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We inspire long-lasting self sufficiency

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Preparing tomorrow's leaders today

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Partnerships that create meaningful change!

About Us

Our Mission

To help new americans overcome social and economic obstacles through advocacy, education, job placement and to connect them to community resources that are available.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to create long-lasting self sufficiency by improving community cohesion and also remove language/ cultural barriers, We promote the use of technology for learning and for teaching

Diversity

Our clients come from different countries and speak different languages. We provide culturally sensitive programs to our clients and have two location in north and west side of Columbus, Ohio..

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Our Services

My Skills Are My Language

Mission: To let skilled new Americans become self sufficient and productive citizens of their new country

Purpose: This program is meant for skilled immigrants and new Americans who immigrated into the United States but don’t speak English. The purpose is to provide an avenue for them to use their skills into creating a project that can be showcased to the community and the world.

We believe that immigrants from different backgrounds, cultures, religions, ethnicity’s, etc.., have a lot to offer and their limited English proficiency shouldn’t be a barrier...

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that prevents them from pursuing it nor prevent the marketplace from benefiting from it. 

Participants will make their own products for 3 months and their products will be show-cased quarterly whatever comes out of that projects will be invested back to the project to reach its vision.

“OUR LIGHT” Program

Mission: To reconstruct and develop the minds, hearts and lives of those who have become susceptible to Drug Abuse, Gang Life and Radicalization.

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to identify the unique struggles facing The Somali Immigrant Youth in terms of drug abuse, violence, extremism, etc., and to create initiatives and programs to eliminate and lessen these struggles to promote productive citizenship in America. The initiatives will have 3 major components: education, counseling and community involvement/reintegration.

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Background: The Somali-American community in Ohio is the second largest nationwide. Somalis started settling in Ohio in the mid 1990’s, but it wasn’t until the mid 2000’s that significant numbers arrived in central Ohio. There are many accomplishments and success stories, as well as many issues facing the community. This project will focus on the inter-generational issues that have become prevalent and are preventing this community from ascending the ladder of opportunity.

English as second language classes

Start today! Get one step closer to English proficiency. English classes are taught on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12pm.

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Somali Language Support Services

We envision a city where all individuals and families can communicate their needs and never have to make a choice that may affect their live because of a language.

If you would like to get help communicating with Somali audiences or a document translated contact us, we will refer you to one of our interpretation service providers.

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Community Support Services

Mission: To help new Americans overcome social and economic obstacles through advocacy, education, job placement and to connect them to community resources that are available in Central Ohio.

It is our policy not to turn anyone who needs help, if we do not offer the service you need, chances are we can connect you to resources that might help you with those services.

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