SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL - To Empower and Educate








CHANGE STARTS WHEN LEADERS HAVE A CLEAR VISION OF HOW SITUATION COULD BE.

NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY’S LEADERS WERE VERY HONORED 
TO RECEIVE THE VISIT OF COUNCILWOMEN KATE GALLEGO
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 2017

New American Community leaders from different ethnic groups, such as Somalian, Sudanesee, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Iranian, Syrian, Burmese, Congolese, Afghanis, Central African and Burundian had the honor to receive the visit and to meet with a great friend of the refugee community, Councilwomen Kate Gallego. 

Councilwomen Gallego met with us in the NAC temporary center and was welcomed by our President, Dr. Abukar, who also serves as Board President for the New American Community, a consortium of several different Ethnic Community Based Organizations. Brief information was given by different Community Leaders, such as Muktar Sheikh, Ilyas Sheikh, Adan Samantar, Maryam Oghbapour, Yalew Tamrat and others.

As everyone knows, education, empowerment and democracy share a fundamental set of values, based firmly on the idea that together we can create a brighter future, and Councilwomen Gallego has always been there to help, assist and empower the refugee community. Councilwomen Gallego has consistently championed the cause of empowering refugees through opportunities for well-being, education and employment.

All Community leaders present at the meeting have proudly admitted that America is the best country to immigrate to, and are all proud to be the product of a compassionate and inclusive immigration policy.  They expressed their thanks and deepest gratitude to Councilwomen Gallego, whom they prefer to call a “Great friend of the refugee community”.  The meeting also created an opportunity for the Leaders of the refugee community to interact with Councilwomen Gallego, discussing  their rich cultures and the contribution of the New American Community “Refugees” and shared experiences. 

The event was successfully concluded and all present expressed their interest to become active and engaged citizens, who vote at every opportunity, volunteer in the communities and become active in the involvement of continuously building the great democracy we all enjoy.

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 
CONGRATULATION TO SAID A. MIRE
 A VERY SPECIAL DAY OCTOBER 20 2017
 
SAID a newly US Naturalized citizen. It is a day he will never forget and we trust, this day will be unforgettable memory for him, friends and his family. Taking the oath, completes the process of Naturalization and gives the happiness and joy of joining this great Nation.
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




 
ESL Pilot’s Project, an improved method of delivering English Language Training to refugees
Somali and Swahili Speaking
 
ESL Pilot’s Project, which is an improved method of delivering English Language Training to refugees in Phoenix, is conducted at the SAUC’s center on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:30, both classes are advancing successfully.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Teacher Maryanna Milton and Facilitators Ilyas and Marie Clair
Finally, our thanks and deepest gratitude goes to everyone who helped and guided us through the way, giving us the opportunity to work and collaborate together

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT





 


CONGRATULATIONS!

GOLAHA MIDNIMADA SOMALI-AMERIKAN waxay Hambalyo Mug-Weyn iyo bogaadin u gudbineysaa Golaha Shacabka ee Dawlad Goboleedka HIRSHABELLE iyo Shacabkiisaba, munaasabada Doorashada Dimuqraadiyada ku saleysan oo lagu qabtay Magaalamadaxda Jowhar.  
 
Dorashadaasoo si heer sare ah loogu doortay Mudane Maxamad Cabdi Waare oo ka mid ahaan jiray Hoggankii “Mashruuca Fidinta Beeraha & Hannaankii Wax Soo Saarka Qaranka” oo uu Hogaaminayey Madaxweynaha Golaha Prof. Mxamad Cali Abukar.
 
Mudane Maxamad Cabdi Waare, waa Aqoonyahan Sare oo ku haboon xilkaas loo doortay, waxaana la hubaa inuu yahay Masuul  meel sare marin kara, Guulna kasoo hoyin kara Himilada iyo Horumarinta Mamul Goboleedka HIRSHABELLE. Eebaha-Weynna, waxaan uga baryeynaa inuu ku guleysiiyo Xilka adag oo loo doortay!!Amiin!!!
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




SEPTEMBER 11 NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE
EMPOWERING AND EDUCATING REFUGEE YOUTH
Saturday, September 9 2017
 
SAUC is grateful to the Volunteers of HANDS ON GREATER PHOENIX, VISTA Members of ARIZONA RRP and Phoenix Police Department for educating and empowering Refugee Youth about what to do in an emergency and when/ how to call 9-1-1.
 
About 41 Youth with parents from Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan and Cameroon have benefitted from the program held at the Somali American United Council’s center with the goal of keeping our communities safe by educating refugee youth about the proper action during an emergency.
 
The Youth gathered by the SAUC have enjoyed the educational session, including Arts & Grafts activities. The Event was concluded with Pizza, Ice Cream, Somali Tea and Refreshment offered by Somali American United Council.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




 


CULTURAL ADAPTATION PROGRAM
EMPOWER WITH HOP
Friday, 8 2017
 Today’s topic: Communication
 






Very informative, Insightful and informative session
With great and positive participation
 
 Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
















 

FREE CULTURAL ADAPTION CLASS AT SAUC CENTER
FROM SEPTEMBER 8 TO OCTOBER 27 2017



NAC BOARD MEETING
September 2 2017
 
NAC Board Meeting was held at the SAUC’s center on Saturday, September 2 to Review of Jayson Matthew (UNITED WAY).
 
A Quorum of the NAC Board attending the meeting had the opportunity to discuss in details the following: NAC Shared Vision, Aspirations, Barriers, Rules & NAC Annual Members meeting and Election of Board of Directors/ Officers. The meeting was concluded successfully with clear recommendations and decisions.
 
NAC task is daunting, resources are stretched thinner and yes, while moving toward success in advocacy, education, empowerment and self-sufficiency programs, removing obstacle and barriers, NAC recognize that yet, there is much to do and many challenges to face.
 
NAC reaffirm its commitment to assist, serve and help refugees to achieve self-sufficiency, becoming productive law-abiding citizens and making Arizona their home
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT





 

HONEST SERVICES, PURE INTENTIONS & SINCERE ACTION ARE THE BASE FOR OUR INITIATIVES
Services executed for 2017

Our volunteer Mentors, Project and Case Managers have successfully conducted ESL, Tutoring, Citizenship, Professional Sewing and Job readiness classes for refugees from different ethnicities, such as Somali, Congolese, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Syrian, Burmese, Burundian and Sudanese. The have also provided Housing Assistance, case management and translation services for newly arrived refugees. A total of 171 refugees have benefitted from our noble services from January to July 2017, distributed as per follows; 27 for ESL & Tutoring; 14 for Professional Sewing; 41 for Job Readiness; 17 for Job Placement; 45 for Housing Assistance and 27 for Interpretation/ translation and Case Management services 

We always encourage sharing ideas that might lead to practical solutions to best serve our diverse refugee community, who arrives with some unique and challenges. The main goal is increasing civic engagement and a commitment to programs that equip refugees to actively participate in addressing critical issues in their communities. Basically our common goal is to educate refugee for a meaningful empowerment process to become productive law-abiding citizens and to achieve economic and social self-sufficiency. Indeed we are the bridge and catalyst for positive change in our community.Our task is daunting, our resources are stretched thinner and yes, while we are moving toward success in our advocacy, case management, education, empowerment and self-sufficiency programs, removing obstacle and barriers, we recognize that yet, there is much to do and many challenges to face. 

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 

HOGGANKA/ HALDOORKA IYO CUQAASHA GOLAHA MIDNIMADA SOMALI AMERICAN EE ARIZONA AYAA
MADAL SO-DHOWEYNEED U SAMEEYAY
XABIBA XUSSEIN ALI – JULY 21ST
 
Xabiba oo Maamusha Fikirka Awoodsiinta Dumarka Somaliyeed, kana timi Xamar, iyadoo ka qayb galeysaa Barnaamijka “Mandela Washington Fellowship” oo sannad walba loo qabto dhallinyaro Afrikaan ah, kuwasoo loo doorto iney aqoontooda kororsadaan si ay ugu sifobaan hogganka mustaqbalka ee Qaarada Afrika.
 
Xabiba inta ay ku sugnayd Arizona waxay booqasho ku timi Xarunta Golaha Midnimida Somal Amrerikan ee Arizona (SAUC), waxayna ka qayb gashay xafladii qalin jebinta ee July 10keeda lagu maamusay dhammaystirkii tababarka shanta bilood socday ee “FBI International Crest” (Community Relations Executive Seminar training); waxayna manta ka qayb gashay Madal si heer sare loo maamuusay oo loogu tala galay soo dhoweyn iyo sawootin.
 
Waxaa madashaas erayo murti xambaarsan ka-wada jeediyay Mudame Caaqil Jamac Ciise Bariir iyo Marwo Nafiso-Bella; waxaana soo gunaanaday Prof. Maxamada Cali Abukar.
 
Xabiba oo ka mahadnaqday soo dhoweynta iyo sawotinta wanaagsan, wxay caddeysay aney Arizona iyo Golaha Midnimadaba kala kulantay marxabayn gacaltooyo ku dheehan oo ay dib ugula laaban doonto Dalkii hooyo.
 
Mahadsanidin!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




                                                

                                            ESL PILOT PROGRAM
          AN IMPROVED METHOD OF DELIVERING ENGLISH LANGUAGE


On July 5th, 2017, SAUC has established an ESL Pilot program at the SAUC’s center. The purpose is in collaboration with Refugee Focus to identify improved method of delivering English Language Training to Somali speaking refugees. 

Although teaching is one of the most complicated jobs, SAUC is lucky to have a great Teacher (Teacher Renee), who is a master of her subject matter, an experienced teacher with excellent delivering knowledge approach. She’s equipped with enthusiasm and a caring attitude with great classroom management techniques, and in championing the cause of helping refugee acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to have a successful life in their new home. 
 
Teacher Renee always likes to engage students and get them to look at issues in a variety of ways; and that is why she is qualified as an effective teacher. Teacher Renee is assisted by Ilyas, who is a Class facilitator for the ESL Pilot Program of Somali speaking group.SAUC and all students are feeling blessed to have teacher Renee in the ESL Pilot Program. ESL Pilot attended by 31 students is conducted at the SAUC’s center on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




 

FBI INTERNATIONAL CREST GRADUATION CEREMONY
It was a Great graduation ceremony, the culmination of five months Seminar was held at the BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA on Monday, July 10th 2017.
 
About acquiring Knowledge has been said:  “YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW UNTIL YOU MEET SOMEONE WHO KNOWS.”
 
This has resulted in a successful empowerment that is shown practically to have produced a more effective and more productive law-abiding citizens.
 
Attorney Bami Adelayo has given a remarkable speech on behalf of the graduating members.
 
Dr. Abukar has welcomed all the attendees and stated that the International CREST program has enhanced the New American community’s opportunities to become immensely powerful in a positive way and receptive to the new positive social change. Confirming that this has resulted in a successful empowerment that is shown practically to have produced a more effective and more productive law-abiding citizens. 
 
The Participants of the International Crest Program have informed that in attending this successful five months Seminar they have achieved a rewarding experience and increased their knowledge and understanding of this great organization, the FBI, which protects the American people from complex threats in a Globalization Era and interconnected World.
 
SAC Deleon, ASAC Colvin and COS Bjornstad have made remarkable speech. It has been a great event where everyone has enjoyed in celebrating the Graduation ceremony for a successful Community Relations Executive Seminar Training.
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 

PHOENIX POLICE CHIEF’S REFUGEE ADVISORY BOARD
QUARTERLY MEETING
Thursday, July 6
 
Dr. Abukar, Chair of the Chief’s Police Refugee Advisor Board have commended Phoenix Police Community oriented Approach on improving public safety, achieving more effective and efficient crime control, reducing fear of crime, improving quality of life and improving police services through a proactive reliance on community engagement, working toward bringing New Americans and Phoenix Police together to strengthen Public Safety for all.
 
Director Franklin, Director of the Police Community Affairs Division, who has focused on the positive role of the Chief’s Police Advisory Board, gave great closing remarks.
 
Today topic of Presentation and Discussions was: DOMESTIC VILONCE:
Very Powerful, insightful and very informative with great and positive participation
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




  
JOB TRAINING SESSION AT SAUC CENTER
CONDUCTED BY AYUB
July 6 2017


 

SHARAF WEYN AYEEY U AHAYD SAUC BOQASHADA
JENERAL MAXAMAD JAAMAC “ SHALLE”
JULY 2017



 

SHARAF WEYN AYEEY U AHAYD SAUC BOQASHADA
MARWO HABIBA XUSSEIN OO  AH MAREEYAHA HORUMARINTA DUMARKA SOMALIYEED
(WOMEN EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE)
JULY 2017





SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL IS WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A LOVELY AND VERY HAPPY 4TH OF JULY:


What makes America exceptional is how we are all working to live up to our high values, building the great democracy we all enjoy and what binds America’s blend of cultures is a sincere belief that the people who make up this society are ONE NATION UNDER GOD, with the principles deeply held and defended by all Americans, such as DEMOCRACY, EQUITY, JUSTICE AND FREEDOM, which are the founding principles of our GREAT NATION. 

Thomas Jefferson’s words from July 4, 1776 ring as true today as they did then: “That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”We can all proudly admit that America is the best country to immigrate to and we are so lucky to be the product of a compassionate and inclusive immigration policy in a country with such a rich heritage and culture.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL & 
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMRICA

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT





NAGA GUDDOOMA HAMBALYO KAL IYO LAAB AH OO KU AADDAN MUNASABADA SANNADGUURADA 57 EE XORNIMADA IYO MIDNIMADA UMMADDA SOMALIYEED

JULY 1 1960





REFUGEE STUDENTS TOURING AT THE AZ STATE CAPITAL
THURSDAY, JUNE 15 2017
 
Arizona House of Representative have today welcomed about 5o students from the New Refugees student Summer Camp Program, who are from different countries of origin, such as: Somali, Congo, Iraq, Syria, Tanzania, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Uganda, Rwanda, Central Africa, Thailand and Madagascar.
 
The students have immensely enjoyed their tour into the AZ Capital and getting the privilege to sitting at the Legislator’s Desk. They have greatly enjoyed having the opportunity to interact with Rep. Alston, Chief Clark Jim, Chief of staff Cynthia Aragon and others.
 
Dr. Abukar and all participants have expressed big thanks and deepest gratitude to Mary Peralta, Assistant to Rep. Alston and Rep Clark for organizing and successfully conducting the refugee students program at the AZ State Capital.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT





 

FBI TEEN ACADEMY
 
The Teen Academy provides a comprehensive look into today’s FBI, filled with presentations and hands-on exercises
 
Members of SAUC Youth have successfully completed the FBI Teen Academy on Thursday, June 8 2017.
 
Congratulations!
 
About acquiring Knowledge has been said: 
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW UNTIL YOU MEET SOMEONE WHO KNOWS.
 
Teen Academy is a rewarding experience and has enhanced the participants’ opportunities to become immensely powerful in a positive way and receptive to the new positive social change.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT






 

WE THE PEOPLE SUMMIT
We the People is a series of three summits designed to bring together individuals, grassroots organizations, and established nonprofits to collaborate in forming a message and support of progressive values and to effect change in Arizona
 
You are cordially invited to join “We The People Summit”; If you've not registered yet, please do so ($ 35 General Admission; $ 20 Student Admission)
 
Some of the expected great outcomes are:
1.   Introduction of active organizations in Arizona, so that participating individual and groups can direct their energy toward the right resources.
 
2.   Greater collaboration between organizations, individuals and allied elected officials
 
3.   Build personal sense of empowerment for each participant, an understanding that each is equally included and connected.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



RAMADAN MUBARAK TO EVERYONE!








 

SAUC WOMEN EMPOWERMENT GROUP
WELCOMING AND MEETING COS BJORNSTAD  & Ms. BARNETT
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 2017
 
Great meeting with very positive interaction!
Lot of fun & Joyful time
 
 
 
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




 



REPRESENTATIVE KEN CLARK
AZ HOUSE LEGISLATOR FOR DISTRICT 24 & His Assistant Ms. Mary Peralta
Tuesday, May 23 2017
 
Have visited SAUC center, meeting with refugees from Somalia, Syria, Eritrea, Congo and Ethiopia with leaders of the different Ethnicity Community based organizations.
 
Dr. Abukar, SAUC Women Empowerment Group, Youth and seniors have welcomed the distinguished guests with SAUC Volunteer Supervisory Case Managers.
 
Great meeting with positive listening session
Very productive & insightful
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT







 

AFKA HOOYO U HILINTIISA &KHEYRE OO AMMAN MUDAN!

Waayadan dambe waxaa si weyn loo dareemay asal guurka Afkeenna Hooyo, oo laga jecleystay isticmaalka afka qalaad, iyadoo la moodayo ineey aqoon cilmi muujineyso. “ Language is not Knowledge”. Af qalaadi marnaba aqoon ma aha ee waa dulmi iyo dacdarro loo geysaneyso Afka hooyo, markaad kan qalaad xoojiso oo afkaagana xaqirto. Horaa loo yiri: 

MURTIDA LUQADEENNA HOOYO, WAXAA MAGACEEDA GAABSHAY, KUWII MAAREEYN LAHHAYE HADDANA LUMIYAY.

Wasiirka Kowaad Mudane Khayre oo haddii aanan xusin oo ku ammaanin u hiilinta Afkeenna Hooyo, aan waajibka wax weyn u dhimayo, ayaan aad ugu riyaaqay, marar aan daawaday muqaal-codeed ee lagasoo duubay isagoo la kulmay amma soo dhoweynayey marti mataleysay Dawladoh waaweyn ee Dalkeenaa hooyo soo booqday, Mar waliba waxaan aad ugu riyaaqayey inuu khudbadihiisa ku jeedinayey Afka Hooyo, isagoo luqadooda yaqaanna, isticmaalayey turjubaan gudbiya murtida khudbadiisa. Mudane Khayre, waad ku mahadsantahay, waadna ku amaanantahay u hiilinta Afka-Hooyo oo horay loo ciilay. 

Waxaan aad uga caroon jiray Madax Sare, iyagoo Dalka jooga ay jeclayeen iney Afka qalaad ee Ingiriisiga ku jeediyaan khudbadooda “English is a language and not to be used as a measure of once intelligence. Not all people who can speak English are educated or intelligent”. 

Maalin maalmaha ka mid ah ayaan daawaday xaflad lagu dhigay Safaaradda Shiinaha oo Safiirkoodu khudbadiisa ku jeediyay Afkeenna Hooyo (Waa u riyaaqay), hasse yeshee Masuulkeenna Sarena uu jecleystay inuu ku hadlo afka qalaad “Ingiriisi” isgaoo Casimadii jooga oo xilkii iyo calankiiba huwan. Sow halkaasi xil iyo maamuus-Qaran laguma gabin? Inta ehelka u ahaw, idinkoo mahadsan ku korthiya!Prof. Maxamad Cali Abukar, Madaxweynaha Golaha Midnimada Somali-Amerikan AZ




 

 


INTERNATIONAL CREST 4 SESSION
MONDAY, MAY 15 2017
 
PRESENTED & DISCUSSED TOPIC: ACTIVE SHOOTER
RUN, HIDE & FIGHT TO SURVIVE
 
Very Power full, insightful and productive presentation with very positive participation.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




 





2017 WORLD BAZAAR
Phoenix Community Market
Saturday, May 6, 2017
 

Great event!



AYAN NUR & YASMIN
AT THE CHILDCARE SESSION
Wednesday, April 26 2017
 
It was a Great session, which has been attended by Congolese, Syrian and Somali refugees. Thanks to Ayan’s great presentation and lectures, all have benefitted and enjoyed the Childcare session held at the Somali American United Council’s center.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT





 


FBI INTERNATIONAL CREST PROGRAM
TODAY’S TOPIC: CYBER
Monday, April 17 2017
 
COS Bjornstad has facilitated this great empowerment and educative International Crest Program. All Crest participants have expressed thanks and gratitude to COS Bjornstad for her terrific and amazing services in organizing, facilitating and making possible this International Crest Program.
 
Both Abdikarim Aden & Nafiso Mohamud have shown great leadership in coordinating the International Crest’s participants.
 
Dr. Abukar has given welcoming remarks, encouraging Crest’s participants to benefit from this great empowerment program by asking questions an appropriate participatory approach can be developed. It is an human right to participate and express views, needs and experiences. Dr. Abukar have stated that CREST program is a rewarding experience in increasing the knowledge and understanding of this great organization, the FBI.
 
ASAC Colvin, encouraging participants to benefit from the program’s knowledge and information, gave very powerful, very informative and insightful opening remarks. All Course participants have expressed thanks and deepest gratitude to ASAC Colvin for approving this great empowerment and educational program, for his great leadership and for giving a time out of his very busy schedule.
 
SA Schaaf gave great Presentation on Cyber Crime, which include any criminal Act dealing with computer and Networks, such as traditional crimes conducted through the Internet. Participants have greatly enjoyed the Presentation and all subsequent clarification made during the Q&A. Session participants have expressed thanks to SA Schaaf for transferring great knowledge and useful information for empowerment.
 
As you all are aware, Natural abilities are greatly enhanced by a quality education and empowerment. Education, empowerment and democracy share a fundamental set of values, based firmly on the idea that together we can create a brighter future.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT






 
 
CITY OF PHOENIX LITERACY EVENT
Tuesday, April 18 2017
 
Dr. Abukar, Women empowerment Group and Elders community leaders have attended the City of Phoenix Literacy event. At the same event have been also presented the achievement of the Southwest Human Development.
 
