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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Family Services, International, International Migration & Refugee Issues

Mission: The mission of African Community Education is to assist African refugee and immigrant youth and families in achieving educational and social stability through access to academic support, leadership development, cultural expression and community outreach in Worcester MA. The vision of African Community Education is a community where African refugees and immigrant youth and families are empowered, self-sufficient and secure.

Target demographics: African refugee and immigrant youth

Direct beneficiaries per year: 90 students and their families!

Geographic areas served: Worcester

Programs: After-School Tutoring Saturday Program After-School Tutoring Mentoring for Empowerment and Exchange (MEE) Parent Outreach Summer Reading Program Workforce Development Program Mentoring Program Family Literacy Program

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ACE is tremendous! It's like I can travel the continent of Africa all in one place - in Worcester! The children and families are so skilled, talented, and brilliant. Did you know some parents can speak as many as (or more than) 8 languages!? It makes our American English-only policy seem so dumb (it is). I would love to see Worcester public schools learn from ACE families, such as offer Swahili courses as a "foreign" language and offer African dance classes in school, and have parent empowerment in education classes in many languages. ACE should lead the way!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ACE is an amazing organization that stays true to it's mission and works hard to maximize it's limited resources. As a former volunteer, I was immediately welcomed as part of the team and given meaningful work. I highly encourage others to get involved by volunteering directly with students, assisting in the office or donating. Your time and resources will be put to good use!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ACE has an important mission and is lead by a diverse team of hardworking and dedicated staff, volunteers and students!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An organization that truly cares and it shows in how they interact with students and is evidenced by the impact ACE has on the students' lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Doing great work with great children who need much support!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My volunteer experience with ACE far exceeded my expectations. The organization is extremely organized and filled with staff and other volunteers that are crazy passionate about ACE's mission and the African community in Worcester. The kids that participate in ACE's programs are very special; I have never been around a group of kids that are more inspiring, hilarious, fun, and resilient. I will definitely be back at ACE to volunteer again!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first got involved in ACE over a year ago and I have absolutely adored going there every week volunteering. I enjoy the presence the students who attend to ACE weekly and have formed many tight bonds with some of the students I work with. These kids give me a new outlook on life and make me realize not to take anything for granted. These wonderful students love school and never want the school day to end. They love learning new things which brings tears to my eyes. The staff that also are apart of ACE are so active and caring for each and every student. All the staff look out for the kids like they are their own. It's amazing how ACE gives me such a positive outlook on life and I will continue volunteering there for a very long time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They really created a great sense of community for these kids who not only came from different schools but different parts of the world. I only speak English but I never found the language barrier to ever be a problem as there are many well-trained and dedicated staff members who are there to help any students who might have difficulties in explaining how they need help. It really was inspiring to meet all these kids, I can't wait to go back and volunteer again.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ACE is home. Of course program could use some improvement with more grant funding but it's still great. As a small organization with limited resources, they're accomplishing more than their fair of community needs. Gracias, ACE.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being part of ACE program had been one the great things in my life.I was a student and I volunteered as a teaching assistant.Now I am a high school graduated and now I am a member of Commonwealth Corps and serving at ACE. ACE is like a second home to me and I love being around the students and the staffs as well. I pray that may the program last forever with the strength of God. No one can give back what ACE had do for the them in past beside the Lord.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love ACE! I volunteered for 2 years in the Saturday Program as a Math Teaching Assistant and as an Express Yourself Teaching Assistant. It is terrific to see ACE children grow, graduate, and return to volunteer and work at ACE and create the future for their peers.
ACE is THE place to make a difference. GET INVOLVED! JOIN THE TEAM! Harambee!