Our mission is to assist the South Sudanese in Nevada, United States, and abroad through dialogue, education, and youth-focused programs that promote knowledge, hope, and compassion.
Who We Are
The South Sudan Center of America, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, seeks to be a vital force for communal planning and philanthropy in the South Sudanese community of the United States and abroad. Whether we’re helping people meet basic needs, working to reduce poverty, advancing education, or organizing cultural celebrations, our values of compassion and charity are the foundation on which we seek to build a kinder world.
These words of C.S. Lewis sum up the philosophy of our organization:
"The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less."
What We Do
To truly appreciate what we aim to do, you must envision how we seek to change individual lives in the United States and abroad.
- A mother and father, recently arrived in the United States, contacts us to learn new job skills to better support their family.
- A Lost Boy survivor, alone and scared, receives from us the cultural support that makes him feel welcomed and included in a foreign land.
- A teenager struggling in school and unconnected to his South Sudanese heritage gets connected with role models from among his people.
- An elderly grandmother who doesn’t speak English contacts us to learn about government programs that can assist her.
- Impoverished children in refugee camps, who can’t afford school supplies, receive the vital assistance they need to get educated.
- A scattered immigrant community joins together for South Sudanese festivals and celebrations, giving them a sense of shared destiny.
- American teachers contact us to find “Lost Boys of Sudan” who can speak in their classrooms.