Big thank to Ms. Mary Moore, Vice Chair of Gateway Steering Committee for Reinvent Phoenix & great advocate for the New American Community.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT






 


STORI PROJECT INTERVIEW’S RESULT
2015 - 2017

The STORI project was developed in partnership with Dr. Abukar and the research team at the Mayo Clinic in 2015. The Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) as a 1-year pilot project funded STORI. The idea behind the project was to learn more about the Somali community in Phoenix, particularly about tobacco use, access and barriers to healthcare, and social networks related to health information.
 
Dr. Abukar arranged multiple meetings with Somali community members, leaders, and organizations working with the community to determine the best approaches to the project.
 
It was determined that a mixed methods study would work best – including both surveys and focus groups with adults, smokers and non-smokers, males and females.
 
The event, which was attended by Community and religious leaders, including Women Empowerment Group, elders and youths have give a very positive impact among the community.. The Research’s result was presented by the scientist of Mayo Clinic, including Dr. Janet Okamoto, Dr. Scott Leischow and Farhia Omar were present.
 
The research have covered the following topics: Aim of the Program, Methods survey data collection, survey respondent, Health and Healthcare, barriers, Health information, support to Quit smoking, Social Networks, who are the leaders in the Somali-American community, discussions & Future Direction.  D. Abukar have expressed thanks and deepest gratitude to the scientist Dr. Okamoto, Dr. Leischow and Farhia for their commitment, and all the great work.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT








 

FBI INTERNATIONAL CREST PROGRAM
TODAY’S TOPIC: VIOLENT CRIMES


COS Bjornstad has facilitated this great empowerment and educative International Crest Program. Both Sharif & Bella have shown great leadership in coordinating Crest’s participants. 
Dr. Abukar has given a welcoming remarks, encouraging Crest’s participants to benefit from this great empowerment program, to become active and engaged citizens, who vote at every opportunity, volunteer in the communities and become active in the involvement of continuously building the great democracy we all enjoy. SAC DeLeon, encouraging participants to benefit from the program’s knowledge and information, gave very powerful, very informative and insightful opening remarks.
SSA Leising gave great Presentation on Violent Crimes and major offenders program, with very active and positive audience’s participation. Participants have greatly enjoyed the Presentation and all subsequent clarification made during the Q&A.The topic presented and discussed at the second International Crest session was: VIOLENT CRIMES. CREST creates a partnership in understanding the Rule of Law and the great work the FBI does in protecting the American people from complex threats in a Globalization Era and in an interconnected World. It emphasizes education and empowerment, including positive interaction and community engagement programs so as to bring New Americans and the Law enforcement Agencies together and closer to strengthen Public safety for all. Crest Seminar is a rewarding experience in increasing the knowledge and understanding of this great organization, the FBI.As you all are aware, Natural abilities are greatly enhanced by a quality education and empowerment. Education, empowerment and democracy share a fundamental set of values, based firmly on the idea that together we can create a brighter future. 

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT






PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT
REFUGEE ADVISORY BOARD QUARTERLY MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 27 2017
 
All members of the Refugee Phoenix Police Advisory Board, Phoenix Police Community Affairs Division, Police Community Relations Bureau, State RRP, RRAs, MAAs have attended the Quarterly meeting with the community leaders of eleven community based organizations (Somali, Syrian, Burmese, Bhutanese, Congolese, Burundian, Ethiopian, Sudan, Cuba, Eritrea and Chad).
 
The REFUGEE POLICE ADVISORY BOARD creates a partnership in understanding the Rule of Law and the great work that Phoenix Police does in keeping our community safe. It emphasizes education and empowerment, including positive interaction and community engagement programs so as to bring New Americans & the Phoenix Police together and closer to strengthen Public safety for all.
 
Phoenix Police Community oriented Approach on improving public safety, achieving more effective and efficient crime control, reducing fear of crime, improving quality of life and improving police services through a proactive reliance on community engagement are among the programs which works toward bringing New Americans and Phoenix Police together to strengthen Public Safety for all.
 
Dr. Abukar, Chair of the Advisory Board, on behalf of all Board’s members have expressed big thanks and deepest gratitude to the unique and highly qualified Phoenix Police Community Relation Bureau’s Lieutenant, Sergeants, Detectives and officers who are transferring great knowledge and useful information for empowerment.
 
Great remarks were also given by Lt. Orender of the Phoenix Police Community Relations, By Ms. Hamkar, Deputy State Refugee Coordinator and by Detective Masad, Liaison officer.
 
Today topic of Presentation and Discussions was: Dispatch & communications:
Very Powerful, insightful and very informative with great and positive participation
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT






HOMELAND SECURITY COMMUNITY ENAGEMENET RT MEETING
Tuesday, March 21 2017
 
Det. Masad, Refugee Police Advisory Liaison Officer & Dr. Abukar, R. Police Advisory Board’s Chair, attended today the Homeland Security Community Engagement Quarterly Roundtable meeting, with community leaders and other dignitaries.
 
The topic presented and discussed was Infrastructure Protection and Protection Institutions. Very insightful, very productive with positive participation
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



MADASHA DAREENKA BULSHADA
LAGUNA QABTAY XARUNTA SAUC MARCH 17 2017
 
Waxaa Xarunta Golaha Midnimada Somali Amerikan isugu yimid Madal uu shir-godoominayey Prof. Maxamad Cali Abukar, si heer sare ahna losoo agaasimay, ayna kasoo qaybgaleen Haldoorka, Cuqaasha, Indheergaradka Bulshadeenna Arizona qarkood  oo ka kooban Rag, Dumar iyo Dhallinyaro. Waxaynaa si qoto dheer uga tashanayeen, ugana dodeen dareenka bulshadeenna & Ka Qayb-qadashada Gurmadka Abaaraha ee Dalkeenna hooyo.
 
Waxaa gobtaa hadallo qiima iyo qaaya leh ka soo jeediyay Cuqaasha, indheergaradka iyo haldoorka qarkood sida Mudane Xaji Sciid Adam, Mudane Sheikh Abdi Abdulle, Mudane Abdullahi Cuteybe, Mudane Mohamed Xaaji, Mudane Xaji Munye, Caaqil Ayub, Caaqil Ahmed Raage, Caaqil Moxiddin, Indheergaradyada kala ah  Nafiso “Beklla” iyo Abdikarim “Sharif” & Marwo Ismahaan.
 
Madasha oo si habsami leh loo gunaanaday, laguna duceystay ayaa lagu xulay dhallinyaro firfircoon oo isku dubaridaya Arrimaha iyo Tartibaadka Gurmadka Abaaraha iyo dorkeennaba u xilsaaran, waxaana horseedaya Bella & Shariif.
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT





 

SAUC VOLUNTEER CASE MANAGER BELLA
PRESENTED AT REFUGEE FOCUS MENTOR TRAINING
AS PANEL COMMUNITY LEADER, REPRESENTING SAUC
Tuesday, March 14 2017
 
Great Speech with positive participation!
 
 
Thank you!

SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM’S BOARD MEETING
VERY PRODUCTIVE, INSIGHTFUL AND SECCESFUL MMETING
SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH 2017

The Board meeting attended by all NAC - ECBOs President and chaired by NAC’s President Dr. Abukar have discussed and successfully decided on the following Agenda’s item presented by NAC Secretary Mr. Tika:
(1) NAC Empowerment program’s implementation and deadline for the final report. Considering that NAC Consortium is organized and operate exclusively for exempt purposes, and its earnings are used strictly to help refugees to empower, educate and achieve self-sufficiency. (2) The best strategies and approach to better serve the needs of the Refugee Community in Arizona(3) NAC website and invoice of the Kallitech, completing designing and airing it(4) Completing the Amendments with ACC & processing the Tax exempt status(5) World Refugee Day & Refugee Quarterly meeting(6) NAC Partnership with RRP & RRAs(7) Membership fees for 2016 & 2017, details have been given by NAC’s Treasurer Mr. Sadiki. 


Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT






NATURALIZATION CLASS IN SESSION AT SAUC
Great participation, fulfilling expectations & satisfactory attendance!
Thursday, March 9 2017
 
 
 
Thank you!

SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

NAC CONSORTIUM PRESIDENT VISITING UTAH REFUGEE EDUCATION, TRAINING CENTER & UTAH CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES IN SLC.

Having a very productive and very informative meeting with the Leaders of the Refugee Center of UDWS & the Director of the Catholic Community Services Aden Batar.
 

Thank you! 
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 

INTERNATIONAL CREST 2017
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 2017
 
Covered Topics: Civil Rights & Human Trafficking
Insightful and very productive with positive participation
 
Crest Seminar is a rewarding experience in increasing Knowledge  
Big Thanks to ASAC Colvin & COS Bjornstard
 
We would like also to thank the unique and highly qualified SA Johnson and SA Fryberger for transferring great knowledge and useful information
on Civil Rights & Human Trafficking.
 
 
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




 
FIDINTA BEERAHA IYO KOBCINTA WAX SOO SAARKA
TUSAALE XASUUS MUDAN IYO HORUMAR
LAGU LIBAANAY, LOONA RIYAAQAY







 


GREAT COMMUNITY GATHERING:
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 2017
 
Solidarity gathering for unity and for emphasizing our community significant contribution in the development of the State of Arizona. Has been attended by Somalis, Sudanese, Iraqi, Lebanese, Syrian, Egyptian communities and others.
 
Supports and speech has been given by: Congressman Ruben Gallego, State Representative Ken Clark, Tony Navarreta, Isela Blanc, Ray Martinez, Athena Salman and State Senator Juan Mandez
 
Has been very productive and beneficial with great participation, sharing also cultural food and proper interaction.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


 





GEERI NAXDIN LEH:

Annagoo ka tiraanyeysan ayaan geerida naxdinta leh ee ku timi General Cadde Musse ayaan tacsi u gudbineyna Marwo Cibaado Axmad Xersi, awlaada, qoyska Reer Boqor, shacabka Puntland iyo dhammaan Ummadda Somaliyeed.

Waxaan EebahaWeyn ka baryeynaa inuu marxumkaas Jannat Fardowsa ka waraabiyo, qoyskiisa, innaga iyo Ummadda Somaliyeedna Samir iyo imaa
innaka siiyo “Amiin”.
 
General Cadde wuxuu ka mid ahaa sarakishii Qarankeenna dhismihiisa qaybta libaax ka qaatay; xilal bandanna kasoo qabtay Xoogga Dalka iyo Gaashandhigga Somaliyeed. Wuxuu ku sifoobay badbadiyayaha Puntland, isagoo in muddo ah kaalinayey Allaha u naxariistee Madaxweynihi ugu horreeyay ee PUntland Cadullahi Yusuf; ka dibna loo doortay inuu Puntland Madaxweyne u noqdo.
 
Waxaa lagu xasuustaa: Wadaninimo, horseede nabadeed, abuurista barnaamijyo horumarineed iyo ka odayeynta arrin kasta ee lasoo gudbonaata inta uu hayey xilka Madaxweynaha Puntland.
 
Mar walibana wuxuu u taagnaa, kuna hawlanaa horumarinta danaha Dalkeenna iyo Dadkeennaba Somaliyeed. Ilaahow kuu naxariiso, Jannat Fardowsana kaa waraabi.
 
Mahadsanidin!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


DOODCILMIYEED KU SALEYSAN DAREEN WADAAGA BULSHADA, XALKA KU HABOON, LAGUNA QABTAY XARUNTA HAY’ADDA SAMAFALKA GOLHA MIDNIMADA SOMALI-AMERIKAN EE ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 3, 2017

Madashan waxaa kasoo qaybgalay, indheergaradka, cuqaasha iyo haldoorka Bulshada, waxaana shirgudoominayey Professor Maxamad Cali Abukar. Golaha horumarinta Dumarka iyo kan dhallinyaraduna qayb libaax ayeey doodcilmiyeedka ka qateen. 
Madashu waxay ku gunaanadantay is afgarad buuxa iyo goa’aan mideysan oo laga gaaray, dariiqada iyo sida haboon ee loo horumarin- karo bulshadeenna iyo wixii dan u ah, si ay horumar nololeed, deganansho, nabad iyo kororsi aqoneed ugu heli lahayeen degaankooda Arizona, gaar ahaan Fenix. Bulshaduna ay ku sifoobi lahayd Bulsho ilaalisa sharciga, kala dammeynta, ka hor-tagga wixii sumcad-xumo iyo degganaansho la’aan keeni kara. Halheyka mantana wuxuu noqday: 
Aqoon la’aani waa iftiin la’aan ee qof-walbow Koroso aqoontaada!

Mahadsanidin!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


                        
   SAUC LITERACY PROGRAM TUTORING SESSION:
                                                              January 30th, 2017 

Very productive with great positive impact!
We express our thanks and deepest gratitude to everyone who helped and guided and taking active part of this great initiative!!

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


 

NAC CONSORTIUM CONVERTING TO NONPROFIT STATUS
JANUARY 21 2017
 
NAC Consortium Board Meeting attended by the ED of Horizons Refugee Families, President of Bhutanese Community, President of Iraqi American Society for Peace and Friendship/ ANRRC, President of Congo Democratic Community and NAC Statutory Agent, and Chaired by NAC President Dr. Abukar have unanimously approved for NAC Consortium converting to nonprofit status.
 
Considering that NAC Consortium is organized and operate exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and its earnings is used strictly to help refugees to empower, educate and achieve self-sufficiency.
 
The NAC President, secretary and treasurer will take steps to initiate the necessary amendment process with the By-laws and ACC, and also fill the Tax-Exempt application with the IRS.
 
NAC was very pleased that AZ Health Refugee Coordinator have joined NAC Board meeting, giving details about Mental Health training and proper way of strengthening the collaboration and partnership with MAAs / ECBO.
 
During the meeting Sajie Dai, Co-founder and Project Manager for KALLITECK on designing and airing a NAC Consortium’s website.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

 
GREAT & SUCCESSFUL PAST YEAR (2016)


Great and successful past year; it was an amazing year with all that we have accomplished together in 2016 on our community development programs, empowerment and noble services, under the dynamic leadership of the State Refugee Coordinator Mr. Shipman and his talented executive team, the great partnership of the RAs (VOLAGs), NAC Consortium and legally functioning MAAs/ ECBOs, enhancing the new American community’s opportunities to become immensely powerful in a positive way! We always believe in collaboration as a method that creates harmony and the best ways of working together to perform common goals.
About acquiring Knowledge has been said: YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW UNTIL YOU MEET SOMEONE WHO KNOWS. We have been successful in achieving a truly remarkable educational and empowerment program for strong and extraordinary community success.With great pleasure, we would like to acknowledge the great contributions of the Law enforcement Agencies in delivering great knowledge and useful information for empowerment, which made our Educational and Empowerment Program very successful, resulting and showing practically to have produced a more effective and more productive law-abiding New American Community.We express our thanks and deepest gratitude to everyone who have been positively involved, helped and assisted through the way, giving us the opportunity to work and collaborate together. We hope each and every day of the New Year (2017) will continue bringing lots of happiness, joy and love to everyone.

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 

SAUC WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY & 
PROSPEROUS YEAR: HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2017!





 

XUSKA MOWLIIDKA NABIGENNA SUUBAN MUXAMMAD “SCW”
2016 GRAND MAWLEED AL-NABI “SCW”
Celebrated by Sufis in Arizona
December 25th 2016




 

XUSKA MOWLIIDKA NABIGENNA SUUBAN MUXAMMAD “SCW”
LAGUNA QABTAY XARUNTA HAY’ADDA SAMAFALKA
GOLAHA MIDNIMADA SOMALI AMERIKAN EE AZ:
December 23rd 2016
 
Waxaana kasoo qaybgalay Culumada, haldoorka, indheergaradka, Cuqaasha, akhyaarta rag iyo dumarba leh & dhallinyarada Golaha Midnimada Somali-Americanka AZ.
 
Waxaa kaloo nagala qaybqaatay Culumo caan ku ah Dalkeenna hooyo oo meel fog nooga yimid ee uu hogaaminayo Sayid Ibrahim Sharif Qullatain.
 
Waxay ahayd habeen farxadeed oo khayr lagu wada kulmay, laguna duceystay ee Ilaahow naga aqbal!!
 
Mahadsanidin!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL PROJECT
MANAGERS AYUB & YASMIN Serving and assisting
as usual newly arrived refugees
Thursday, December 15 2016
 
Somali American United Council, it helps newly arrived families adjust to their new lives, new location, new language and new existence.
 
Indeed SAUC is the bridge and catalyst for positive change in the refugee community.  SAUC have been successful in achieving a truly remarkable educational and empowerment programs for strong and extraordinary community’ success.
 
The outcomes are intended to ensure a positive effect on the improvement of human condition and socially committed people who are able to work successfully, achieve economic and social self-sufficiency by properly integrating into the mainstream American society, and have the wisdom and skills to work toward ignorance eradication and achieve self-sufficiency.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

 

RRP FIELD STUDY AND LISTENING SESSION AT SAUC
FOCUS GROUP: Friday, December 9 2016
 
Very Successful, Insightful and Productive transparent communication
With very active participation!
 
 
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT







 


SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL
TOOK A REMARKABLE ACTIVE ROLE
AT THE WORLD BAZAAR 2016
Saturday, December 3rd 2016:

An Exceptional Achievement, Outstanding &
Remarkable Great Event


BIG THANKS
SAUC VOLUNTEER TEAM
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




 


MUNAASABAD DOODWADAAG AH &
SOO DHOWEYNTA MUDANE SACIID ADAM OO KASOO QAYBGALAY DOORASHADII AQALKA SARE EE SOMALIA AYAA LAGU QABTAY XARUNTA “SAUC” 12/01/16:
 
Kulan si heer sare ah losoo agaasimay ayaa lagu qabtay Xarunta Dhexe ee Hay’adda Samafalka GOLAHA MIDNIMADA SOMALI-AMERICAN, waxaana kasoo qaybgalay haldoorka, culuma-uddinka, cuqaasha,indheer-garadka, iyo aqoonyahanka Bulshada Somali-American & Jaaliyadda OROMO (Mudane A/kareem Adelacho).
 
Munaasabadan oo maamuus iyo xushmadi u dhammeystirnayeen waxaa looga doodayey danaha bulshada Somali-Amerikanka ku nool “Arizona”, waxaana lagusoo dhoweynayey soo laabashada Mudane Saciid Adam oo lafdhabar u ahaa asaasidii Hay’addan “SAUC”, isagoo kasoo qaybgalay tartankii Doorashada Aqalka Sare “Senate” Somalia.
 
Erayo soo dhoweyn iyo mahadnaq & doorka ammanta mudan uu Mudane Saciid kasoo qaatay horumarka bulshadeenna ayaa munaasabadan kasoo jeediyay Madaxweynaha “SAUC” Prof. Maxamad Cali Abuukar; isagoo isla markaana tilmaamay dareenka bulshadeenna lasoo gudbonaatay iyo sidaa haboon ee looga gudbi karo.
 
Waxay arrintani horseed u noqotay “Dood Cilmiyeed” lagu falanqeeyay Dareenka bulshadeenna iyo xaalada marxaladan dambe, iyadoo si firficooni ku dheehan-tahay looga wada qayb-qaatay. Mudane Siciid wuxuu munaasabada kasoo jeediyay warbixin buuxda sida Doorashadu u dhacday, guulaha guud ee Dawlad Goboleedka PL kasoo hoyisay horumarka Degaanka iyo Daryeelka bulshada; wuxuuna si gaar ah u xusay xaaladda abareed ee dad, duunyo iyo degaanba saameysay ee ka jirta Dalkii hooyo.
 
Waxaa halkaana erayo murtiyeed munaasabada ku haboon kasoo jeediyay Madasha Sharif Ali Shikhey, Imam Negeeye, Mudane M. Bashiir, Sheikh Ibrahim, Sheikh Cabdi Cabdulle, Caaqil M. Cabdullahi, Mudane Abdifatax, Mudane M. Shalab, Mudane Cadde Ikar, Mudane Cabdullahi Cuteybe iyo akhyaar kale.
 
Waxxaa si wadajir ah lagu wada go’aansaday in shirarka noocan ah la jogteeyo, si lagu aara qaato, taladan la wada wadaago, laguna martigeliyo Hay’adaha Xiriirka Bulshada ku shaqo leh, markay ku habonaato.
 
Jawi farxad & gunaanad loo riyaaqay, ducana lagu khatimay ayeey Madashu kusoo idlaatay.
 
Mahadsanidin!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
We have so much to be Thankful!
 
Let us give Thanks for all what GOD has given us & celebrate the goodness of his blessings!!
 
We express our thanks and deepest gratitude to everyone who helped and guided us through the way, giving us the opportunity to work and collaborate together in accomplishing a great and noble task in the implementing our mission of assisting and helping the New American Community to resettle properly, integrate, become productive Law-abiding citizens and achieve economic and social self-sufficiency.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT






SAUC COMMUNITY APPRECIATION EVENT CELEBRATING SUCCESS
OF THE COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS &
PARTNERSHIP WITH ACF & Mr. BANEGAS
 
It has been a great honor and privilege to welcome Mr. Tony Banegas, Executive Director of Children First Foundation, an old friend and great supporter
of the SAUC Mission and Vision. We express our thanks and
gratitude for his support, which is always
appreciated and always needed!
 
