The Southern Sudanese Community Center is an invaluable resource for newly arrived immigrants from Sudan as well as established members of the southern Sudanese community. The center assists the newly arrived immigrants with housing, translation, food and other basic needs. The center strives to promote self-sufficiency within the community. The center serves many diverse ethnic groups and also serves the San Diego community as a whole by providing mentorship and afterschool programs for at-risk youth. The southern Sudanese community center is also seeking to help rebuild Sudan by providing building projects in southern Sudan including clean drinking water, electricity, education, hospitals and agriculture.