National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)

National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) NNAAC, a program of ACCESS, is a national consortium of independent Arab American community organizations amid the U.S. - and the only network of its kind.

NNAAC currently has 24 members from 12 different states. To support its mission, NNAAC leads various initiatives through three main programs: 1. Advocacy & Civic Engagement (ACE) 2. Capacity Building 3. Youth & Community Service

NNAAC currently has 24 members from 12 different states. To support its mission, NNAAC leads various initiatives through three main programs: 1. Advocacy & Civic Engagement (ACE) 2. Capacity Building 3. Youth & Community Service

Mission: The mission of NNAAC is the development of Arab American community-based nonprofit organizations that understand and meet the needs and represent the concerns of Arab Americans at the local level and collectively address these issues on the national level. Our vision is to foster economic, cultural, social and political empowerment of Arab Americans. We are committed to working collaboratively to support the development of strong and effective Arab American community-based organizations that mobilize locally and nationally to empower the Arab American community.

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National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)
10/05/2020

National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)

National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)
10/04/2020

National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)

*ANNOUNCEMENT*This year we are expanding our civic engagement efforts to host the first-ever #NATIONALARABAMERICANVOTERD...
09/30/2020

*ANNOUNCEMENT*

This year we are expanding our civic engagement efforts to host the first-ever #NATIONALARABAMERICANVOTERDAY, October 8, 2020! Our goal is to mobilize the Arab American community to make their voices heard during this critical Election Day.

Thank you to the National Network of Arab American Communities members that initiated this idea, and have been advocating on behalf of their local communities in cities across the country for decades! This move is long over due, and we're excited to be in community with the members in the network as we embark on this initiative!

In 2014, we hosted 'National Arab American Voter *Registration* Day' in partnership with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Arab American Institute, and the NAAP-National | Network of Arab-American Professionals.

More information will be released in the upcoming days. In the meantime, you can join us by becoming an official partner! Learn more: https://p2a.co/hvUQuLJ

#MyArabAmVote #ArabAmericans

Palestinian American Community Center,NJ. USA, Arab American Family Services (AAFS), Somali Family Service of San Diego, Arab American Civic Council, Arab American Heritage Council, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, Access California Services, ACCESS of WNY, Arab American Association of New York, Arab American Action Network, and the Arab American Community Development Corporation of Philadelphia!

It is with great pleasure that we announce our new Director: Rima Meroueh!Rima will be transitioning from her role as AC...
09/30/2020

It is with great pleasure that we announce our new Director: Rima Meroueh!

Rima will be transitioning from her role as ACCESS' Director of Advocacy and Policy. During her time with the organization, Rima helped elevate the voices and the concerns of our national work, allowing us to focus our collective efforts on this imperative work. She has played a vital role in developing and strengthening our relationship with fellow NNAAC members, offering leadership and support with capacity building and guidance on effective advocacy. We are so thrilled to have Rima's current role meld into one that will oversee all of our national and regional advocacy and policy work. Please join us in congratulating Rima on her hard work and transition into a new leadership role!

As we enter into the final month of the #Census2020, we want to uplift the work that our NNAAC members are leading in th...
09/28/2020

As we enter into the final month of the #Census2020, we want to uplift the work that our NNAAC members are leading in their cities to get out the count. We are inspired by your commitment to educating others about what’s at stake with this year’s census and providing assistance to help your clients and community complete the Census.

Check out photos from events and campaigns hosted by organizations making an impact in Arab American communities across the nation. #MemberMonday
- Access California Services
- Arab American Civic Council
- Arab American Heritage Council
- Arab American Family Services (AAFS)
- Palestinian American Community Center,NJ. USA

09/14/2020
NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

The Arab-American Family Support Center participated in a tele-town hall last Wednesday hosted by the city of New York discussing domestic violence and child abuse in immigrant communities.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a space for community members to ask questions is critical, and we’re so proud to see AAFSC playing a leading role in connecting immigrant communities to much-needed resources. #MemberMonday

Happening NOW! Please join the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, Community Affairs Unit, Office to End Gender Based Violence and the Arab American Family Support Center in a critical discussion of domestic and gender based violence in our communities.