During the Appreciation event Mr. Banegas & Dr. Abukar have honored several volunteers with certificate of Appreciation, who played a vitally important  
 role in constantly supporting, educating and empowering
the Refugee Community in Arizona.
 
Great event attended by the Women Empowerment Group, sewing class’ participants and ESL students, newly arrived refugees from Somalia,
Congo, Burma, Ethiopia, Sudan and Syria.
 
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




                   

PHOENIX POLICE OFFICERS HAVE JOINED
     NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM BOARD MEETING 
                                                                     NOVEMBER 12TH 2016

Very productive, insightful and very informative session!
Phoenix Police Department is Hiring!

It has been a great honor and privilege to welcome Officer Flores (Phoenix Police Recruiting Officer) & Detective Abril of the Phoenix Police Community Response Squad and Liaison for the Refugee Police Advisory Board to join the New American Community Consortium Board meeting. During the meeting they have given beneficial information and presentation on the recruitment process, requirements and great benefits offered by the 5th largest Law Enforcement Agency in United States. NAC Board members and leaders of the New American Community were thankful and grateful for the opportunity. 

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




 

NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM BOARD MEETING
HELD AT THE SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 12 2016
 
Very productive, insightful and very informative meeting!
During this meeting several important decisions has been reached!!
 
During the Board meeting NAC members’ ECBO/ MAAs, have reported to have initiated identifying volunteer caseworkers to begin NAC programming related to empowerment and vocational training in a cultural and linguistically competence for refugees to obtain necessary skills to be successful in their new life.
 
Details on the NAC Empowerment program’s executions have been discussed and agreed, including the rules of confidentiality regarding information under the laws of HIPAA, and a summative evaluation with quantitative and qualitative data collection, which will be undertaken at the completion of the NAC Empowerment program.
 
NAC Board members have unanimously delegated Board President’s Dr. Abukar to present the process of implementation and evaluation for NAC Empowerment programs at the Joint Refugee Quarterly meeting of December 7 2016.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



                        
HAMBALYO!

We are overjoyed with the result of your hard work & great success! You made us all so proud of you!!Congratulations Xabibti for making your dreams come true & Alf Mabrook!!!



GRAND CANAL CLEANUP PART TWO
Saturday, November 5 2016
 
SAUC’s Board members and staff have joined Mayor Stanton, Vice Mayor Gallego & others in Love your Neighborhood Programs. MPHC group led by Krista Roy did a great job.
 
Great & successful Event!
 
Thank you 
SAUC Communication Unit








SAUC IS VERY PLEASED TO PARTICIPATE
THE GAIN EVENT AT CORTEZ PARK
OCTOBER 29THG 2016






 


 
Dr. WARRINER & Dr. MACKSOUD OF ASU DEPARMENT OF ENGLISH HAD A FRUITFUL MEETING WITH Dr. Abukar, SAUC Executive’s team and SAUC volunteer teachers (Miranda & Habiba)
Monday, October 20 2016
 
Very productive and insightful and discussing about the following topics:
 
(1)          Increase ESL classes, by adding an afternoon/ evening session
(2)          Strengthening the existing SAUC’s tutoring program
(3)          ASU student interns will be involved in SAUC different programs & complete the Curriculum in progress by December 2016.
 

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



                                   ESL CLASSES AT THE SAUC CENTER:
                                             Wednesday, October 19th 2016

SAUC is very pleased to receive the visit from Mr. Edward Chien, to observe the different classes at the SAUC Center with the objective of equipping refugee with conversational and professional skills, by going through the ESL and professional sewing classes.

Special Thanks goes to the teachers Miranda Rivers & Habiba Nkera, volunteers from ASU. Our Women Empowerment Coordinator Yasmin, assisted by Amal Ali, coordinates the Program. The Literacy Program is managed by Ilyas, and we commend them for the commitment and the great work they always do.

Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


 
THE SAUC HOSTED A COMMUNITY AWERNESS MEETING:
 Friday, October 14 2016
 
Great meeting attended by leaders of the Somali and Oromo community, discussing all-important issues and resulted to a powerful, useful and beneficial recommendations.
 
Successful. Insightful and very productive meeting!
 
 Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



DOOD CILMIYEED DHEXMARAY XUBNAHA GOLAHA MIDNIMADA SOMALI AMERIKAN (SAUC) & XIRIIRINTA NABADDA CAALAMIGA AH (Peace Catalyst International) AYAA KA QABSOOMAY MAGAALADA FENIX EE DAWLAD GOBOLEEDKA ARIZONA
SABTIDA, SEMPTEMBER 17ka 2016
 
Xogwarranku iyo araa-isweydaarsigu wuxuu ahaa mid Sare!
Waxayna wax weyn ka tareysaa nabad ku-wada-nolaanshaha
 dadyowga kala duwan “Diversity”!!
 
Mahadnaq Mugweyn ayaa loo jeediyay Qabanqabayaasha iyo Xiririyaasha labada dhinac oo kala ah Rachel, Cody, Josh, Ilyas, Awoowe, Jama, Hassan Sheikh
 

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



CIID MUBAARAK
EID MUBARAK



MADASHA LAGU SOO DHOWEYNAYEY MAYORKA BOSSASO 
ENG. YASSIN MIRE EE PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Monday, August 29th 2016

Waxa Magaalada Phoenix e Arizona lagu qabtay Xaflad si heer sare ah losoo agaasimay, lagu maamusayey, laguna soo dhoweynayey Duqa Magaalada 3aad ee Dalkaeenna hooyo ahna Magaalo madaxda labaad ee Dawlad Goboleedka Puntland “Bossaso” (Bandar Qassim) oo safar gaaban kusoo gaaray Dawlad Goboleedka Mareykanka ee ARIZONA, markuu Mineesota kusoo saxiixay mataneynta Bossaso & Minneapolis.

Annago ku hadleynaa Magaca Madaxweynaha Golaha Midnimada Somali- Amerikan (SAUC), ahna Madaxweynaha Ururka Amerikanka Cusub (NAC) Prof. Moxamed Cali Abukar, kan Guddiga Mamulka, kan xubnaha Golaha “SAUC” iyo kan Bulshaweynteenna Arizona waxaan ku mahad naqeynaa haldooradii lahaa fikirka inuu Mayorku nagusso gaaro safar gaaban, iskana xilsaaray surtogalnimada arrintaas oo ay horbodayeen Cabdifatah iyo MJ, Iyaga iyo inta kala shaqeysay, abaabulkana la waday oo idilna – Guleeysta ayaanu leenahay!

Waxaanu kaloo halkan ka ammaneynaa gabdhaha “Women Empowerment-ka Golaha Midnimada Somali-Amerikan” oo ay ka mid yihiin: Marwo Shukri Abdullahi, Marwo Cashanadar, Marwo Maryan Mutwane iyo Marwo Yasmin; iyo intii hawsha ammanta mudan la waday. Lama illawi karo gabdhahayaga Warda iyo Ayan.

Ugu dambeyn waxaan Mahadnaq iyo amman usoo jeedineynaa Bulshaweynta Somaliyeed oo si wadajir ah ugasoo qayb gashay Madasha lagu maamusayey, laguna soo dhoweynayey Mayor Eng. Yassin Mire; Mahadnaq gaar ah waxaa mudan haldorradii sababta u ahaa ra’yiga abaabuka Maamuskan. Waxaan kaloo si gaar ah ugu mahad-naqynaa dhallinyaradii hawsha protokolka iyo kala hagida u xilsaareyd iyo intii la shaqeysay. Qof walbow, adigaa iska warhayee, haddii aanan ku tilmaamin, raalli ahaw adigoo mahadsan; hasse yeshe aan ku gunaanadno… Mahadnaqa intii ra’yiga lahayd, intii abaabulka lahayd, inti hawsha wax ka fulisay, iskana xilsaartay Guusha aynu ka soo hoyinnay gudashada waajibkeenna ee ah soo dhoweynta Mudane xurmad innaga mudan oo aynu giddi ku wada riyaaqnay safarka gaaban ee uu innooku yimid Arizona. Guleeysya gidiggiin!!

Waxaan kaloo ku mahadnaqeynaa Marisharaftii nalasoo dhoweysay Mayorka Bossaso oo ay horseedka u ahayd Mayor ku Xigeenka Gallego, ahna Guddoomiyaha Degmada 8aad ee Fenix oo Somalida badankeeda Degaan u ah, Xiririyaha Arrima Qaxootiga Natalya Brown, Biliska Fenix ee qaybta xiriirka Dadweynaha Sgt Hernandez iyo Det. Abril; iyo Madaxa Xiriirka Dadweynaha ee Biliska Tempe Mr. Cobbs.

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


 

Mayor of Bossaso ENG. Yasin Mire Mohamed Visiting Phoenix, AZ
 
It’s an honor to welcome Mayor ENG. Yasin to Phoenix,Az.
 
Bossaso City is on the Gulf of Aden coast of Yemen and situated in the Northern eastern part of Somalia (Puntland State) the third most popular City in Somalia,  on the Red Sea and is very rich with marine resources, frankincense and livestock, and is very famous commercial and tourism center with large sea port & International Airport facilities.
 
Thank you
Somali Communication Unit



FRIDAY, AUGUST 192016
THE SAUC HOSTED A COMMUNITY APPRECIATION EVENT
HONORING THE EFFORTS ON EMPOWERING, EDUCATING & CONSTANTLY SUPPORTING SERVICES OF THE STATE REFUGEE OFFICE (RRP), FBI, USCIS, US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE (ARIZONA DISTRICT), CITY OF PHOENIX DISTRICT 8, PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT & TEMPE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN ASSISTING THE NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY
 
Several Community Leaders have acknowledged the success achieved by the Somali American United Council and the contribution of the different Federal, State and local institutions, including the Law enforcement Agencies, in empowering, supporting and assisting the New American Community.
 
Community leader & Successful Businessman Adde Ikar stated in his speech that: What Somali Arizonans’ and the refugee community needed was an efficient and effective Ethnicity Community Based Organization (MAA), able to serve honestly and committed to uplifting the integrity, reputation and prestige of our community, and that has been found with the Somali American United Council, who for eleven years has provided sustainable, noble and truly honest services, earning a great reputation by providing uninterrupted essential services, acting always in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards.
 
 
Community leader & Successful Businessman Omar Boqor in his speech stated that all members of the community are very pleased that several Ethnicity Community Based Organizations have moved toward unity in successfully establishing the CONSORTIUM of the New American Community; and that he was very much pleased because Dr. Abukar is leading and serving as President of the New American Community. Both leaders have also added that Dr. Abukar is a well-respected leader, who has many qualifications to serve as a leader for not only Somalis, but to all New American Community.
 
In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious FBI Director’s community Leadership Award, in recognition of outstanding service to the local community and of enduring contributions to the advancement of Justice. Back home in Somalia, he was leader, administrator and educator, and he continues to lend a hand to make sure that his community has a successful resettlement, adjustment, empowerment and prosperity in their new home.
 
A volunteer member of the SAUC executive team, Jama Saleban in his speech stated that  SAUC agrees to abide by the applicable federal, state, and local laws ensuring non-religious use, religious liberty, equal protection and non-discrimination. 
 
SAUC’s program works to educate and empower Somali American refugee so that they can help themselves become self-sufficient and properly integrate into mainstream American society.  He also stated that the record and facts indicate that SAUC has always helped and properly guided the young generation and adults to achieve success in their life.  This includes a legal education program to ensure good relations with the law enforcement agencies and a safety group to prevent criminal activity and promote peace and respect in the community.
 
Jama continued that SAUC’s board members are composed of qualified professionals and community leaders with duties of care, loyalty and obedience. SAUC’s volunteer board is effective, diverse and correctly functions within the non-profit organization laws in Arizona.
 
All speakers have emphasized that SAUC has succeeded in achieving a truly remarkable educational and empowerment program for strong and extraordinary community success & Dr. Abukar is a trusted leader, guiding us toward successful resettlement, and becoming productive law-abiding citizens who can properly integrate for a great patriotism. 
He concluding that we as Community leaders are proud of SAUC's performance, sustainability and about the achievements made during the eleven continuous years of serving, assisting in helping and advancing empowerment excellence for a successful integration and self-sufficiency, bringing together great experience of professionalism and commitment. 
All speakers acknowledged that none of this could have been possible without the commitment, guidance and ongoing support of the Refugee Resettlement Program (State Refugee coordinator and his talented team), Community Outreach and Public Relations Officers/ Specialist of the FBI, US Attorney's Office, USCIS, and the Phoenix and Tempe Police Departments.
They also recognized the great support and commitment of the Phoenix Vice-Mayor and Councilwomen (District 8), who from the time she took over this office continuously advocated and assisted the refugee community.
State Refugee Coordinator Mr. Shipman in his remarks welcomed the success achieved by SAUC, and the collaborative initiative and great partnership built with the federal, state, local and law enforcement agencies, emphasizing the importance of working together to achieve common goals, and to share ideas that lead to practical solutions that best serve the refugee community, who arrive in America with unique needs and challenges.
 
He added that it is always important to understand some background information about the situation in the country from which this population is emigrating, that cultural dynamics are important to understand in order to be able to effectively help with transition through the Resettlement process, and to enhance their receptivity to the new Social Change. He stated that change starts when leaders have a clear vision of how situation could be; congratulating SAUC for being a bridge and catalyst for positive change in the refugee community.
With that, Dr. Abukar presented the SAUC Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Charles Shipman, State Refugee Coordinator (Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program); and together both Mr. Shipman and Dr. Abukar have honored Phoenix Division FBI COS Ms. Jane Bjornstad, Phoenix Police Community Affairs Director Ms. Marchelle Franklin, USCIS Phoenix Field Director Mr. John Ramirez, USCIS Community Relations Officer Mr. Juan Moran, US Attorney Office (Department of Justice) Community Outreach/PAO Mr. Cosme Lopez, RRP Manager Ms. Asmeen Hamkar, RRP Program Specialist Ms. Lindsay Woods, RRP Refugee Specialist Ms. Mary Kingston, Phoenix Police Community Relations Specialist Ms. Nikki Hicks, Tempe Police Community Relations Officer Mr. Charles Cobbs, Dr. James Seward, and Vice Mayor Kate Gallego, who concluded the event with a great closing remarks and presenting also to the community the greetings of our Congressman Robin Gallego.
Dr. Abukar have also expressed thanks and gratitude to Ms. Dominic Lanza, Assistant United States Attorney for joining our Community Appreciation Event.
The event was successfully concluded at 6:00 pm of Friday, August 19 2016. The reaction and comments of the honored guests can be viewed through the attached video clips.
 
THANK YOU!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 


 
REFUGEE HEALTH WORK SESSION
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 2016
INTEGRATING RESOURCES TO HEALTH NEEDS OF ARIZONA’S MULTI-ETHNIC REFUGEE COMMUNITIES
 
Very informative, productive, insightful and beneficial eight hours session
Yasmin, Ilyas & Dr. Abukar have attended on behalf of NAC & SAUC!
 
Topics presented were: Refugee Health, Mental Health, Female Genital Cutting, Refugee with Chronic Illness, Survivors of Torture & others
 
Thank you Ms. Kiarie, State Refugee Health Coordinator!!
Thank you also to Dr. Jonson & all Guest Speaker and presenters!!!
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


 

ELEVEN YEARS OF SUSTAINABLE NOBLE AND TRULY HONEST SERVICES.
SAUC HAVE EARNED GREAT REPUTATION BY BEING SUSTAINABLY UNINTERRUPTED IN DELIVERING GREAT SERVICES AND ACTING ALWAYS ACCORDING TO THE HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL STANDARDS.
 
SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL OF ARIZONA
Mohamed Ali Abukar, PhD; Founder & President
2425 E Thomas Road (Suite 10/12) Phoenix, AZ 85016
PH: (602) 522-2100; FAX: (602) 667-9700
 
The Somali American United Council of Arizona (SAUC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public charity, whose vision is to facilitate and improve communication channels, contribute to the well-being of the Somali American refugee community, and provide support to successfully integrate into mainstream American society while preserving Somali culture.  The SAUC was developed to guide the Somali Community to better integrate into mainstream American Society and to become active and productive citizens of our great nation.
 
The mission of the SAUC is to promote better understanding between the Somali refugee community and other American communities and to help members of the Somali community to properly integrate and achieve economic and social self-sufficiency by helping newly arrived families adjust to their new lives, location, language and culture.
Our activities include: orientation and training on home and personal hygiene, use of public transportation and safety, consumer education and child welfare laws, community outreach, mentorship, case management, translations, referrals, job readiness and job placement, housing assistance, professional sewing classes and women’s empowerment programs, senior assistance programs, youth enrichment, Youth Arts program, transportation, prevention measures and TB test program, community empowerment, understanding rule of law, education for proper interaction and how to build a partnership with the law enforcement agencies to ensure preventing criminal activity and strengthening public safety for all, family crisis prevention, adult and parenting education, breast cancer education and outreach sessions, ESL and citizenship classes, tutoring program, after school activities and sports programs. 
 
We have been providing also assistance on how to manage myriad immigration, health issues and crucial cultural services as well.  We have been successful in achieving a truly remarkable educational and empowerment program for strong and extraordinary community success. Indeed we are the bridge and catalyst for positive change. Our program addresses all cultural and language barriers that usually prevent refugees from utilizing the resources available to them. SAUC’s leaders support and operate under the principles of transparency and accountability, as well as accuracy and fairness, and believe that when people are placed in positions of trust and responsibility, their response should be behavior that meets high standards of qualities, ethical behavior and fairness. 
 
It’s expected they will think positively and act correctly, and have the courage to take blame if they failed to properly execute a given responsibility.  We can proudly confirm that the right people are on board, who are able to accomplish an effective and efficient work that makes a difference.
 
Finally, we would like to thank everyone who helped us through the way and giving us the opportunity to work and collaborate together

Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




KOW IYO TOBAN SANO OO HURUMAR, DARYEEL IYO ADEEG XALAAL AH, AAN MARNABA KALA GO’ LAHAYN, EE LOO RIYAAQAY, LAGUNA DIIRSADAY AYAA LAGU SIFEEYAY:
GOLAHA MIDNIMADA SOMALI AMERIKAN EE ARIZONA:
Dr. Moxamad Cali Abukar, Asaase & Madaxweyne
2425 E Thomas Road (Suite 10/12) Phoenix, AZ 85016
Tel: (602) 522-2100; FAX: (602) 667-9700
 
Golaha Midnimada Somali Amerikan ee Arizona, waa Hay’ad u adeegta bulshada, sharcigeeduna ku saleysan-yahay 501 © 3, samafal aan faaido doon ahayn; himiladeeduna tahay abuurista iyo horumarinta qaabka xirir u-abuuraya horumar nololeed qaxootida Somali-Amerikan, laguna caawinayo ku guleysiga is dhexgalka bulshaweynta Mareykanka, iyadoo la xafidayo dhaqanka iyo xadaaradda Somaliyeed.GMSA waxay u asaasantay iney bulshada Somaliyeed ku hagto, kuna dhiirrigeliso ka-guulgaarka is-dhexgalka bulshaweynta Mareykanka, si ay ugu sifobaan wadaniyiin firfircoonaani iyo miredhal leh.
 
Himilada iyo dulucda GMSA waa horumarinta iyo abuurista is-faham dhex mara mujtamaca qaxootiga Somaliyeed iyo bulshaweynta Mareykanka, laguna hago is –dhexgal iyo ka guulgaarka iskufillansho dhaqan-dhaqaale, marwalibana adeeg xalaal ah oo ku saleysan cawinaad iyo gargaar loo fidiyo, laguna daryeelo qoysaska ku cusub Dalka, si ay ugu guleystaan noloshooda iyo degaankooda cusub, una bartaan luqadda, bey’adda iyo dhaqanka.
 
Hawlgalka adeegyada aanu fulinno waxay ka kooban-yihiin: Hanuunin, tababarro, wacyigalinta iyo dhiirrigelinta bulshada, talo-siinta arrimaha maamulka iyo maareynta nolosha, tarjumaad, u-diyaar-garowga shaqada, badigoobka shaqada iyo shaqo-geynta, gargaarka xagga degaanka iyo guryaha ijaarka jaban, horumarinta iyo daryeelka danaha dumarka iyo caruurta, barashada farsamada tolliinka amma kharkhaanka, daryeelka danaha waayeelka, horumarinta iyo kobcinta dhallinyarada, daadgureynta macamiisha iyo ka caawinta sida haboon oo ay uga gudbi karaan marxalad kasta oo ku adkaata,  dareenka cudurka qaaxada iyo taxadarkeeda, awoodsiinta bulshada, fahamka sharuucda, qawaniinta iyo u- hogaan-sanaantiisa, abuurista jawiga iskaashiga bulshada iyo hay’adaha amniga si nabadgelyo  loogu wada nolaado, xallinta khilaafka qoyska, waxbarashada dadka waaweyn iyo kan dhallaanka, barashada luqada Ingiriisiga, barashada arrimaha la xiriira hanashada jinsiyadda Mareykanka, caawinaada ardada Iskuulada iyo fahamsiinta duruustooda, horumarinta barnamijyada isbortiga iyo kuwo kale. Waxaan kaloo ka-gargarnaa maareynta arrimaha kala duwan ee nolosha cusub, arrimaha cafimaadka iyo sidoo kale halista ka iman kara adeegyada dhaqanka.

Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT





 
YOUTHARTS PROGRAM
MENTOR AND BRING ART INTO THE LIVES OF REFUGEE YOUTH
Program will take place at the Somali American United Council Center
Course organizer & Instructor: Ms. Sarah Gaumer
Assisted by Mohamed Aden, Ilyas & Yasmin
Course Duration: three months
First Session: Friday, July 15
 
SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL organizes the need for a youth program, and work to empower the youth to be leaders of their own future. We are working to empower refugee youth through civic engagement and academic achievement. We celebrate individual accomplishment to increase the youth’ self-confidence. All our youth empowerment programs   are focused on increasing psychological engagement and social responsibilities.
 
A total of 33 students from middle, high school & College will attend two days of Art training (Friday & Saturday) at the SAUC Center for a total of six hours per week. The purpose of this program is two-fold; it would serve as a meaningful artistic education program for the students, and it will inspire and prepare them for their academic futures.
 
With the Network produced in session, the students will earn money from the sale of the work. This will help the students set-up a college fund with the money earned, which will serve to inspire the students to go onto higher education and to instill a sense of certainty by talking matter-of-factly, and making active plans onto college. All refugee youth are able to join and participate the program.
 
SAUC is looking to expand their youth enrichment programs to include more educational and interactive programs to accomplish this goal. The record and facts indicate that Somali American United Council has always helped and properly guided the young generation and adults to achieve success in their life.
 
The first session (July 15) was very successful with full attendance. Youth and parents participation was active and very positive; and everyone has enjoyed the beneficial knowledge and useful information on Arts, delivered by the Course’s organizer and instructor Ms. Gaumer.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




 

CIID MUBAARAK DHAMMANTIIN!
Soonka iyo Cibaadadaba Allow naga aqbal; Ciidan teedana Nabad, cafimaad iyo baraare Allow nagu garsii!!
 
Ilaahow Mandeeq oo Nabad ah, Hoggaan xalaal ah oo ehel u ahna  hesha ayaan kaa barinay ee Alloow noo kas!!!



 

CIID WANAAGSAN
EID AL FITR 2016
May Allah bless you all with Happiness and Grace your home with joy and peace!
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




NATURALIZATION CEREMONY ON JULY 4TH, 2016
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, DR.ABUKAR
GREAT CEREMONY & GREAT SPEECH

 


THANK YOU!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 



YOUTHARTS PROGRAM
MENTOR AND BRING ART INTO THE LIVES OF REFUGEE YOUTH
Program will take place at the Somali American United Council Center
Course organizer & Instructor: Ms. Sarah Gaumer
Assisted by Mohamed Aden, Ilyas & Yasmin
Course Duration: three months
 
SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL organizes the need for a youth program, and work to empower the youth to be leaders of their own future. We are working to empower refugee youth through civic engagement and academic achievement. We celebrate individual accomplishment to increase the youth’ self-confidence. All our youth empowerment programs   are focused on increasing psychological engagement and social responsibilities.
 
A total of 33 students from middle, high school & College will attend two days of Art training (Friday & Saturday) at the SAUC Center for a total of six hours per week. The purpose of this program is two-fold; it would serve as a meaningful artistic education program for the students, and it will inspire and prepare them for their academic futures.
 
With the Network produced in session, the students will earn money from the sale of the work. This will help the students set-up a college fund with the money earned, which will serve to inspire the students to go onto higher education and to instill a sense of certainty by talking matter-of-factly, and making active plans onto college. All refugee youth are able to join and participate the program.
 
SAUC is looking to expand their youth enrichment programs to include more educational and interactive programs to accomplish this goal. The record and facts indicate that Somali American United Council has always helped and properly guided the young generation and adults to achieve success in their life.
 
As you all are aware, youth usually have different ideas about maintaining their cultural heritage, while integrating; and SAUC believe that competitive academic environments damage low-achieving youth making improvement less likely.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 


FBI TEEN ACADEMY
Wednesday, June 29 2016
 
The academy provides for a total public safety experience. Our Teen are extremely fortunate to be part of the FBI Teen Academy Class of 2016. Most of them are newly arrived refugees, and are the first generation immigrant with the responsibility to be positive Role Model for the coming generation. Somali, Ethiopian and Burundi compose participants from SAUC, who are all deeply grateful and thankful for the opportunity.
 
The Council has done a tremendous job in empowering them; always willing to offer programs to educate and help youth to properly integrate and become productive law-abiding citizens. This includes also legal education program to ensure good relation with the law enforcement agencies and a safety group to prevent criminal activity, making our community safer and promote peace and respect.
 
The program has been a great experience for all participants, who have gained great knowledge and useful information; hat will help them during their transition period, leading them toward proper integration to great patriotism.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

 
 

 
World Refugee Day 2016






 

NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM
BOARD MEETING AT SAUC CENTER
Saturday, June 25, 2016
 
Very successful meeting attended by all Board Members &
Chaired by NAC President Dr. Abukar
 
Very productive, insightful and very informative meeting!
During this meeting several important decisions has been reached!!
 
NAC Volunteer Board is one of the most effective, diverse and correctly functioning organizations in Arizona.
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 

WORLD REFUGEE DAY CELEBRATION
JUNE 18th 2016






 

FBI COMMUNITY RELATIONS EXECUTIVE SEMINAR TRAINING
FBI CREST CONTINUING EDUCATION
TODAY TOPICS: GANGS
Monday, June 13 2016
 
The FBI focuses its efforts to disrupt and dismantle gangs on intelligence-driven investigations, effective initiatives, and domestic and international law enforcement partnerships.
 
Very informative and very educative session
Great session with very positive participations!
 
 
We strongly believe and with confidence admit that the CREST program has enhanced the Somali-American community’s opportunities to become immensely powerful in a positive way and receptive to the new positive social change.
 
 
All participants have strongly condemned the barbaric, horrific mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in ORLANDO of Florida on June 12. 2016; and offered their condolences and prayers to the victims and their families.
 
This is a Criminal and terrorist attack and does not get justification in any faith or ideology. Islam does not promote terrorism or the killing of innocent people, and the people doing that in the name of Islam or any other Faith/ ideology are Wrong.
 
Islam means Peace & Submission to the will of Allah. It’s important people to become aware to what True Islam is. Islam is for flexibility and has a long history of Diversity, and always Diversity brings openness, tolerance & Equity.
 
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




POVERTY ERADICATION STRATEGY FOR FOOD SECURITY  &DEMOCRACY:
AGRICULTURAL FARM MANAGEMENT EXTENSION & TRAINING 
(AFMET- SOMALIA)
Xasuus Wacan:




SAUC MEETING WITH DISTRICT 8 STAFF
SAUC Elders, Women Empowerment Group, Youth & Executive team met with Kara & Ellie Perez Tuesday, June 7 at the SAUC Center
 Very insightful and very productive!
 
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 

RAMADAN MUBAARAK
Everyone!





INNAA LILLAAHI WA INNAA ILAYHI RAJICUUN
Xildhibaan Prof. Mohamud Mohamed Gure
oo ku geriyooday dullaankii argagixisada ee
Hotelka Ambassador - June 1 2016
 
Haldoor Ummadda ka baxay oo weligii lagu xasuusan doono xikmadiisa iyo gesinimadiisa kasokow, wuxuu ahaa muwaadin run sheeg ah oo marxalad waliba xaladeeda geesinimo ku cabbira!
 
Ilaahow Jannat Fardowsa ka waraabi, innaga, qoyskiisa, reerkiisa iyo dhamman Ummadda Somaliyeed oo idilna
Samir iyo imaan kasii!! Amiin
 
Prof. Gure wuxuu ka mid ahaa Madaxdii Hay’adda Fidinta Beeraha ee Somaliya oo si toos ah ula shaqeynayey Prof. Mohamed Ali Abukar. Hattanna wuxuu ahaa Xildhibaan Qaran oo aad ugu firfircoonaa xilgudashadiisa. “Ilaahow kuu naxariiso, Jannat Fardowsana makaankaaga ka yeel”.
 
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




XUSKA HALGANKII
XORNIMADA SOMALIYEED (SYL)
MAY 15 1943




CONDOLENCES
On behalf of the Phoenix Police Refugee Advisory Board & the Refugee Community in Arizona, I would like to extend our condolences to the family of officer David Glasser, to Chief Yahner, Asst. Kurtenbach and to all the law enforcement family.
 
Officer Glasser was shot while responding to a burglary call, and as Chief Yahner said at a news conference: "He worked hard, he was professional, and he was very good at his job."
 
We would like to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and payers are with you. May peace and comfort find you all during this difficult time.
 

Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar, Chair of Refugee Police Advisory Board & 
President of New American Community in Arizona



 

IRC, PCDS & SAUC HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL MEETING, DISCUSSING DETAIL ON PLAN FOR YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAMS, WHICH WIL BE
CONDUCTED AT SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL CENTER
ON YOUTH’S SUMMER ART PROGRAM:
 VERY PRODUCTIVE AND VERY INSIGHTFUL
TUESDAY, MAY 17 2016
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




LEADERS OF NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY & ASU SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK HAD A VERY FRUITFUL AND INSIGHTFUL MEETING AT
SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL CENTER, DISCUSSING
ABOUT BUILDING SUSTAINABLE FUTURES FOR
REFUGEE WOMEN THROUGH INNOVATIVE
VOCATIONAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS
MONADAY, MAY 16 2016
 
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

DARAASAD LAGU BAADI-GOOBAYO KORORSIGA AQOONTA JAALIYADDAHA QAXOOTIGA EE ARIZONA & KA FAAIDEYSIGA FURSADAHA JIRA
THURSDAY, MAY 12 2016

Waxaa kulan isugu yimid macallimminta iyo Madaxda Jaamacadda "ASU"- Qaybteeda Adeega Bulshada (Dr. Klimek), Qayteeda Luqada Ingiriisiga ( Dr. Warriner & Dr. Lockard) & Hogganka SAUC & NAC; waxaana lagu falanqeeyay dariiqada ugu haboon ee bulshada Qaxootiga ahi uga faaideysan karaan barnaamijyada aqooneed ee "Arizona State University". Gaar ahaan dhammaan qaxootoga ku bahowday Ururka (Consortium) "New American Community" ee ku sugan "Maricopa County & Pima County" ee Dawlad Goboleedka "Arizona" 
 Prof. Mohamed Ali Abukar, Madaxweynaha "NAC & SAUC" ayaa tifaftiray baahida qaaxootiga iyo sida ugu haboon ee lagu horumarin karo waxbarashadooda iyo doorka "ASU" uga haboon; wuxuuna u kala qaaday kuwa cusub ee u baahan in laga caawiyo barashada luqada Ingiriisiga & kuwa u baahan in aqoontooda iyo madooyinka ay xushaan lagu horumariyo. 
 
Fadhigu wuxuu ku gunaanadmay is afgarad iyo aragti mideysan oo laga wada yeeshay qodobadii laga wada dooday.

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




Collaboration and future partnership!
May, 9,2016 @ 3PM
 
Leaders of Black Wall Street Phoenix, Arizona black voter alliance & Arizona Caribbean culture association. Mr. Michael Ingram, Mr.Deshawn Green & Ms. Zoe Sarabo have visited SAUC center & met with Dr. Abukar & leaders of SAUC.
 
Very productive, insightful and well enjoyed meeting, in which it has been discussed proper strategy for future collaboration and partnership. Has also been discussed about the importance of the Diaspora Day bridging the gap of June 2016.
 
 Thank You
Communication Unit

 
2016 WORLD BAZAAR
PHOENX COMMUNITY MARKET
SATURDAY, MAY 7 2016
 
Somali American United Council’s Women Empowerment Group have participated the 2016 World Bazaar Phoenix Community Market, presenting African Women’s fashion Dresses and other materials made and produced by the Women Empowerment Group, who have been trained for Social Entrepreneurship programs.  
The Bazaar was very successful and great experience for all the SAUC’s team. Dr. Abukar, the WEG and entire team f SAUC would like t express thanks and gratitude t Ms. Sara Scoville-Weaver (IRC Microenterprise Program Coordinator) for the opportunity.
 
Thank you!
SAUC Communication Unit
 

SAUC Center is honored to receive the visit
of Mrs. Wendy and Mr. Tony Spooner
 
Monday, May 2, 2016 Somali American United Council’s Board Members, Executive team, Women empowerment group, elders and youth have been very pleased to welcome Mrs. Wendy & Mr. Tony Spooner.
 
Mrs. Spooner have interacted with the women empowerment group, inspecting their present sewing activities and promising to work closely & assist them to achieve success in their resettlement, empowerment & self-suffiency programs. Refugees from Ethiopia (Oromo), Sudan and Congo have also attended the meeting.
 
Dr. Abukar has given a brief explanation about all the volunteer activities of the new American Community Consortium and Somali American United Council of Arizona.
 
All community members present at the meeting has expressed their thanks and deep gratitude to Mrs. Wendy and Mr. Tony Spooner.
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


 
GREAT LECTURE GIVEN TO SENIORS STUDENTS
AT THE PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
FRIDAY, APRIL 2016
12:20 – 2:00 pm
 
Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar has given a great lecture to the senior students at the Phoenix Country Day School. Ms. Gaumer, Chair of Art Department at PCDS, has introduced Dr. Abukar, and Dr. Martin has given the opening speech.
 
Great presentation on Pre-Modernity and Globalization Era, Millennium Development Goal, State collapse in Somalia, threat of Global terrorism, Poverty as fuel for terror and threat to Human Rights, Democracy and peace. The lecture included also brief information on the new life opportunity for the New American Community in Arizona.
 
Teachers and students and our team have enjoyed the presentation given by Prof. Abukar and all have been actively participating with questions and comments.
 
Thank you!
SAUC Communication Unit
 

NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING
SATURDAY, APRIL 2016
1:00 – 4:00 pm
 
A very successful, insightful and productive meeting Chaired by New America Community’s Board President Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar and attended by all NAC Board’s members and Statutory Agent.  Dr. Klimek (ASU GSSW), Ms. Cunningham (ED WTAP), Mr. Carrell (BM WTAP), Ms. Amendarez and Ms. Biya (Senator McCain office), Ms. Davidson (ASU) & Mr. Tika (New President of Bhutanese Community) have also joined the meeting.
During the session, the Board have discussed and concluded on the following topics:
1.            Brief information on services and assistance provided by Senator McCain office given by Ms. Ana Amendarez and Ms. Diana Biya.
2.            Brief information on proposed NAC Business by Dr. Klimek and Ms. Cunningham
3.            Discussions on the establishment of NAC Empowerment center
4.            NAC initiative for Development programs and contractual services
5.            Update from Joint Quarterly Meeting  & NAC’s next steps
6.            NAC Membership Dues, NAC Business and Bank Account  
7.            NAC Proposal
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

ARTS WALK AT PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
It was a great honor and useful experience to attend this successful event, celebrating student’s accomplishment in Visual Art and Media Arts.
 Dr. Abukar, Ilyas and Sharmarke have enjoyed the event and were very impressed by what the students at PCDS have achieved.
 SAUC are very proud to have Ms. Gaumer (Chair of Art at PCDS) serve as a volunteer Board member at the SAUC, and we are thankful for the partnership and invite.

Prof. Ahmed Mumin Warfa’ & Prof. Mohamed Ali Abukar oo ku kulmay SLC (UTAH) iyagoo aara’ is-dhaafsanaya, falanqeynaya, lafaguraya xaaladda iyo marxaladda Siyasada, Nabadgelyada iyo midda Dhaqan-Dhaqaale ee Dalkeenna hooyo!
 
 

 

SAUC SOCCER TEAM AND COACH M. ADEN WERE VERY HAPPY TO RECEIVE THE VISIT OF NAYI MEMBERS DURING THEIR SOCCER GAME - SATURDAY, APRIL 2 2016


SAUC LEADERS HAVE COMPLETED THE PHOENIX POLICE CITIZENS ACADEMY CLASS # 77:
Useful, beneficial, insightful with great experience!
Congratulations for the successful completion of the community-policing program!
Thank you!

 
 
SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL WAS HONORED TO RECEIVE THE VISIT OF Ms. ANA ARMENDAREZ AND MS. DIANA BIYA, BOTH CONSTITUENT ADVOCATE &REPRESENTATIVE OF SENATOR MCCAIN CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA 
 
Great meeting that has resulted to very insightful and successful beneficial discussions with Dr. Abukar, community elders, Women Empowerment Group, Youth and executive team of SAUC
 
Thank You!


 

Dr. Comfort Momoh one of our greatest experts on Female Genital Cutting to come to the SAUC center! Dr.Momoh came Jan,18th,2014 all the way to England to have a building session informing, and raising awareness on FGM forum hosted by Sauc Az. This video elaborately explains FGM. Once again thank you Dr.Comfort Momoh for all that you do!


 

NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING
SATURDAY, MARCH 19 2016
1:00 – 3:00 pm
 
A very successful, insightful and productive meeting Chaired by NAC Board President Dr. Abukar and attended by all Board’s members, Statutory Agent, ASU Advisers and Ms. Danielle Rudolph of the American Red Cross was held at the SAUC Center.
During the session, the Board have discussed and concluded on the following topics:
1.            Update and result from Kimber Lanning’s meeting of Local First AZ
2.            NAC participation at the Refugee Joint Quarterly meeting
3.            NAC First Annual Membership Meeting in October 2016
4.            Details on World Refugee Day by the American Red Cross
5.            Restoring Family Links offered by American Red Cross
6.            NAC Membership Dues
7.            NAC Proposal
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 
COMMUNITY CONCERN MEETING
An amazing meeting attended by Phoenix Police Community Engagement team (Det. Samudio and Det. Masad), Ms. Juarez and Mr. Hill of American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, Ms. Lopez of IRC Education and Learning Program Manager, Ms. Robinson of BALSZ School District Neighborhood Community Liaison, Attorney Salvatore, Chair SAUC BD, Executive team of SAUC & Members of the Somali American Community (Elders, Women Empowerment and Youth Development groups).
 
Introduction and agenda for discussions has been presented by Dr. Abukar
Very important with useful, insightful and sensitive discussions,
 Resulting to advocate and support for the refugee community!
 
Grateful and thanks for everyone’s time,
commitment and supports!!
 

 

CONGRATULATIONS SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL SOCCER TEAM 
FOR WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP ORGANIZED BY THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICAFebruary 20th 2016
Great Job & Great Coach!






LEADERS OF SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL
Attending Social Entrepreneurship WorkshopOrganized by Seed Spot & International Rescue Committee for New American Community:
 
Very useful, insightful with great experience!
 

Thank You!!!


5th GRADE STUDENTS OF PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL HAVE VISITED SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL’S CENTER 
– FEBRUARY 09. 2016.
 
     As everyone knows learning is guided in the classrooms and throughout the school day, but Ms. Sarah Gaumer (Middle School Art Faculty Chair) started a new method for students to think positively/ critically, lead confidently and live honorably through her great initiative of a DAY OF KINDNESS & CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING in her initiative for bringing people together and encouraging positive interaction and promoting resect and tolerance.
 
      Her students have visited the Somali American United Council’s Center in Phoenix (Arizona) and interacted with Community leaders, refugee families and donated items that brought happiness and joy to the underserved refugee families who were in need of the received donations.
 
Beside the noble gesture and kindness the shared memories and stories of the time spent together (Students and refugees) have certainly resulted in building a very solid connections that will last a lifetime, a Day to remember, which will certainly be a great educational experience for all of us. 
 
     Somali American United Council of Arizona would like to express thanks and gratitude to the Middle School Art Faculty Ms. Gaumer, who also serve as volunteer Board Member with SAUC, the Middle School Administration, teachers and parents. We would like to thank each of you for your time and energy. Special thanks goes to all 5 Grade students for their kindness and for the valuable items donated to the refugee families.   
 
     The 5 grade students and their teachers have received a warm welcome at the SAUC’s center by our President/ Mentor Dr. Abukar, Ayub (Job Readiness & Microenterprise Project Manager), Ilyas (Literacy project Manager), M. Aden (Orientation Project Manager), Yasmin (Women Empowerment Program Manager), Sharmarke (Volunteer Youth Dev. Specialist), Abdikarim Bana “Munye” and Ahmed Rageh of the Elder Advisory Committee, Abdi Haji and Isse Ahmed (Member of BD) and Faduma Osman, Adar Abdulle, Halima Musse, Hawa Jimaale, Nadifo Halane, Asha Omar and Abay Wahely of the Women Empowerment Group.
 
            At the end the 5 Grade students have positively interacted with the newly arrived refugee’s kids and have enjoyed refreshment offered by the community,
 
We appreciate the noble gesture and kindness!
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


 
LEADERS OF SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL
Attending Social Entrepreneurship Workshop
Organized by Seed Spot & International Rescue Committee
for New American Community:
 
Very useful, insightful with great experience!

Thank You!!!


 

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION EVENT HONORING  MR. CHARLES COBBS OF CITY OF TEMPE POLICE DEPARTMENT, HELD AT THE SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL’S CENTER ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 2016.

