Somali American Parent Association (SAPA) is a 501 (c)(3) organization serving East African students and their families in Minnesota since 2009.
The Somali American Parent Association envisions a community of Somali parents who have the capacity to navigate and participate in the school system, to be knowledgeable about children and youth issues, and to be supportive of their children’s school work.
SAPA's goal is to be highly regarded as an expert in the field, acting as the first stop for parents, students and educators for expertise and cutting edge resources. Our mission is to is to empower Somali families to be involved in all aspects of their children's education by partnering with community institutions, charter schools, and school districts. SAPA advocates for and supports East African students and their families as they strive towards academic excellence while creating stronger connections between the East African community and the education system.
SAPA is now recruiting for an Administrative Director to oversee day-to-day management of the SAPA office, coordinate projects, and support volunteers, interns, and part time staff. This salaried position is ideal for highly self-motivated, strategic individuals with previous nonprofit experience who are looking for an opportunity to take on more leadership opportunities in the nonprofit sphere. For more information on expectations, commitment, and how to apply, please see our posting on the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits job board.
Hey high school students! There is still space on our summer college prep program, but you need to register! Call 612-359-4949 to register by Wednesday, June 11th! We hope to hear from you soon!
On Thursday, May 15, 2014, SAPA celebrated afterschool tutoring in the East African community with a tutoring Open House. Parents, tutors, and community members all came to celebrate the hard work and successes of our students. Check out our slide show of this event here!
We are launching a brand new program this summer: SAPA's Above and Beyond Summer Institute. This is a 6-week college prep program for high school students. Students should see this page for more information. If you are interested in volunteering on this program, please e-mail Jocelyn at email@example.com.
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Somali American Parent Association - 1929 South 5th Street Ste. 101 - Minneapolis, MN 55454 - 612.359.4949