Joined Aug 28 2011
Jibril Mohamed is a public service professional with a passion for social justice advocacy around the world. Born in Somalia, Jibril attended the University of Nairobi, Kenya, where he graduated with a B.A. degree (Honors) in economics. Jibril is currently in his final year of his Master of Social Work and MA in Public Policy & Management from the John Glen School of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University. Since his arrival in the United States, he worked to improve the living conditions of Somali-Americans through education, scholarships, and advocacy. He worked as a translator, employment counselor, resource coordinator, cultural competence trainer, research assistant, health and safety instructor, radio presenter, writer, consultant, and community advocate. He placed hundreds of new Americans in jobs, facilitated creation of business opportunities, and placed many students in colleges and universities. Currently, Jibril is the executive director of SomaliCAN, a 501 c 3 community organization that works to enhance the health, safety, and productivity of new Americans through education, advocacy, and access to opportunity. He also provides consulting services to other community organizations about organizational planning, proposal development, community engagement, leadership skills, and capacity building. He provides cultural competence training to law enforcement agencies, healthcare professionals, lawyers, educators, and the general public. Jibril is a founding member of Generation Change, US State Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Muslim leadership initiative and President Obama’s Young African Leaders Forum. He is a board member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, the Ohio Youth Violence Prevention Board, and the Franklin County Government Workgroups. He received many awards and recognitions for his work including the President’s Call to Service Award.