The African Career, Education & Resource, Inc. is an issue-based organization founded in 2008. We are an issue-based community organization and experts in developing sustainable policy solutions that address concerns impacting the community. We are committed to creating access to education, jobs, health, housing, and the means to build wealth. Through engaging  African immigrants living in the north and northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, our work advances equity and eliminates disparities for the area’s large and growing African community. ACER also works regionally where we see opportunities to make connections that improve the quality of life for African immigrants.

Mission Statement

ACER is the leading issue-based community organization working to uplift and amplify the African Diaspora to build power for systemic change that advances racial and economic equity in communities.


A transformed system, free from inequities where African Diaspora communities can thrive and lead prosperous lives.


Since the organization was established in 2008, staff have looked to community members to bring concerns, ideas, and issues to the table. We started by offering job and resources fairs that connected African immigrants to employment and other critical resources.


According to census data, at least 77,000 African immigrants live in Minnesota. ACER works in the northwest suburban cities of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Crystal, Robbinsdale, and New Hope where a large population of African immigrants lives.