Afrikonnections

Helping the African Community Flourish In Minnesota

Somali Resources

Internet links to Radio, Television, Print and many other Local Services (with a focus on education).

Radio Programming
KFAI
Somali Community Link
Somali Voices

News
Twin Cities Daily Planet
Hiraan
African News Journal
Mshale
Al Jazeera Arab
Al Jazeera English

Blogs
Engage Minnesota

Local Somali and Muslim Student Associations at Area Colleges and Universities

Augsburg

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Multicultural Student Services provides academic planning and advising to students of diverse ethnic groups.

Somali Student Association

The Somali Student Association promotes and cultivates awareness through peer support, cultural activities and community outreach. Jamal Adam, T.2542, 612-659-6742

University of Minnesota

Somali Student Association (SSA) (#393) More info here.
Address:
126 Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612)625-3678
Email:ssa@umn.edu

Muslim Students Association – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Email:muslimsa@umn.edu
The aim and purpose of the Muslim Student Association is to serve the best interest of Islam and the Muslims of University of Minnesota.

Al-Madinah Cultural Center was first established in 1999 to accommodate the growing number of Muslims on campus. Most of the other minority groups already had a space of their own on campus, and Al-Madinah would provide one for the University of Minnesota Muslims as well.

Al-Madinah Cultural Center
300 Washington Ave. SE Room#217
Minneapolis, MN 55455
PHONE: (612) 624-8922
FAX: Contact Us
E-mail us: madinah@umn.edu

Minnesota State University @ Mankato
Somali Student Association
RSO Category: Multicultural & International
President Hussein Mohamed
Advisor Abdulkadir Alasow
Meeting Time Monthly, Wednesday at 5pm
Meeting Place CSU 254
Email: mohamed.hussein@mnsu.edu

The Somali Student Association’s sole purpose is to create and foster an atmosphere that builds community involvement and solidarity amongst Somali and Non-Somali students, staff, and faculty across campus.
Social Resources

Ethiopians in Minnesota
1821 University Ave., Suite 321 South
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-645-4633
Fax: 651-645-1073
E-Mail: bezassefa@aol.com
Multicultural Services
1821 University Ave, Suite 301
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-649-0644
Fax: 651-649-0620
Peace African Community Center
3015 East Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-338-1219
Fax: 612-339-8481
E-Mail: peaceafrica@Qwest.net
Web site: www.peaceafrica.org
Somali Community of Minnesota
1014 East Franklin Ave., Suite #1
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-871-6786
Fax: 612-871-5564
E-Mail: messa@somalicmn.org
Somali Mai Community of Minnesota, Inc.
1304 E Lake St., Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-729-7688
E-Mail: somcom99@cs.com

African Community Services
1305 East 24th Street
Lower Level
Minneapolis, MN 55404
TEL: (612) 721-9984
Email: anur@africancs.org
www.africancs.org

Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota
420-15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
TEL: (612) 432-4635
Email: fahias@puc-mn.org
www.cscmn.org

Somali Benadiri Community of Minnesota
2 E. Franklin
Suite 9
Minneapolis, MN 55404
TEL: (612) 879-4326
Email: benadiri@aol.com

Somali Community Resettlement
1903 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
TEL: (507) 252-5888
Email: anhared@somalicrs.org

Somali Women in Minneapolis
Luxton Community Center
112 Williams Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
TEL: (612) 331-8676
Email: adenha@esns.org

Somali Youth Development Organization In Minnesota (SYDOM)

Somali Mai Community of Minnesota

15 East 22nd Street

Minneapolis Minnesota 55404

(612) 729-7688

http://www.arlaadi.com/SOMCOM.html

Somali Education Center

www.somalieducationcenter.org

2205 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 872-8812

Islamic Center Of Minnesota which also runs Muslim Youth of Minnesota

1401 Gardena Ave NE
Fridley , MN 55432

Call us at 763.571.5604
Fax us at 763.571.8989
E-mail us at icm@islamiccentermn.org for MYM E-mail: info@mymnet.org

Office Hours: 9:00 A.M. – 5 P.M. (7 days a week)

Brian Coyle Center

In addition to the programs run by Pillsbury United Communities, a number of other organizations operate out of the Coyle Center, including the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, Emerge Community Development, and Pan African Legal Aid.

