Posted by on August 08, 2013 in Blog
Arab American community activist and public servant Fayrouz Saad is moving on from her position as Civic Engagement Coordinator at the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) and the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), to assume the position of Special Assistant in the Office of the Director for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Saad’s endeavors have been centered on pursuing her Maters Degree in Public Policy as well as campaigning for the Democratic Party. In 2004, she worked as a Field Organizer and Arab-American Liaison on the John Kerry Presidential Campaign both organizing the Arab-American community and getting out the vote.
Following the elections, Saad went on to work for the Michigan State Senate as a Communications Advisor, and then for State Representative Gino Polidori. At the Michigan House, she worked on legislative policy, researched and helped organize the first ever Arab American Heritage Day at the Michigan State Capitol.
At ACCESS and NNAAC, Saad worked on efforts to help organize the Arab American community both locally and nationally encouraging civic participation. She was a leader of the Register, Educate, Vote (REV) for NNAAC and organized Arab-American Advocacy Week in the Nation’s Capitol.
She is now taking another big step in her career to the Department of Homeland Security.
In light of her devotion to her community and continued success, AAI would like congratulate her and wish her well in her future endeavors at the DHS.