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.