The Somali Education Center (SEC) is a year-round educational program that serves K-12 immigrant students and adult ESL students. SEC is a charitable, tax exempt, not-for-profit organization that is incorporated as a 501 (c)(3)

The Center provides tutoring in all subject areas for K-12 students. We emphasize math and science education, along with reading and writing. We believe that youth enrichment events and opportunities are an important component in educating our young people.

The Center provides enrichment and other non-academic engagement activities by taking field trips to the Science Museum, Children’s Museum, Minnesota Zoo and local parks. More than 180 kindergarten through 12th grade students and 45 adult ESL students take part in one or more of our programs each week.

Somali Family Services

The mission of Somali Family Services is to provide access to resources and opportunities for Somali families and individuals, and to promote greater awareness of the Somalia community. The organization promotes positive community development to ensure peaceful coexistence, global acceptance, and a world community that is both responsible and productive.

Address:
3129 Tyler St.
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Contact:
Abdurashid Ali
Phone: 612-327-9730
ali@ussfs.org

Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota

Adult Education Resources

English Language Learning for Adults:
Do you or someone you know want to improve your English Language skills?

Multicultural/Diversity

MultiCultural Development Center
The MultiCultural Development Center (MCDC) is a leader in the area of education regarding cultural diversity. Through its many programs, thousands of participants gain new understanding and knowledge regarding the many rich cultural and ethnic heritages that make up the world in which we live. The goal of MCDC is to help build a culture where the attitudes and actions of people foster mutual respect so that people of all races can fully participate in the workplace as well as in the community. For more information, call (952)881-6090 or visit their web site at www.mcdc.org.

International Institute of Minnesota
The International Institute of Minnesota has been in existence since 1919, serving native-born and foreign-born persons through services including refugee settlement, citizenship, language classes, and various activities and events. For more information on programs and activities, call (651)647-0191 or visit www.iimn.org.

MULTICULTURAL WEBSITE LINKS
http://www.sharingdiversity.com
This site is designed to be used as a tool, created for individuals seeking a greater understanding of diversity as it relates to their workplace and to the community in which they live. It includes MultiCultural Listings, Frequently Asked Questions, MCDC Preferred Consultants listings, MultiCultural Recruiting Directory, the World MultiCultural Events Guide and much more.

Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association

16 SW 7th Avenue

Rochester, MN 55902

(507) 289-5960

http://www.imaa.net/

BIHA-Black, Indian, Hispanic and Asian Women in Action

1830 James Avenue North

Minneapolis, MN 55417

(612) 521-2986

http://www.biha.org/

The City, Inc.

1545 East Lake Street

Minneapolis, MN 55407

(612) 724-3689

http://www.thecityinc.org/

Diversity Council

220 S Broadway, Suite 105

Rochester, MN 55904

(507) 282-9951

http://www.diversitycouncil.org

The Center for Victims of Torture works to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to stop torture worldwide. Below is their list of services to refugee communities in Minnesota. For original page please click here.

Click on a link to get a list of agencies in each category.
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1. BASIC NEEDS

Food
Housing
Transportation

2. CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LEGAL SERVICES

3. EDUCATION (EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADULT EDUCATION)

4. HEALTH CARE

Substance/Chemical Abuse Services

5. INCOME SECURITY

Employment
Social Insurance Programs

6. INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY LIFE

Family Support Services
Day Care
Interpretation/Translation

7. MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND COUNSELING

Counseling
Crisis Intervention

8. ORGANIZATIONAL/COMMUNITY SERVICES

Refugee Resettlement

9. TARGET GROUPS

Youth
Citizenship: Refugees/Entrants/Asylees
Ethnic Groups/National Origin
Victims/Survivors (domestic violence and sexual assault)

* Agencies providing leisure activities were not included because they were too numerous and not refugee-specific. However, the importance of free leisure activities should not be minimized as a therapeutic activity for an asylum seeker or refugee who is unable to work.

