SCA began when Collaborative organizers were conducting interviews with Chelsea residents through a social capital initiative. The organizers came across members of the Somali Bantu community who said they did not have access to resources and yet their community was in need of many services. The Collaborative opened its doors to the Somali Bantu community and helped them fundraise to hire part-time staff to further their efforts. Soon thereafter SCA formalized. Now, SCA members are getting the services they need, are participating in Leadership Institutes, becoming citizens and partnering with Harvard School of Public Health on a research study. Much work remains to be done, but SCA has accomplished much in a few short years.
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