The Ethiopian Community Center, Inc. (ECC), is a non-profit (501) (c) (3) community based organization established in the District of Columbia in 1980. The Center is committed to meeting the cultural, social, economic and psychological needs of the immigrant community in their effort to become self-sufficient and contributing members of society in their new country.

The Center provides various educational and community services to refugees, immigrants and the general public in the Washington metropolitan area. Our clients include newcomers, unemployed and low-income individuals who need counseling and referrals in their effort to achieve economic self-sufficiency and social integration.

ECC’s goals and objectives are determined by an active Board of Directors elected from within the Community in the Metropolitan Washington area. A dedicated professional staff made up of an Executive Director, Administrative and Program Coordinators, part-time Instructors and Volunteers implement ECC’s programs.

Since its inception in November 1980, ECC has provided services to over 100,000 clients and has been supported by local and state governments, foundations and individuals. ECC’s services include translation and interpretation, employment, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), computer training, immigration and citizenship assistance, youth programs and referral to other organizations.