The below list is taken from the Resources page of The Organizing Apprenticeship Project, which works to advance racial, cultural, social and economic justice in Minnesota through organizer and leadership training, policy research and strategic convening work. Categories below include Housing, Health, Education and training for Community Organizing as well as Anti-Racism and Racial Justice

HOUSING

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
400 Sibley Street, Ste. 300
St. Paul, MN 55101
(ph) 651-296-7608 or 800-657-3769 (TTY) 651-297-2361
mhfa@state.mn.us
website

Community Stabilization Project
570 Asbury Street, Ste. 105
St. Paul, MN 55104
(ph) 651-642-0102 (fax) 651-642-0051
website

Metropolitan Interfaith Coalition for Affordable Housing (MICAH)
122 Franklin Ave. W., Ste. 310
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(ph) 612-871-8980 (fax) 612-870-2634
info@micah.org
website

Changing the Face of Housing in MN
c/o LISC
570 Asbury St., Ste. 207
St. Paul, MN 55104
(ph) 651-649-1109 (fax) 651-649-1112
info@changingthefaceofhousing.org
website

Family Housing Fund
Midwest Plaza West, Ste. 1650
801 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(ph) 612-375-9644 (fax) 612-375-9648
miko@fhfund.org
website

Corporation for Supportive Housing
2801 21st Ave. S., Ste. 220
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(ph) 612-721-3700 (fax) 612-721-9903
mn@csh.org
website

MN Housing Partnership
2446 University Ave. W., Ste. 140
St. Paul, MN 55114
(ph) 651-649-1710 or 800-728-8916 (fax) 651-649-1725
website

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
3001 4th St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3301
(ph) 612-331-4090 (fax) 612-331-1540
info@tchabitat.org
website

Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
15 South 5th St., Ste. 710
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(ph) 612-339-0601 (fax) 612-339-0608
smaag@gmmhc.org
website

HEALTH

Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(ph) 651-201-5000
website

Minnesota Medical Association
1300 Godward St. NE, Ste. 2500
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(ph) 612-378-1875 (fax) 612-378-3875
website

CIVIL RIGHTS & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Council on Crime and Justice
822 South 3rd St., Ste. 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(ph) 612-348-7874
website

Criminal Justice Statistics Center of Minnesota Planning
200 Administration Bldg.
50 Sherburne Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55155
website

EDUCATION

Minnesota Minority Education Partnership
2233 University Ave W Ste 220
Saint Paul MN 55114-1698
651-645-7400
website

Jennifer Godinez
Minnesota College Access Network
2233 University Ave W Ste 220
Saint Paul MN 55114-1698
651-645-7400
website

EMPLOYMENT

U. S. Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20210
(ph) 866-4-USA-DOL (TTY) 877-889-5627
website

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota St., Ste. E200
St. Paul, MN 55101-1351
(ph) 651-297-1291 or 800-657-3858
website

Training for Community Organizers

Local Community Organizing Training Resources

Jennifer Blevins
Director of Community and Systems Change
Family & Children’s Service
4123 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(ph) 612-728-2063 (fax) 612-729-2616
jennifer.blevins@famchildserv.org

Jay Clark
Twin Cities Training Program of Neighborhood Organizers
Hubert H. Humphrey Center
301 19th Avenue South; Minneapolis, MN 55455
(ph) 612-625-2513
Clark037@umn.edu

Trainings on Anti-Racism and Racial Justice

Sandra Richardson
People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street; Minneapolis, MN 55409-1300
(ph) 612-327-7010

Terry Keleher
Josina Morita
Applied Research Center Advocacy Leadership
203 North Wabash Avenue; Suite 1006
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(ph) 312-376-8234/8235
jmorita@arc.org

Vivian Jenkins Nelson
Inter-Race
(ph) 612-330-0820

National & Midwest Community Organizing Training

The Gamaliel Foundation
203 North Wabash Avenue; Suite 808
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(ph) 312-357-2639
gamalielus@sbcglobal.net

Midwest Academy
28 East Jackson Street; Suite 605
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(ph) 312-427-2304
mwacademy1@aol.com

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