TGI Summit

TGI Attends 2015 Arab American Summit

From November 7-8th, the youth in our Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) attended the Arab American Summit hosted by the National Network of Arab American Communities (NNAAC). The Arab American Summit is a two-day convening of leaders, advocates, students and allies from across the country as they honor the work that has been done to build…

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TGI Spotlight: Ahmad and his passion for youth philanthropy

Recently, Ahmad Haidar-Ahmad—Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) alumni member—saw 6 months of his hard work and determination come to a close; Ahmad was selected for the Mawby Internship with the Michigan Community Foundations Youth Project (MCFYP), a project of the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF). His duties included planning and development of the annual Youth Grantmakers…

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Arab American Mentoring Program

Groundbreaking Arab American mentoring program seeks participants

COOK COUNTY – The Chicago Palestine Film Festival (CPFF) and Arab American Family Services (AAFS), in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, seek mentors and mentees to participate in their Arab American Mentoring program this October. The program officially kicked off in October 2014, in the Bridgeview neighborhood of Chicago, supporting 11…

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The Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) Celebrates a Successful Year

On June 3, the Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI), a project of the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) held its inaugural Year End Celebration to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the past year. TGI is a youth philanthropy group dedicated to bettering their community through grantmaking. Formed in the fall of 2011 in Dearborn, MI, TGI has seen…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

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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