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Healthy Communities

AICS is working to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. Learn more about our work in tobacco-use prevention and gender-based violence.

Important Notice


Dear friends and allies:

This notice is written with mixed feelings of excitement and some sadness. Our founding executive director, Mustafa Hassan, will be taking an extended leave of absence to pursue other interests. Mustafa has worked very hard since 2007 to build African Immigrants Community Services into the agency it is today. The organization has strong working relationships with funders, other community-based agencies, faith-based organizations, schools and the private sector. We know that his experience and passion for helping his people will serve him well in his new endeavors, and we wish him a resounding success!

In his absence, Mohamed Ahmed, a former AICS board member, will be taking over as the executive director. Mohamed has extensive experience in the areas of health care, housing and executive management. He is a business owner with a keen sense of marketing and fiscal management. Mohamed holds an MBA from Hamline University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Metropolitan State University.

Please join us in saying goodbye for now to Mustafa, and welcoming Mohamed in his new role as executive director of African Immigrants Community Services. An open house will be held at AICS’ office in south Minneapolis at 1433 E. Franklin Avenue, Suite 13B on Wednesday, October 16th from 10:00 – 12:00.


Thank you for your continued support of AICS.


AICS Board of Directors

Posted October 7th, 2019 


Helping hands to the East African community


What we do


African Immigrants Community Services (AICS) provides a variety of services free of charge to East African refugees and their families. AICS is primarily focused on assisting East Africans to settle, integrate, and become increasingly engaged in their new communities.

Being governed, led, and staffed by former East African refugees who understand the challenges new arrivals face in becoming established, AICS has a high success rate of effectively serving the East African community.



East African Refugees Served Annually



Years Serving communities



Partnerships and collaborations in programs and services


Founder, Mustafa Hassan, explains his vision and purpose for AICS.

Learn about how AICS came to be in this interview by the Coalition of Somali American Leaders.