Our History

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Since our inception in July of 1985—over thirty years ago—Alliance for Multicultural Community Services has transformed the lives of countless refugees. Alliance aspires to help people achieve independence and success as they acclimatize to their new lives here in the United States.

July 1985

Alliance for Multicultural Community Services was founded in 1985 through a union of Cambodian, Ethiopian, Laotian and Vietnamese refugee organizations 


January 1986

Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under the name of Refugee Services Alliance

Began to offer adjustment counseling services to refugees in Harris County


October 1986

Began offering employment & self-sufficiency services


October 1991

Alliance became a Resettlement Agency affiliated with ECDC (Ethiopian Community Development Council) which has a cooperative agreement with the Department of State and the Office of Refugee Resettlement


April 1999

The agency changed its name from Refugee Services Alliance (RSA) to Alliance for Multicultural Community Services (AMCS)


April 2004

Alliance bought its own building to house the agency


November 2004

Alliance for Multicultural Community Services is ranked among the top 25 charitable non-profits organizations in the Greater Houston area by the Houston Business Journal


September 2009

Became the largest resettlement agency in Texas