Samoan Community Development Center (SCDC) was founded in 1991 in San Francisco, CA as a 501c 3. SCDC was originally developed to fill the needs for the Samoan community and Pacific Islanders alike, who migrated to the United States. In time, the needs in our Pacific Islander became greater, calling for more services. SCDC is the only funded organization in San Francisco that serves Samoans and other Pacific Islanders.
The San Francisco Bay Area has a population of 82,576 Native and SCDC serves 1,500 of these NHPI’s annually. SCDC is also based geographically where a high population of NHPI’s reside; however we offer services to NHPIs from across the Bay Area. Over the past 25 years, SCDC has built programs for youth K through College, families, case management, summer cultural programs, mental health promotion, breast cancer education and awareness, and re-entry.
“O tama a manu e fafaga i fuga o la’au, ae o fanau a tagata e fafaga i upu”
Language and culture are sustenance for our children
The Samoan Community Development Center
is committed to providing an
in the San Francisco Bay Area,
where Samoan and Pacific Islander voices
are heard and community are served and thriving.
Build a viable community of Samoan professionals and scholars through support for students from K to College
Build community accesses to services and resources and support grassroots survival strategies, and educate others about Samoan and Pacific Islanders contributions to society.