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Welcome to Cleveland's Somali Community Center

The Somali Bantu Community Corporation of Cleveland (SBCOC) is an officially recognized 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization founded by Somali immigrants in 2005. It is Central Ohio's leading voice for Somali immigrants and first grass-roots organization to serve the Somali refugee community.

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Our Services


Educational opportunities for adults and children


Immigration & citizenship programs / Employment and job training

Housing availability and affordability guidance


English Second Language (ESL) classes

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Our Mission

The Somali Bantu Community Cooperation of Cleveland (SBCOC) advocates and promotes self-sufficiency for families through employment, education, cultural and social support and economic empowerment. We serve elders, working adults, teens and children at no charge. Special support and attention goes towards recent immigrants who seek to create new lives in the United States.

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Your donations support the ongoing work of Cleveland's Somali Community Center.

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Contact Us

The Somali Community Center is your community center. Let us know what we can do for you.

12808 Bellaire Road, Cleveland, OH 44135


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