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AMCLI Announces New Class of Fellows

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The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute introduced its fifth cohort of fellows on November 1, 2012. Each year, AMCLI selects twenty-four fellows to participate in a yearlong program to support and developing emerging leaders between the ages of 25-40 in the Muslim community. The institute develops and trains American Muslim leaders who are committed to civic engagement.

“Each new cohort of AMCLI fellows represents the excellence, professionalism, and diversity of the American Muslim community,” said Brie Loskota, AMCLI co-founder and senior advisor, and managing director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture. The most difficult part of this work is selecting only two-dozen fellows every year from all the applications we receive. There are so many outstanding leaders whose work is helping to build the civic infrastructure for both Muslims and other Americans. When people ask, ‘Where is the American Muslim community? Why don't we hear their voices?’ I say, ‘Just Google AMCLI and then we'll talk.’”

This year’s cohort includes a diverse range of professionals, including community organizers, civil rights attorneys, community advocates, imams, a government appointee, and nonprofit professionals from organizations across the country. Brief biographies and photos are available on the AMCLI website.

The program, which is directed by Nadia Roumani, includes three intensive residential sessions, conference calls, and an annual alumni event held in Washington, D.C. Applications for the next class of AMCLI fellows will become available in summer 2013.

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