My name is Ali Ibrahim and I am the founder and Executive Director of the Somali Oregon Service Center.
We are Oregon’s leading voice for the Somali community. We promote self- sufficiency through employment, education, cultural and social support, and economic empowerment. I am also a Food Systems Ambassador at the Oregon Food Bank, and I know first hand how important programs like free school meals are to families like mine. Through my work in the Somali community, and with so many immigrant and refugees.
I’m currently Human Rights Consultant and Virtual Event Consultant, got his certificates from USIDHR. I used to work at IRCO/Africa House as Community Service Specialist, Community Educator and community advocate. I have BA in Social studies and BA in English language from Somalia. I worked as an English language teacher, countries Like, Yemen, Libya and Syria. I took mediation training and volunteered with Resolution Northwest, a unique organization in Portland area providing a wide range of mediation and facilitation services that help community members find solutions to conflicts.
I speak four languages, Somali, Arabic, English and Hindi. I’m strong advocate for peace in Somalia and served as a participant and facilitator in the Somali group, African Diaspora Dialogue Project (ADDP) in Portland. I used to work with UNHCR as a field officer at refugee camps in Yemen. I dedicate my time and energy to build relationship among Somali Communities.