Lauren

Lauren Klein

Youth Programs Coordinator

Somali Community Services Coalition

As the Somali Community Services Coalition’s Youth Programs Coordinator, Lauren coordinates the After-School Homework Help Program for K-12 and the Summer Adventures Program for 6 to 13-year-olds. She also coordinates and recruits volunteer tutors for the youth programs, conducts resource development for the youth programs, and assists in resource development for the organization as a whole.

Lauren is originally from Massachusetts, but has lived in Michigan for the last decade. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a master’s in Social Work, focusing on community organizing and management of human resources. Her main social work focus is in youth empowerment through art with international populations. She absolutely loves the outdoors and activities like hiking, camping, and anything in the woods or water, and that’s what attracted her to the Pacific Northwest. Lauren loves to travel, and one of her favorite things in life is to explore new places and cultures!

Somali Community Services Coalition http://www.somalicsc.org/

The mission of the Somali Community Services Coalition (SCSC) is to enhance and improve the well-being and quality of life of Somali families and individuals while maintaining the cultural heritage of the Somali community. SCSC was founded in 1995 by a group of Somali refugees who recognized the need for social services among the Somali community in King County. SCSC provides a variety of social services including: immigration and employment assistance, parent-school connection workshops, advocacy, interpretation, and translation services, conflict mediation services, legal and medical referrals, and job assistance services. In addition, SCSC coordinates four tutoring programs throughout King County. Through these diverse programs and services and our partnerships with other organizations, we hope to meet the equally diverse needs of our community.

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