09/11/2020
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

Have you seen Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture's bilingual Census video series? As we enter into the last 20 days of the Census, this series is a valuable educational tool to help get out the count in the Arab American community. Amazing work!

Head over to their page to view the first three videos. More videos will be posted leading up to September 30.

Part 3 of 6: Security of US Census 2020
As there are less than 30 days left in #Census2020, we want to make sure Arab Americans are counted! We will be sharing more bilingual Arabic & English informative videos.

Produced by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
Direction, Visuals, and Animation by Ashley Choukeir
Music and Arrangement by Kinan Abou-afach
With funding from Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Take the Census Now! 2020census.gov إملء بيان التعداد السكاني الان

Happy #LaborDay! Today we celebrate the contributions workers have made to our society, and we honor the Arab Americans ...
09/07/2020
When Arab-American Detroit Auto Workers Struck for Palestinian Liberation

Happy #LaborDay! Today we celebrate the contributions workers have made to our society, and we honor the Arab Americans who’ve played leading roles in the fight for workers rights.

In 1973, Arab-American workers in Detroit auto plants walked off the job in protest of the UAW’s investment in bonds from the state of Israel. The incident is little-remembered today, but it shows how workers can organize against racism and colonialism — including against the labor movement’s ...

Way to go, Arab American Association of New York! 🎉 We love watching our members expand their organizational capacities ...
08/31/2020

Way to go, Arab American Association of New York! 🎉 We love watching our members expand their organizational capacities and reach even more clients in their communities. #MemberMonday

Shout out to this week’s #GranteeSpotlight, Arab American Association of New York (AAANY)! AAANY works to support and empower the Arab American community by providing social services to help new immigrants adjust to their new home and become active members of society. “As AAANY works to help New York's Arab American and Arab Immigrant community through this crisis, this support from CAAP will help us provide direct relief to our most vulnerable community members, especially survivors of domestic violence and their families. As we continue to ramp up our emergency relief work by offering free food distributions, remote learning classes, and mental health services to our community members, support from CAAP will also enable us to offer emergency cash relief to families in crisis. We are grateful for this generous grant and look forward to using it to support residents in need across Brooklyn, “ says Marwa A. Janini, Interim Executive Director of AAANY. For more information about this organization, please visit their website at arabamericanny.org.

Pictured: (1) AAANY distributes more than 17,000 meals in Bay Ridge, NY. (2) AAANY celebrates their volunteers at Volunteer Appreciation Day. (3) AAANY distributes coats during their annual coat drive.
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CAAP has granted $80K to 19 Arab American nonprofit organizations across the country. The grants, which range from $2,000 to $5,000 each, aim to support organizations in maintaining operations and providing relief services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit www.centeraap.org/blog/2020grants to learn more about our 2020 grantees.

Don’t miss the fourth “Creating A Culture of Change” panel focusing on Documenting Community through Film & Journalism! ...
08/10/2020

Don’t miss the fourth “Creating A Culture of Change” panel focusing on Documenting Community through Film & Journalism! Tune in tomorrow at 7:30 EST for this import conversation about the role of filmmaking in racial justice work and community building, in collaboration with Arab American National Museum and Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.

Our powerful line up of speakers include Louis Massiah (documentary filmmaker and the founder of the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia), Assia Boundaoui (Algerian-American journalist and filmmaker based in Chicago & #MOVE19 plenary speaker) and Yawu Miller (senior editor of the Bay State Banner, a weekly newspaper in Boston that has been in print since 1965).

RSVP required, visit: https://www.albustanseeds.org/featured-story/creating-culture-of-change/

Check out this spotlight featuring the Center for Arabic Culture's Youth Orchestra! This program is shaping a new genera...
08/10/2020

Check out this spotlight featuring the Center for Arabic Culture's Youth Orchestra! This program is shaping a new generation's appreciation for diverse Arabic music and preserving Arabic culture. #MemberMonday

Shout out to this week’s #GranteeSpotlight: Center for Arabic Culture (CAC)! CAC promotes the Arabic Culture and Arab American experience through education and the arts. "With the support of CAAP's grant, CAC Youth Orchestra Program will be stronger and right on the path to teach Arab music to youth and children. The CAAP grant boosts the program's ability to build a proud generation and a stronger community that appreciates diversity through learning music,” says Alma Richeh, Executive Director of CAC. To see more of what CAC does, please visit their website, cacboston.org.

