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African Advocacy Network

Adoubou Traore, Program Coordinator

Adoubou, who is himself an African immigrant from the Ivory Coast is the former Executive Director of AIRRC, and is now the Project Director of AAN. Adoubou speaks French, English, Spanish, Senufo, and Bambara. Adoubou was honored with a British Council Scholarship in 1990 and a Fulbright Scholarship in 2000-2002. He has a Masters of Arts in English with emphasis on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Adoubou is in charge of leading AAN programmatic activities.

Charles Jackson, Lead Paralegal

Charles, a former client with AIRRC, is now our Legal Services Certified Paralegal. Charles, an immigrant from Liberia, is a success story of the services that we provide. In 2004, Charles was awarded one of seven John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University. After assisting him with his Legal Adjustment Status, Charles enrolled in a paralegal program at CSU East Bay where he specialized in immigration law. Now a certified paralegal, Charles has joined the staff of AAN. Charles was the 2011 San Francisco Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) Employee of the Year. In additional to his work at AAN, Charles is currently in his first year of law school.

Joe Sciarrillo, Paralegal/Social Worker

Joe grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science in Foreign Service. He majored in Culture and Politics and received an African Studies Certificate along with a French Proficiency Certificate. He completed a Study Abroad program at the Centre Baobab and University of Dakar in Dakar, Senegal between 2004 and 2005. He obtained his Masters in Social Work from UC Berkeley in 2014 with a concentration in Community Mental Health. His current work at the African Advocacy Network and Dolores Street Community Services includes assisting clients assemble visa documentation, assisting the attorney with deportation defense, assisting clients to build their resumes and search for employment, and teaching English and computer skills. He also performs outreach to immigrant community through fairs, Know Your Rights workshops; and at meetings throughout the city.

Clementine Ntshaykolo, Program Coordinator

Clementine Ntshaykolo is a former volunteer with the AIRRC. She is now our Fund Development Manager. Clementine is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She is fluent in English, French and Lingala. Ms. Clementine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a Minor in Sociology from UCSC. She most recently worked as an Event and Outreach Researcher for the Center on Contemporary Conflict (CCC) at the Naval Postgraduate School. Clementine Coordinates AAN’s activities including fundraising, grant writing and direct assistance to clients

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