Our History

Founded in 2009, the PACDA has been Missouri’s go-to agency serving in East Africa as well as Kansas City’s Somali community. We provide services aimed at promoting and building self-sufficiency and equity in East Africa and in Kansas City.
Our primary purpose is help children’s, youth and families to overcome the social and economic obstacles that impede growth while maintaining our cultural heritage.
PACDA’s youth programming helps the Somali youth, whether they were born here or arrived this year, catch up, keep up, and get ahead.
Through cooperation and collaboration with our partners and sponsors, we also help connect individual’s wraparound resources and assistance on: housing, jobs and training, health services, legal advice, domestic services, immigration assistance and more.
PACDA is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.