Photos are of CAC’s Youth Orchestra Program.
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CAAP has granted $80K to 19 Arab American nonprofit organizations across the country. The grants, which range from $2,000 to $5,000 each, aim to support organizations in maintaining operations and providing relief services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit www.centeraap.org/blog/2020grants to learn more about our 2020 grantees.

Arab American communities are falling behind the national Census response rate, jeopardizing nearly $675 billion in annu...
08/06/2020

Arab American communities are falling behind the national Census response rate, jeopardizing nearly $675 billion in annual funding and critical political representation. A push is needed in our communities to make sure everyone is counted! #WeVoteWeCount #WeAllCount

Graphic via Arab News. Read more about this trend and what organizations are doing to get out the count: https://arab.news/ce39c

TAKE ACTION: Congress cannot pass another COVID relief package that excludes immigrants and their families. We cannot pr...
08/04/2020
Tell Congress: Pass a COVID-19 health and stimulus bill that protects immigrant families.

TAKE ACTION: Congress cannot pass another COVID relief package that excludes immigrants and their families. We cannot protect our nation from COVID-19 if we are not supporting our most marginalized communities.

Take 1 minute to tell your Senator to do the right thing: stand with immigrant families and pass an inclusive COVID response now.

I just took action to make sure immigrant families receive COVID-19 relief. We cannot protect our nation if we are not supporting our most marginalized communities. We're all in this together, and excluding immigrant families from the COVID relief package will leave us all more vulnerable. Act now!

Join us at TOMORROW, July 29 at 7:30 pm for the third installment of Creating a Culture of Change: A Series of Conversat...
07/28/2020

Join us at TOMORROW, July 29 at 7:30 pm for the third installment of Creating a Culture of Change: A Series of Conversations on Race and Community Building, a free webinar series presented in partnership with our member Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and the Arab American National Museum.

For this edition, Building Community through Faith, we are joined by Margari Aziza Hill, writer, professor, co-founder/director of Muslim ARC - Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative; Jasiri X, hip-hop artist, activist, co-founder/CEO of 1Hood Media; and Ahmad Jitan, community organizer at Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN).

The webinar is free on Zoom; more info + to RSVP: https://arabamericanmuseum.org/event/creating-a-culture-of-change-building-community-through-faith/?event_date=2020-07-29

#MemberMonday MIRA: Middle Eastern Immigrant & Refugee Alliance has been helping families navigate the COVID-19 pandemic...
07/27/2020

#MemberMonday MIRA: Middle Eastern Immigrant & Refugee Alliance has been helping families navigate the COVID-19 pandemic by connecting clients to resources and providing information about new policies and regulations. We're SO glad that your hard work is being recognized! 🙌🏽

Shout out to this week’s #GranteeSpotlight: MIRA: Middle Eastern Immigrant & Refugee Alliance! The MIRA staff has supported over 100 families remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic by helping file unemployment, addressing benefit issues, understanding remote schooling, understanding the stay at home order and strengthening the core of the community in the midst of a crisis. A client of MIRA, Jolyana Yonathem, says, “I really appreciate MIRA and the huge work they have been offering through the years. I went to them when I needed help completing the naturalization application. They also helped with more immediate issues during the pandemic like filing for unemployment. [MIRA] applied for me and my dad and we both got approved to get financial assistance until we get back to work. I can’t thank them enough for saving us.” For more information about the incredible work MIRA does, please visit their website, mirachicago.org.

Pictured: (1) The English Conversation Club practices their English with their instructor, Karen. (2) MIRA hosts the Golden Door Coalition, a group of representatives from different organizations who serve and represent refugees. (3) MIRA staff speaks to Fox 32 Chicago about concerns of the Middle Eastern Community as tension rises in their home countries.
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CAAP has granted $80K to 19 Arab American nonprofit organizations across the country. The grants, which range from $2,000 to $5,000 each, aim to support organizations in maintaining operations and providing relief services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit www.centeraap.org/blog/2020grants to learn more about our 2020 grantees.

