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Panelists Address Emerging Muslim Millennials
Fordham University
February 4, 2012

Nadia Roumani, director of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI), took place in a panel that that focused on the Muslim Millenial's experience. One important point in the panel discussed how technology differentiates the Muslim millennials’ generation and identity from their parents. According to the panelists, an online Internet community fostered by the millennials has helped unite a global Muslim community that was fractured under colonialism.


Finding a Place for Faith in Social Innovation
eJewish Philanthropy
November 16, 2012

Nadia Roumani, Co-Founder and Director of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) , appeared in an article on eJewish Philanthropy discussing the emergence of faith-based organizations and companies in social innovation and entrepreneurship.


AMCLI Announces New Class of Fellows
CRCC Newswire
November 2, 2012

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.


Nadia Roumani to present at Diaspora Advocacy seminar in Washington, DC
Diaspora Advocacy Seminar
February 7, 2012

American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute Co-founder and Director Nadia Roumani will be presenting at Voice After Exit: Diaspora Advocacy Seminar on February 15 in Washington, D.C.

The event, seventh in the USAID Diaspora Engagement mini-series, will be held at the QED Group, LLC, from 9-10:30 a.m. The seminar will discuss how diasporas utilize a variety of means to influence governments in their countries of origin and settlement, international organizations, mass media, and potential allies.


CNN features Oklahoma Sharia ban fight led by AMCLI fellow
CNN
January 10, 2012

Muneer Awad, current American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute fellow, is making news for leading a local Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) group against an Oklahoma voter-approved measure barring state judges from considering Islamic and international law in their decisions. CNN recently featured the issue.


CNN features Oklahoma Sharia ban fight led by AMCLI fellow
CNN
January 10, 2012

Muneer Awad, current American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute fellow, is making news for leading a local Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) group against an Oklahoma voter-approved measure barring state judges from considering Islamic and international law in their decisions. CNN recently featured the issue.


The ILM Foundation's Expansion and Service
The Muslim Observer
December 13, 2011

The Muslim Observer featured AMCLI alums Naim Shah, Jr. and Umar Hakim in an article about the ILM Foundation. Shah, who serves as director, and Hakim, who is currently associate director, spoke with the publication about their participation in Community Organizing Residency (COR), an initative of Jewish Funds for Justice.


The ILM Foundation's Expansion and Service
The Muslim Observer
December 13, 2011

The Muslim Observer featured AMCLI alums Naim Shah, Jr. and Umar Hakim in an article about the ILM Foundation. Shah, who serves as director, and Hakim, who is currently associate director, spoke with the publication about their participation in Community Organizing Residency (COR), an initative of Jewish Funds for Justice.


Muslims in America divided on improving image 10 years after 9/11
Religion News Service
August 24, 2011

The Religion News Service quoted American Muslim Leadership Institute director and co-founder Nadia Roumani in a story about the perception of Muslims approaching the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Americans say they now know more about Islam than they did 10 years ago, but the percentage of Americans with favorable views of Islam has dropped from 41 percent to 30 percent in the past five years, according to the Pew Research Center


AMCLI alum's Ramadan fast, running aids orphans
The Daily Herald
August 15, 2011

Afeef, 41, a member of AMCLI's first cohort, started running while fasting last August, raised more than $1,400 to help flood-ravaged Pakistan, and lost 70 pounds. This Ramadan, his goal is to raise $3,000 while running 80 miles in 29 days.

Arab American Association Director Finds Time For It All
New York One
July 26, 2011

NY1, New York City's 24-hour-news channel, featured American Muslim Civil Leadership Institute alumna Linda Sarsour and her recent achievement: Winning a Brooklyn Do-Gooder Award.

Manhattan declares June 12th as Nadia Roumani Appreciation Day
Muslim Consultative Network
June 16, 2011

Nadia Roumani, co-founder and director of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI), received a proclamation from Borough of Manhattan President Scott M. Stringer declaring June 12th as Nadia Roumani Appreciation Day in New York City at the Muslim Consultative Network's Gala (www.mcnny.org) where she was honored by the organization for her outstanding work in civic engagement.

A New Generation of Civic Leaders
USC Dornsife College News, May 26, 2011
Michelle Salzman

A USC Dornsife article featured the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, a CRCC initiative designed to equip young leaders with enhanced civic engagement skills.

USC Program Helps to Train Young Muslim Leaders
Voice of America, February 18, 2011
Mike O'Sullivan

VOA reported on the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute and its efforts to train a new generation of civic leaders. Read the article.

Working to boost social activism among Muslims
Los Angeles Times, January 1, 2011
Nomi Morris

The article features Naim Shah Jr., AMCLI I, and AMCLI's partnership with the Jewish Funds for Justice's Community Organizing Residency. Brie Loskota was also quoted about AMCLI. "We try to get Muslim leaders to think not just about their own community but how their community works in the larger society," she said. Read more.

The emerging American Muslim civic identity
Eboo Patel, Founder and Director, Interfaith Youth Core
Washington Post, "On Faith," July 2, 2010

Patel discusses three current trends that reflect the growth of American Muslim identity through emphasizing civic participation. AMCLI is cited as an example. Read more.

Young Muslim Voices: Taking Back Our Religion
Zeba Iqbal, 2010 AMCLI Fellow
Washington Post, "On Faith," June 4, 2010

"In January, Dr. John Esposito of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, and one of America's foremost authorities and interpreters of Islam, spoke with fellows from the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute about his new book, The Future of Islam. He spoke about Islam's rich tradition of renewal and reform as fundamental to the Islamic worldview." Read more.

Nazia Quazi case encourages Canadian Muslims to speak out
Heba Aly
Christian Science Monitor, May 7, 2010

“I definitely think that there is increased civic engagement,” says Nadia Roumani, director of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, which helps Muslim leaders and non-profit organizations develop the skills to get involved in anything from politics and education to interfaith work. “It’s not pervasive, but there is a critical mass.” Read more.


Emerging Muslim Leaders Create Network Of Support
by Kim Daniels
USC Annenberg NeonTommy Blog, March 2010

"Shahid Buttar defines civic engagement and political activism as his life's purpose. He was in law school at Stanford and on his way to becoming an anti-trust lawyer until September 11 when the trajectory of his life changed dramatically.

Now the executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Buttar sees his role as a leader in the Muslim American community as an inherent part of his commitment to civic engagement. And when the opportunity arose to meet other Muslims invested in the same cause, he seized it with enthusiasm.

In 2009, Buttar - along with 20 other fellows - became one of the first graduates of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, or AMCLI." Read more at USC's NeonTommy Blog.


Boost for Muslim participation in US public life
Arab News, March 23, 2010

"Launched in 2006, AMCLI has been assisting Muslim nonprofit organizations and their leaders to participate in civic engagement to improve the Muslim community’s full participation in American public life." Read more.

Videos

Nadia Roumani appeared in a video about the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, which was held in Washington, D.C. on April 26-27, 2010.

Linda Sarsour, 2008-2009 Fellow
Connecting the Dots: Developing a Cohort of Civic Leaders

Shahid Buttar, 2008-2009 Fellow
Freedom Ain’t Free Yet: The Responsibility of Civic Leadership

Naim Shah, 2008-2009 Fellow
Addressing Social Crises from an Islamic Perspective

Nadia Roumani, AMCLI Co-Founder and Director
Civic Engagement in the American Muslim Community