Leadership Development

We fulfill our mission by recruiting leaders, activating and training our base of supporters, and building and engaging young Arab American leaders through partnering with other entities.  

NNAAC Transformative Leaders Fellowship: a paid leadership development training program that has been developed through the National Network for Arab American Communities. The program is designed for Arab American college students or recent graduates.  Fellows work 16 hours per week at the Arab American Civic Council, and are given opportunities to learn about all aspects of a non-profit organization, including administration, grant writing, fundraising, communications, community engagement, and service delivery, among other things. Fellows also attend the Arab American Leadership Days in D.C. and are  required to participate in regular monthly trainings offered electronically by NNAAC.  Fellows also work on developing a professional development plan during their fellowship, obtaining additional training opportunities, and receiving important professional support for them to achieve their goals.

IMPACT Internship: a paid internship program in partnership with UC Riverside’s Middle Eastern Student Center that aims to enrich students with knowledge and skills that will prepare them for their careers or for future organizing efforts. The interns work 10 hours a week on projects assigned by the AACC team, and attend biweekly meetings which consist of lectures, activities, or mentorship sessions with the UCR team. They also maintain a weekly journal where the intern will reflect on the week’s activities and recount the lessons learned. The student interns are assigned various articles, videos, or assignments which will supplement their learning and support them through their internship.