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AAFS Symposium on What it Means to be an Arab American Woman

Arab American Family Services intern Radia Mchabcheb is making strides in the Arab community. As part of her fellowship program, Radia will be hosting a symposium at the University of Illinois at Chicago called Nissa: What Does It Mean to Be an Arab American Woman. Nissa is meant to act as a forum/open space for young Arab American women to come and discuss issues they feel need to be addressed in their community. Often times, Arab American women are being underrepresented as far as social issues, politics, and basic advocacy. Our voice...

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AAFS to Attend Arab American Leadership Days

Arab American Family Services co-founder Nareman Taha will be attending Arab American Leadership Days in Washington D.C. on April 18 – April 20. This year, the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is joining the Arab American Institute (AAI), the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) in the Nation’s capital. This is an opportunity for Arab Americans from across the country to gather and mobilize on the issues that matter most to our...

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AAFS to Attend 2016 Advancing Justice Conference in L.A.

On March 30th and 31st, Arab American Family Services co-founders Nareman Taha and Itedal Shalabi will be taking part in the 2016 Advancing Justice Conference in Los Angeles. Co-hosted by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Advancing Justice Conference is the first and only national conference that focuses on civil rights and social justice in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. AAFS is proud to take part in such an important conference that will give us additional resources on how we...

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AAFS Hosts FAFSA Workshop for Enrolling College Students

On Wednesday, February 10, Arab American Family Services hosted a FAFSA workshop for high school students, preparing to graduate and begin their college education. FAFSA applications are important documents that need to be filled out for financial assistance when enrolling in college. The workshop also discussed grants, loans, work study/student employment and scholarships. Those who attended were able to see first hand, all the opportunities available for them to begin their college education. We would like to thank all those who attended...

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AAFS Annual Cosmic Bowling Night is January 15!

Cosmic Bowling Night is just around the corner! As we look towards a new year and a new beginning with peace and happiness for all, we hope you will join us for a fun time with your family and friends, as well as an opportunity to make new friends. Cosmic Bowling Night will be held on Friday, January 15 at Orland Bowl, 8601 W. 159th St. . Registration begins at 9 a.m. Bowling is open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $30 and include unlimited cosmic bowling games, as well as shoe rental, and dinner. Please note that space is limited....

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AAFS Hosts Candle Light Vigil in Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Arab American Family Services is holding it’s first annual, “Light Up The Night” candle light vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This event is hosted to raise awareness on the epidemic of domestic violence, as well as to show our support and respect to the victims and survivors of domestic violence. The vigil will take place on Friday, October 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the AAFS office (9044 S. Octavia, Bridgeview, IL.) For more information, or to RSVP, please call (708) 945-7600. Please join...

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8th Annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear

DATE: Saturday, October 3, 2015 WHERE: Lake Katherine TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. To Register: Adults (Tickets) https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=79BVEBCXBSSW8 Kids  (Tickets – 10 and Under) https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V2EFWGPGZKE6Y For more information please call us at 708-599-2237. #AAFSBreaksTheSilence AAFS Annual Walk in Faith Not in Fear The Arab American Family Services 8th Annual Walk in Faith not In Fear, to bring attention to the...

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AAFS Hosting Meet and Greet for Big Brothers Big Sisters

As part of the first Arab American chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Arab American Family Services will be hosting a meet and greet on Saturday, August 29 at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St. in Chicago. The event will begin on 9:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. There will be a question and answer section, as well as additional information on the program and it’s benefits. AAFS is always looking for mentors and mentees. Mentees should be between the ages of 9 and 12. Mentors must be 18 and older. For more information, please...

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AAFS to Attend NNAAC Arab American Summit in November

Arab American Family Services is proud to announce that they will be present at the Arab American Summit taking place in Dearborn, MI on Nov. 7 and 8th. The Summit is an opportunity for organizational leaders, community members and youth to participate in a learning environment; discuss important issues impacting the Arab American community and the country as a whole; learn best practices for community impact; and discuss collective solutions as a community. This year’s theme, From Marginalized to Organized, symbolizes the incredible journey...

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