC 20003
  • Phone:
    (240) 621- 0194
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Phone calls, DROP IN - THURSDAYS 1-4 PM
  • Appointments accepted:

African Communities Together (ACT) is an organization of African immigrants fighting for civil rights, opportunity, and a better life for our families here in the U.S. and back in Africa. ACT empowers African immigrants to integrate socially, get ahead economically, and engage civically. We connect African immigrants to critical services, help Africans develop as leaders, and organize our communities on the issues that matter. ACT helps African immigrants find free or low-cost assistance with immigration, jobs, and other needs. We provide free referrals to trustworthy nonprofit and government agency partners. Our staff and volunteers speak multiple languages and actively outreach to African communities that are often underserved. Get in touch with us to learn more about services. Through our Leadership Committees and trainings, ACT gives African immigrants the tools and information they need to become leaders on the issues that matter to them. Members engage with civic and political leaders, participate in political education, and plan ACT campaigns and actions. ACT mobilizes African immigrant communities to speak out on the issues that affect our lives and the lives of our families. We work on the local, state, national, and international level on issues including fair immigration reform, jobs in the African community, and language access.

State served: District of Columbia

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Languages spoken: Amharic, English
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No


Volunteer Coordinator
Hiwot Berihun
(240) 621 - 0194

IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service

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