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CAAP Grantees at National Arab American Service Day

CAAP grantees take part in National Arab American Service Day

On Saturday, May 16 many of our 2014 grantees took part in the 11th Annual Arab American Service Day, hosted by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC). National Arab American Service day sees thousands of volunteers from diverse backgrounds around the nation give back to their communities through various service projects. Photo: Access California Services In California, Access…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Happy Mother’s Day

كلمة الشهر الأم Welcome to a special edition of our Arabic Word of the Month! Last month we took a look at the Arabic phrase describing selflessness and putting others before one’s self, نكران الذات. For the month of May we will be sharing the Arabic word for mother, in honor of Mother’s Day. Mothers…

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Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort

The morning of April 25, Nepal was struck by a 7.9 earthquake, devastating the capital city of Katmandu and the surrounding area. The 7.9 quake has killed more than 4,500 people (a number that continues to rise) and is the worst to hit the area in 80 years. Numerous aftershocks continue to ravage the area,…

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Jack Shaheen

Jack Shaheen: A reel good Arab

When it comes to Arabs and the media, Dr. Jack Shaheen is a household name. Prompted by the negative stereotypes present in television programs and films, Dr. Shaheen has devoted his time and work to changing perceptions of Arabs in mass media. He began his extensive research in the early 90’s, documenting and examining the many existing stereotypes and…

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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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Arabic Word of the Month: Selflessness

كلمة الشهر نكرانالذات Welcome to the next iteration in our Arabic word of the month series! In keeping with our tradition of bringing you words from the Arabic language that celebrate and honor the beauty of the culture. Last month, we highlighted the word for compassion, حنان (‘hanan’), which is also a popular female name. This month we are…

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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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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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Arabic Word of the Month: Hanan

كلمة الشهر حنان It’s a new month, which means it’s time for the next installment in our Arabic Word of the Month series! Last month, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by highlighting the word for love, ‘al-hub’ (الحب). In keeping with the theme of compassion for others, the word for this month is the Arabic word…

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