Ahmed Sahid Wins Local Hero Award for Black History Month

Ahmed Sahid, President/CEO of Somali Family Service (SFS), was recognized at the 12th Annual Local Heroes Awards sponsored by KPBS and Union Bank. Ahmed Sahid and Randy Jones from the Office of the US Attorney received awards for Black History month at an event on Nov. 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. Ten other leaders were also honored for Women’s History Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Jewish Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and American Indian Heritage Month. The event featured an awards ceremony with live music by Orchestra Nova, and a reception followed.

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February 2, 2010 – KPBS celebrates cultural diversity in partnership with Union Bank by honoring Ahmed Sahid during Black History Month 2010. 


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Health & Wellness

sfs health fair 2010SFS has been a champion in addressing gaps in healthcare in the San Diego East African refugee community, Read more...


Economic Development

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Family Strengthening

family strengtheningSFS bolsters the East African refugee community with its Family Strengthening program. We advocate on issues such as access to quality healthcare, Read more...

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