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The One Jamat Mosaic — comprising thousands of individual photos into a single, cohesive work of art — was presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam on the morning of Navroz, March 21, 2018, to commemorate his Diamond Jubilee.
On behalf of the Jamati institutions, we extend our heartfelt mubarakis to the Jamat on the occasion of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam's 62nd year as Imam of the Time. We offer our sincere shukranas for Hazar Imam’s continued benevolent guidance that has led to the unprecedented advancement of the US and global Jamats. 
Over 400 Dallas Jamati members and friends from the larger community volunteered to pack meals on Thanksgiving Day.

“One of the energizing forces that makes a quality civil society possible, of course, is the readiness of its citizens to contribute their talents and energies to the social good. What is required is a profound spirit of voluntary service, a principle cherished in Shia Ismaili culture.” -Mawlana Hazar Imam, Brown University in 2014.

Midwest Ismaili Council leadership and Communications & Publications team with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.

The Chicago Jamatkhana Social Hall was filled with the songs and scriptures of many faiths that came together on November 13, 2018. The annual Thanksgiving service is a longstanding tradition of the Edgewater Community Religious Association (ECRA), an alliance of about 20 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations in the diverse neighborhood in northern Chicago. The celebration is hosted by a different congregation every November, and this year was the first time the local Jamat had hosted since 2012.

AKU nurses Salima Pirani (Dallas) and Amina Huda (California) review patient records during their volunteer shift.
“Thank you again for all you are doing to help staff the shelter. You and all the Aga Khan Council volunteers have been a tremendous help, and I really can’t thank you enough! Your nurses wanted to be here. They came with such open hearts. It was fabulous.” -Monica Soderstrom, Nursing Director for the Butte County Public Health Department, California.
 
Purnur Ilolova, National ITREB Member, and other attendees at the Leadership Training Program.

With the mission of inspiring and empowering new leaders, the inaugural cycle of the Leadership Training Program (LTP) was launched in Houston, in November 2018. Forty participants, selected from across the United States, participated in the training that was organized by the National Council. The program was conducted in partnership with the Canadian National Council, which has been organizing a similar Management Training Program for a number of years.

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