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NNAAC Fellow Bassem Kawar: I'm surrounded by respected, hard working community leaders

NNAAC’s Transformative Fellowship Program (formerly the Youth Fellowship Program) develops crucial leadership skills in select university students across the country through an ongoing partnership with our various member organizations. These aspiring young adults learn more about the issues facing Arab American communities, see how nonprofits are managed and work toward creating a personal professional growth plan. 

Get to know Bassem Kawar, one of the impactful 2014-15 fellows, in our interview with him below.

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"The program and the Arab American Action Network is where its at, this has been one of the best experiences and I encourage all to get involved with NNAAC and their member organizations."

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NNAAC Fellow Muna Sharif: My favorite part is working with the youth

NNAAC’s Transformative Fellowship Program (formerly the Youth Fellowship Program) develops crucial leadership skills in select university students across the country through an ongoing partnership with our various member organizations. These aspiring young adults learn more about the issues facing Arab American communities, see how nonprofits are managed and work toward creating a personal professional growth plan. 

Get to know Muna Sharif, one of the stellar 2014-15 fellows, in our interview with her below.

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"Working with Access has been a truly rewarding experience and it has allowed to me to see how public policy has a direct impact on non-profit funding and organization, specifically the restraints and allowances it provides."

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NNAAC Fellow Manel Sentouhi: Every moment is a learning experience

NNAAC’s Transformative Fellowship Program (formerly the Youth Fellowship Program) develops crucial leadership skills in select university students across the country through an ongoing partnership with our various member organizations. These aspiring young adults learn more about the issues facing Arab American communities, see how nonprofits are managed and work toward creating a personal professional growth plan. 

Meet Manel Sentouhi, one of the inspiring 2014-15 fellows, in our interview with her below.

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"My favorite part about the program is knowing that the clients and youth I work with at my organization are not only learning from me, but I am learning from them."

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NNAAC joins immigrant advocates in voicing disapproval of anti-immigration injunction, lawsuits

Dearborn, Mich. – The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) objects to the act of a federal district court judge in Texas who has temporarily blocked steps to move forward with new immigrant deferred action programs, which is delaying the chance for millions of U.S. immigrants to seek relief from the threat of deportation.

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4,000 letters sent: NNAAC helps exceed requirement for Census testing of MENA category

 

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The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) would like to thank the thousands who voiced their support of a new Census classification for people from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. With their help, NNAAC sent over 4,000 letters, which contributed to exceeding the requirement of 5,000 positive comments to the U.S. Census Bureau in support of the MENA classification. This means the MENA category will now be tested for possible official inclusion in the 2020 U.S. Census, thus giving Arab Americans and other groups their own category. 

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NNAAC Fellow Sophia: I'm learning something new every day

NNAAC’s Transformative Fellowship Program (formerly the Youth Fellowship Program) develops crucial leadership skills in select university students across the country through an ongoing partnership with our various member organizations. These aspiring young adults learn more about the issues facing Arab American communities, see how nonprofits are managed and work toward creating a personal professional growth plan. 

Get to know Sophia Laila Agag, one of the bright 2014-15 fellows, in our interview with her below.

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"My program is making me more of a responsible person and helps me to take more control that will prepare me for the professional world."

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NNAAC Fellow Mohammad: I'm getting to know the community more intimately

NNAAC’s Transformative Fellowship Program (formerly the Youth Fellowship Program) develops crucial leadership skills in select university students across the country through an ongoing partnership with our various member organizations. These aspiring young adults learn more about the issues facing Arab American communities, see how nonprofits are managed and work toward creating a personal professional growth plan. 

Get to know Mohammad Shair, one of the dynamic 2014-15 fellows, in our interview with him below.

Mohammad_Shair.jpg"The most important thing I have learned working with the Arab American community is that it is so diverse, and this diversity is an integral part of the community."

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NNAAC Fellow Ruba: Program shows me I love to work with others

NNAAC’s Transformative Fellowship Program (formerly the Youth Fellowship Program) develops crucial leadership skills in select university students across the country through an ongoing partnership with our various member organizations. These aspiring young adults learn more about the issues facing Arab American communities, see how nonprofits are managed and work toward creating a personal professional growth plan. 

Get to know Ruba El-Kadri, one of the impressive 2014-15 fellows, in our interview with her below.

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"The NNAACC Fellowship Program has shown me how much I love to work with others and how much I love helping my community and the people in it."

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Arab-American Cultural and Community Center of Houston elects new executive board

The Arab-American Cultural and Community Center (ACC), based in Houston, Texas, was recently featured in the news for its election of a new executive committee. 

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Arab-American Association of New York pushes support for Arab Americans in census

The Arab-American Association of New York, a member of the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), was recently featured in the news for the organization's public push in support of a new Census category for people from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which includes Arab Americans. 

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