Newcomer Academy

CSCMs Newcomer Academy is a collaborative and comprehensive intervention program designed to meet the unique needs of refugee students and their families. Our Newcomer Academy is a responsive and rigorous year-round program that helps newcomer students catch up, keep up, and get ahead.

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Youth Development

Our youth development programs focus on the whole child, helping students develop the socioemotional and academic skills they need to succeed. We offer service learning and mentoring, and leadership development as well as numerous recreational opportunities, including soccer leagues for boys and girls.

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Our Mission

CSCM's mission is to improve the lives of newcomer students to Minnesota by providing them with excellent educational opportunities to close the opportunity and achievement gaps between newcomer students and their peers.

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Cedar-Riverside Fire Victims Fund

The Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota continues to work with those families devastated by residential fires by way of the Fire Victims Fund. You can make donations at any Wells Fargo Bank or make check payment to “Cedar Riverside Fire Victims Fund“.  You can also make online donation through our website dedicated to “Cedar Riverside Fire

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Fire At Cedar-Riverside

 CONFEDERATION OF SOMALI COMMUNITY IN MINNESOTA 420 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Mohamud Noor, Executive Director, 612-250-9660 Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota responds to explosion in Minneapolis’s Cedar-Riverside community CSCM providing immediate support to victims and families; Announces disaster fund to collect and distribute 100% of donations to

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back to school

Back to School!

We are seeking donations for school supplies and backpacks for our back to school event on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Currie Park (500 15th Ave S, Minneapolis 55454 ) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can drop off supplies at Brian Coyle Community Center, 420 15th Ave S, Minneapolis 55454 or make donation to

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CSCM Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota is pleased to announce that Mohamud Noor has been named Executive Director. Mr. Noor will lead the organization in its efforts to fulfill its mission and helping people live better lives. Noor has provided leadership and advocacy for the organization for almost fifteen

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Farewell Reception in honor of Dr. Saeed Fahia

The Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota to host a Farewell Reception to honor its departing Executive Director Dr. Saeed Farhia on Friday, July 5th. CSCM thanks Dr. Fahia for his commitment and dedication to the organization and for his leadership for almost two decades as Executive Director. He will be greatly missed by the

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Farewell to Dr. Saeed Fahia

CSCM will bid farewell to its Executive Director Dr. Saeed Fahia who has been with the organization for almost two decades. It’s hard to sum up in the few words how much Dr. Saeed Fahia has done for CSCM in his tenure as executive director. He has made enormous contribution for many years to the

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We are very excited to be launching a new, responsive and interactive website. Our new address is This website is full of useful information about CSCM. Take a look around to see what we mean. You can check out what we do and services we provide. Our goal with the redesign of our website

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