We believe it is time to connect and mobilize as young professionals to help our community advance further. AAC is non-partisan, non-religious, and non-political. AAC belongs to anyone who identifies as an Arab American, and wants to connect, learn, teach, or find mentorship.
This project started as an idea about 8 years ago during a casual conversation between co-founders Mohammad Faraj and Omar Kurdi. It might have taken 8 years to come fruition, but it only took this time so the right amount of thought and planning can take place. It also allowed for time to meet new people and connect with them.
We are proud to have a very diverse advisory board. Our board represents Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine. Our board serves as a guiding body to brainstorm, plan, and execute events and projects.
2020 has not been a normal year. We expected our launching year to be our biggest yet. We had a large scale event planned for April 2020. Arab Heritage Night is a collaboration with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and was postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We also had to cancel our first networking social due to the pandemic. However, this will not stop us from working towards the betterment of our community. We may have shifted our focus to digital media, but the planning for field work continues.
We are working on several online campaigns. We are also working on a medical tips and advice campaign. We are hoping to connect with Arab American doctors in Northeast Ohio to create a directory, and a one stop platform for questions and advice for our online and offline community.
As we navigate the global pandemic, we are considering holding some in-person events that will follow CDC guidelines for health and safety. We will be updating our website and social media when such events are taking place.
We are always available for questions or suggestions. You can always send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on Instagram @arabamericanscle.
Thank you for believing in our mission, and for working with us towards the advancement of our young Arab American community.