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.
"I intend to apply my experience here to goals in the future by always taking the leadership position."
19 years old
San Diego, Calif.
San Diego State University, Sophomore, Business Administration
Q: Why did you join NNAAC’s Transformative Fellowship Program?
A: To help build my communication and leadership abilities.
Q: With which organization are you placed?
A: Somali Family Services of San Diego
Q: What do you hope to learn?
A: How to apply leadership abilities directly to the needs of the community.
Q: What personal or professional goals do you want to achieve during this program?
A: I would like to finish this program with a better understanding of community work.
Q: How does this program fit into your future plans (i.e. school or career path)?
A: I intend to apply my experience here to goals in the future by always taking the leadership position.
Q: Describe yourself in three words (i.e. activist, leader, student, humanitarian, etc.).
A: Creative, leader, optimist
The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) Transformative Leaders Fellowship Program (formally the Youth Fellowship Program) increases the capacity of our human service member organizations to provide additional support to their communities, while at the same time develop 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.