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Welcome to the Somali Bantu Community Association

Our mission is to provide vital transitional services, advocacy, and food production that empowers members of the refugee community to uphold cultural identity and economic well-being to thrive in their new life here in Maine.

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Since 2005, SBCA has provided a variety of vital and dynamic immigrant services to the Somali Bantu community here in Maine.

Equality and Inclusion

As an organization that is run for and by the Bantu community, the Somali Bantu Community Association is uniquely able to adapt to the ever-changing needs of its members. This structure reflects our core value of centering and uplifting Bantu voices when providing services for, or making decisions about, the Bantu community. As a historically marginalized group, the SBCA demonstrates what equity and inclusion could look like here in Maine.

Program Offerings

Some of the great successes the organization is proud to host includes Kasheekee, “the telling room,” its culturally-based youth programming, and Liberation Farms, a community farming programming that bolsters food security and offers entrepreneurial opportunity for over 130 Bantu farmers. Please visit our services and programming page to see additional offerings.