Western US

Aziza Hassan, Executive Director of NewGround, Muneerah Merchant, President of the Aga Khan Council for the Western United States, and David Tamm, Interfaith Liaison for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Aziza Hassan, Executive Director of NewGround, Muneerah Merchant, President of the Aga Khan Council for the Western United States, and David Tamm, Interfaith Liaison for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Council for the Western United States recognized for Pluralism and Service
Council for the Western United States recognized for Pluralism and Service
15 July 2017

On March 26, 2017, the Aga Khan Council for Western United States was presented with the Trailblazer Award by NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change. 

Consul General of Afghanistan, Abdul Majied Danishyar (center), Lee Hilling, and Dr. Rafiq Dossani, Moderator of the discussion at the University of Southern California.
Consul General of Afghanistan, Abdul Majied Danishyar (center), Lee Hilling, and Dr. Rafiq Dossani, Moderator of the discussion at the University of Southern California.
A Place of Miracles Book Launch in California
A Place of Miracles Book Launch in California
11 July 2017

To celebrate the book’s launch, the Aga Khan Council for the Western United States organized various activities, including a talk by Hilling at Stanford University Medical School’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, and a book launch and reception co-hosted with the City of Fremont and the Afghan Coalition.

 

 

 
Volunteers around the USA engage in various service activities.
Volunteers around the USA engage in various service activities.
Volunteer Appreciation Week Celebrated around the US
Volunteer Appreciation Week Celebrated around the US
11 July 2017

The uniformed volunteers in the community assume added responsibilities year-round, and the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Weekend (VAW) is a way to remember their dedication and to recognize them.

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.

Mark Rothman, First Vice President of the LA Human Relations Commission, President Muneerah Merchant, and Ms. Joumana Silyan-Saba, at the City of Los Angeles Iftar Event.
Mark Rothman, First Vice President of the LA Human Relations Commission, President Muneerah Merchant, and Ms. Joumana Silyan-Saba, at the City of Los Angeles Iftar Event.
Council for the Western United States recognized by the City of Los Angeles
Council for the Western United States recognized by the City of Los Angeles
1 July 2017
"We are proud to honor the Aga Khan Council for the Western United States, for their work to  build a community engagement and to strengthen the fabric that binds all of our diverse communities together."  -Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, at the Iftar hosted by the City of Los Angeles.
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. 
Danial Asaria plays an intense game at a national US chess championship.
Danial Asaria plays an intense game at a national US chess championship.
Developing a child’s mind through the game of chess
Developing a child’s mind through the game of chess
6 June 2011

Research shows that children who play chess cultivate good habits that benefit them academically and socially. Danial Asaria is a young chess champion from California who has won several local and national awards. His parents discuss how teaching their son chess has helped him to sharpen his focus, improved his analytical abilities and develop other important skills.

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