The SCAA is a corporation registered in the state of Maryland as a charitable organization exempt from taxes pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The SCAA mission is to support orphanages, shelters, catholic churches and schools and education programs in Senegal. The SCAA also promotes awareness, the interests, general welfare of the catholic communities, and their families.
At the local level, the Association is organized in Districts, covering several States. Each District elects a coordinator, who is supported by a local team to run the activities of the Association in their territory.
All Senegalese Catholics living in the United States are eligible for membership in the association. The SCAA is governed by three entities:
-The general assembly.
-The executive board.
-The districts which can be established in any state of the United States which have a Senegalese catholic community.
Under the provisions of the Statutes governing the Association, the General Assembly of the membership meets in an ordinary session every three years to elect a Board of 9 members, including the President and Chair of the Association, the Secretary General and the Treasurer of the Association, and a financial Comptroller as well.
In the conduct of the Affairs of the Association, the Board can also set up Commissions. In consultation with District coordinators, the Board appoints a coordinator for each Commissions
The coordinators of Districts as well as coordinators of Commissions participate in Board