Resettling in a new country and beginning a new life comes with many challenges. SBCO was formed to h The resettlement of the Bantu people in the U.S.
was the start of a different kind of a resettlement because they were the first African group to have had a large number of the same population with similar dialects to ever be granted a resettlement in the country as a persecuted minority. Due to civil conflict and political unrest in Somalia, the Bantu were among the people that sought refuge in the diaspora. After living in varies refugee camps
for many years, the group was accepted to resettle in many American cities including Buffalo. They began to arrive to Buffalo in the summer of 2003 with the help of local resettlement agencies, however; the work of these resettlement agencies was limited to a few months, which left the refugees to continue to struggle with educational, employment, housing issues and basic living supports. In 2005, a group comprised of prominent refugees and community leaders met to discuss the needs of their struggling community and they devised solutions to fill gaps in supportive services for the community. These gatherings led to the creation of the Somali Bantu Community Organization of Buffalo (SBCO). The organization has expanded from home meetings to having their own office space located in the heart of Buffalo’s Westside. Services currently available include:
-Intensive translation and interpretation for adults and children in Chizigula, May May, Somali and Swahili
-Case management for adults and children, including social services, health care access, public school registration, immigration resources and other services
-Dispute and conflict resolution within the community
-After school program for refugee and immigrant children in grades K-12, where homework assistance, academic skills building, mentoring and social integration are provided
Hello Families, Friends, Community members, volunteers and all Buffalo and Erie County residents, if you live in these zip codes,
( 14201, 14202, 14203, 14204, 14206,
14207, 14208, 14209, 14210, 14211,
14212, 14213, 14215, 14216, 14218, and
you are eligible for an Emergency Kits through United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. Please stop by our new building on Grant Street (351 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
Friday, September 22, 2023 from 11am-1pm.
Thank you to Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School for the masks and hand sanitizer giveaways and helping our students be safe and smart it was highly appreciated! Thank you once again!
What an accomplishment Thank you all who have participated and made it happen.
Kristin: You are so special.
Thank you, thank you thank you.
Last day of summer camp at St. Mary's school for the Deaf. 08/17/2018
Orchard park Soccer clinic 08/20/2018
Our vehicles from the Grant.
Thank you United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and The General mills.
Hello all Somali Bantus in Buffalo,NY. we are recruiting a Somali Bantu Girl Scout. Ages are 5 years to 17 years. If you are intrested or you know someone who might be intrested, please let us know.
You can send your information by email/Phone or come to the office.
Somali Bantu Community Organization.
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Thank you so much United Way of Buffalo, Erie County and General Mills for giving us the opportunity to accept our first grant.
Somali Bantu Community Farm...
Somali Bantu Community Day celebrations...
What do you plan to do a week from today? We have a great event planned for you on Saturday, July 8 at LaSalle Park. Please come out and join us as we celebrate our culture and tradition!
Hello everyone on behalf of the SOMALI BANTU COMMUNITY ORG. OF BUFFALO, NY. We thank the sisters of St.Mary, students of Daeman and Canisius Colleges, and anyone who is involved in our community, specially for the AFTER SCHOOL program.
The work you guys are doing for our kids is an imaginable, and We thank you for that.
AFTER SCHOOL CLOSING pictures and video clips coming soon.
We thank the University Pediatric Dentistry for joining our Say Yes Summer Program today to provide proper dental hygiene information to our children.
We thank the American Red Cross for joining our Say Yes Summer Program today. Through their Pillowcase Project, our students learned how to stay safe in a variety of emergency situations.
On behalf of the organizing committee of the 1st Annual Somali Bantu Community Day, we would like to thank all who have attended the event.
We would also like to extend this appreciation to the officials who founded time in their busy schedules to join us.
The purpose of the event was to bring all people from Somalia (after a long displacement in the diaspora) together to celebrate their cultures and traditions while thanking city and state officials for allowing them to resettle in the Western New York region.
July is officially recognized as Somali Bantu History Month in the City of Buffalo.
We hope that you found the event to be informative and worthwhile.
SOMALI CELEBRATION OF LIVING IN BUFFALO
A civil war that began in the late 1980's drove Somalis and Bantus from their home in Africa.
Come join us TOMORROW as we celebrate our 1st Annual Somali Bantu Community Day at LaSalle Park. The event will start with a soccer tournament promptly at 10AM. The tournament will be paused at 12PM for cultural presentations until around 2PM and will resume subsequently.
This event is free of charge and open to the public. A taste of cultural food will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
On behalf of the board and members of the Somali Bantu Community Organization of Buffalo, New York, we would like to thank all who support and recognize the month of July as Somali Bantu History Month in the City of Buffalo.
We consider this month to be significant and symbolic. We invite you all to join us this Saturday, July 9 at 12 o'clock at LaSalle Park for a celebration of culture and tradition.
What do you plan to do a month from today? We have a great event planned for you on Saturday, July 9 at LaSalle Park. Please come out and join us as we celebrate our culture and tradition!
We want to thank students from Daemen College and Canisius College as well as other volunteers for working with our children this spring. The program ended on Thursday.
We look forward to seeing you ALL in the fall. Have a wonderful summer.
Are you a certified NYS teacher and looking for a summer employment? SBCO is looking to hire a summer camp lead teacher. If you are interested, please forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected].
For more information about this opportunity, please contact our office at (716) 881-9100 and ask to speak with the executive director.
Attention BPS Parents:
SBCO is accepting applications for summer camp. If you have a school age child that is interested in a summer camp, applications are due on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
Please contact our organization as soon as possible to register and enroll your child. Seats are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about this program, call our office at (716) 881-9100 or email at [email protected].
Resettling in a new country comes with many challenges. SBCO was formed to help refugees adapt and transition into a new life.
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