Community Partners

Afghan Cultural Society is able to serve our community effectively by working in partnership with the following organizations. We are deeply grateful for the work we have been able to do together and look forward to continuing the work of empowering our communities.

The Minnesota Department of Human Resources

The MN Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

MN Department of Education

Ramsey County 

LEAP High School

Our Education Coaches work with LEAP High School to support Afghan students enrolled there.

World Education Services (WES) 

World Education Services provides free credential evaluations for international students.

International Institute of Minnesota 

ACS assisters work directly with IIM to help newly resettled Afghans achieve self-sufficiency. 

The Advocates for Human Rights 

Advocates for Human Rights provides free legal services for Afghans who have resettled in the state of Minnesota and North Dakota since 2021.

Zakat, Aid and Charity Assisting Humanity (ZACAH)

ZACAH provides rental assistance for Afghans who are spending 45%
or more of their income on rent. 

The Center for Victims of Torture

ACS has worked with CVT to teach trauma coping skills and facilitate 
group activities in our Mental Health programs.

CAPI

Provides wraparound case management for Afghan Refugees as part of
the refugee resettlement network. 

SEWA-AIFW

SEWA-AIFW and ACS collaborate on Mental Health programs, and community led events for the South Asian LGBTQ community. 

SANNEH

SANNEH helps to fund and organize ACS’ summer programming for youth.

AWUM

AWUM donated children’s toys to ACS to help stock the community closet.

ARRIVE MINISTRIES

Arrive Ministries enrolls newly resettled Afghans to their education programs.