Saeedullah Taraky was born in a middle-class family in the southern region of Afghanistan in 1990. After the collapse of the Afghan government, he comes from Afghanistan through the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program and is residing in the United States since September 2022. He started as a volunteer for Catholic Charities Counseling & Adoption Services and was later given Case Manager position because of his dedication and commitment towards the new Americans. In addition to his work with CCCAS, he is also actively engaged with the Afghan community in Erie as he is voluntarily organizing the community to connect them to services and opportunities in pursuit of creating an empowered community. Taraky’s passion for social work begins from Afghanistan where he served his people through his work in the Afghan Government, UN agencies and NATO for twelve years. Before moving to the U.S., he was the public affairs and media communication advisor and director with the former National Security and Administrative Office of the Afghan president. Given Taraky’s people skills and perseverance despite the difficulties and threats to his life, maintaining a strong relationship and working directly with the youth, community elders and women was his primary focus to promote peace, unity and equal opportunity for both women and men of Afghanistan. Saeedullah Taraky has a diploma in Business Administration from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Canada.