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About Us

Who are we
Sudanese Community in Philadelphia is a registered Non-Profit 501 (C) (3)

With EIN 23-2915814. The building is located at 1135-37 South 58th St. Philadelphia, Pa 19143, set up on    000. We work towards a prejudice free society where everyone is treated with respect, integrity and justice by providing services to children, young people, old people and people of particular ethnic or racial origin.

  The Board of Trustees is the Advisory and Supervisory body for the performance of the Executive Committee with powers derived from the Bylaws herein.

Board of Trustees

  • Board of Trustees: Members and their Selection:

The Board of Trustees shall consist of nine (9) members as follows: a. Seven (7) members elected by a secret ballot at a General Assembly meeting or in an emergency meeting designated for this purpose. b. The seven (7) members shall be nominated at the General Assembly by full standing members in attendance at the meeting and their acceptance. c. Two (2) members will be added from outside the Sudanese Community by the Board of Trustees in consultation with the Executive Committee. 

  • Term

The term of the office of each individual member shall be four (4) years. The members of the Board shall then be entitled to run for another term, provided that the member’s service on the Committee should not exceed two (2) consecutive terms.

  • Structure of the Board of Trustees: a.

The Board shall consist of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, a Rapporteur and six (6) members.

  • Functions and Powers of the Board of Trustees:

  1. Assist the Executive Committee in developing plans for near and far-reaching projects.

  2. In case the Executive Committee violates the Bylaws of the Community or for its ineffectiveness, if either is proven, the Board of Trustees may unanimously decide to dissolve it, provided that the Board shall carry out its functions for a period not exceeding three (3) months, during which an emergency meeting of the General Assembly shall be convened for electing a new Executive Committee.

  3. Has the power to accept or reject the resignation of the Chairman of the Executive Committee if said resignation is submitted in writing.

  4.  In the case of acceptance of the resignation of the Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees shall assume the functions of the Executive Committee and call for an emergency meeting of the General Assembly not later than three months for the election of a new executive committee.

  5. Decides on any dispute arising between the members of the Executive Committee that’s submitted to the Board of Trustees.

  6. Decides on any dispute between any member of the community and its institutions whenever the Executive Committee is unable to resolve it and is submitted to the Board of Trustees.

  7. Monitoring and overseeing the Executive Committee’s management of assets and property belonging to the community investment through development and preservation.

  8.  In the case of purchase, sale or liquidation of Community’s assets, the Board of Trustees in consultation with the Executive Committee, must prepare a study indicating the reasons and necessity that called for such action and 3 | Amended and approved by the General Assembly on February 24, 2018 then present it to the General Assembly for approval. The Board shall then be entitled to complete all the subsequent procedures for the purchase, sale, liquidation, contract, grant or support, in accordance with the study prepared and the article allocated to it.

  9.  In the case of any judicial dispute in which the community is a party, the Board of Trustees shall be the representative of the community at all stages of litigation until the dispute is resolved. The results shall be presented to the Assembly at its regular session or any emergency meeting.

  10. The Executive Committee shall submit a semi-annual financial report to the Board of Trustees for approval.

  11. In the case of allocation of financial incentives regarding the administrative aspect of the Community’s facilities, the Executive Committee should submit it to the Board of Trustees for approval.

  12. The Board of Trustees shall take its decisions by direct vote and by simple majority (50% + 1). In the case of equal votes, the side of the President of the Board shall prevail.

  • General Rules of the Board of Trustees’ Membership:

  1. A member of the Board of Trustees shall not be entitled to combine between the membership of the Board and the membership of the Executive Committee.

  2.  A member of the Board shall not be entitled to undertake any individual initiatives on behalf of the Board in any matter relating to the Community unless the Board of Trustees has authorized the member to do so.

  3. The Board of Trustees shall adhere that its public policies, programs, plans and projects should not be aligned with any group, whether political, ethnic, or regional, and shall endeavor to achieve the public interest of the Community and in preserving its properties.

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