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Liberians acquire community center in Staten Island

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SILCA Community Center

SILCA Community Center

The Staten Island Liberian Community Association, otherwise known as SILCA, will this Friday launch a one-stop hub community center in the Clifton-Stapleton area, on Staten Island, New York.

The community center if dedicated will host literacy programs, employment related activities, and youth focused programs. The center will also be used for seniors in need of culturally sensitive services. Other activities to be undertaken at the center would include expansion of food pantry, and accommodating programs of similar nature.

According to a dispatch from Vamba Fofana which was written by Deacon Telee Brown, President of the Staten Island Liberian Community Association, or SILCA, community dwellers with shared visions will be allowed to use the facility.

Hon. Vamba Fofana

Hon. Vamba Fofana

Mr. Vamba Fofana’s dispatch underscored that the new center will provide space for services catering for all in need; contributing to the creation of a wholesome function community will be of paramount priority.

The November 2, 2012 event which is expected to begin at four o’clock (4pm) will be graced by many, including Liberians residing in the New York area. The new community center is located at 15 Irving Place, Staten Island, NY 10304.

The Staten Island Liberian Community Association is believed to be a ten thousand member organization which includes educators, healthcare providers, social services workers, legal practitioners, construction workers and business minded people amongst others.

The organization has been in existence for nearly twenty-five years, and its contributions to the Staten Island community are felt from all dimensions.

 

 

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