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

Between 2009 and 2017, AAN was been fiscally sponsored by Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS). After 8 years of building capacity and internal infrastructure, AAN became an independent organization in 2018.

In January 2018, the African Advocacy Network moved from 938 Valencia St. to its new premises at 3106 Folsom St., sharing a building with St. Anthony’s church.

Our Team

These wonderful people make it all possible
Adoubou Traore
Adoubou Traore
Director/DOJ Accredited Representative
Joe Sciarrillo
Joe Sciarrillo
Immigration and Social Services/DOJ Accredited Representative
Charles Jackson
Charles Jackson
Immigration Services/DOJ Accredited Representative
Yohannes Yetbarek
Yohannes Yetbarek
Community Liaison/Legal Assistant
Maria Arrine
Maria Arrine
Removal Defense Immigration Services

Our Board of Directors

Larry Saxxon
Larry Saxxon
Board of Directors
Natalie Cox
Natalie Cox
Board of Directors
Sila Mutungi
Sila Mutungi
Board of Directors