Volunteer Guide

New American Alliance for Development (NAAD)

  • Location:
    1821 University Ave W.
    Suite 328-South
    St. Paul, MN 55104
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
    (651) 646-3278
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

New American Alliance for Development (NAAD), formerly African & American Friendship Association for Cooperation and Development, provides education, advocacy and legal immigration services to empower immigrants to fully participate in Minnesota's growth and development.

Counties served: Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey, Scott, Washington

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
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)
Other areas of legal assistance: Education
Non-legal services: Employment services, ESL, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Amharic, Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian), Burmese, Chinese, English, Filipino, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Iraqi, Kashmir, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Taiwanese, Ukrainian, Urdu
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 1
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 0

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: Immigration Advocates Network