Somali Interpreters in San Diego
As of 2013, more than 10,000 residents resided in San Diego, CA. Today, that number has almost doubled, with most of the community residing in the neighborhood of City Heights, CA. Despite the high cost of living in San Diego, being amongst the highest in the country, with the assistance of government refugee assistance, members of the Somalian community placed a higher value on family support. CIT, although based out of Los Angeles, CA, has played major roles in providing interpreters for these refugees continuously ensuring the Somali-speaking community in San Diego.
Bridging Communication Barriers
Non-profit and social organizations such as the Somali Family Service of San Diego and the Somali Bantu Association of America have utilized CITs professional interpreter and translation services in providing relief throughout the Somalian community. Being able to be an important factor of communication between newcomers and existing community members alike, CIT ensures individuals that they are getting optimal interpreter services. Our professional team of interpreters uses cultural sensitivity to navigate every relationship. They are aware of the difficulty one endures when being faced with adversity.
Having taken part in the Somali Bantu Association of Americans of San Diego’s RAJA event in September of 2019, CIT was ecstatic to provide interpreter services to community members. RAJA, the Somalian word for hope, gave the Somalian members a place to celebrate and bring light to their culture.
Introducing both local San Diegans and tourists to the exotic food, colorful and intoxication music and creative art, the Somalian community and CIT collaborated with one another to make the event a success. Attendees were provided with more than willing interpreters eager to convey the traditions in the Somalian language to celebrate the cultural background and help in honoring local government officers such as City Councilwoman of District 9 Georgette Gomez. Gomez, with the help of agencies such as CIT, has been successful in providing Somali interpreters and translation services to more than 2,800 refugees in their relocation to San Diego.