The African Development Center is pleased to announce Nasibu Sareva as its new Executive Director. A long-time member of the ADC Management Team, Sareva was appointed as the Interim Executive Director following the passing of ADC Founder, Hussein Samatar, this past August. With an unquestionable commitment to the organization, a strong understanding of strategic operations, and an optimistic drive, Sareva was extremely successful in the navigation of ADC through this recent and difficult transition.
This year’s art gallery showcase was a wonderful success! Featuring exquisite pieces from painters David Mngodo, of Tanzania, and Koffi Mbairamadji, of Chad, the evening was filled with warm conversation and breathtaking art. Artist David Mngodo was even present to speak about his inspirations and unique approaches.
These beautiful works will still be on display at ADC for the next few weeks, so be sure to stop by and take a look…or even purchase one to take home!
As the Founding Executive Director of ADC, Hussein Samatar placed the same amount of pride and dedication to this organization that parents do to their children. Everywhere he went, he was eager to discuss the work we were doing to help the growing community of African immigrants and refugees to start and sustain successful businesses, build wealth, and promote the growth and prosperity of these underserved communities throughout the state.
We are proud to announce that this summer the African Development Center is working with a group of talented interns to organize and offer a financial literacy workshop aimed at the community’s youth. The workshop will be designed and facilitated by John Sankara, Hawa Abdinur, and Hanad Samatar, and tailored toward youth of high school and college age.
After a very competitive process, featuring many of the state’s most impressive and promising nonprofit organizations, the African Development Center is proud to announce that it is this year’s recipient of the Transformational Fund Grant!! This support of $410,000 will enable ADC to meet growing demand for technical assistance and consulting services through our new ADC Business Consulting program.
If the first quarter of 2013 is any indication, this will certainly be a full and impressive year! Please enjoy this slide show presentation shown to the ADC Board of Directors, as we closed out the quarter.
The African Development Center was extremely proud to contribute to this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum with a session on Microlending. Presented to full crowds on both Saturday and Sunday, this panel discussion featured Hussein Samatar , Nasibu Sareva , Farida Mohamed , and Nimo Farah to highlight the impact that microlending is having in the world of economic development right here in our own back yard.
The final quarter of 2012 was certainly packed with program and events. Please enjoy this slide show presentation shown to the ADC Board of Directors, as we closed out the year.
The African Development Center is excited to introduce a new social venture of business-related services to better reach the changing and growing needs of the African community across the state. Download this brochure to learn more about ADC BUSINESS CONSULTING and its culturally conscious technical assistance to meet the expanding demand for such things as accounting services and tax preparation of the growing community of established immigrant businesses throughout the state.
African Development Center · 1931 South 5th Street · Minneapolis, MN 55454 · Tel: 612-333-4772 · Toll-free: 1-877-232-4775
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