The African Development Center has awarded LegalCORPS its 2016 Hussein Samatar Community Service Award. ADC leaders explain:  “Commemorating ADC’s founder and former Executive Director, Hussein Samatar, who lost his battle with Leukemia at age 45 in 2013, we recognized an organization without whose support, the African business community would be hampered.

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ADC Executive Director Nasibu Sareva, LegalCORPS Entrepreneurs of Color Program Director Anisah Murphy, LegalCORPS President-Elect Diane Paterson, Uba Jama and State Sen. Jeff Hayden.

Uba Jama, wife of the late Hussein Samatar, presented the award at ADC’s annual Business Awards Luncheon in St. Paul Sept. 27.
LegalCORPS Entrepreneurs of Color Program Director Anisha Murphy and President-Elect Diane Paterson accepted on the organization’s behalf.

LegalCORPS became the 2nd recipient of the Hussein Samatar Community Service Award.  The previous award winner had been former Minneapolis Mayor and current Minneapolis Foundation CEO & President R.T. Rybak.