MissionThe African Advocacy Network is a dedicated outstanding social and immigration legal service provider for African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants through the delivery of quality services by Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited staff in a culturally and linguistically- supportive environment.
What We DoAAN serves African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants, refugees and asylees in San Francisco and throughout the greater Bay Area. We try to lift the social veil of invisibility often suffered by this community and work to integrate and support our communities as they strive to build new lives.
As a result of the services we provide, AAN clients are able to achieve: Increased awareness and understanding of immigration benefits. Economic and social stability through proper documentation, opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship, strengthened social and cultural networks, increased civic participation and improved integration within their communities. Access to municipal and county services such as affordable housing, education and vocational training for short-term and long-term employment.
Our Programs include Immigration Legal Services, Translation & Interpretation, Comprehensive Case Management, Outreach and Education, Employment Training & Referrals, and Arts & Culture Integration.
Immigration Legal Services - Our Main Service:
AAN offers immigration legal services for, not limited to, African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants working towards securing a legal status and beyond in the USA. We are the only African Immigrant organization member of various local and statewide platforms including the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Education Network (SFILEN), the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC), the San Francisco Language Access Network (SFLAN), ReadyCA, etc. With its DOJ Accredited staff, AAN provides legal assistance with various Applications (Asylum, Adjustments of status, Family petitions, Consular Processing, VAWA, U-Visa, Citizenship & naturalization, Work Permit,Temporary Protected Status Program (TPS)) and Affirmative and Defensive (starting in 2017) representation.
Translation & Interpretation
AAN staff and volunteers provide translation and interpretation services for immigration and social services