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About GCEA

GCEA takes a holistic approach by representing clients with a continuum of services to fit their specific needs. Our work is embedded in a belief that everyone should have access to equal opportunities, regardless of race or socioeconomic status. GCEA strives to decrease these barriers by providing a wide range of services including housing support, transitional housing shelters, immigration support services, application assistance, access to testing & vaccination sites, education and outreach surrounding COVID-19, and translation services targeted towards the Pan-African Community. Currently, GCEA has a client list of 7500 individuals, which includes youth and adults. GCEA works primarily with African Americans and Africans from Congo, Ghana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen; most of whom are refugees, immigrants, or asylum seekers.  GCEA clients are mainly based in Oakland and Alameda county.