ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, INC (ECDC)

Empowering refugees and immigrants since 1983

aka ECDC   |   Arlington, VA   |  www.ecdcus.org

Mission

ECDC has been empowering refugees and immigrants since 1983 and has been a national refugee resettlement agency since 1991. Our vision is a world where human rights are upheld, and people have an opportunity to live up to their full potential in safe and inclusive communities that respond effectively and fairly to the concerns and needs of their members. Our mission is to resettle and assist refugees and immigrants to lead a life of dignity, attain self-sufficiency, and integrate successfully into their new communities in the U.S. while promoting education and equitable access to resources, opportunities, and services in Africa.

Ruling year info

1985

Principal Officer

Tsehaye Teferra Ph.D.

Main address

901 S. Highland St

Arlington, VA 22204 USA

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EIN

52-1308986

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Public Health Program (E70)

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Reception and Placement

ECDC, as a national refugee resettlement agency, plans for refugee arrivals and assists newcomers resettle and get connected to essential services in their first 30-90 days. Local office staff and dedicated volunteers welcome arriving refugee families at the airport, provide them with furnished housing, give them appropriate clothing, and orient them on how to stay safe in their new homes and community. Beyond ensuring refugees’ basic needs are met, the R&P program helps connect newcomers to health services, schools for children, language classes for adults, job readiness training, public benefits enrollment, and more. These essential services, combined with cultural orientation, help refugee families start the path to self-sufficiency. During the R&P period, local office staff assess the needs of each family and make referrals to other programs and services that they can benefit from after the program period.

Population(s) Served
Refugees and displaced people

ECDC provides additional services to refugees, asylees, and other ORR-eligible populations to assist them in gaining employment and achieving self-sufficiency. participants must enroll within their first month after arrival and meet certain employment requirements. Local office staff provides assistance to help individuals build resumes, practice interviewing, find and apply for jobs, improve their English, learn basic financial literacy, complete short skills courses in hospitality, and ultimately secure employment. This support lasts up to 240 days. Participating families cannot access public cash assistance but are instead given a monthly allowance for their participation in the program to help with rent, utility payments, and transportation costs.

Population(s) Served

ECDC provides intensive case management services to refugees, asylees, and other ORR-eligible populations who need a more holistic and longer-term approach to integrate successfully into the local community due to their specific vulnerabilities. It is designed to serve newcomer populations with severe medical conditions, who lack family support systems or are experiencing psychological trauma. Individuals can enroll in the program within five years after arrival. They will receive intensive case management to help them overcome barriers and navigate mental health and medical care in the U.S. for 180-365 days.

Population(s) Served
Refugees and displaced people
Refugees and displaced people

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Financials

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ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, INC (ECDC)

Board of directors
as of 09/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gebre-Selassie Gebre-Mariam

Allene Wright

ECDC

Henning Leidecker, Jr. Ph.D.

Tsehaye Teferra, Ph.D.

ECDC

Bereket Woldu

Ferede Workneh

Yemane Yohannes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/16/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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