ACA faces financial challenges

By Perry Russom

May 27, 2014 Updated May 28, 2014 at 12:22 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The American Civic Association is facing financial challenges, according to its leaders Tuesday night.

With an increase in demand for the agency's services, they say their finances are being stretched too thin.

The announcement was made in their annual meeting Tuesday at the ACA building in Binghamton.

"We still have some challenges financially when it comes to generating the needed revenues to maintain our services," said ACA Executive Director Andrew Baranoski.

Baranski said they are now in the process of diversifying how the agency generates revenue to provide people with immigration services, refugee resettlement and cultural education.

"... Fundraising is a part of it, grants are a part of it, service fees are a part of it and try to find that mix," he said.

One of those fundraising events is coming up at the end of June.

On June 20, they will have a breakfast fundraiser at the Holiday Inn in Binghamton that will correspond with World Refugee Day.

The ACA has been serving the greater Binghamton area area for the past 75 years.

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