Meet 2018 - 19 NNAAC Fellow Lucine Jarrah!

NNAAC’s Transformative Leaders Fellowship Program develops crucial leadership skills in select university students and recent graduates 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 Lucine Jarrah, one of our 2018-19 fellows, in our interview with her below.

Lucine Jarrah

Arab American Heritage Council

Why did you join the Leadership Fellowship?
To encourage youth participation in civic affairs and work to provide youth with more opportunities for educational success.

What is your favorite quality about your host-site organization?
The people I work with are dedicated and passionate. They believe in the mission of this organization.

How does this program fit into your future plans?
My future plans include continuing to lead and serve my community. To create more opportunities for them to be successful, and to build urgency on issues related to education, and the power of unity.

What is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
I want to continue to educate myself and become more involved in my community in order to better understand and serve my community.

What is a professional goal that you would like to achieve?
I want to successfully plan the Film Festival event in April, promote the power of the arts throughout the community, and continue to empower the youth and increasing their presence in the political sphere.

Why do you think programs like this are important?
We have to continue to support movements and organizations working to create a community that is empowered and well represented.

Describe yourself in three words.
Advocate, passionate, leader

The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) Transformative Leaders Fellowship Program increases the capacity of our member organizations to provide additional support to their communities, while at the same time develops crucial leadership skills in the fellows themselves. The program engages college students and/or recent graduates over a nine-month placement with a NNAAC member organization. Fellows are recruited by NNAAC members locally, and in partnership with universities. Learn more.

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