CELEBRATION OF 43 ANNIVERSARY SINCE SOMALI BECOME A WRITTEN LAGUAGE.
 
SOMALI AMRICAN UNITED COUNCUL WAXAY SI WEYN UGU DABALDEGTAY SANNADGUURADA 43AAD EE QORALKA LUQADA SOMAALIGA OO MAANTA KU BEEGAN.
 
Board of Directors, volunteer Executive team, Elders, Youths, Women Emp. Group and our President Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar have welcomed the guest of honor and attended the event. Dr. Abukar in his speech have outlined the importance of the event and explained about the first News Letter published in Somali “Xiddigta Oktoobar”; have also stated that SAUC believe and support "community policing” by actively and meaningfully contributing in bringing the Refugee Community and Law enforcement together to strengthen Public Safety for all.  
 
Strategy on Police professionalism and community policing is more oriented toward improving public safety, achieving more effective and efficient crime control, reducing fear of crime, improving quality of life, improving police services, through a proactive reliance on community engagement.
 
Somali American United Council’s leadership believes in transparency and accountability, as the sole Mutual Assistance Association (Somali) fully and legally functioning in Maricopa County; and is committed to improve and strengthen relationships between Law Enforcement Agencies and our community by sharing the insight and information gained through the Citizen Academies, CREST Programs, proper interaction and through the Police’s community engagement Programs. Indeed we are the bridge and catalyst for positive change.
 
We certainly fully and actively support the Community Engagement and Outreach efforts of the Police community’s relation activities.  We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks and deep gratitude to City of Tempe Police Department Acting Chief Mr. Rusch and CAS Mr. Cobbs for their support, for the great work they do and for their deep commitment to make a difference.

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

 
NAC & SAUC HAVE BEEN HONORED TO RECEIVE THE VISIT OF Ms. ALEXANDRA MIERZWA
Tuesday, January 12 2016
 
NAC & SAUC has been very honored to receive the visit of Ms. Mierzwa of ASU, and grateful for the opportunity to meet and discuss very useful, beneficial and productive matter related to the success of the NAC Social Entrepreneurship initiative.

New American Community Board President Dr. Abukar (Founder & President of SAUC AZ), Statutory Agent Mr. Kelly (Resource development Refuge Programs Manager with Catholic Charities AZ), NAC Board Members Ms. Al-Harbi (ED of Iraqi American Society for Peace and Friendship) and Mr. Chhetri (President of Bhutanese Community of Arizona), and ASU, ECBO intern Ms. Chavez have attended this successful and insightful meeting.

The President of the NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar, in his welcome address has stated that: NAC goal is to pursue prosperity, reaffirm our values and commitments, and to create an interactive database for entrepreneurship resources.

Each attendee explained their participation in providing services to refugees and what each other organizations do.  Ms. Mierzwa expressed her area of experience in fundraising for non-profits through event planning and showed her interest in assisting as volunteer to NAC.

Building a strong network of allies to engage new Americans in self-sufficiency will create stronger social connections and empower new Americans to go farther, faster. All NAC Board Members, who have attended the meeting, have express thanks and gratitude to Ms. Mierzwa for expressing interest in assisting and helping NAC in her area of expertise.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 
XUSKA MOWLIIDKA NABIGENNA SUUBAN MUXAMMAD “SCW”
LAGUNA QABTAY XARUNTA HAY’ADDA SAMAFALKA
SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL AZ
January 8 2016
 
Waxaana kasoo qaybgalay Culumada, indheergaradka, akhyaarta rag iyo dumarba leh & dhallinyarada Somali-Amerikan ee Arizona; waxaa kaloo nagala qaybqaatay Culumo caan ku ah Dalkeenna oo meel fog nooga yimid ee uu hogaaminayo Sharif Qullatain. Waxay ahayd habeen farxadeed oo khayr lagu wada kulmay, laguna duceystay ee Ilaahow naga aqbal!!
 
Mahadsanidin!
Sauc communication unit



 
SAUC – BOY SCOUTS PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATION-DECEMBER 19 2015

SAUC is very proud to partner and collaborate, being an official Branch of BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA since 2010, participating in several great activities for Boys & Girls and forming a very successful Youth Soccer team:
 
Building character, leadership and creating secure and positive environment for our youth has been possible thanks to the solid and successful partnership developed between Somali American United Council & Boy Scouts of America. Our youth are in critical need for lots of guidance, education & empowerment and they need to be engaged in their future and the communities around them; and participate in all crime and public safety initiatives, understand rule of laws and American judiciary system.  
The record and facts indicate that Somali American United Council has always helped and properly guided the young generation and adults to achieve success in their life. SAUC will strengthen collaboration with Boy Scouts of America and other Educational institutions to expand their youth enrichment and development programs to include more educational, empowerment and leadership programs to accomplish this goal.
While we are moving toward success in our empowerment and self-sufficiency programs, removing obstacle and barriers, we recognize that there is much to do and many challenges to face.

Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


 
Dr. Abukar & Mr. Rhodie of Homeland Security District 25 (Nevada & Arizona)
At the Main Gate of the USCIS Phoenix Field Office
After attending the meeting with Department of State HQ Western Passport

 

New American Community consortium (NAC)
Very productive and very beneficial Meeting!
November 28, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
Sixth Board Meeting
 
On Saturday, Novmber28, 2015 NAC Board of Directors had their sixth board meeting at the SAUC center, chaired by the NAC Board President Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar and attended by Abdi Abdi (Horizon Refugee Families’ ED), Alharbi (ED Iraqi American Society for Peace and friendship), Sadiki (President of the Congolese Democratic community, Tek Chhetri (President of the Bhutanese community) , Lorie Robinson (RRP Health Committee) Clinton, Chae, and Josh from ASU/SSW. In this session the Board have completed reviewing the NAC’s bylaws and NAC business idea and financial aspect related to the business. The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 PM and next meeting will be held InshaAllah at the SAUC center Saturday, January 16 2016.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 
 
 

SAUC MEMBERS VOLUNTEERING IN CLEANING UP
PHOENIX GRAND CANAL:
 
Volunteers from Somali-American community, including our elders, Youth and Women Empowerment Group, and other in the neighborhood have spent Saturday, November 14 cleaning up Phoenix Grand Canal. Keeping Phoenix Beautiful!
 
M. Aden, Ilyas & Yasmin SAUC’s Project Managers led the Somali American United Council team. M. Aden “Awoowe” serves also as MPHC’s volunteer Board Member.
 
In addition of fulfilling a noble task, everyone has enjoyed the time spent for the volunteer cleaning work. SAUC as the sole Mutual Assistance Association (Somali) fully and legally functioning in Maricopa County is very pleased for the opportunity to be part of the citizens who actively participate in keeping Phoenix Beautiful!. Special thanks goes to MPHC and Krista Roy!!
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



VERY PLEASED TO WELCOME AND MEET WITH AETNA HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE TEAM:

SAUC Board of Directors, volunteer Executive team, Elders, Women Empowerment Group and our President Dr. Abukar have welcomed the Aetna Executive team and had a very important meeting with possibility of future partnership.
 

Very informative, insightful and very beneficial with very positive impact!

Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




PLEASED FOR A VERY SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE BETWEEN MAYO CLINIC AND SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL:
 
A solid partnership built on trust and respects have resulted to the STORI PROJECT (SOMALI TOBACCO OUTREACH AND RESEARCH INITIATIVE), based on community Health Needs Assessment.
 
A community driven process that has developed culturally and linguistically appropriate needs assessment for the Somali refugee community in Great Phoenix area with beneficial harvest
 
Monday, November 9 was a great day to celebrate this success, honoring and presenting a Community Appreciation Award to the pioneers of this great initiative: Dr. Leischow, Dr. Okamoto, Ms. Chamie and Ms. Omar.
 
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 

A VERY SUCCESSFUL JOB FAIR AT SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL CENTER ON NOVEMBER 6 2015:
 
Attended by 47 refugees (Somali, Congolese, Burmese, Ethiopian and Eritreans), out of which 27 participants were hired and given a shift they desired to work. SAUC Case Managers were providing translation in Somali, Swahili, Urdu and Amharic for all the Job Fair’s participants.
 
 All hired refugees will meet on 11/10/2015 at 9:00 am for Job orientation and training, and again SAUC Volunteer Case Managers will help them for transportation, translation and filling all necessary hiring documents.
 
All participants should be able to start their new shifts as long as they complete their trainings, pass background checks, and pass drug test.
A big thanks goes to ABM Recruiters.
 
We were very pleased to receive the visit of LINDSAY WOODS from DES/RRP, who have attended the third session of our  Fair Event.
 
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

 

 

WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO GET THE VISIT OF MR. HARIS A. TARIN, Senior Policy Advisor at US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Office of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties:
 He has been welcomed by Dr. Abukar and had a very productive meeting with SAUC Community in Phoenix, Arizona

Very informative, insightful and very beneficial with very positive impact!

Bringing the Refugee Community & Law Enforcement together
to Strengthen Public Safety for All is one of our priorities:
Congratulations to PPCA Class 74!

Dr. Abukar with the leaders of the SAUC, who have recently graduated from the Phoenix Police Citizen Academy; he stated that he’s very
Cheerful and Proud to be with Sheikh Ahmed, Mohamed Bashir, Ayub, Abdiwali Kamil, Jama, Sharmarke and Yasmin Yassin who have successfully completed the program of the Phoenix police Citizen Academy.

Well done!!!












WAA MAALINTII CALANKEENNA: October 12:
SOMALIYEY DIB U JALEECA OO DHUUXA MURTIDA IYO TILMAANTA WACAN AY HEESTANI XAMBAARSAN-TAHAY:

MA IDINLA TAHAY IN DUULKA MAANTA SIYASADA DALKEENNA-HOOYO HOR-BODAYA AY DAREENKAAS EHEL U YIHIIN?

MA IDINLA TAHAY IN DALKENNA-HOOYO BAAHI WEYN U-QABO BADBAADO QARAN OO DHAB AH IYO SUGIDDA MIDNIMADIISA MUQADDASKA AH?

FADLAN WAX KU DARA, UNA HIILIYA MANDEEQ… ILLEN WAY MUDAN-TAHAYE! 
 
SAUC YOUTH SOCCER TEAM
Great partnership with Boy Scouts of America since 2012:


 

VERY PLEASED TO RECEIVE THE VISIT OF AZ STATE REFUGEE COORDINATOR MR. CHARLES SHIPMAN & Ms. ASMEEN, RRP MANAGER:
October 6 2015

Very informative, insightful and very beneficial with very positive impact!



 
SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL OF ARIZONA HELD AN APPRECIATION EVENT HONORING CHIEF KURTENBACH, SGT. TOVAR, DET. SAMUDIO, DET. ABRIL  & DET. MASAD
 
It is an honor and privilege that the honoring guests have also joined us in the celebration of one of the two most important festivals in the Muslim calendar “EID AL-ADHA”. Eid Al-Adha marks the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
 
Our Goal is to pursue prosperity and reaffirm our values and commitment, so as to affirm the greatness of our Nation.  What makes America exceptional is how we are all working to live up to our high values. As you all are aware, Refugees must go for a positive change; they must learn a new language, and more importantly, a new existence. SAUC, who have achieved standards of accepted Professionalism and seriously committed to provide a system and make sure that the refugee receive access to appropriate orientation, empowerment and educational program, which will result in an increase to the positive social change, emotional support and successful integration process.
 
We believe in Collaboration as a method that creates harmony and the best ways of working together to perform common goalsWe are committed to improve and strengthen relationships between Law Enforcement Agencies and our community by sharing the insight and information we gained through the Citizen Academies, CREST Programs, proper interaction and through the Phoenix Police’s community engagement Programs.
 
We certainly fully and actively support the Community Engagement and Outreach efforts of the Phoenix Police Department.  We would like to thank Chief YAHNER and Asst. Chief Kurtenbach for the great initiative in establishing the Refugee Police Advisory Board, which will deepen the relationship between Phoenix Police Department and the Refugee Communities.
 
In conclusion, Dr. Abukar on behalf of the Somali American United Council have expressed thanks and gratitude to Phoenix Police Department for their support, for the great work they do, for their dedication and for their deep commitment to make a difference.
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


Very successful event “SOCIAL ENTREPREOUNERSHIP EXPO II”, where all members of the NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY have presented their business plans (September 22 2015):

New American Community Inc. (NAC): provides cultural and linguistic competent services to its diverse community populations. This CONSORTIUM emerged from a mutual decision of all ECBO/ MAAs partners to work together to address common issues and needs in the communities. Working together, the consortium has been better able to partner with ASU/ SSW and other organizations throughout Maricopa and Pima counties to generate more resources and possibilities for our communities. This has encouraged us to share ideas that might lead to practical solutions to best serve the underserved refugee community, who arrive with some unique needs and challenges. As you all are aware, Refugees must go for a positive change and more importantly, a new existence.  
 
The President of the NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar, in his welcome address have stated that: Our goal is to pursue prosperity, reaffirm our values and commitments, so as to affirm the greatness of our Nation.  What makes America exceptional is how we are all working to live up to our high values. Members of NAC, who have been empowered by ASU/ SSW, are now ready to take fundamental responsibility to engage in development of Social Entrepreneurship for the refugee community by promoting sustainable values, identifying a proper business Model, and providing cultural and linguistic support to their diverse community population.
 
While we are moving toward success, we recognize that there is much to do and many challenges ahead. With that realization we would like to create connections and build relationships with other like-minded organizations, as well as the Resettlement Agencies. Building a strong network of allies to engage new Americans in self-sufficiency will create stronger social connections between our communities and empower new Americans to go farther, faster.
 
In conclusion, Dr. Abukar on behalf of the New American Community have expressed Thanks and gratitude to Mr. Shipmen and his great team, Dr. Klimek, Dr. Androff, and Mr. Pape Samb, and to the unique and highly qualified team at the ASU / School of Social work.
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


 
VERY PLEASED THAT PHOENIX POLICE CHIEF YAHNER HAVE ESTABLISHED REFUGEE POLICE ADVISORY BOARD:
Throughout community engagement activities, the Phoenix Police Department has recognized the necessity for a Refugee Advisory Board. 

This would allow the key refugee community leaders to engage, advise, and assist with identifying recommendations via the Chief of Police on issues that may involve Public Safety and Police Services. These may include topics such as: 

(1) Promote public awareness of the city’s Police Services and programs, including, but not limited to, business and residential crime prevention programs, safety training, domestic violence intervention, and school district/police/community programs; 

(2) Hold public meetings from time to time to solicit public input regarding police services and programs; 

(3) Serve as a liaison between the Phoenix Police Department and the refugee community; 

(4) Review and make recommendations concerning further community matters as those that may be referred to the Board by the Mayor, the City Council, or the Chief of Police.

The Advisory Board will emphasize on educational and empowerment programs that includes, “Bringing the Refugee Community & Phoenix Police together to strengthen Public Safety for all”. Will include also legal education programs to ensure understanding the Police Service and programs to build good relations, and a safety group to prevent criminal activity and making our community safer.SAUC would like to recommend and encourage all New American Community to support this great initiative and work closely with the newly established Police Advisory Board, and Officer Samudio, Phoenix Police Department Community Response Liaison for this Board, who has been always championing the cause of helping the refugee community acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful resettlement process, empowerment and to achieve life success in their new home.

Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

Lead poisoning prevention information Workshop at SAUC’s Center on Thursday and Friday, August 6 and 7 2015:
Very informative, insightful and very beneficial with very positive impact!

SAUC would like to express heart-felt thanks and gratitude for Ms. Stella Kiarie, Ms. Amber Asburry and Ms. Amy Hang for organizing and conducting a very successful Health Educational Session, attended by 44 Somali Refugee and all SAUC’s volunteers Caseworkers at the SAUC’s Center, for their commitment and for all the great work, and for sharing our collective objective!!  
 
We were very honored by the presence of Ms. Lori Robinson, Chair of the PPR Hello – Health Committee and Ms. Farhia Omar, Research Coordinator at Mayo Clinic on both days!!!
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 
CHANGE STARTS WHEN LEADERS HAVE
A CLEAR VISION OF HOW SITUATION COULD BE.

Somali American United Council of Arizona educate refugee for a meaningful Empowerment process to enhance their receptivity to the new social change, integrate, become Productive Law-abiding Citizens and achieve economic and social self-sufficiency. Indeed we are the bridge and catalyst for positive change, and very proud to celebrate ten years of success and noble services

To extend and strengthen collaboration initiative with all organizations, who serve refugee community is one of our priorities.  This will certainly provide a powerful platform needed in strengthening hope, positive change, proper resettlement and empowerment process for our New American community.

During 2015 (January to July) about 77 refugees, including non-Somali (About 10%), have received job readiness training and become employed, and received housing assistance through Somali American United Council of Arizona. Among them 37 refugees for Job Readiness and Job placement, and 23 for housing assistance, who arrived in Arizona through the sponsorship with IRC, AIRS, Refugee Focus and Catholic Charities Community Services. Others were Somali, who arrived through Visa Lottery or family reunification, and other who have been in US for long period, but unemployed for a while, who were very happy and excited to get back into workforce.

While we are moving toward success in our empowerment and self-sufficiency process, removing obstacle and barriers, we recognize that there is much to do and many challenges to face. Our task is daunting, our resources are stretched thinner and we sincerely thank everyone who helped, assisted and guided us through the way, and giving us the opportunity to work and collaborate together.

Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 
COMMUNITY APPRECIATION EVENT HONORING Ms. MARCHELLE FRANKLIN, DIRECTOR PHOENIX POLICE COMMUNITY AFFAIR, Dr. MATTHEW WHITAKER, FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF ASU CENTER FOR STUDY OF RACE & DEMOCRACY AND Ms. NIKKI HICKS, PHOENIX POLICE COMMUNITY AFFAIRS SPECIALIST WAS HELD AT THE SAUC’s CENTER ON MONDAY, JULY 27 2015:
 
"Change starts when leader have a clear vision of how situation could be."

We always encourage sharing ideas that might lead to practical solutions to best serve the refugee community, who arrives with some unique needs and challenges.

It is always important to understand some background information about the situation in the country from which refugee population are emigrating, some cultural dynamics that are important to understand in order to be able to effectively help them transition through the resettlement process, to enhance their receptivity to the new social change, and to assist them in attaining social and economic self-sufficiency.
 
SAUC recognizes the support given by the honoring dignitaries, for sharing our collective objective; and making SAUC a success as a whole.  We also thank everyone who helped and guided us through the way and giving us the opportunity to work and collaborate together.  We truly appreciate, enjoy and highly value the good working relationship we have with the Phoenix Police Department and with the ASU Center of Study for Race & Democracy, which is based on a cause and principle that we all believe and stand for it.

We all share value, understand each other and able to develop a solid collaborative initiative, which characterize our good working relationship that have resulted to a great success for all of us, and great benefit for the New American Community in Arizona. We are looking to deepen the partnership we already have with Phoenix Police Department & with the ASU Center for the Study of RACE & DEMOCRACY.

Although, we can’t thank enough, we have been pleased to present our Certificate of Appreciation to our honored guest: Ms. Marchelle Franklin, Dr. Matthew Whitaker and Ms. Nikki Hicks in recognition of their extraordinary leadership, vision and generosity, who played a vitally important role in assisting and empowering the New American Community.

Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 
 
CIID MUBAARAK – EID AL-FITR:
May the Blessing of Allah keep your
Heart & Home Happy & Joyous!
 Si ay bulshadu farxad ugu wada ciiddo ayaa Xarunta SAUC waxaa loogu qaybiyay dhar cideed ila 55 qof oo rag, dumar iyo dhallinyaraba ka kooban. Dadyougii ka faaideystay aad ayeey ugu farxeen.
 
 
 


ARCHITECT OF CHANGE AWARD

All members of the Somali American United Council, including Board Members, executive team and volunteers are very pleased to learn that our President Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar have been selected from the Center of Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University to receive an Architect of Change Award. This couldn’t be bestowed on a more worthy candidate. Dr. Abukar well-deserve the Award being a towering pillar and great leader in our community, who have helped, assisted and guided Somali refugee to resettle properly in their new home, integrate, become productive law-abiding citizens and achieve economic and social self-sufficiency.  Congratulations! This is indeed a collective achievement!!!
 
Dr. Abukar has many qualifications to serve as a great community leader that is in dire need of direction and education, and is respected throughout the diaspora.Dr. Abukar holds a BS degree, two MS degrees including a certificate in Journalism, and a Doctorate of Philosophy with a major in Public Administration and an emphasis in Agricultural Extension Management. Dr. Abukar’s experiences include formal and non-formal education for both adults and youth; he has had many opportunities to work with a culturally diverse group of people in different working and learning environments. Dr. Abukar has an established reputation for ethical management, proven leadership based upon a record of honesty and integrity, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle the challenges of managing complex organizations.
 
Under the great leadership of Dr. Abukar Somali American United Council of Arizona has been able to strengthen Self-sufficiency programs of Job Readiness, job searching, job orientation and job coaching activities that have resulted to: ProfessionalJob training Program, which consists of developing employment professional skills and employment trade, which has resulted refugee to get employed and achieve self-sufficiency in their new home. The program has increased the number of refugee families who have participated in the professional sewing classes, in learning ESL/ tutoring, and improved their progress from illiteracy to basic to proficiency level.
The record and facts indicate that SAUC has always helped and properly guided the young generation and adults to achieve success in their life. SAUC programs also builds social skills through orientation, professional training, and guidance for youth in resisting negative peer pressure, and creating a support system and proper leadership. Youth, usually have different ideas about maintaining their cultural heritage, while integrating. The Somali refugee and specially the youths at their arrival in United States are facing many difficulties in resettling and adjusting to their new home. This may come from having been exposed to many bad incidents they witnessed as children caused by the Somali’s civil war.
 
