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Kayal Scholarship Empowers Young Arab American To Explore Her Heritage

For Nadine El Maalem, her cultural identity is something she continues to learn about and uncover. The Kayal Scholarship for Arab American Students in the Social Sciences, housed at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, has empowered her to continue this life-long journey.  What do you study?  I am a proud student of the social…

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Alousi Scholar Alumni Publishes Surgery Guide About Headcovering

  We would like to congratulate Rewan Abdelwahab, a 2020-2021 Alousi STEM Scholar, who published a multicultural surgery guide titled “Surgical Scrubbing and At tire in the Operating Room and ICU: A Multicultural Guide” in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. In response to her article, the  Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)…

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Ali, Isabella and Giselle Scholarship Supports Students at Northville Highschool

Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of The Ali, Isabella and Giselle Legacy Scholarship: Evan Wegienka, Hana Y. Rababeh and Sneha Ramya Challa. This scholarship supports students who embody the incredible spirits of Ali, Isabella and Giselle, whose lives were tragically cut short. The Abbas children’s incredible generosity was beyond their years. Every Christmas, they pulled…

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Nation’s only Arab American community foundation appoints new advisory board chair

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy, a national institution of ACCESS, begins a new chapter with a new advisory board chair. The national community foundation, which has granted more than $10 million to causes around the world since 2010 has appointed Rasha Demashkieh as advisory board chair. Her appointment comes after ten years of leadership of outgoing chair Hussien Shousher.  “I have over the years greatly enjoyed working with…

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Congratulations to our 2020/21 Alousi Scholars

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy would like to congratulate our 2020 Adawia Alousi Scholars! Representing colleges throughout the country, the women who make up this exceptional sisterhood are increasing the visibility of Muslim females in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. In addition to their demanding academic schedules, these young women engage…

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A True Partnership: How listening to communities is the key to change

Before joining 1for3, I decided to volunteer first. The first thing I said to them if they are really interested in working in Palestine is that they should come with me and learn firsthand what the community wants. At that point, we realized that for us to do good and successful work in Palestine, the community must be involved…

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