Blog

We call for solidarity with Belgium, Turkey and all others who have suffered attacks

The National Network for Arab American Communities and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE are shocked by today’s bombings in Brussels, Belgium. With similar attacks in Ankara, Turkey and Paris, France in recent months, the world has seen an increase in terrorist activity. We do not believe that violence is ever justifiable, nor is it the answer to combating hateful acts. 

Read more
Share

Arab American Leadership Days | April 18-20, 2016

Arab_American_Leadership_day_save_the_date_JPEG.JPG

This year, the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is joining the Arab American Institute (AAI), the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) at the capital for Arab American Leadership Days.

Read more
Share

NNAAC is hiring! Apply today!

Are you interested in advocating and mobilizing on issues that matter to the Arab American community? Apply today to be a full-time Advocacy and Civic Engagement Specialist with the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) based in Dearborn, Mich. 

AdvocacyWeek.jpg

Job Summary: Under limited supervision, uses intermediate skills obtained through experience and training to engage and educate the Arab American community about the various current events, programs, initiatives and various points of view that have an impact on the lives of Arab Americans. Leads civic engagement initiatives and utilizes knowledge of changing attitudes of clients, employees or other interest groups to promote issues and mobilize communities.

Read more
Share

Ford Foundation invites NNAAC member to discuss: How can we fight Islamophobia in America?

"With demographic anxiety and political rhetoric fueling discrimination and hostility, the Ford Foundation—together with the New York Community Trust, the New York Foundation, and Philanthropy New York—hosted a discussion on 'Confronting Islamophobia in America Today.' Leaders from the nonprofit, government, social service, and philanthropic sectors came together to discuss the major issues affecting these minority communities, and to strategize about how to advance inclusion."

Several members of the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY), a National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) member, were invited to participate in the discussion. Check out the video below featuring Aber Kawas, AAANY Youth Organizer.

Read more
Share

We accept the Let Freedom Ring Challenge. Will you? [VIDEO]

Will you accept the Let Freedom Ring Challenge? Check out our video highlighting why the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, led by the National Network for Arab American Communities, supports the ringing of the First Baptist Church bell throughout Black History Month. The history of freedom and civil rights is embedded in the legacy of this Virginian church and its bell.

Read more
Share

Arab American nonprofit provides vital translations to Flint's Arab population amid water crisis

Amid the water crisis in Flint, Mich., the Arab American Heritage Council (AAHC) has partnered with local churches, mosques, United Way, Red Cross and several other relief groups and donors to provide water and filters to residents city-wide.

Mona Sahouri, Executive Director of AAHC (member organization of the National Network for Arab American Comunities), said buying water could be a massive financial burden, even on middle class families.

Read more
Share

Let freedom ring! Historic black church challenges nation to ring long-stilled bell

LetFreedomRing2.jpg

Against a contemporary backdrop of racial tension, Colonial Williamsburg will restore a church bell silent since segregation and let it ring for freedom for all of Black History Month. The National Network for Arab Americans (NNAAC) and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE will participate in thisLet Freedom Ring Campaign.

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who prayed in our church, said that freedom rings. A silent bell represents unfinished work of freedom and equality. This bell, in this sacred and historic church, will be silent no more.” — Reginald F. Davis, Pastor of First Baptist Church

NNAAC, a national consortium of independent Arab American community-based organizations, is honored to support a campaign that brings issues of racism and civil rights to the forefront. NNAAC and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE have been invited to be a part of the first to ring the restored bell of the First Baptist Church on Feb. 1, 2016, and have vowed to take the challenge and spread the word.

Read more
Share

NNAAC Fellow Mustafa: I'm creative, a leader and an optimist

NNAAC’s Transformative Leaders 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 Mustafa Sahid, one of our 2015-16 fellows, in our interview with him below.

IMG_6666_WEB.jpg

"I intend to apply my experience here to goals in the future by always taking the leadership position."

Read more
Share

NNAAC Fellow Radia: I want to prove to young Arab Americans that they're capable of great things

NNAAC’s Transformative Leaders 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 Radia Mchabcheb, one of our 2015-16 fellows, in our interview with her below.

IMG_6662_WEB.jpg

"I want to be able to prove to other young Arab Americans that you ARE capable of doing great things. I want my little sister to grow up knowing she can do anything and she can become a huge positive change in her community."

Read more
Share

NNAAC Fellow Noha: I want to impact the Arab American community in NYC

NNAAC’s Transformative Leaders 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 Noha Mahmoud, one of our 2015-16 fellows, in our interview with her below.

IMG_6655_WEB.jpg

"I joined the Transformative Fellowship Program because I wanted to make an impact in the Arab American community in New York City."

Read more
Share

← Previous  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11    17  18  Next →