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I-CERV volunteers organizing and bagging donated clothing items at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
I-CERV volunteers organizing and bagging donated clothing items at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Texas Experiences Historic Storm: Jamat is Safe
Texas Experiences Historic Storm: Jamat is Safe
4 September 2017

"With just a phone call, they reached us and took my family safely. 'Thank you,' is too small an expression for these great hands of help. I am really proud to be a part of this community. Thanks." Dr. Lakshmi Puppala, who was rescued from her home in Houston, by an Ismaili volunteer.

Dr. Mirza Kajani, Chairperson, Aga Khan Health Board for USA, and Greg Szekeres, Deputy Director of UCLA's Center for World Health, exchange documents recording the MOU between Aga Khan Health Service/Aga Khan University and UCLA's School of Medicine.
Dr. Mirza Kajani, Chairperson, Aga Khan Health Board for USA, and Greg Szekeres, Deputy Director of UCLA's Center for World Health, exchange documents recording the MOU between Aga Khan Health Service/Aga Khan University and UCLA's School of Medicine.
Memorandum of Understanding between UCLA, Aga Khan University, and Aga Khan Health Services
Memorandum of Understanding between UCLA, Aga Khan University, and Aga Khan Health Services
17 August 2017
The Aga Khan Development Network is delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of California, Los Angeles' David Geffen School of Medicine for intellectual stimulation and support in establishing world class standards of healthcare across AKDN institutions in East Africa.  
Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos delivering the Keynote Address at the Eid Celebration on Saturday, July 8​,​ 2017​,​ at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center.
Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos delivering the Keynote Address at the Eid Celebration on Saturday, July 8​,​ 2017​,​ at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center.
Eid Luncheon Hosted by the Council for the Southwestern United States
Eid Luncheon Hosted by the Council for the Southwestern United States
11 July 2017

Celebrating the culmination of Ramadan, the Ismaili Muslim community hosted a community Eid Luncheon, attended by various dignitaries, elected and appointed officials, representatives of consulates, and service and civic professionals.  

The One Jamat Celebration Dance brought together families and friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The One Jamat Celebration Dance brought together families and friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Behind the Scenes: The Diamond Jubilee USA One Jamat Celebration Dance
Behind the Scenes: The Diamond Jubilee USA One Jamat Celebration Dance
11 July 2017

Learn about how the Diamond Jubilee USA One Jamat Celebration Dance was conceived and choreographed.

From Left: Lubna Chatoor, Zehra Hooda, and Karishma Malik enjoy a moment reading with children at Alpha House, a Tampa, FL homeless shelter.
From Left: Lubna Chatoor, Zehra Hooda, and Karishma Malik enjoy a moment reading with children at Alpha House, a Tampa, FL homeless shelter.
Leaving the World Better than We Found It
Leaving the World Better than We Found It
2 July 2017

Mawlana Hazar Imam has worked tirelessly to eliminate poverty in the poorest regions of the world and emphasized the ethic of Islam - that is, to live the faith through one’s actions in service to their community.

Jamati members participate in a marathon together in Richmond, Virginia
Jamati members participate in a marathon together in Richmond, Virginia
Journey for Health encourages better lifestyles
Journey for Health encourages better lifestyles
1 July 2017

As a result of physical inactivity, poor eating habits, and other demographic and social factors, men and women, now more than ever, are almost equally susceptible to slow progressing, chronic illnesses known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

AKM Director, Henry Kim, addresses the delegation about the museum’s objectives as a place of understanding and harmony among all peoples
AKM Director, Henry Kim, addresses the delegation about the museum’s objectives as a place of understanding and harmony among all peoples
USA Delegation visits the Aga Khan Museum
USA Delegation visits the Aga Khan Museum
1 July 2017
"One of the most extraordinary four days I can remember, filled with beauty, inspiration and communion with like-minded friends and colleagues." This is how Justin Jampol of The Wende Museum, Culver City, California, referred to his visit with a group of 15 individuals to the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, and the Aga Khan Museum, at the end of March 2017. 
Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism, John McNee, speaking at the Foreign Policy Association Medal dinner on behalf of Mawlana Hazar Imam
Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism, John McNee, speaking at the Foreign Policy Association Medal dinner on behalf of Mawlana Hazar Imam
Mawlana Hazar Imam is conferred with Foreign Policy Association’s President’s Award
Mawlana Hazar Imam is conferred with Foreign Policy Association’s President’s Award
1 July 2017
“Diversity in society is a fact, but pluralism is a deliberate choice - by governments, by civil society organisations like the Foreign Policy Association, by communities and by individuals, to accommodate and value diversity in society.” -John McNee Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Foreign Policy Association Dinner, New York, May 3, 2017.
The Plano Mayoral candidates ready to start the forum discussions at Plano Jamatkhana.
The Plano Mayoral candidates ready to start the forum discussions at Plano Jamatkhana.
Mayoral Forum held at Ismaili Jamatkhana, Plano
Mayoral Forum held at Ismaili Jamatkhana, Plano
27 June 2017
Over 150 residents of Plano attended the Mayoral forum on April 22, 2017 at the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Plano. It was moderated by well-known host of the Morning Edition show, Sam Baker, and streamed live by KERA, the Dallas NPR affiliate, reaching more than two thousand people on Facebook Live.
 
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