What NCSC Does
the Newcomer Community Service Center (NCSC)
is a minority-based non-profit organization that helps refugees and immigrants from all countries achieve
self-sufficiency and become participating members of American society. Founded as the Indochinese Community
Center by Cambodian, Lao and Vietnamese refugees, NCSC has served the metropolitan Washington area community
since its inception in 1978.
NCSC is governed by a multicultural Board of Directors representing the diverse communities
that NCSC serves. These community leaders provide professional oversight and leadership for the organizationís
administration and grassroots activities.
NCSC offers programs designed and administered by a multicultural staff with rich
experiences in community development and cross-cultural skills. Through teamwork, NCSC staff members
help refugees and immigrants from all over the world participate actively in their new society.
NCSCís offices in Washington, DC, and Falls Church, Virginia, serve approximately
4,000 refugees and immigrants from more than 50 countries each year.
NCSCís doors are open to newcomers from
all countries, and NCSC clients come from a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities. Most
of NCSCís clients are refugees
and asylees who have legally
resettled in the United States after fleeing their own countries because of the threat of persecution
based on their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
NCSC also serves immigrants who
have obtained legal permanent residence status but have not yet become citizens.