Under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Abukar, SAUC is well-known that support and operate under the principles of transparency and accountability, as well as accuracy and fairness, and believe that when people are placed in positions of trust and responsibility, their response should be behavior that meets high standards of qualities, ethical behavior and fairness. It’s expected they will think positively and act correctly, and have the courage to take blame if they failed to properly execute a given responsibility.
 
Dr. Abukar is the receiver of the 2012 FBI prestigious Director Community Leadership Award, in recognition of outstanding service to the local community and of enduring contributions to the advancement of Justice.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT









SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL OF ARIZONA HONORED TO HOST THE CELEBRATION OF THE 55ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOMALI INDEPENDENCE (1 JULY) & UNITED STATES INDEPENDENCE DAY (4OF JULY):

     The Somali-American religious and community leaders have attended an architected and well-organized reception hosted at SAUC’s Center, which has been concluded with cheers, joy, happiness and great celebration. The event was also attended by SAUC’s Women empowerment and youth development group, and includes speech, poem and authentic Somali food served for Iftar and Dinner.
      Somali American United Council is very pleased by the event’s participation of Ms. Nikki Hicks of Phoenix Police Community Affairs and participants of Mandela Washington Fellow at ASU “African Leaders Initiative” (Mr. Ali of Gambia) and (Mr. Omar Waberi of Djibouti), and other dignitaries.
All attendees were very happy to hear the opening remarks of Imam Negeye, the great speech of Ms. Nikki Hicks and Ms. Sahra Abdirahman, (SAUC - Volunteer Youth Coordinator) and the Poem of Mr Abdalla M. Ali (SAUC – Communication Unit Volunteer Manager).
     The event was concluded with the closing remarks of our President Dr. Abukar and the National anthem. Dr. Abukar has expressed thanks and deep gratitude to all dignitaries for attending the event, celebrating and sharing great time with the Somali-American community, and concluded to never forget those who have sacrificed and paid the ultimate price to guarantee liberty for all generation

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 

 

 
NADIA’s GRADUATION CEREMONY
NURSING FROM FORTIS COLLEGE
Congratulation & Alf Mabrook!
 
It was amazing seeing our Nadia given Pledge: I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly to faithfully practice my profession of Nursing. I will do all in my power to make and maintain the highest standards and practices of my profession.
 
These are some of the strong commitment that got our attention and of most of the ceremony’s attendees:
 
I will endeavor to fulfill my rights and privileges as a good citizen and take my share of responsibility in promoting the health and welfare of the community. I will be active in assisting others in safeguarding and promoting the health and happiness of mankind. “Allaha kugu guleysiiyo”.
 
All family members and friends were present and enjoying the great event. It was a moment of joy and happiness for all. “AlhamduLillah” Mission accomplished Nadia!!!
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



GEERI NAXDIN LEH
     Waxaa maanta oo ay tariikhdu tahay June 25ka ku geeriyooday Magaalada London, Carriga Ingiriiska G/le Sare Cabdulqadir Xaji Maxamad “Masalla” oo qayb weyn kasoo qaatay dhismaha iyo horumarinta Dalkeenna hooyo.
 
     Marxuum Cabdulqadir, wuxuu ka mid ahaa halyeyadii curiyay Kacaanka October 21, 1969. Wuxuuna caan ku ahaa Abaabulkii iyo asaaskii Xisbiga Hantiwadaagga Kacaanka Somaliyeed oo uu ka noqday Kaaliyaha Xoghayaha Guud.
 
     Marxuum Cabdulqaadir, waxaa lagu xasuusanayaa afkaartiisa oo mar waliba miredhal ahayd iyo hannaankiisa Dawladnimo oo uu mar waliba ku dadaali jiray adkeynteeda.
 
     Marxuum Cabdulqadir waxay ahayeen saaxib sokeeye Prof. Maxamad Cali Abukar oo ah Madaxweynaha SAUC AZ. Dhammaan xubnaha iyo hogaanka SAUC AZ, iyagoo ka tiiraanyeysan ayeey tacsi u dirayaan qoyska, awlaadda, ehelada iyo dhammaan Ummadda Somaliyeed meel kasta oo ay jogaanba; waxayna EebbaheenWeyn uga baryayaan inuu marxumkaas u naxariisto, Jannat Fardowsana ka waraabiyo “Amiin”
 
Mahadsanidin!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


      
Ramadan Kareem to everyone!

MADAL SI HEER SARE AH LOSOO AGAASIMAY AYEEY BULSHADA SOMALI-AMERICAN EE ARIZONA SI BUUXDA UGU AYIDEEN MUSHARAXNIMADA MUDANE INJ. CUMAR ABDULLAHI OSMAN (Cumar Sadiiq) DUQA MAGALAWEYNTA BOSSASO (PL) - June 20. 2015
 
Xafladdan oo ay u wada dhamayeen kasoo qaybgalkeeda, Indheergaradka  Bulshada, Culamauddiin, Waayeel, dhallinyaro iyo haldoorada Haweenka Somaliyeed aee Arizona ayaa si buuxda loogu ayiday Musharaxnimada Inj. Cumar Sidiiq, oo u sharraxan Duqa Magalweynta Bossaso (Bandar Qassim).
 
Madasha waxaa daadihinayey Mudane Aden Gabyow, wxaana ayadoh Quraan ah iyo wacdiba ku furay Imam Negeye Nadir, waxaana ka hadlay oo erayo muhim k aka jeediyay ikhyaar badan, waxaana gunaanaday Inj Cumar Sadiiq.
 
Waxaa si heer sare ah uga hadlay tariikhda Magalaweynta Bossaso Mudane Prof. Maxamad Cali Abukar (Madaxweynaha Somali American United Council),  isla markaana tifaftiray taariikh nololeedka Injineer Cumar, tilmaamayna inuu yahay Mudane ku haboon xilka Duqa Magaaladan tariikhiga ah ee Bandar Qaasim, isagoo aqoon, waayoaragnimo iyo sifooyin badan oo uu isbeddel sare ee dhaqan-dhaqaale, oo loo riyaaqo awood u leh inuu aburi karo, fulinna karo, tasoo baahi-weyn loo qabo.
 
Prof. Abukar wuxuu Dabadeedna u bandhigay Bulshada Reer Arizona ee Madasha kasoo qaybgashay ayidaada Musharaxnimada Inj. Cumar oo si buuxda oo aan loo kala harin laysugu wada raacay, guulna Alle looga baryay.
 
Dhamman Xubnaha Hay’adda Samafalka iyo Adeega Bulshada ee  “SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL AZ” waxay INj. Cumar u rajeynayaan Guul iyo Horumar, iyagoo aqoon u leh kartidiisa iyo firficonantiisa oo ay marwaliba ku xasuusanayaan fikradihiisa mira-dhalka ah, sida midda uu Ilaah wafajiyay asaasiddeeda “MAYFLOWER” oo si weyn loogu riyaaqay, looguna libaanay oo weliba loogu diirsaday.
 
Mahadsanidin!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 
 

Following Dr. Abukar presentation to Phoenix HRC, Dr. Richard Herbig have today (Monday, June 15) visited the SAUC’s Center for follow up as a member of the Phoenix Human Resource Commission:
 
Very informative, instructive and very useful with very positive impact!
Thank you!!!
 

IRC – SAUC’s MONTHLY COLLABORATION & COOPERATION MEETING:

Attended by: Ms. Natalia Winberry, IRC Case Work Supervisor; Mr. Stephen Allen, IRC Employment Supervisor and Ms. Sara Scoville-Weaver, IRC MED Program Coordinator; Dr. Herbig, Member HRC; Dr. Abukar and all SAUC’s Project and Case Managers, elders and all volunteers
Monday, June 15 2015
 
Very successful meeting on sharing information and strengthening collaboration: Insightful, instructive, productive and very beneficial with very positive impact!

Thank you!!!



WORLD REFUGEE DAY CELEBRATION IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA
 
On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day.
 
This day represents a global call for action, promoting engagement in local and governmental levels to raise awareness to the world community about the plight of millions of forcibly displaced people who find refuge and protection in many countries. Saturday, June 13 World Refugee Day has been successfully celebrated in Phoenix on Saturday, June 13, 201510:00 am – 2:00 pm BALSZ Community Conference Room4309 East Belleview Street.
 
Several active Mutual Assistance Associations and other organizations have presented their activities, culture and traditions to celebrate with all Refugees and others the WRD and share their success story with the mainstream society. SAUC was among the few active MAAs, who have participated the World Refugee Day in Phoenix, exhibiting a well decorated table with information on success story, provided service programs, and traditional and cultural interested items. The feedback of the visitors was very positive. Dr. Abukar, Somali American Community leaders, all SAUC’s executive team and most of the volunteers have attended the event.
 

For the first time NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY, Inc. have presented their initial existence and activities, which is to empower small business and entrepreneurship development for NEW AMERICANS by promoting sustainability values in addition to providing cultural and linguistic support to its diverse community populations. NAC Board’s President Dr. Abukar, Board ‘s Members Ms. Fatema Alharbi, Mr. Sadiki Ikyebwe and Ms. Lori Robinson, and NAC Statutory Agent Mr. Daniel Kelly have attended the event. NAC Board Member Ms. Lori Robinson was among the primary organizers of the event.
                                      
 Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT





















NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY “ CONSORTIUM” BOARD MEETING
                                                Membership based organization
SUNDAY, JUNE 7 2015
Members:
Iraqi American Society for Peace and Friendship; Somali American United Council of Arizona; Congolese Community of Arizona; Congo Democratic Community of Arizona; Bhutanese Community of Arizona; Horizon Refugee Families; ASU/ SSW(TA) and others. STATUTATORY AGENT: Mr. Daniel KELLY of Catholic Charities Community Services.
 
Board Members in attendance were forming a quorum: Dr. Abukar called the Meeting to order:

Mission:
Create a sustainable community through cooperative business model with resettling refugees in Arizona

Vision:
Refugees have a community tied to local businesses by other refugees in order to help in their resettlement
 
Values: As defined by in the NAC Consortium handout
 
Discussion and Conclusion
·      Mission, Vision and Values were reviewed and accepted by all the board members
·      Subcommittees were formed:  Mandated by the board of the directors.  Each subcommittee is assigned a chairperson in whom they would pick 2-3 members to complete their parts.  Later, the work will be presented to the rest of the board members for additional changes and approval.

Subcommittees
v The following were accepted by the current board members:

Motion #1
1)    By Laws
·      Chair of the subcommittee: Ms. Fatema Alharbi

Motion #2
2)    Business Idea and Financial Aspect Related To The Business
·      Chair of the subcommittee: Mr. Abdi Abdi

Motion #3: New Board Member
·      Ms. Lori Robinson will be joining the board of the directors
v Olga Parga sent photos of the logo, which was viewed by the members during the meeting
 

To Do List Prior to June 13, 2015
·      Ms. Fatema needs to contact Daniel Kelly regarding the by laws
·      Mrs. Parga will be meeting with the Congolese group, week of June8, 2015, regarding the project
·      Mrs. Parga will be sending the flyer with the mission by Wednesday June 10, 2015 for approval which can be used for World refugee Day on June 13, 2015
·      Information of 5 organizations will be displayed on the table on World Refugee Day June 13, 2015
·      Ms. Fatema and Ms. Olga will coordinate for NAC table for the World Refugee Day with the help of other members
 
Financial Aspect of the Business Idea
·      Mr. Sadiki will come up with an idea by next meeting on how to be financially stable for the business
 
Items that must be completed by the next meeting:
1)    Final Draft of By Laws
2)    Business Idea
3)    Logo
4)    General assembly meeting with the members
 
NEXT MEETING AUGUST 1, 2015
LOCATION: Iraqi American Society for Peace and Friendship, 3581 W. Northern Ave. Suite #8 Phoenix, AZ 85051 (Time 1:00pm)

 

 
 
SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL APPRECIATION EVENT HONORING ADELAYO LAW FIRM.

Attorney Adelayo has been recognized for his pro-bono services with Somali American Community in the Great Phoenix areas. Leaders of the Somali American Community in Arizona have expressed thanks and gratitude to Attorney Adelayo for helping and empowering our community
 
WHEN WE ACHIEVE, WE CERTAINLY DO SO BECAUSE OTHERS HAVE HELPED.
Pursue of prosperity and reaffirming our values and commitment, will certainly mean to affirm the greatness of our Nation.  As everyone can understand, Refugees must go for a positive change, they must learn a new language, and more important, a new existence. Indeed we are the bridge and catalyst for positive change in our community.
 
Although, we can’t thank enough, on behalf of the SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL of Arizona, this was to express our thanks and gratitude for Mr. Adelayo support and assistance, which is and has been highly appreciated, and as a token of Appreciation, the event has been concluded by Awarding our Certificate of Appreciation to our honored Guests.
 
Thank you! 
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT.
 
 
 
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP FOR SOMALI AMERICAN COMMUNITY LEADERS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE IRC FARM PROGRAM, PRESENTED BY MR. TIM OLORUNFEMI & MS. ANGELA ENTZEL
 Very educative and useful information!
Thank you!


 

NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM MEETING
CHAIRED BY NAC BOARD PRESIDENT Dr. Mohamed Ali AbukarSaturday, May 23rd 2015:

Very pleased that IASPF Executive Director Ms. Fatma Alharbi and Bhutanese Community’s President Mr. Tek Chhetri have both joined the NAC Board of Directors.Next meeting will be held in Tucson on June 7th 2015 at
Horizon Refugee Families Office


ONE-DAY WORKSHOP ON REFUGEE EMPOWERMENT FOR SELF-SUFFICIENCY

GUEST SPEAKER: Ms. SARA SCOVILLE-WEAVER, IRC MED PROGRAM COORDINATOR ON FRIDAY, MAY 22ND 2015

ATTENDED BY ALL GRADUATE OF THE SAUC PROFESSIONAL SEWING AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM:Very informative session with useful educative tool
Very active participation and Positive feedback!




 

WELCOME TO AMERICA AT THE SAUC CENTERSaturday, May 30th Thank you!



MEETING TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH PEACE CATALYST INTERNATIONAL
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015.

For better understanding and strengthening working relationship.
Great participation with very productive and positive results!
 
 
SIEP SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPO & ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM:
 
What a wonderful event! Congratulate on the professionalism, courage, and enthusiasm of all members of the New American Community Consortium, which have been evident during our Social Entrepreneurship EXPO held on Wednesday, May 6 2015.
 
 This is an excellent example of what can be done when all interested groups work together for a common goal.
 
The delivered package, community knowledge, ideas of the business, betterment for all community members, collaborations between all ECBOs (MAAs) and the ASU Team, and great hospitality for all invited guests, shows the taken successful path that will certainly result to a well-being and prosperity for all the refugee community in Arizona.
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



 

FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP
Held at SAUC 
ON Thursday, April 30, 2015

Very useful and very informative!!!
Thank you to Ms. Erin Kannan, Match Grant Coordinator (Refugee Focus)






 
Graduation!!
 


 

Dr. Abukar Presentation (April 20 2015)
For the Phoenix Human Relations Commission:
Very informative with a very positive feedback!!!

Very pleased that the HRC have again invited Dr. Abukar to attend their session of May 18 2015 and look forward to it!


 
 
Establishment of New American Community Consortium and election of the Board of Directors:







 
FIRST SESSION OF THE NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM
Held at the SAUC Center on Thursday, April 30 2015:
 
Present Board Members were: Dr. Abukar, President; Mr. Abdi, Vice President; Mr. Sadiki, Treasurer; Mr. Kelly, Statutory Agent and Ms. Hameed, ASU/SSW
Great and productive discussions

Very informative session!!!


A WELL-DESERVED AWARD
14 ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
April 17 2015
 
We are very proud that Ilyas Sh. Mohamed was selected to receive the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for 2015, and we would like to express our CONGRATULATIONS to Ilyas!

Ilyas has been volunteering at the Somali American United Council of Arizona  (SAUC) since 2008 and in November 2012 he joined the Arizona Resettlement Program AmeriCorps VISTA at the Somali American United Council (SAUC) a refugee serving Non-Profit organization that provide culturally and linguistically responsive assistance to Somali and other refugees in Phoenix.

Somali American United Council helps refugee to resettle properly, integrate, become productive law-abiding citizens and assist them to achieve self-sufficiency.

All members of the Somali American United Council are very proud and with our Founder/ President Dr. Abukar we are celebrating this great recognition for Ilyas’ accomplishment, who plays a vital role in our community. Congratulations Ilyas!!!
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

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 COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSION AT THE SAUC CENTER
April 3 2015
 
(1)           Attended by Ms. Kara Batdorf & Ms. Bithia Ratnasamy, Community Relations Liaison for District 8               &  District 5 City of Phoenix

(2)           Dr. Abukar and all the SAUC’s Executive volunteer team
(3)           Somali American Elders
(4)           Somali American Women Empowerment Group
(5)           Somali American Youth
 
Dr. Abukar has welcomed all the attendee of the Listening Session and introduced Ms. Batdorf and Ms. Ratnasamy. Have also given a brief on the SAUC mission and vision, believing in Collaboration as a method that creates harmony and the best ways of working together.SAUC has always had a good working relationship with the City of Phoenix, law enforcement agencies and with non-profit organizations that serve and work closely with refugees. He also stated that SAUC fully and actively support the Community Outreach efforts of the Law enforcement community’s relation activities.  This includes also legal education program to ensure good relations with the Law Enforcement Agencies and a safety group to prevent criminal activity to make our community safer and promote peace and respect.
 
Dr. Abukar expressed thanks to everyone who helped and guided SAUC through the way and giving them the opportunity to work and collaborate together. Finally he expressed to share values, understand each other and able to develop a solid collaborative initiative with City of Phoenix (District 8 & 5) that will certainly result to a great success for both City of Phoenix and SAUC, and great benefit for our Refugee Community in Phoenix.
 
Ms. Batdorf have given a great presentation and details on the intention behind the imminent meeting related to Community Connection organized by her and Ms. Ratnasamy to connect refugees to the City of Phoenix and in particular District 5 & 8. She also gave information about the so far contacted people and organization and discussion they had with the various refugees in Phoenix.  
 
The Somali American leaders (Elders, WEG and youths) have clearly stated that due to the fragility of our community due to the Somali civil war and history of tribalism, but now we feel united as New Americans under the SAUC’s leadership. WE are grateful for all the education and empowerment we receive at the Somali American United Council with the aim of healing the wounds by the civil war (Power struggle based on tribalism) and to not import the disease that have divided us in back home. As everyone is aware tribalism and religious extremist ideology always fuels inter-conflict. They have also stated that SAUC educate and empowers them for proper resettlement, proper integration, become productive law-abiding citizens and helping them to achieve economic and social self-sufficiency, and are firmly refusing any action that can divide this fragile community.
 
They have given detailed information about Somalia being in war with itself for over two decades mainly because of clan based resource and culture of impurity (Power struggle based on tribalism). This has caused thousands of Somalis to become displaced from their home and seek refugee in neighboring countries.  Arising out of this devastating situation rose America, the country whose promise has always been, and continues to be, to take in those in oppressive situations and to provide them with the two things most needed:  FREEDOM& OPPORTUNITY. As everyone can understand, Refugees must go for a positive change, they must learn a new language, and more important, a new existence.
 
Certainly, we all agree   that  – the best way to prepare for tomorrow is to empower people to shape it today. All participants have given clear they views, confirming that Indeed SAUC is the bridge and catalyst for positive change in our community and the leadership believes in transparency and accountability, as the sole Mutual Assistance Association (Somali) fully and legally functioning in Maricopa County and their program is designed to ensure a positive effect on the improvement of the participants' human condition, to ensure socially committed families who are able to work successfully, achieving self-sufficiency by properly integrating into the mainstream American society, and to attain the wisdom that comes from eradicating ignorance.  They have added that SAUC, who have achieved standards of accepted Professionalism and seriously committed to provide a system and make sure that the refugee receive access to appropriate orientation, empowerment and educational program, which will result in an increase to the positive social change, emotional support and successful integration process.
 
In-conclusion the community leaders have emphasized that they would like to remain united and not divided, and have requested the officers from the City of Phoenix to help our fragile community maintain their unity under the leadership of the SAUC.
 
 The session was concluded successfully and resulted to a very fruitful, sincere and frank discussions and at finally Ms. Batdorf got the locations and apartment complex where she will be able to get participants for the imminent Community Connection Forum.
 
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



SAUC BOARD MEETING
MARCH 28 2015
 
            The ballots of voting process by all outstanding members of SAUC of Arizona for the election of its Board Members, Council’s President & CEO for the year 2015 has been concluded on February 11 2015.
 
            All Directors and officers will work on volunteer basis with no benefits and have all expressed their willingness and commitment for the Vision and mission of the Somali American United Council of Arizona.
 