#MemberMonday: We're so glad that Arab American Civic Council's powerful advocacy and civic engagement work is being hig...
07/13/2020

#MemberMonday: We're so glad that Arab American Civic Council's powerful advocacy and civic engagement work is being highlighted!

Shout out to this week’s #GranteeSpotlight: Arab American Civic Council (AACC). The organization strives to advance the Arab American community in Southern California by encouraging their civic participation through community organizing, advocacy, public policy and more. The founder and executive director, Rashad Al-Dabbagh, says, “With CAAP's support, the Arab American Civic Council will continue its plans to mobilize and organize Southern California Arab Americans by conducting advocacy workshops to uplift community voices, and a [Get Out The Vote] campaign leading up to the November Election to ensure that our values are represented in the polls. Due to COVID-19 our plans have been adjusted and we will rely on phone banking, digital outreach, and virtual workshops.” For more information on this organizations work, please visit their website at aaciviccouncil.org.

Pictured: (1): AACC marches with water protectors at #StandingRock on Highway 1806. (2) AACC helps register voters at Palestine Picnic Day. (3) AACC sells t-shirts at the Eid Festival in Anaheim, CA.
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CAAP has granted $80K to 19 Arab American nonprofit organizations across the country. The grants, which range from $2,000 to $5,000 each, aim to support organizations in maintaining operations and providing relief services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit www.centeraap.org/blog/2020grants to learn more about our 2020 grantees.

We’ve joined forces with our member Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and the Arab American National Museum to host “Creating A...
07/09/2020

We’ve joined forces with our member Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and the Arab American National Museum to host “Creating A Culture of Change”, a 6-part series discussing anti-Blackness, systemic racism and individual and collective efforts for change.

The second session on July 14 @ 7:30PM will focus on the power of words, and will feature Vashti DuBois (founder, The Colored Girls Museum), Ladan Osman (poet, writer, filmmaker), and Moustafa Bayoumi (author, journalist).

Join us next Tuesday! RSVP required: https://www.albustanseeds.org/featured-story/creating-culture-of-change/

🎉 Help us welcome the newest addition to the NNAAC family! Denni Middleton is joining our staff as the new Organizationa...
07/07/2020

🎉 Help us welcome the newest addition to the NNAAC family! Denni Middleton is joining our staff as the new Organizational Development Manager. 🎉

Denni was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychological Science and a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from The University of Melbourne. She developed a passion for community development and working with Michigan's diverse communities during an exchange program at the University of Michigan during her MSW. Prior to joining ACCESS, Denni managed community outreach and engagement efforts for the Welcoming Michigan program at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. She looks forward to joining the NNAAC team to support capacity building and advocacy efforts to help empower Arab American communities across the United States.

#MUSLIMBANOn Friday June 26th, the 2 year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision upholding the Muslim Ban, NNAAC memb...
06/25/2020

#MUSLIMBAN
On Friday June 26th, the 2 year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision upholding the Muslim Ban, NNAAC member: Arab American Civic Council will be hosting a conversation addressing the impact of this unconstitutional ban.

For more information, please check out the event page Ban-demic: Living with the Muslim Ban!

The Muslim Ban is an attack on our community, rooted in a long history of violent colonialism and imperialism.

Friday, June 26th marks the second anniversary of the SCOTUS Muslim Ban decision. Join us for a conversation with guest speakers on the frontlines:

• Zahra Billoo, CAIR - San Francisco Bay Area
• Zack Mohamed, Black Alliance for Just Immigration
• Dr. Debbie Almontaser, Yemeni American Merchants Association -YAMA

Join us for a conversation on the latest iteration of the ban impacts our community, how our advocacy work evolved in the past three years, and how we can maintain and strengthen our fight.

💢 Click this link to register: https://aaciviccouncil.org/bandemic

#NOBANAct #RepealTheBan #NoMuslimBanEver #refugeeswelcome #istandwithrefugees

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