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The Chicago experience: An eye-opening glimpse into global youth philanthropy

This past summer, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) sent Ahmad Haidar-Ahmad, a former TGI (Teen Grantmaking Initiative) member to Chicago to attend a youth community philanthropy global summit organized by the Council on Foundations and the Council of Michigan Foundations, with support from the C. S. Mott Foundation.The summit brought together youth philanthropy…

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Banking on the youth

Photo Credit: YouthBank Young people have tremendous potential. They have a huge capacity to listen, understand, and make tough decisions, which results in great personal growth and could ultimately lead to great change in a community. YouthBank, a youth-driven philanthropy program, capitalizes on all of this untapped potential, putting it towards improving communities and building…

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TGI Releases 2014 Request for Proposals

It’s that time of year again! The Center for Arab American Philanthropy’s Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) has released the Request for Proposals for its 2014 Healthy Lifestyles and Educational Success grantmaking program. Based on a needs assessment conducted in 2011, TGI will grant up to $5,000 total towards projects that promote health and education for…

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Help us win Microsoft match funding for our youth philanthropists!

We recently gathered Ahmad, Mayla and Marwa, members of our Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) to reflect on their program experience. “It was fantastic … I learned so many things, I definitely felt like I did make a big change in the community,” Ahmad said about his first year in CAAP’s Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI). This groundbreaking program…

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NNAAC Youth Fellowship Program Application – Due July 31

The NNAAC Youth Fellowship program is a leadership development training program that has been developed through the National Network for Arab American Communities. The program is designed for Arab American undergraduate or graduate level college students, or recent graduates.  Fellows will be expected to work 16 hours per week in an Arab American serving organization,…

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TGI attends youth philanthropy conference

This past weekend, members of our Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) attended the annual Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference. The event drew more than 300 youth philanthropists and their advisors from all over the Midwest and beyond.  The teens had plenty of opportunities to explore social issues, attend workshops, and trade ideas and socialize with like-minded…

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TGI Members make site visits to Metro Detroit education and health nonprofits

Members of CAAP’s Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) recently visited two of their potential grantee organizations. Site visits are a great opportunity for the youth to learn more about the health and educational programs they are considering funding in 2013. Student Leadership Services is a youth-led initiative that trains students in school-based health initiatives. The Grandmont…

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We knew we could count on YOU(th)!

CAAP’s Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) recently participated in a national online fundraising competition against 128 nonprofits that serve youth. Microsoft provided matching funds through their YouthSpark initiative, which is designed to empower young people through education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Thanks to community support and the match from Microsoft, TGI raised more than $70,000 that…

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TGI to receive Sparky Anderson Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (October 24, 2012) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter will present the Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, with the Sparky Anderson Award for Youth in Philanthropy at the National Philanthropy Day Dinner, Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Each year this award recognizes and…

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Teen Grant-making Initiative announces first round of grantees

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy’s Teen Grant-making Initiative (TGI)  has announced 12 grants to benefit organizations in metro Detroit that serve youth. The grants, which total $4,600, will enhance and support youth leadership training, service learning, health education and the performing arts. TGI consists of 20 Arab American young people dedicated to improving their…

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