Our mission is to seek justice and mercy for those navigating the complexities of the United States Immigration system as asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants, focusing on those who are most vulnerable and with the fewest resources.
We do this by providing counsel, friendship, legal services, English training, civics and citizenship classes as well as providing other humanitarian services in order to strengthen lives, families and communities.
Welcoming the persecuted and oppressed is an unqualified good, integral to our national character.
The Wilberforce Center is actively involved in resourcing other non-profits in the development of strategic initiatives among our International friends.
The Man Who Changed History
William Wilberforce was born on 24th August 1759. He was an English politician known as the leader of the movement to stop the slave trade. Wilberforce devoted his life as an advocate for social change and human rights. His life was portrayed in the movie Amazing Grace is a 2006 British-American biographical drama about the campaign against the slave trade in the British Empire, led by William Wilberforce, who was responsible for steering anti-slave trade legislation through the British parliament.
If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.