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Our Story

Established in 1991 in San Francisco, CA as a 501c3 organization, the Samoan Community Development Center (SCDC) was founded to address the needs of the Samoan community and Pacific Islanders who migrated to the United States. Originally created to serve these populations, SCDC has expanded its services over time to meet the increasing needs of Pacific Islanders. Notably, SCDC is the sole funded organization in San Francisco dedicated to serving Samoans and other Pacific Islanders.

Situated in the San Francisco Bay Area, which boasts a population of 82,576 Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs), SCDC annually serves 1,500 individuals from this demographic. While strategically located in an area with a high concentration of NHPI residents, SCDC extends its services to NHPIs throughout the entire Bay Area.

Over its 25-year history, SCDC has developed a range of programs tailored to various demographics, including youth from kindergarten through college, families, case management, summer cultural initiatives, mental health advocacy, breast cancer education and awareness, as well as re-entry support.

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