ABISA works to build communities that are economically and civically stronger, by adjusting the ideals of immigrant integration, streamlining socio-cultural and educational immigrant inclusion through advocacy, civic engagement, training, and services.
Many of the constituents who benefit from ABISA, are in the process of filing for citizenship status, pursuing educational opportunities in the states, boosting local economy with small business ventures, exploring their new rights, and the laws of the land.
- Know your Rights Workshops
- DACA-TPS-DED Assistance
- "Springboard to Excellence" Youth Program
- Legal Counsel Referral for Immigration Issues
- Litigation Support Advocacy
- Language Access Advocacy with ESL
- Interpretation and Translation Services
- FASFA Application Workshops
- Deportee Re-Integration Support
- Community Organizer Training
- Civic Engagement
Past ABISA Programming
About the Founder
Fatou-Seydi Sarr, Social Justice advocate and Human Rights Activist is the founder and Executive Director of ABISA (African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs) a nonprofit that helps African and Black Immigrants in Metro-Detroit to know their rights, access resources, become invested and civically engaged. A Senegalese native, Seydi is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Social Work (BSW) and Marygrove School of Social Justice (M.A. SJ). Her passion for social equity drives her commitment to advocacy for the intersectionality of religious, racial, immigration, socio-economy and gender issues. A mother and lay leader in the Detroit West African Community, Seydi is a court interpreter, a filmmaker and teaches weekly African dance classes in the city. Seydi proudly describe herself as an African Immigrant Black Muslim Woman.
Connect with ABISA
Address: 111 E Kirby Street, Detroit Michigan