Meet 2018 - 19 NNAAC Fellow Peter Aziz!

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 Peter Aziz, one of our 2018-19 fellows, in our interview with him below.

Peter Aziz

Arab American Civic Council

Why did you join the Leadership Fellowship?
I joined because I wanted to be part of a program that was meaningful and utilize my capacity and build on my skills.

What is your favorite quality about your host-site organization?
I am great at networking, however I want to become a community builder.

How does this program fit into your future plans?
The shared frustration with voter registrations currently. Aside from that, the constant energy for motivating each other.

What is a personal goal that you would like to achieve?
The personal goals I want to achieve with this program are in the sphere of being able to prove myself wrong in some aspects of how I view my work ethic or my capacity and skill level.

What is a professional goal that you would like to achieve?
Challenge myself to do things in an unconventional way in which I am normally used to doing.

Why do you think programs like this are important?
Programs like this are incredibly important in our community because we also need that reminder that we can and are doing better things than what the media or what people think our community is about.

Describe yourself in three words.
Frustrated, angry, and motivated. On an serious note, determined, patient and reliable

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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