7th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, November 4, 2023, 3-6 p.m.
Dear friends of ACCL,
We are very happy to inform you that we have faithfully continued our work in the immigrant community over the past year. We have mentored people, offered Community Voices forums, held our annual summer program for youth, and much more.
We have had a challenging moment this year when our 501(c)(3) status was revoked by the IRS, because of an honest oversight on our part. We have filed and submitted the necessary IRS forms for reinstatement, and we have put procedures in place so that this cannot happen again.
Nevertheless, ACCL has a vision of growth and expansion; we want to bring more staff on board, expand our board of directors, and increase programming such as ESL and citizenship tutoring in the future.
On November 4, we will celebrate our 7th anniversary by bringing the community together with the theme “Improving Lives to Strengthen Our Community.” The event will also include music, traditional foods prepared by members of our community, a raffle, and updates from the Board and the Executive Director.
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Bob Giles, emeritus professor from UMass Lowell, who has been instrumental in creating a sister school relationship between UMass Lowell and The University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.
We hope you will consider making a contribution to ACCL. to help the growth and expansion of the center in years to come. Gifts are not tax-deductible at this time. When the IRS clears our reinstatement, and we are confident it will happen, donations will be tax deductible retroactively. Please feel free to call me or reply to this email with any questions.