Hamdi Abdulle is the Executive Director of Somali Youth and Family Club of SeaTac, Skyway, and south Seattle, Washington. Born and raised in Galkacyo, in the semi desert savanna regions of Somalia, Hamdi now works closely with East African communities in King County.
Hamdi has implemented such innovative projects as the Shah-Shah early learning program for mothers and children and the highly successful Community Café model as a platform for parent engagement in the refugee community. A tireless advocate for social justice and equity, she calls for inclusive economic development and safe affordable housing for vulnerable refugee families, and fights to end homelessness and the dis-proportionality in our county and state child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Hamdi serves on the Executive Committee of the Race to the Top project, is a member of All Home Coordinating Board, and is a happily married mother of five.