Andres Echeverri is the Founder and President of ACSI Translations (ACSI), a firm that is focused on comprehensive language access solutions, offering services in translation, interpretation, sign language, transcription, consulting on language localization, as well as market and feasibility studies. Andres, originally from Colombia, South America, and a proud Naturalized American Citizen, has twenty-five years of experience in Inter-American business, finance and private equity. He has an MBA from American University and serves in various community organizations, including the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the DC Court Committee for Unauthorized Practice of Law. He lives in Bethesda MD, with his lovely wife Elsa and their two children.

ACSI is a firm designed to solve the clients’ needs by providing them with effective solutions that comply with government and industry standards. This for-profit organization is also extremely committed to giving back to underserved communities of color and immigrants in the Washington, Maryland and Virginia regions (DMV). ACSI gives back over 10% of its profits through NGO’s in the region that serve DMV populations who are vulnerable in education, health and legal services. Andres will continue to lead ACSI on its successful path of creating jobs, aiding clients in language access, and he is determined to keep growing its effective ties to the community that opened its doors to him and his wife over twenty years ago.

Ayuda's Response to Busing of Migrants

Since April 2022, Ayuda has been working to help coordinate the humanitarian response as the governors of Texas and Arizona continue to send thousands of migrants on buses to Washington, D.C.

We are providing culturally and linguistically specific legal, social and language access services to newly arriving migrants. These services include case management and intake support, interpretation, as well as the provision of food, clothing, hygiene kits, prepaid cell phones, medical supplies, and paid shelter.

Our legal team is providing individualized legal orientations for migrants explaining the immigration system and helping them be aware of their rights and responsibilities.  

“Immigrants are first and foremost, human beings. They deserve respect and compassion, and Ayuda will continue to do what we do best – provide holistic support to those in need in our communities.” - Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

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