Somali Community Access Network- Somalican

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Disaster Aid, Human Services

Location: 700 Morse Road % Jibril M Hirsi Columbus OH 43214 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

SomaliCAN is a wonderful charity. It is always ahead of the curve in identifying and responding to community needs. In 2009, SomaliCAN focused on safety issues. The organization implemented various initiatives to protect Americans regardless of race. Crime prevention, police training, community outreach, youth summits, and other neighborhood activities were implemented. This was all because the economic downturn has negatively affected the living conditions of many Americans. Crime has gone up as a result. Initiatives like the somalitips.com crime reporting site and law enforcement somali advisory group were great contributors to making Ohio ahead in the fight against all forms of violent crime. In 2010, SomaliCAN focused on community celebrations! As a sign of improving economy, SomaliCAN has initiated the biggest and first ever annual Somali graduation for Somali high school, college and university students. Speakers include Ohio State Superintendent of Education, and Prof. Said Salah, a famous Somali literary scholar. In 2011, SomaliCAN has put in place plans to make Ohio the best place to live, learn and raise a family.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

SomaliCAN has changed the way community business is done. I was mentored by a field supervisor who was very supportive. I was awarded the Presdential Service Award for leadership.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I recruited more volunteers.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Presidential award.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very supportive, talented, and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world for the better.

Ways to make it better...

I could be hired as a full time employee at SomaliCAN. It is the best place to work.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

SomaliCAN is the best that has ever happened to the Somali community in Ohio and elsewhere in the United States.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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