The Social Development Committee

Established in 1982, SDC is a developmental organization that focuses on strengthening and empowering the Arab community in Haifa.

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Haifa-Towards a Shared City

The SDC continues implementing its “Haifa-Towards a Shared City” project that started about five years ago. A rights-based project through which the SDC organizes community

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Education in Haifa

Wadi Nisnas planning

About us

Established in 1982, SDC is a developmental organization that focuses on strengthening and empowering Arab community in Haifa.

Theory of Change

SDC’s theory of change is motivated by our convictions and our extended experience of over 38 years working with the Arab society in Haifa. We believe that proper investment in organizing communities around issues of their interest, enhancing awareness of their role in social responsibility, and strengthening their capacities, leads to community groups that are aware, capable, and engaged in social change processes to improve the quality of their life.

Our mission

We strive towards developing an Arab community that is aware, capable, and engaged in change processes to improve quality of life.

Our vision

Arab community that is aware, engaged, and capable to change its reality.

Our guiding principles

  • Get everyone involved & encourage cooperation
  • Inspire innovation
  • Facilitate learning
  • Encourage leadership
  • Build on strengths
  • Acknowledge possible challenges 
  • Build lasting relationships
  • Celebrate success
  • Transparency

Our organizational values

  • Innovation and transformation
  • Humans’ intrinsic virtue
  • Equality
  • Respect of diversity
  • Solidarity

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