Meet Nora Shehadah George of Florida

Posted by Elly Rostoum on April 30, 2020 in Blog

April is Arab American Heritage Month, and this year, we’re recognizing it by sharing a story each week of an Arab American hero on the frontline of community service in the fight against COVID-19. Meet Nora Shehadah George of Florida.

Nora Shehadah George is an American hero.

Nora is an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) registered nurse, with more than 20 years of experience. She is not a stranger to pain.

With her boys out of the house, she put her house on the market earlier this year and decided to become a travel nurse. “I...

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Meet Ahmad Alwan

Posted by Elly Rostoum on April 16, 2020 in Blog

April is Arab American Heritage Month, and this year, we’re recognizing it by sharing a story each week of an Arab American hero on the frontline of community service in the fight against COVID-19. Meet Ahmad Alwan of New York, New York.

Ahmad Alwan is a 20-year old New Yorker. He is an aspiring Pharmacy Technician. In his free time, Ahmad works at Lucky Candy, a convenience store his father, who immigrated to the United States from Yemen, has owned for more than a decade. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in...

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Meet Sirene Abou Chakra

Posted by Elly Rostoum on April 08, 2020 in Blog

April is Arab American Heritage Month, and this year, we’re recognizing it by sharing a story each week of an Arab American hero on the frontline of community service in the fight against COVID-19. Meet Sirene Abou-Chakra of Detroit, Michigan.

What do you think when you hear #DetroitStrong? People. People whose commitment to lifting up others is legendary and whose grit is defined by never, ever giving up in the face of great adversity. That spirit is what so many find inspiring about Detroit and its people, and it is what...

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A Weekend of Arab Xpressions

Posted by Ahmad Abuznaid on February 21, 2020 in Blog

On February 15, 2020, the Yalla, Count Me In! team had the chance to attend Arab Xpressions at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. We engaged community members in conversations about the #2020Census, making sure to educate the diverse crowd of students, families, and community members about our get out the count efforts and the importance of the census, all while passing out cool swag that every attendee loved. In addition to our census conversations, we assisted a student organization with its voter registration efforts using our #YallaVote resources. It was abundantly clear that students are excited about...

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Did Someone Say Free Knafeh?

Posted by on February 21, 2020 in Blog

February is shaping up to be a busy time in Florida. The Arab American Institute's staff & volunteers were busy educating the community here in Florida about two main topics: the importance of the 2020 Census and why Arab Americans must be counted, and making sure everyone registered to vote for the upcoming Presidential Primary Election on March 17. AAI had a presence at two different events in the Jacksonville area recently. The first event was hosted by our amazing Hala's Café on February 15 and featured everyone's favorite dessert: knafeh! The knafeh tasting party was an opportunity for...

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