University of Southern California

CRCC American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute

AMCLI Regional

  • Are you inspired by AMCLI alumni and want to learn how to cultivate your own leadership presence?
  • Do you desire to deepen your work and connect to others on a similar path?

APPLY for an AMCLI Regional

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute launched AMCLI Regional programs in 2014.

These residential retreats are offered regionally and are designed to serve as an overview of the core elements of the AMCLI curriculum. Regional retreats begin Thursday afternoon at 2:00pm and end on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. 

Upcoming regional programs:

  • AMCLI Midwest (held outside of Chicago) October 23-26, 2014
  • AMCLI West Coast (held in Southern California) January 8-11 2015
  • AMCLI South (location tbd) March 26-29, 2015
Past regional programs:

  • AMCLI West Coast (March 2014)
  • AMCLI East Coast (May 2014)
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Meet our Past AMCLI Regional Participants:

AMCLI WEST COAST REGIONAL PARTICIPANTS (2014)

Iyad Afalqa

Irvine, CA

Lead Coordinator of Health Screening Division, Coalition To Preserve Human Dignity (CPHD)

Development Consultant, Sabil Al-Ihsan

 

Omar Ahmed

Upland, CA

President, Impact Southern California

 

Afsha Bawany

Las Vegas, NV

Media Relations Specialist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Irem Choksy

Santa Clara, CA

Executive Board Member, MiNDS

Mental Health Clinician, Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley

 

Youssef Chouhoud

Pasadena, CA

News Editor, MuslimMatters

Teaching Assistant / Doctoral Fellow, University of Southern California

 

Amelah Elamin

Oakland, CA

Community Outreach Coordinator, MU'EED INC

 

Azhar Ghani

Moorpark, CA

Secretary, Board of Directors (and Youth Coordinator), Islamic Center of Conejo Valley

 

Meymuna Hussein-Cattan

Los Angeles, CA

Founder/ Executive Director, The Tiyya Foundation

 

Taneeza Islam

Sioux Falls, SD

Bush Leadership Fellow, Bush Foundation

Attorney, Law Office of Taneeza Islam

 

Faiz Kamal

Chicago, IL

IMAN Leader, Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)

Chicago Muslim Turkey Drive Coordinator, Sabeel Food Pantry

 

Adil Rasheed Khan

Northridge, CA

Board Director, Ehsan Center

Learning Management Systems Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District

 

Sondos Kholoki

Irvine, CA

President, Board of Directors, Islamic Center of Irvine

 

Yusif Lee

San Jacinto, CA

Part-Time Youth Coordinator/ Speaker, Islamic Center of Southern California

Part-Time Youth Coordinator/ Speaker, Burbank Islamic Center

 

Haroon Manjlai

La Verne, CA

Public Affairs Coordinator, CAIR-LA (Council on American Islamic Relations - Greater Los Angeles Chapter)

 

Kursat Ozenc

Mountain View, CA

Design+Creative Lead, Muslim Giving Project

 

Cecilia Peralta

Anaheim, CA

Operations & Development Manager, CAIR-LA

 

Sultan Sharrief

Los Angeles, CA

Programming Coordinator, Islah LA

 

Tarek Shawky

Pasadena, CA

Development Committee Chair, New Horizon School Pasadena

Vice Chair, Northwest Pasadena Commission

 

Na'im Sunday

Los Angeles, CA

Instructor/Community Organizer, Masjid Ibaadillah

 


AMCLI EAST COAST REGIONAL PARTICIPANTS (2014)


Quaiser Abdullah

Philadelphia, PA

COO/Acting Chairman of the Board, Quba Institute

 

Maureen Ahmed

Woodside, NY

Development Associate, Catapult

World Pundit, Policy Mic

 

Sumaiyah Ahmed

New York, NY

Head of Alumni Association at ICNYU, Islamic Center at NYU

 

Laila Alawa

Washington, DC

Founder and Editor, Coming of Faith

Social Media Associate, Unity Productions Foundation

 

Azum Ali

Alexandria, VA

Consultant, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

 

Saima Anjam

Albany, NY

Government Affairs Program Associate, Environmental Advocates of New York

 

Muzna Ansari

Valley Stream, NY

Program Associate, Open Society Foundations

 

Usman Chaudhary

Huntington, NY

Vice President, Masjid Noor Inc

Partner, Asadullah & Chaudhary LLP

 

Zainab Chaudry

Elkridge, MD

Co-Founder/Vice-President transitioning into Executive Director, CAIR-MD

 

Sarah Dar

Eden Prairie, MN

Community Liaison, American Muslim Health Professionals

 

Hesham El-Meligy

Staten Island, NY

Cofounder and North East Director, Muslims for Liberty

Steering Committee Member, Coalition for Muslim School holidays

 

Razi Hashmi

Arlington, VA

Program Analyst/Presidential Management Fellow, Federal Emergency Management Agency/Department of Homeland Security

 

Safia Hussain

New York, NY

Board Secretary, Muslim Consultative Network

Board Treasurer (pending), National Association of Muslim Lawyers

 

Zebiba Jibreel

Arlington, VA

National Volunteer Coordinator, Islamic Relief USA

 

Maryum Khwaja

Howard Beach, NY

Foster Program Specialist, Smile

Co-founder; Psychotherapist, Nasiha Counseling

 

Marcus Lambert

Brooklyn, NY

Chair, Community Life Forward

 

Abed Moiduddin

Chicago, IL

Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Treasurer, Inner-city Muslim Action Network

 

Attia Nasar

Washington, DC

Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State

 

Sarah Sayeed

Paramus, NJ

Board Treasurer, Women In Islam, Inc.

Director of Community Partnerships, Interfaith Center of New York

 

Lauren Schreiber

Greenbelt, MD

Outreach & Events Coordinator, Council on American-Islamic Relations, National Headquarters

Board Member, Islamic Research and Humanitarian Service Center of America

 

Ambereen Shaffie

Washington, DC

Director, A Simple Muslim Wedding

 

Saba Sharif

Reston, VA

Secretary, Board of Directors, Adams Compassionate Healthcare Network

President, Adams Speakers

 

Maryam Sharrieff

Newton Centre, MA

CIRCLE (Center for Interreligious & Communal Leadership Education) Muslim Fellow, Andover Newton Theological Seminary/Hebrew College CIRCLE Program

 

Fazeela Siddiqui

Brooklyn, NY

Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society

 

Yahya Sultan

Bergenfield, NJ

Secretary, Nida Ul Islam