African Advocacy Network

Currently raising funds to hire a second attorney to help more asylum seekers.

Fund drive: Help us hire a second lawyer for our San Francisco office.
0.233 of 100 ETH goal
Raised by 3 donations in 92 days


May 26th, 2018

New Fund Drive: Help Us Hire a Second Attorney


AAN will be raising funds to hire a second attorney. AAN currently has 7 staff members, including four paralegals, one attorney, and two case workers.

However, due to increased ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) activity, our client base is increasingly facing tighter deadlines with USCIS and the Department of Justice to complete their asylum processes. A second attorney is greatly needed to assist our staff to respond to the clients' needs with a fully staffed team of advocates.

We hope to raise 220 ETH during this fiscal year of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.


The African Advocacy Network (AAN) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit founded in 2009 to serve the growing Diaspora of African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants. AAN provides immigration legal services, case management, and social integration services based on a unique Cultural Brokering model. AAN serves over 400 clients per year with direct legal and social services and reaches over 1000 individuals per year through Know Your Rights education workshops in the Bay Area.

AAN couples these programs with experienced and trained linguistic capacity in more than ten languages that span the African continent such as Amharic, Arabic, Dioula, Effutu, French, Haitian Creole, Kru, Senya, Spanish, Tigrinya, Wolof, and more.

Started in 2009, AAN was first fiscally sponsored by Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS). Since January 3, 2018, the African Advocacy Network became an independent 501c3 non-profit and has been providing services on its new premises at 3106 Folsom St. in San Francisco.


Video Profiles on Charles Jackson, our lead paralegal:

African Arts and Dance Street Festival 2013:

African Advocacy Network press conference on 2010 Haiti Earthquake relief effort:

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