            Board’s Responsibilities reflects the diverse and important roles that SAUC expects each Directors to play, includes duty of care, duty of loyalty, duty of confidentiality and duty of obedience.
 
Elected Board of Directors present at the 1session of 2015 were:
Mr. Jack Salvatore
Ms. Sarah Gaumer
Ms. Yasmin Ahmed
Mr. Ali Shikhey
Mr. Abdi Haji
Mr. Isse Ahmed
Mr. Mohamed Aden
Mr. Ilyas Sh. Mohamed
Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar
 
            Prof. Mohamed A. Abukar have been elected Council’s President & CEO for 2015, who will be in-charge of the day-to-day corporation’s operations as per Article II, section 3 of the SAUC AZ’s By-Law.
 
            The meeting has been concluded successfully and adjourned by the Chair of the Board of Directors Attorney Salvatore.
 
Thank You!

SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




COMMUNITY CONCERN MEETING AT SAUC’S CENTER
ATTENDED BY OFFICERS OF PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT, DISTRICT 8  CRL–CITY OF PHOENIX & SOMALI-AMERICAN COMMUNITY LEADERS:
 
IT WAS A GREAT & FRUTFUL MEETING FOR GREAT COMMUNITY ENAGEMENT
 “Very Informative”

Yes, we are encouraging our community to understand rule of law, to interact positively and work closely with the Law Enforcement Agencies, and benefit by participating in the Empowerment training offered by the Law Enforcement Agencies.  We certainly fully and actively support the community outreach efforts of the law enforcement‘s community relation activities in bringing the Refugee Community & Law Enforcement together to Strengthen Public Safety for all.  SAUC has always had a good working relationship with the law enforcement agencies and to extend and strengthen collaboration initiatives with all organizations that are serving refugee communities is one of our priorities.
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 
 

STREGTHEN COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE WITH IRC:
It has been great honor and privilege to welcome and have fruitful discussing to strengthen our collaborative initiative with Mr. Jon Vosper and Ms. Natalia Winberry.  We always remain committed to working with any entity involved in helping refugee communities.
 
SAUC’s volunteer board is one of the most effective, diverse and correctly functioning within the non-profit organization laws in Arizona. SAUC’s leadership believes in transparency and as the sole Mutual Assistance Association (Somali) fully and legally functioning in Maricopa County. Our executive team is equipped with high quality of management skills that ensures sustainability and policy compliance.  We can proudly confirm that the right people are on board, who are able to accomplish an effective and efficient work that makes a differences.
 
Every year at SAUC’s Annual Membership Meeting we have a fair election of our board members and Corporate Executive Officer.  SAUC’s leaders support and operate under the principles of transparency and accountability, as well as accuracy and fairness, and believe that when people are placed in positions of trust and responsibility, their response should be behavior that meets high standards of qualities, ethical behavior and fairness.  It’s expected they will think positively and act correctly, and have the courage to take blame if they failed to properly execute a given responsibility.  

 
Thank You!

SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

 
GEERI NAXDIN LEH: MARXUUM MAXAMAD FAARAX CANSHUUR
Waxaa Gobolka Virginia ee Maraykanka dhowaan ku geriyooday marxuum Maxamad Farax Canshuur oo xilal badan Dalka hooyo kasoo qabtay. Wuxuu ahaa Macallin barbaariye ah ee Dalka oo idil laga yaqaan, wuxuu noqday Mamulaha Dugsigii caanka ahaa ee “ BENAADIR”, wuxuna soo qabtay xilka Mareeyaha Guud ee Wakaaladda ADC iyo Guddoomiye Xigeenka Guddiga Wax Soo-Saarka Qaranka. 


Waxay saaxiib sokeeye ahayeen Prof. Maxamad Cali Abukar.

Waxaan Eebaha_Weyn ka baryeynaa inuu marxumkaas Jannat Fardowsa ka waraabiyo, xaaska, awlaadda, ehelka iyo innaga oo idilna Samir iyo imaan innaka siiyo “AMIIN”.


Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

5th GRADE STUDENTS OF PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL HAVE VISITED SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL’S CENTER – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10.2015.

As everyone knows learning is guided in the classrooms and throughout the school day, but Ms. Sarah Gaumer (Middle School Art Faculty) started a new method for students to think positively/ critically, lead confidently and live honorably through her great initiative of a DAY OF KINDNESS & CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING in making the World a better place for everyone. SAUC is honored and privileged to have Ms. Gaumer elected this year as Volunteer Board Member. Prof. Abukar, SAUC’s Members and all volunteer Board of Directors would like to express “Congratulations” and thanks for all the great work that you do and for your ongoing support!

Her students have visited the Somali American United Council’s Center in Phoenix (Arizona) and interacted with Community leaders, refugee families and donated items that brought happiness and joy to the underserved refugee families who were in need of the received donations. Beside the noble gesture and kindness the shared memories and stories of the time spent together (Students and refugees) have certainly resulted in building a very solid connections that will last a lifetime. This will certainly be a great educational experience for all of us.Somali American United Council of Arizona would like to express thanks and gratitude to the Middle School Art Faculty Ms. Gaumer, the Middle School Administration, teachers and parents. We would like to thank each of you for your time and energy. Special thanks goes to all 5th Grade students for their kindness and for the valuable items donated to the refugee families.
We appreciate the noble gesture and kindness!
And believe that we have been lucky enough!

SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



THERE IS NO LIMIT TO WHAT A MAN CAN DO OR WHERE HE CAN GO, IF HE DOES NOT MIND WHO GETS THE CREDIT FOR IT:
 
MADASHA DAREENKA BULSHADEENNA OO LAGU QABTAY XARUNTA SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL OF ARIZONA:
 
Madashan oo si heer sare ah losoo agaasimay ayaa martigelinteeda qabtay Prof. Mohamed Ali Abukar, Madaxweynaha Ururkan Samafalka ah ee SAUC; waxaana kazoo qaybgalay Culumada Somaliyeed iyo tan Oromo ee Arizona (Imam Sheikh Abdullkhaliq, Sheikh Ibrahim, Sharif Nur, Sheikh Axmad Yusuf iyo Imam Sheikh Adan), Aqoonyahannada, indheerqaradka, garaad iyo cuqaal, iyo Hay’adaha Samafalka oo qanuunka ku saleysan una daryeela xaqootiga, sida HORIZON REFUGEE FAMILIES & SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL.
 
Waxaa kaloo Madasha kasoo qayb galay Guddoomiyaha iyo Guddiga loo xilsaaray Badbaadinta Dhallinyaradeenna Habawsan Mudane Adan Gabyow, Inj. Cumar Sidiiq, Mudane Maxamad Bashiir iyo Mudane Xamid Dirir.
 
Ereyada lagu nuxnuxsaday waxaa ka mid ahaa: Wayadii hor waxayna ahayn Ummad is jecel oo is qaddarisa… Xurmana u haysa Da’da, Diinta, Aqoonta & Waayoagarnimada Hattanse, intixaan Alle, dano-gaar-ah, qabiil iyo Xiqdi ayaa inna kala qeybiyay oo wixii Xaraanta ahayd ayaa maanta la-xalaashaday. Baytakii Alle oo Cibaadada Ilaah keliya loo banneeyay ayaa Xan iyo Xiqdi lagula wareegeynaa. Taasina waxay inna bidday ineynaan wax badan heshiis ku noqon; hasse yeshee waxaana maanta marti la-idinku yahay u gurmadka Dhallinteenna Habawsan, si innagoo aannan magac iyo abaal Adane midna u sameyneyn; illow waa DARYEELKA BULSHADEENNA & Badbaadada Dhallinteenna Habowsan ee aynu u wada gurmanno. Waa arrin Khayri ah, qof-walibana haddu Alle dartii ugu gurmado .. Jazadiisa Eebaheenna-Weyna ayuu ka helayaa!
 
Madashan oo maamus iyo xurmadiba u dhammeyd waxaa isugu yimi 77 mudane ee maqaan iyo magacba ku leh Bulshadeenna wacan ayaa lagu wada qaatay go’aano wax tar u leh dDaryeelka & badbaadada Bulshadeenna; waxaan Madasha xiriirinayey Mudane Ayub Abdulqadir iyo Mudane Ilyas Sheikh; waxaana xog-uruurinta Madasha fulinayey Mudane Xaji Yusuf Adam Suleyman.
 
Jawi farxadeed & Gunaanad loo riyaaqay oo Duco lagu xiray ayey Kulanka Madashu kusoo iidlaatay.
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 
 
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Maalinta Sabtida, Bisha February 21 Keeda 2015 Sacaadduna Tahay 3:00 Ilaa 6:00 Galabnimo
 
 
 

 

UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIESWITH FRIENDS; REFRESHING FUN AND DELICIOUS FOOD!
A Day to Remember … Sunday, February 8 2015:

     Dr. Abukar & all member of the SAUC of Arizona were very pleased to welcome the visit of our colleague and friend Sarai Richter (ED - Iraqi American Society for Peace & friendship) accompanying visiting students from Monroe Community College “Michigan State”.
       The group interacted with the SAUC’ s elder, youth and women empowerment group and enjoyed the Somali & Mediterranean cuisine, and learning about the Somali Story, Culture and tradition.
      We were all pleased that our good friend Kara Batdorf (City of Phoenix - District 8 – CRL) was able to join us and together celebrate her Birthday. This was a great honor for all of us. Happy Birthday to our great friend … Kara you are always PRIMO!
      The event was concluded with happiness and joy & the beginning of initiative for promoting proper understanding and great friendship!
 
 
“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow T. Wilson
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

 

XUSKA NAB MUXAMMAD CSWS:
Waxaa Xarunta Somali American ee Phoenix lagu qabtay xuska nabigeenna suuban CSWS bishan Jannayo 01/ 11da, kazoo si heer sare ah losoo agaasimay. Waxaana ka qayb-galay culuma-u-ddiin can-ah  oo ka kala yimid Gobollo kala-duwan iyo madaxda jaaliyadda Somali-American ee Arizona.
 
Xuska Nabigeenna suuban CSWS wuxuu u-dhacay si heer sare ah, waxaana kasoo qaybgalay ilaa 120 xubnood ee jaaliyadda, kana kooban rag iyo dumar iyo dhallinyaro.
 
Ilahay ha innaku anfaco! Amiin
Wa Billahi Tawfiiq!!
 
 
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MEETING AT US ATTORNEY OFFICE:
December 23 2014 AG of Somalia Mr. Ahmed Ali Dahir & Dr. Abukar met with the US Attorney Office District of Arizona and discussed important matter related to Somalia and to the Somali-American community in Arizona.
Special thanks goes to Mr. Perkel, Assistant US Attorney for arranging the meeting & to Mr. Lopez, PAO/ Community Outreach for offering refreshment.
US Attorney Office of Arizona have played a vitally important role in assisting and empowering the Somali-American Community in Arizona.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 
 

Crest Graduation 2014


 SHIRKA DAREENKA ARRIMAHA BULSHADA:
December 25 2014
 
     Waxaa shir isugu yimid Xarunta Somali American United Council Cuma-U-diinta iyo ururadeeda bulshada Jaaliyadda Somali-Amerikan ee Arizona, si ay u-falanqeyaan arrimaha iyo dareenka ka jira mujtamaceenna, gaar ahaan dadyowga u go’doomay isticmaalka mukhadaraadka.

     Waxaa goobta hadallo murtiyeed kasoo jeediyay Prof. M. A. Abukar, Imam Abdulkhaliq, Imam Negeye, Sheikh Ibrahim, Adan Gabyow, Sheikh Hussein, Inj. Omar Sidiiq, Xamid Dirir, Ilyas Sheikh, Mohamed Sharif, Sheikh Yusuf, M. Bashiir, Karol iyo Ruqiyo Abdulqadir.
     Ugu dambeyntii waxaa lagu guleystay in lagu doorto guddi kasoo baraandega arriha laga dooday, kana soo jeediya talooyin iyo tusaale wax ku ool ah. Guddigu wuxuu ka kooban-yahay:

     Sheikh Hussein, Sheikh Yusuf, Inj Omar Sadiq, Mudane M. Bashiir, Mudane Xamid Dirir, Mudane Adan Gabyow, Xajiyo F. Yusuf, Marwo Karol, Marwo Amino Afrika, Marwo Ruqiyo Abdulqadir

Wa Biallahi Tawfiiq:
SAUC COMMUNICATIONS UNIT
 

COUNCILWOMAN GALLEGO VISING SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL’S CENTER IN A CHRISTMAS EVE:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014
 
It has been a great honor and privilege to welcome our City Council Gallego and her Community Relations Liaison Kara Batdorf at the SAUC Center meeting with the leaders of the East African Community in Phoenix. AG for Somalia Mr. Ahmed Ali Dahir has also joined the meeting, which was truly informative and extremely useful. Thank you Councilwoman Gallego for taking time from your very busy schedule to meet with the leaders of our community in a Christmas Eve. Thank you for your leadership and your friendship!
 
Among the dignitaries who have attended the meeting were:
Prof. Mohamed Ali Abukar, Founder & President of SAUC
Sh. Ibrahim Osman, Chair Board of Director of Al-Rahma Mosque
Abdikarim Abadalecho, leader of the AZ OROMO Community
Sh. Aden Salih, Imam of Al-Touba Mosque (OROMO)
Sh. Abdulkhaliq Diriye, Imam of Al-Salam Mosque
SAUC Volunteer Senior Advisory Group
SAUC Women Empowerment Group
SAUC Conflict Resolution Committee
SAUC Volunteer Board of Directors
SAUC Volunteer Executive team
SAUC Youth Group
 
We would like also tothank our City Council for her support, for sharing our collective accomplishment, and for celebrating with us from time to time – as we each do our best to meet the challenge of life with creativity, humor and grace.  2014 has been a great year and we hope 2015 will be even better!! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!!!
Thank You!
 
With Sincere Gratitude,

SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



JOB FAIR AT SAUC CENTER:
      About 66 refugees, including non-Somali refugee, who received job readiness training become employed and received housing assistance through Somali American United Council of Arizona during the months of September, October, November and December. Among them 40 are newly arrived refugees.
 
     SAUC has been able to strengthen Self-sufficiency programs of the Job Readiness, job searching, job orientation and job coaching activities that have resulted to: Professional Job training Program, which consists of developing employment professional skills & employment trade, which has resulted refugee to get employed and achieve self-sufficiency in their new home. The program has increased the number of refugee families who have participated in learning ESL/ tutoring and improved their progress from basic to proficiency level, benefitting from the SAUC’s Literacy program.  
 
     As you are aware, illiterate refugee and those with low literacy rate level are having difficulty in getting proper employment opportunity or/ and navigating into the most needed social services. Our main goal is and has been to increase the capacity of Somali refugee community to reduce illiteracy.   Refugees, who complete this program, will become more employable due to improvement of their conversational English language and ability to overcome obstacles. In addition to increased job satisfaction and job retaining can be obtained.
 
     While we are moving toward success in our empowerment and self-sufficiency process, removing obstacle and barriers, we recognize that there is much to do and many challenges to face. Our task is daunting, our resources are stretched thinner and we sincerely thank everyone who has contributed in the efforts of educating and empowering the refugee community in Arizona.  
jOB_FAIR_FLYER_SAUC.pdf (PDF — 321 KB)
 
Thanks You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



COURTESY CALL BY THE AG OF SOMALIA AT THE SAUC’S CENTER:
IT WAS A GREAT & USEFUL MEETING “Very Informative”:
Thursday, December 18 2014:
 
Founder & President of SAUC Prof. Mohamed Ali Abukar met today with the Attorney General of Somalia H.E. Ahmed Ali Dahir, when he made a courtesy call upon him at the Somali American United Council’s Center. AG of Somalia H.E. Ahmed Ali Dahir was in 2012 the receiver of SAUC’s appreciation certificate for Outstanding Community Service as a VIP volunteer, an active and dynamic member of the Somali American Community in Arizona before taking the position of AG of Somalia in July 2014. We are very pleased to have him back in Phoenix, Arizona for a short visit.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



Youth, usually have different ideas about maintaining their cultural heritage, while integrating. The Somali refugee and specially the youths at their arrival in United States are facing many difficulties in resettling and adjusting to their new home. This may come from having been exposed to many bad incidents they witnessed as children caused by the Somali’s civil war.
 
The brutality of seeing family members, friends, neighbors and the most closed person killed in front of them during the Somali civil war. This has caused luck of concentration (Trauma) and difficulty in handling these feelings and when things happen, most of the time they act with displaced anger, resulting to committing criminal damage.
 
The sad truth is most these kids come to America having never attended a single class; yet, they are thrown into school and told to perform.  They are not tested and placed according to academic ability but by age.  So they need lots of guidance, education & empowerment. These Somali youth need to be engaged in their future and the communities around them; and participate in all crime and public safety initiatives, understand rule of laws and American judiciary system.
 
The power of working together as a team and encouraging each other has pushed the Somali American United Council to work above and beyond our limits without fear. All with the help of the Founder of SAUC & our council President, Prof. Mohamed Ali Abukar, he has put many times and efforts into perfecting the programs and with hard work, his vision of unity. Prof. Abukar has many qualifications to serve and lead the community that is in dire need of direction, education and empowerment to resettle properly, integrate, become productive law-abiding citizens and achieve economic and social self-sufficiency.
 
 Prof. Abukar’s experiences include formal and non-formal education for both adults and youth; he has had many opportunities to work with a culturally diverse group of people in different working and learning environments. 
Prof.Abukar has an established reputation for ethical management, proven leadership based upon a record of honesty and integrity, excellent interpersonal skills andability to handle the challenges of managing very complex organizations.
 
SAUC is looking to expand their youth enrichment programs to include more educational and interactive programs to accomplish this goal. The record and facts indicate that Somali American United Council has always helped a properly guided the young generation and adults to achieve success in their life.
 
SAUC’s leaders support and operate under the principles of transparency and accountability, as well as accuracy and fairness, and believe that when people are placed in positions of trust and responsibility, their response should be behavior that meets high standards of qualities, ethical behavior and fairness.  It’s expected they will think positively and act correctly, and have the courage to take blame if they failed to properly execute a given responsibility. 
 
SAUC’s volunteer board is one of the most effective, diverse and correctly functioning within the non-profit organization laws in Arizona. SAUC’s leadership believes in transparency as the sole Mutual Assistance Association (MAA) (Somali) fully and legally functioning in Maricopa County.
 
SAUC executive team is equipped with high quality of management skills that ensures sustainability and policy compliance.  We can proudly confirm that at Somali American United Council the right people are on board, whose are able to accomplish an effective and efficient work that makes differences.
 
While we are moving toward success in our empowerment and self-sufficiency programs, removing obstacle and barriers, we recognize that there is much to do and many challenges to face.
 
Thank you!

SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT




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Somali returnees adjust to their new home
Many Somali parents living in the UK say their children have lost their way, consumed by Western culture and are sending them back to their former home. Somali journalist Jamal Osman has met the retur...
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INNAA LILLAAHI WA INNAA ILAYHI RAJICUUN:



















Annagoo ka tiraanyeysan ayaan geerida naxdinta leh ee ku timi S/Gaas OMAR XAAJI MOHAMED MASALLE ayaan tacsi u gudbineynaa Mudane Cabdulqadir Xaji, qoyska, ubadka iyo dhammaan Ummadda Somaliyeed.

Waxaan EebahaWeyn ka baryeynaa inuu marxumkaas Jannat Fardowsa ka waraabiyo qoyskiisa, innaga iyo Ummadda Somaliyeedna Samir iyo imaan innaka siiyo “Amiin”.

S/Gaas Omar Xaaji wuxuu ka mid ahaa sarakishii Qarankeenna dhismihiisa qaybta libaax ka qaatay; xilalka uu soo qabtayna waxaa ka mid ahaa Taliyaha Xoogga Dalka & Wasiirka Gaashandhigga Somaliyeed. Mar walibana wuxuu u taagnaa, kuna hawlanaa horumarinta danaha Dalkeenna iyo Dadkeennaba. Ilaahow kuu naxariiso, Jannat Fardowsana kaa waraabi.

Prof. Mohamed Ali Abukar &
Xaskiisa Shukri Cabdullahi &
Dhamaan xubnaha Somali American United Council AZ

 

2014 CREST GRADUATION CEREMONY
It was a Great graduation ceremony, the culmination of five months Seminar was held at the Hotel EMBASSY SUITES in Phoenix on Thursday, November 19, 2014.
 
About acquiring Knowledge has been said:  YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW UNTIL YOU MEET SOMEONE WHO KNOWS.
 
This has resulted in a successful empowerment that is shown practically to have produced a more effective and more productive law-abiding citizens.
 
It has been a great event where everyone has enjoyed in celebrating the Graduation ceremony for a successful Community Relations Executive Seminar Training.
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

 

COMMUNITY RELATION EXECUTIVE SEMINAR TRAINING (CREST)
VIOLENT CRIME: Great Session with very active participation
We certainly all agree that  – the best way to prepare for tomorrow is to empower people to shape it today.
 
Today, October 16 2014 we had the 5 session of the 2014 CREST Program, which is the culmination of five months Seminar (Civil Rights & Human Trafficking; Cyber Program, White Collar Crime; Terrorism: Domestic & International and Violent Crime).  This program has been designed to ensure a positive effect on the improvement of the participants' human condition, to ensure socially committed community leaders who are able to work successfully, achieving self-sufficiency by properly integrating into the mainstream American society, and to attain the wisdom that comes from eradicating ignorance. 
 
