Born in the heart of Mogadishu, Sabah is a Somali refugee who’s been in the U.S. for about 20 years. Within her time here, she’s had the opportunity to become a teacher, student, activist for the Somali community, translator, mother, wife, and businesswoman. Her journey first started at the Kent Family Youth Center where she signed up her eldest daughter for preschool. Wanting to be involved in her education, she joined as a volunteer in the mornings and attended ESL classes in the afternoon. When the opportunity to become a teacher’s assistant opened up, she was encouraged to take it and has been working with Kent Family Youth ever since. Her main focus has always been to be a voice for her community and an active community leader, activist, and advocate for women. Sabah attended Banadir High School in Mogadishu, Somalia and has an AA in Early Childhood Education from Highline Community College. She has been married for 22 years and is the mother of eight children, two of whom are currently in university and one in Running Start. She has been running an in-home daycare since 2003 and is the Vice Chair for Living Well Kent, a SEIU 925 Executive Board member, and a CPR/First Aid and state-approved trainer.