ACER is the leading organization working with African immigrants in the northwest suburbs. We build power to achieve systemic change that advances racial and economic equity for our communities.

Current Events

ACER focuses on empowering community members to engage with the civic process. We believe in the combined power of the people. We have the ability to come together and make our voices heard. Change is possible.

Civic Engagement

ACER improves individual and community health by addressing the Social Determinants of Health that result in unfairly detrimental health outcomes for BIPOC communities.

Health Equity

ACER advances economic development strategies with governments and community partners in order to generate homegrown wealth and close the wealth gap holding back BIPOC communities.

Economic & Community Development

ACER makes safe, quality, and affordable housing a priority for the Northwest suburbs. We connect residents to critical housing resources and empower tenants to advocate for their right to fair housing.

Housing Justice