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African Development Center of Minnesota (ADC)

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Organization: African Development Center of Minnesota (ADC)

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Basic economic security remains out of reach for too many of the Twin Cities’ 130,000 African immigrants and refugees. Most have arrived less than a generation ago. Language, cultural and religious barriers paired with major gaps in the local economic development system have led to failed businesses and wasted wealth for the individual and the community. ADC envisions the day when African immigrants and refugees have overcome these barriers to financial success.

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Lvl 1: Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Workforce Development

Lvl 2: African American ; Sector ; Human Resource ; Immigration ; Diversity and Inclusion

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment:

Steady

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  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
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    demonstration
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