Multicultural Affinity Groups

Specific to culture, race, language, gender, age and other identities.


Affinity Groups and Allies Foster Change

Affinity groups are people who unite around a shared identity.
Allies back the leadership of an affinity group.

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Asian American Pacific Islanders

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Recovery Project 

Blacks United in Recovery

Latinos en Accion

Young Adults

Multicultural Resources

Massachusetts Office for Refugees & Immigrants

MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

Legal Service Providers for Immigrants

Citizenship Clinics

MIRA (617) 350-5480

MA Legal Help for Immigration

Immigration Legal Service Providers for TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

Somali Development Center (SDC)

Resettlement information and support for Somalis and other African groups.  Jamaica Plain, MA, Phone: (617) 522-0700

Multicultural Community Service of Pioneer Valley  Offers speciality programs for people with disabilities from diverse cultural backgrounds:

Translation and Interpretation, Resettlement Initiative, Asian Initiative

New England Index at

Multicultural Resources

Literacy & English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Resources

MA Network of Information Providers (MNIP) for People with Disabilities  MNIP Agencies That Serve Multicultural Communities  List of agencies that serve Asian, Haitian, Jewish, Latino, Portuguese, Russian and/or multicultural communities.

Translation Services

Special Education Interpreter Services  including “A Parent’s Guide to Special Education” available in several formats and three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese.

The Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (formerly the Somali Women and Children’s Association)  A community-based, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting educational and socio-economic development in Massachusetts refugee and immigrant communities.  Offices and programs in Boston, Worcester and Lynn.

Translation Center, UMass Amherst