SFS Frontend Slides
Honorees of Oceanleaf Awards 2015
Recognizing instrumental individuals in our midst.
LION Youth performing @ Oceanleaf 2015
Dhaanto is one of the best traditional dances of Somali people!
The first and only bilingual (Somali & English) newsletter in California!
Day to Dream @ 2015
Youth exploring one of their future colleges!
Day of Dignity November 04, 2014
SFS Staff and Volunteers feeding to those who are less fortunate in our community!
EMPOWER YOUTH | INSPIRE LEADERS | TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES
Somali Family Service (SFS) will host the fourth Annual Youth Summit on Sunday, March 29th, 2015. The summit will take place at the Jacobs Center from 11 AM to 6 PM. Community members ages 12 and up are invited.
The 2015 OceanLeaf Awards Celebration Focuses on Communities Woven Together through Hope and Resilience
The Third Annual OceanLeaf Awards Celebration will honor eight outstanding individuals and organizations that have provided exceptional leadership and support to Somali and other East African refugees and immigrants in the San Diego Community.
This year's theme is Honoring Communities Woven Together by Hope and Resilience. We will celebrate the journey of New Americans represented by the symbol of Ocean and the Leaf, the symbol of partnerships woven together through hope and resilience.
The Third Annual OceanLeaf Awards Celebration will take place from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Four Points by the Sheraton San Diego. The event will include a reception; traditional entertainment by Somali Dhanto performers and by the award-winning musical group, Sene Africa; and dinner and awards program. Bob Montgomery, Executive Director of International Rescue Committee, will be the keynote speaker.
Somali Family Service will be honoring eight community champions at the OceanLeaf Awards on February 25, 2015. Award honorees include:
SFS was launched in 2000 to help meet the needs of Somali and otherEast African refugees as they transition to a new life in the United States. SFS, along with its community partners, helps Somali and other African families in becoming responsible, independent and contributing members of San Diego. The organization focuses on developing economic, health, youth and family strengthening programs.
AWARDS CEREMONY SPONSOR:
Other Table Sponsors:
- Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans,
- Horn of Africa Community
- Fatuma Restuarent,
- Bailony Pediatrics
- Pala Casino Spa & Resort
- Pala Mesa Resort
- Flavors of East Africa
Somali Family Services of San Diego will be hosting its Third Annual OceanLeaf Awards Celebration on February 25, 2015. The event will take place at the San Diego Four Points by Sheraton on Aero Drive. We will be honoring individuals who have been an integral part in advancing the lives of East African refugees in our communities. If you know of someone that should be considered, please complete and submit a nomination form by September 30, 2014
If your nominee advances to the final phase, you will be contacted to provide additional information.
The Honorary Committee, comprised of volunteers from the community, will make a final selection for each award among the final phase nominees. Awards will be given in all categories providing the nominee has met the highest standards of achievement.
Nomination Categories and Descriptions
OceanLeaf Leadership Award This award is presented to an individual or organization that is respected as a voice of and for the community. The recipient of the Leadership Award is a leader, dedicated to problem solving, finding solutions and building a stronger and more connected community.
OceanLeaf Spirit Award This award is presented to an individual or organization involved in humanitarian outreach and represents belief in the human spirit as well as protection and advocacy for human rights. The recipient of this award has demonstrated support for the humanity of the individual and the community as a whole.
OceanLeaf Innovation Award This award is presented to an individual or organization that has been a force of unique innovation within the community. The recipient of this award has pioneered new ideas, demonstrated risk taking, and has maximized their resources to improve the quality of life within the community.
OceanLeaf Health and Well-Being Award This award is presented to an individual or organization involved with the health and well-being of the community. The recipient of this award represents a selfless and nurturing individual, dedicated to helping others and ensuring the happiness and good welfare of the community, demonstrating an effort to bringing the community together.
OceanLeaf Opportunity Award This award is presented to an individual or organization involved with the economic development of the community. The recipient of this award represents a dedication to the promotion of self-sufficiency and independence within the community, acting as a constant resource of support and a role model for others.
OceanLeaf Emerging Leader Award This award is presented to a young individual that represents a new generation of youth empowerment. The recipient of this award upholds ideals of democracy, justice and responsibility, and aspires to be a role model and active voice for their peers.
Nominations must be received by Somali Family Service of San Diego by September 30, 2014
Multiple nominations are encouraged, but please only one nomination per form
Late entries will not be accepted
Incomplete forms will not be accepted
Previous candidates are not eligible for re-nomination. Please note list of past Honorees that follows
Candidates must be from the San Diego community
To submit your nomination for any of OceanLeaf 2015 categories’, please complete the online nomination form click here. If you have any question or comments please contact us here.
OceanLeaf Leadership Award:
OceanLeaf Spirit Award:
OceanLeaf Innovation Award:
OceanLeaf Emerging Leader Award
OceanLeaf Opportunity Award
OceanLeaf Health and Well-Being Award