Category Archives: Immigrants and Refugees

International Institute of the Bay Area

For ninety years in Northern California, people have trusted the International Institutes to give fair, accurate, and low cost legal advice on more than fifty USCIS federal government procedures that can move you and your families toward becoming US citizens, …
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AFS Internationa Exchange Programs

AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS Organizations, each with a network of volunteers, …
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Refugee Transitions

Refugee Transitions

Refugee Transitions’ mission is to assist refugee and immigrant families in becoming self-sufficient in the United States by providing services to help them attain the English language, life, job and academic skills they need to succeed in their new communities. …
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ORAM – Organization for Refuge Asylum & Migration

ORAM - Organization for Refuge Asylum & Migration

Founded in 2008, ORAM is the first migration organization focusing exclusively on refugees fleeing sexual and gender-based violence worldwide. ORAM provides clients with free legal representation and conducts advocacy and education on their behalf. ORAM’s advocacy encompasses non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental …
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Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

History The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) was founded in 1984 by a coalition of volunteers who recognized the need for a strong artistic and cultural force in the Chinatown area. Since opening its own facility in 1996 in the …
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Narika

Narika

Narika’s mission is to promote the empowerment of women in our community to confront and overcome the cycles of domestic violence and exploitation. We work to build a movement to end violence against women and to actively support women’s rights …
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Women’s Cancer Resource Center

Women's Cancer Resource Center

Mission Statement: The Women’s Cancer Resource Center creates opportunities for women with cancer to improve their quality of life through education, supportive services and practical assistance. History: In 1986 a small group of women with cancer created the Women’s Cancer …
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WOMAN – Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent, Inc.

WOMAN - Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent, Inc.

Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent, Inc. (WOMAN, Inc.) has operated since 1978 as a community-based, multi-service agency, serving survivors of domestic violence in San Francisco and the larger Bay Area. In addition to our 24 hour crisis line, we …
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YWCA – San Francisco and Marin

YWCA - San Francisco and Marin

For more than a century, the YWCA San Francisco & Marin has responded to the changing roles, needs and aspirations of a diverse population of women, girls and families. The voices of women have blended to create a vision that …
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Diablo Valley Literacy Council

Diablo Valley Literacy Council

Our History The Diablo Valley Literacy Council was started in 1978 by a group of women from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, along with several women from other churches, who had been active in literacy. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church sponsors us …
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