Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Arab film festivals now accepting submissions

The film festival season is quickly approaching as the weather finally warms up and spring arrives! A number of Arab film festivals are accepting submissions for their upcoming events. Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF): The BPFF is now accepting film submissions for its 9th annual festival, set to take place in Boston at the Museum…

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100 Arab American Women Who Care

100 Arab American women gather to make an impact

On March 28, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy(CAAP) hosted its 2nd annual 100Arab American Woman Who Care event in Dearborn, Michigan. The event, which took place in the new annex space of the Arab American National Museum, saw more than 100 Arab American women gathering together to pool their money to make a bigger impact to cause…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Arab American Advocacy Week

The 7th Annual Arab American Advocacy Week istaking place March 24-26 in Washington, D.C. The event is hosted by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), and occurs each spring.  Arab Americans from across the country gather in our nation’s capital to discuss the many issues facing their communities. Over a series of three…

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Genevieve Shaker

A scholar of giving back

An Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)administrator and professor, Genevieve Shaker has spent many years working in the field of philanthropy. Recently, Genevieve was honored with two awards. The Association of Fundraising Professionals selected Genevieve as the recipient of the organization’s 2015 Emerging Scholar Award. The award is recognition of Shaker’s work and research to shape the fields…

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Amal Killawi and Amany Killawi

Launching good into the world

Social activists with strong interests in helping under-served and underprivileged communities, Amal and Amany Killawi are making quite an impact on the world. Amal Killawi is a clinical social worker, researcher, and community educator. She serves as a scholar with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and sits on the board of the Family & Youth Institute (FYI). Her sister,…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Winter grantee roundup

Check out the many exciting activities that our grantee organizations have in store! Are you a fan of backgammon? Or do you wish to learn how toplay? The Alif Institute, based in Georgia, is hosting a Backgammon Tournament as a way to showcase a fun and engaging aspect of the Arab culture. Backgammon, or ‘Tawilet…

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Laila Mokhiber

Laila Mokhiber, a model figure for change

A strong advocate of social justice and social change, as well as an avid humanitarian, Laila Mokhiber has worked on helping those less fortunate, acting as a model figure for young people wishing to achieve change in the world. Laila is currently the Communications Officer at UNRWA USA, a nonprofit agency that supports the work…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Arabic Word of the Month: Karam

كلمة الشهر كرم We would like to wish a happy New Years and we hope you had fun ringing in the new calendar year! To start off 2015, we present our next installment of our monthly Arabic word of the month series. Last month (and last year), we highlighted the term ‘al-insaanieh’ (الإنسانية). To start off…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Support a #PathTo22 for orphans in Gaza

More than 2,500 children were orphaned following the 2014 attacks on Gaza. There is hope, however, and you can provide the help these children need: the Welfare Association’s Orphans of Gaza Program provides an innovative strategy to change the course of these orphans’ lives. The Welfare Association (WA) has established a track record of problem-solving…

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