We can certainly admit that the CREST program has enhanced the Somali refugee’s opportunities to become immensely powerful in a positive way and receptive to the new positive social change. This has resulted in a successful empowerment that is shown practically to have produced more effective and more productive law-abiding refugee community.
 
The Participants have informed that in attending this successful Seminar they have achieved a rewarding experience and increased their knowledge and understanding of this great organization, the FBI, which protects the American people from complex threats in a Globalization Era and interconnected World.
 
On behalf of the Somali American United Council’s Board Members and on behalf of our President & Founder Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar, we would like to express our gratitude and thanks to SAC Price for giving us a time in all sessions out of his very busy schedule.
 
We would like also to thank the unique and highly qualified ASAC, SSA and SA that have transferred great knowledge and useful information for empowerment. All Program participants are looking forward for the Graduation Ceremony to be held on November 20, and we would like to express our heart-felt thanks and gratitude toFBICAAA for generously sponsoring the event.
 
Special thanks and deep gratitude goes to COS JANE BJORNSTAD, for her terrific/ amazing services in organizing, making possible and successful this CREST program.
 
THANK YOU!

SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT


REFUGEE EMPOWERMENT FOR SELF-SUFFICIENCY (September 30 2014):

     The leaders of the community and the Somali American United Council’s Women Empowerment Group had a very successful meeting with Dr. Crista Johnson (Founder & Director of the Refugee Women Health Clinic), Ms. Georgia Mishlig (Chair of Reach Committee at RWHC) & Dr. Abukar (Founder & President of Somali American United Council). At the meeting have been debated and discussed several issues that are identified as barriers and delaying the process of integration and the required social positive change.
 
     All participants have emphasized an initiative for proper education to address the prevention of FGM, and also the health concerns of those who have already undergone the procedure.  At the meeting it was recommended to target healthcare providers, beginning to educate clinicians on how to deal with FGM related health concerns, cultural issues, and to provide a cultural liaison to help refugees navigate the healthcare process when dealing with FGM related issues.
 
     Arizona is also the most recent state to pass a law making illegal for families to practice FGM, or to travel outside the United States to conduct the procedure. All participants have seen the necessity that Refugee must receive education and proper information on the legality of the practice and also help law enforcement understand the cultural discrepancies that may occur as a result of the practice.
 
     Educate healthcare professionals about FGM related issues and how to treat them. Increase the healthcare awareness of the issue and provide resources for clinicians to provide proper support to refugee women seeking treatment. The gathered information will build additional resources focused on eliminating the practice of FGM and train community partners and healthcare professionals how to deal with women who have experienced FGM.
 
     Ms. Georgia Mishlig will travel to Washington and attend a conference on the FGM and everyone was pleased that she is going to represent not only the Clinic but also the Somali Refugee Community / SAUC.
 
      The meeting has been concluded successfully because also the SFG Attorney General Mr. Ahmed Ali Dahir have greeted all participants and given appropriate advices and recommendations while attending the meeting by phone.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT.

 

FAMILY SELLF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAMS:
Our program through education and empowerment guided and helped the Somali refugee community to eradicate ignorance, helping themselves to achieve economic and social self-sufficiency. This program have emphasized to strengthen the enrichment and development of the youth and the achievement of children in improving their safety and well being by working and partnering with ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY/ SSW & American Dream Academy’s Parenting education program.  
 
Our well-trained Caseworkers have provided culturally and linguistically appropriate professional training on: American Judiciary System, Job Readiness & developing employment professional skills, ESL and Citizenship courses, and Sewing professional training. Newly arrived refugees also received training on Home/Personal Hygiene, Use of Public Transportation and Safety, Consumer Education and Child Welfare. Extensive outreach, advocacy and teaching our community the best way to navigate through complicated services providers procedures and how to properly adjust to their new life was also part of the program.
 
The record and facts indicate that SAUC has always helped and properly guided the young generation and adults to achieve success in their life. We have also given several presentations and lectures on the subject of “Bringing the Refugee Community & Law Enforcement together to Strengthen Public Safety for All.” SAUC has always had a good working relationship with the law enforcement agencies and with non-profit organizations that serve and work closely with refugees.
 
To extend and strengthen collaboration initiatives with all organizations that are serving refugees is one of our priorities. We feel great satisfaction on playing a leading role in advancing a frontier of self-sufficiency programs (Social & Economic); and while we are moving toward success in our orientation and empowerment programs, removing obstacle and barriers; we recognize that there is much to do and many challenges to face.
 
We would like to express our heart-felt thanks for sharing our collective objectives, and for making SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL a success as whole.
 
THANK YOU!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 
 


COMMUNITY RELATIONS EXECUTIVE SEMINAR TRAINING (CREST)-Sept,16 2014
 
DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM (4 Session) 
Very Informative & Very Educative session

Great Session with very active participation!!!



 
 COMMUNITY RELATIONS EXECUTIVE SEMINAR TRAINING
CYBER PROGRAM (3 Session)
 Understanding and become aware of the basic Cyber Crime, major Cyber Fraud, Computer intrusions, Identity Theft and others.
 
Very Informative & Very Educative session
What a Great Session!!!






 

BOOQASHO HAWLEED EE HAWLWADEENNO KA SOCDA USAID:
 
MARWO BARLIN HASSAN ALI oo Xiriiriye ka ah:
     U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), Qaybteeda:
Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) ayaa booqasho shaqo ku timi ARIZONA, wuxayna la kulantay Ururada Jaliyadaha (MAAs) ee ka jira Arizona.
      
     Iyadoo taas lagu duulayo ayeey shir la yeelatay Madaxda iyo Xubnaha Somali American United Council ee Arizona; waxayna kaloo ka qayb-gashay shir sanadeedka ee SOMALI BANTU oo lagu qabtay Xarunta SAUC ee Arizona; shirkaas oo uu shirguddomiye ka ahaa Mudane Abdi Aden Abdi, Mamulaha Sare ee HORIZON Refugee Families.
      
     Bandhig aad u sarreeya ee hawlaha CIDI ayeey Marwo Barliin kulanka ka jeedisay, tasoo aad loogu riyaaqay, xog iyo aqoonna laga kororsaday.
 
Thank You!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



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Councilwoman Kate Gallego "On The Issues" with guests Dr. Johnson-Agbakwu and Dr. Abukar
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REFUGEE HIGHWAY PARTNERSHIP “NORTH AMERICA”
Helping the church service forcibly displayed people:
 
The 6 Annual Refugee Highway Partnership North America Roundtable has been hosted this year in Phoenix, AZ at Grand Canyon University July 22 – 25, 2014. The groups have made a courtesy call, visiting the Somali American United Council’s center on Wednesday, July 23 and met with the Somali Community leaders in Arizona, beside the Executive team of the SAUC. The Somali American community leaders and executive team of SAUC have offered a warm welcome to the visitor.

EID MUBARAK!
BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND BLESSED EID.
 
CIID WANAAGSAN WA KULLA CAAM WA ANTUM BIKHAYR!
 
NAGA GUDDOOMA HAMBALYADA CIIDUL FITR; WAXAAN EEBBAHA-WEYN KA BARYEYNAA INUU INNAGA AQBALO CIBAADADEENNA, RAMADAANTA XIGTANA INNAGU GAARSIIYO NABAD, CAFIMAAD, HORUMAR, MUWAAFAQO IYO BARAARE. ILAAH IDANKII DALKEENNA HOOYO OO NABAD AH IYO DAWLAD DANTEEDA EHEL U AH.


CELEBRATION OF THE SOMALI INDEPENDENCE & UNION DAY
JULY 1 1960
 
     Most of the Somali American community of Phoenix (Arizona) and religious leaders, and our brothers of the OROMO’s religious and community leaders attended a celebration event held at the SAUC’s Center to commemorate Somali independence and Union Day, and to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan’s month is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong).

 

HAMBALYO NAGA GUDDOOMA MUNAASABADA 1da JULY, AYNUNA KU WADA DUCEYSANO IN DALKEENNA IYO DADKEENNABA NABAD WAARTA EEBE U SUGO.
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WA KULLA AAM WA KULLANA BIKHAYR …INSHA-ALLAH.
RAMADAAN MUBAARAK!
 
 SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL WAXAY DHAMAAN IDINLU HAMBALYEYNEYSAA BISHA BARAKEYSAN EE RAMADAAN.

RAMADAAN KARIIM!





 
COMMUNITY RELATIONS EXECUTIVE SEMINAR TRAINING
CIVIL RIGHT & HUMAN TRAFFICKING SESSION
Very informative & educating session
What a Great Session!!!





 
CELEBRATING WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2014
MANY CULTURES, 1 COMMUNITY

     More than 50 million people worldwide currently are refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced within their own countries. Each year on June 20th the United Nations, United Nations Refugee Agency and countless civic groups around the world celebrate World Refugee Day in order to draw the public's attention to the millions of refugees and Internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war and instability. On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. Each year on June 20th the United Nations, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and countless civic groups around the world celebrate World Refugee Day in order to draw the public's attention to the millions of refugees and Internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. IN Arizona, we have celebrated the World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 20 2014 and have been attended by all Refugee people & Organization working with refugees in Phoenix, Arizona. SAUC was one of the sponsoring Agencies with Catholic Charities, The Welcome to America, Language Connection, IRC, USA for UNHCR and American Red Cross.
 
Truly a Great Event!

SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT





 

ARIZONA MUSLIM POLICE ADVISORY BOARD
LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DINNER
SATURDAY, JUNE 14. 2014
Truly A Great Event!



 

Jr. SPECIAL AGENT FIELD TRAINING &YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM:

     Wednesday, June 11 2014, 21 kids (5 & 6 Grade) have completed one-Day Jr. SA Field Training. The kids were very happy and grateful for the great knowledge, experience and full of fun they had at the Jr. SA Field Training. Has been also organized enrichment program for teen and youth. This is certainly a great community outreach, engagement and empowerment; and facts indicate that SAUC has always helped and properly guided the young generation and adults to achieve success in their life.  This includes a legal education program to ensure good relations with the law enforcement agencies and a safety group to prevent criminal activity and promote peace and respect in the community.
 
     We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to SAC Price and COS Bjornstad for making possible this Jr. SA Field Training and other great educational and empowerment programs for our community. We would like also to thank the unique and highly qualified SSA & SAs who are always willing to transfer great knowledge and useful information for education & empowerment to our community.
 
     The best way to prepare for tomorrow is to empower people to shape it today: Indeed we are the bridge and catalyst for positive change in our community. SAUC’s leadership believes in transparency and accountability, as the sole Mutual Assistance Association (MAA) (Somali) fully and legally functioning in Maricopa County.While we are moving toward creating foundation for success in our integration and self-sufficiency process, removing obstacles and barriers, we recognize that much is left to do and many challenges to face.
 
     We thank everyone for the support, for sharing our collective objective, and for making SAUC a success as whole.
 
Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT

 
COMMUNITY APPRECIATION EVENT:

     SAUC’s Appreciation event honoring City of Phoenix – District 8’s Chief of Staff Ms. Cassandra Mason-Motz for her great services and ongoing support for refugees. SAUC have been honored by the presence of Ms. Georgia Sepic and Anna Sepic, who are great supporter of SAUC and advocate for refugees.  At the event have been also discussed about the imminent visit of the Refugee Roundtable Partnership North America to the SAUC’s Center.
 
     While we are moving toward creating foundation for success in our integration and self-sufficiency process, removing obstacles and barriers, we recognize that much is left to do and many challenges to face. We thank everyone for the support, for sharing our collective objective, and for making SAUC a success as whole.

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 

 
COMMUNITY Relation EXECUTIVE SEMINAR TRAINING (CREST):

     Monday, June 9 was the opening and 1 session of a five months training program for Somali-American Community Leaders of Arizona.
 
     This program is designed to ensure a positive effect on the improvement of the participants' human condition, to ensure socially committed community leaders who are now able to work successfully, achieving self-sufficiency by properly integrating into the mainstream American society, and to attain the wisdom that comes from eradicating ignorance. 
 
     We would like to express our thanks and deep gratitude to SAC Price and ASAC Cwynar for giving us a time out of their very busy schedule.  We would like also to thank the unique and highly qualified ASAC, SSA & SAs who are always willing to transfer great knowledge and useful information for education & empowerment to our community. Thanks to SSA Condo, who have given a great presentation on WHITE-COLLAR CRIME.
 
     I would also like to express our thanks and gratitude to myfriend COS BJORNSTAD for making possible this CREST and other great empowerment programs for our community.
 
     While we are moving toward success in our integration and self-sufficiency process, removing obstacles and barriers, we recognize that there is much to do and many challenges to face. We thank everyone for the support, for sharing our collective objective, and for making SAUC a success as whole.

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT
 
 
 
SAUC’ s APPRECIATION EVENT, HONORING MR.TIM HEDGER (Maestro) & MR. RICHIE DEL RIO, who have executed volunteer services at the SAUC’S CENTER





 

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION EVENT TO HONOR DETECTIVE SAMUDIO:

The record and facts indicate that SAUC has always helped and properly guided the young generation and adults to achieve success in their life. This includes a legal education program to ensure good relations with the Law Enforcement Agencies and a safety group to prevent criminal activity and promote peace and respect in the community.  SAUC’S goal is to bring the Refugee Community & Law Enforcement together to Strengthen Public Safety for All.

SAUC is very please of the Outreach and Engagement Programs initiated by Detective LUIS SAMUDIO of Phoenix PD Office of Administration – Community Engagement Outreach Task Force & Coordinator of NCPAA.  Based on the partnership between PHX PD & SAUC several Somali-American community leaders have graduated from the PHX POLICE CITIZEN ACADEMY. Beside Somal-American religious and community leaders the Appreciation event has been also attended by Dr. Crista Johnson, Director of the Refugee Women Health Clinic & Mr. Abdi Aden Abdi, ED of Horizons of Refugee Families accompanied Mr. Clay Donaldson, Volunteer coordinator and Mr. Mursal, Asst. ED for Immigration & Community Affairs.



UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE(District of Arizona) on Friday, May 2 have organized and conducted an empowerment’s WORKSHOP at the SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL. The covered topics were: Civil Right, Hate Crime, Probation and Criminal Justice System. The participants were most of the religious and community leaders of the Somali-American in Maricopa County.
 

SAUC would like to express thanks and gratitude to Mr. Walter Perkel, Assistant United States Attorney & Mr. Cosme Lopez, Community Outreach/ PAO for the opportunity and for giving us a time out of their very busy schedule.

Thank you!
SAUC COMMUNICATION UNIT



COUNCIL OF AFRICAN LEADERS IN ARIZONA

     Saturday, April 26 has been established in Arizona COUNCIL OF AFRICAN LEADERS aimed to create Unity and harmony among all African community in Arizona. It’s intended also to build a community of productive law-abiding citizens. The main goal is to build a United Pan-African’s platform for a positive change and self-sufficiency. The council will strengthen the programs of education, empowerment in assisting African refugee community to resettle properly, integrate and achieve social and economic self-sufficiency.

 

 

      CulturalAwareness’ session at the City Prosecutor’s Office:
 
         Somalia has been in war with itself for over two decades, causing thousands of Somalis to become displaced from their home and seek refugee in other countries. As everyone can understand, Refugees must go for a positive change, they must learn a new language, and more important, a new existence. 
 
         Somali American United Council’s leadership believes in transparency and accountability, as the sole Mutual Assistance Association (Somali) fully and legally functioning in Maricopa County. Our programs are designed to ensure a positive effect on the improvement of the participants' human condition, to ensure socially committed families who are able to work successfully, achieving self-sufficiency by properly integrating into the mainstream American society, and to attain the wisdom that comes from eradicating ignorance. 
 
         Our volunteer Board and executive team have built a credibility in moving to result-based Management and achieve standards of accepted Professionalism and are seriously committed to make sure that the refugee receives access to appropriate and needed services, which will result in an increase to the positive social change, emotional support and successful integration process.  Basically, our common goal is to educate refugee for a meaningful Empowerment process to become Productive Citizens and to achieve economic and social self-sufficiency. Indeed we are the bridge and catalyst for positive change in our community. Smooth resettlement process and job readiness. We are proud of our performance and about the achievement we made during our seven years of serving in helping our refugee community.
         
     We are global leaders in advancing empowerment excellence for a successful integration and self-sufficiency, bringing together several years of professional experiences and commitment. We believe in Collaboration as a method that creates harmony and the best ways of working together to perform common goals. A practical tool to avoid Cultural misunderstanding is always necessary. A good listening session is essential to proper understanding and enrichment process for new experience. In today’s World Cross-cultural sensitivity is seen as essential skill, Cultural awareness and Cross–Cultural communication should be also enhanced.
 
         Based on that … Thursday, April 17 Dr. Abukar gave a presentation and lecture of Cultural Awareness (Brown Bag Training) to the City of Phoenix’s Prosecution and Victim Services staff. The audiences have actively participating in the discussions and the feedback was very encouraging.  This will certainly increase understanding and education, which will certainly have a powerful and very positive impact that will lead and result to a proper integration process for the refugee community in Phoenix. Will be also a great educational experience for all of us. 
 
     Somali American United Council of Arizona would like to express thanks to all the participants of the cultural awareness session, held at the conference Room of the City Prosecutor’s Office in Phoenix. We would like to thank each of the session’s participants for their time, energy and for the great opportunity.
 
         Special thanks goes to Ms. Maria Uhing (Community Prosecution Specialist) who is the promoter and builder of this significant initiative.   
 
Thank you!
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INNAA LILLAAHI WA INNAA ILAYHI RAJICUUN

     Waxaa maanta oo Isniin ah, bisha Aprilna ay tahay 7 LOGAN (UTAH) ku geriyooday marxuum MUSSA CALI ABUKAR (Mussa ShaybaCali) oo Dalkeenna ka ahaa Sarkaal Sare (Mareeyihii Guud ee Mashruuca Bariiska ee Wasaaradda Beeraha). Waxaan Ebbaha-Weyn ka baryeeynaa inuu marxuumkaas Jannat-Fardowso ka waraabiyo, ehelada iyo dhammaanteenna Samir iyo imaan innaka siiyo. “AMIIN”. Marxuum Mussa Cali Abuukar wuxuu la-dhashay Professor Maxamad Cali Abukar.
 
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Youth Enrichment Program session held March,28, 2014.



 
SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL’S APPRECIATION EVENT HONORING U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY – US Citizenship and Immigration Services, District 25 & Mr. MORAN, USCIS Community Relation for District 25.   

     It has been a great honor to welcome Mr. Rhodie (Chief of Staff)  who on behalf of the Department received our Certificate of Appreciation.  

     It has been also a great opportunity to express our thanks and gratitude to Mr. Moran for all the great support and assistance he always provide to the Refugee Community in Arizona. SAUC is very happy to present Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Moran  

     The leaders of the Somali American Community, who attended the event were very happy to engage and interact with Mr. Rhodie and Mr. Moran and expressed their gratitude for giving the time out of their very busy schedule, and responding to all their questions and concerns in a very clear and humble ways.  

Thank you! 
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VISIT AND MEETINGS FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE:  
     
     SAUC has been honored and pleased for a visit of a Community Engagement Programs by Mr. Abdirizak Farah, Policy Advisor with HOMELAND SECURITY, Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
  
      Pleased also with the visit of Mr. Eric Dueppen, Director of Curriculum Instruction & Assessment, and Ms. Nora Castaneda, Special Project Director of Language Acquisition Department of CREIGHTON SCHOOL DISTRICT on Monday, March 10, 2014.  

     It was a great honor and privilege to welcome all our dignitaries in our very humble center and have discussed important issues related to the Empowerment and Educational Programs for our Community. 

     Somali American United Council highly values and appreciates their visit and look forward for a future fruitful collaboration and Community Engagement to build a very successful Global Community and productive law-abiding citizens in our great nation.  

Thanks,
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Somali American United Council Times January Issue






































5th GRADE STUDENTS OF PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL HAVE VISITED SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL’S CENTER – FEBRUARY 11. 

     As everyone knows learning is guided in the classrooms and throughout the school day, but Ms. Sarah Gaumer (Middle School Art Faculty) started a new method for students to think positively/ critically, lead confidently and live honorably through her great initiative of a DAY OF KINDNESS & CULTURAL UNDERSTANDINGin making the World a better place for everyone.   

      Her students have visited the Somali American United Council’s Center in Phoenix (Arizona) and interacted with Community leaders, refugee families and donated items that brought happiness and joy to the underserved refugee families who were in need of the received donations. Beside the noble gesture and kindness the shared memories and stories of the time spent together (Students and refugees) have certainly resulted in building a very solid connections that will last a lifetime. This will certainly be a great educational experience for all of us. 

     Somali American United Council of Arizona would like to express thanks and gratitude to the Middle School Art Faculty Ms. Gaumer, the Middle School Administration, teachers and parents. We would like to thank each of you for your time and energy. Special thanks goes to all 5 Grade students for their kindness and for the valuable items donated to the refugee families.   

     We would like to recognize and express our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Maria Colombo, the promoter and builder of this significant collaboration and kindness initiative.   

We appreciate the noble gesture and kindness!
And believe that we have been lucky enough! 
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