Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version Share this


June 2, 2012 (San Diego) -  The Somali Family Service (SFS) is gearing up for their second Annual OceanLeaf Awards Celebration and is now accepting nominations.
San Diego is home to the nation’s second largest Somali refugee population of more than 35,000 individuals. For over a decade, the SFS of San Diego has been working hard to serve this emerging East African community, seeing it progress educationally, economically and socially.


To celebrate the triumphs and achievements the Somali people have experienced in San Diego, SFS will be hosting its second Annual OceanLeaf Awards Celebration on October 17 to honor community members who have been influential in helping to advance the community. Six honorees will be recognized for their efforts in categories to include leadership, spirit, innovation, and health and wellness. 

You can submit your nomination at For further information about the nomination process and the event, please contact Hana Mandikova via phone, 619.265.5821, or email,
Somali Foundation Service of San Diego is a nonprofit organization designed to equip the more than 35,000 Somali and East African refugees in San Diego with the necessary educational and economic skills to become responsible, independent and contributing members of society. Since its inception in 2000, the organization has provided culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and services to thousands of members of the San Diego Somali and other East African communities, easing their transition and ensuring successful functioning in their new home.


Error message

Support community news in the public interest! As nonprofit news, we rely on donations from the public to fund our reporting -- not special interests. Please donate to sustain East County Magazine's local reporting and/or wildfire alerts at to help us keep people safe and informed across our region.