To enable men, women, and families to overcome cultural and language barriers, and to motivate and inspire them to be educated, enlightened citizens.
To create forums for exchange of ideas, experiences and information in order to address the needs of the community
To advocate cultural exchange, to promote education at all levels, and to cooperate with charitable and other organizations involved in community services.
To strengthen the family ties and community spirit and to introduce community programs that bridge the gap and enhance the relationships between parents and their children in a family, as well as among families within the community.
To assist new immigrants, refugees and recently displaced individuals with translation, counseling services that are crucial to the resettlement process.
To establish a school for the children of immigrants that promotes the preservation of their Sudanese languages and cultures while preparing and assisting to be successful in the mainstream public school system.
To sponsor, organize and carry out cultural and educational events in order to preserve cultural values while exposing community members to core American values
To provide emotional as well as financial assistance to families that experience the loss of the head of a household income due to illness, death, or other crisis or situations.
To establish a community center that houses the school, and a central community information office in order to formalize and strengthen the operations necessary to service the community.
In 1988 a group of concerned individuals met to ponder the possibility of unifying the Sudanese diaspora in Southern California and creating an organization to be the voice of the community. The preparatory committee was headed by the late Ali Abdel Mahmoud Abu Salih
In 1990 a general meeting was held in Anaheim, California that resulted in the formation of the first organized community body "The Sudanese Community of Southern California. The excutive committee that was elected, and included (List of original founders coming soon)
Click here to listen to Ustaz Mohamed Mubarak delivers the 1990 opening speech.
After many years of efforts, during which many of the founders has either passed away (may God bless their souls) or had left the Southern California area, and on Saturday August 2006, the community held its first general meeting as SANAD Foundation in the City of Chino, California.
Ustaz Abdel Khalig Budri delivering the 2006 opening speech.