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The COVID-19 pandemic has been detrimental to the livelihoods of all people across the world, and has been extremely critical to the working class, living on the margins, with no access to emergency funding and resources. The East African immigrant and refugee population that we serve at AYCO have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in addition to the societal and economic barriers that they face as newcomers into this country.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, most of our clients have been laid off from work and no longer have the means to provide for their families. AYCO has decided to stay open during this critical time to provide additional support to our community. We have been assisting our clients with unemployment applications, job seeking, and in office academic support to students who have assignments over Spring Break and do not have access to Wifi or computers at home. We are unable to turn our backs on our community during this period. The need from AYCO in the East African community is overwhelming and all of our staff are working overtime to provide all services to community members who need additional support to stay safe and healthy during this crisis.