2018 Helen Abbott Community Service Awards Winners

Posted by Arab American Institute on May 03, 2018 in Blog

The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) is happy to announce the 2018 Helen Abbott Community Service Awards have been awarded to three phenomenal Arab American students: Christina Mitry, Jana Taoube, and Tahani Almujahid. For the past 19 years, AAIF has been awarding exceptional Arab American students for their leadership and dedication to community service. Helen Abbott is remembered for her lifelong commitment to improving the lives of those around her, including building 22 homes for disadvantaged families in her Fort Pierce, Florida area. She was an unwavering supporter of the Arab American Institute Foundation, and made a...

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The Right to Party: The Legacy of One AAIF Scholarship

Posted by Guest on January 24, 2018 in Blog

By Mona Ahmad

Leah Haidar received a 2017 AAIF Helen Abbott Community Service Award for her outstanding youth leadership and community service. Now in college, we caught up with Haidar, getting details on her groundbreaking Party Project and what she’s doing now.

The Party Project

Haidar started the Party Project as part of a Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest award possible for Girl Scouts. Haidar explains, “My troop hosted Halloween parties for...

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