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Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder and President of IFYC, Rhodes Scholar, and author.
Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder and President of IFYC, Rhodes Scholar, and author.
Building Bridges through Faith: a Conversation with Interfaith Leaders
Building Bridges through Faith: a Conversation with Interfaith Leaders
27 April 2021

“America changes, we can change America – that is the promise of interfaith work,” Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder, and President of the Interfaith Youth Core.

Hurricane & Flood Preparedness
Hurricane & Flood Preparedness
24 April 2021

Hurricane Season 2021 begins in less than 50 days!

 

I-CERV volunteers at the Orange County vaccination site at the Anaheim Convention Center, on April 2, 2021.
I-CERV volunteers at the Orange County vaccination site at the Anaheim Convention Center, on April 2, 2021.
Southern California Healthcare Professionals Volunteer to Vaccinate the Public
Southern California Healthcare Professionals Volunteer to Vaccinate the Public
22 April 2021

A major undertaking to vaccinate Americans is taking place throughout the country, and volunteers have been eager to step up to the task. As part of an I-CERV initiative, over 25 volunteers partnered with Los Angeles County and Orange County to administer vaccinations to over 500 individuals. The volunteers included registered nurses, physician assistants, and non-clinical volunteers, who assisted with administering the vaccinations, post-vaccine observations, and registration.

Celebration of Service Week.
Celebration of Service Week.
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17 April 2021

Celebration of Service Week April 18-24, 2021

Building a fairer, healthier world is the theme for this year’s World Health Day, recognized annually by the World Health Organization on 7 April.
Building a fairer, healthier world is the theme for this year’s World Health Day, recognized annually by the World Health Organization on 7 April.
Building a fairer, healthier world
Building a fairer, healthier world
7 April 2021

Building a fairer, healthier world is the theme for this year’s World Health Day, recognized annually by the World Health Organization on 7 April.

FOCUS USA: Tornado Preparedness
FOCUS USA: Tornado Preparedness
5 April 2021

Tornadoes are violent and can happen anywhere. In 2020 there were 1,075 tornadoes across the US with the greatest risk in the Central, Southeast, Midwest, Southeast, and Florida regions.

Retirement savings month - Envision your retirement!
Retirement savings month - Envision your retirement!
26 February 2021

The National Economic Planning Board has dedicated February as Retirement Savings Month. Being aware of the importance of saving and taking necessary steps to regularly fund a retirement account is the first step. Informational webinars and knowledge articles will be shared throughout the month to help you start your journey.

Yasmin Walji (center) celebrating Dec 13, 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s birthday and one year of the opening of the Outpatient Department with AKMCK team members.
Yasmin Walji (center) celebrating Dec 13, 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s birthday and one year of the opening of the Outpatient Department with AKMCK team members.
TKN Volunteers Teaching Nurses English in Khorog, Tajikistan
TKN Volunteers Teaching Nurses English in Khorog, Tajikistan
19 February 2021

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” Sir Winston Churchill

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Covid-19’s Impact on the USA Jamat
Covid-19’s Impact on the USA Jamat
17 February 2021

The USA has been particularly, and surprisingly, affected by the pandemic, due in large measure to political tardiness and an unwillingness to confront it early on, as well as a resistance to preventive measures by some segments of the public. As a result, the infection rate and the economic and social consequences of the virus have been significantly higher than would be expected.

Pakistani Consul General, Mr. Abrar Hashmi, tours the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Atlanta.
Pakistani Consul General, Mr. Abrar Hashmi, tours the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Atlanta.
Consul General of Pakistan Shares Perspectives on AKDN and Promotes Pluralism
Consul General of Pakistan Shares Perspectives on AKDN and Promotes Pluralism
9 February 2021

Consul General Abrar Hashmi recently visited the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Atlanta, where he met local leaders from the Ismaili community and toured the Jamatkhana facility. Mr. Hashmi is based at the offices of the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston, with jurisdiction in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

Ismaili Civic USA
Ismaili Civic USA
Ismaili CIVIC USA
4 February 2021

Cal OES Secretary Mark Ghilarducci joins the Aga Khan Development Network and Firoz Verjee, Disaster Risk Management Coordinator, and Shahin Karim, Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA Chair, in signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the AKDN and Cal OES in 2013.
Cal OES Secretary Mark Ghilarducci joins the Aga Khan Development Network and Firoz Verjee, Disaster Risk Management Coordinator, and Shahin Karim, Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA Chair, in signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the AKDN and Cal OES in 2013.
Celebrating FOCUS USA’s 25th Anniversary
Celebrating FOCUS USA’s 25th Anniversary
25 January 2021

The year 2020 marked the 25th anniversary of  Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA (FOCUS USA), with offices in Washington, D.C. Its immediate objective was to support Central Asians emerging from civil instability, socioeconomic insecurity, and those at high risk of being harmed by natural disasters. In the United States, FOCUS has been especially active in strengthening community preparedness and emergency planning as well as providing disaster response and recovery support.

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