Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI)The Arab American Association of NY is testing our first-ever youth philanthropy project this year and would love for you to be a part of it! If you are interested in philanthropy, grantmaking, non-profit management, or just giving back to your community, this program is perfect for you!
WhatHigh School students raise funds to grant to an organization, student group or youth group that serves a major need of the community. AAANY will match the funds they raise dollar for dollar! The TGI team will develop a Request for Proposals (RFP), solicit and review grantee applications, select a grantee, and donate the money.
WhyThis is a great way to A) Learn about non-profit management, improve your financial skills and give back to the community. B) Develop your leadership skills through a groundbreaking program that will look GREAT on your college application!
Gender Equality: BrooklynatThe Next Generation of Arab American Women Activists Brooklynat is a program for young Arab-American women in New York City that fosters engagement, activism and leadership. Working within a largely conservative and traditional community, we are building a team of young Arab women who are outspoken advocates for the issues that matter to them as empowered and independent Arab-Americans. Brooklynat is the plural of “Brooklyna,” an Arabic/English word to describe a girl from Brooklyn.
What do the Brooklynat do?
We create our own community service projects, paint public murals, attend film screenings, spoken word shows, poetry slams, visit art galleries and political rallies.
ConnectWe meet with other amazing Arab-American women who give back to the community in diverse ways--fashion designers, filmmakers, journalists, and religious scholars.
We decide what issues matter to us and actually DO something about it!
Volunteers and after-school tutors are accepted on a rolling basis. Students who are required to fulfill their community service hours are encouraged to apply. Please contact Evelyn Garcia at Evelyn@ArabAmericanNY.org or (718) 745-3523 for more information, or to enroll.
The Fall 2014 semester of Kitaab Club is scheduled to begin in September 2014. We will be contacting parents who are interested in enrolling their children into Kitaab Club mid-August.
The ArtsWhat: RASMI A free summer arts workshop for Arab/ Muslim youth 14- 21. Youth will be guided through a structured set of workshops to use personal and cultural experiences as a basis for original artwork in paint and photography. There will be a final public exhibition of work mid- August. Open to all levels. Commitment and an open mind required.
When: Meets 1-5 pm Mondays and Tuesdays during July 2014. At AAANY
To apply, contact Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org! In addition, check our RASMI's previous work on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RasmiBrooklyn.
College AdvisingHaving difficulty deciding which college to apply to? Need help with your college application? Drop by the office for help on your college admissions and financial aid applications!
The Association is actively seeking volunteer college advisors on a rolling basis. If you are interested in volunteering as a college advisor, please contact Evelyn Garcia or Winnie Lau at 718-745-3523.