Orientation
August, 2013
naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational!
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Agenda
Quick Background
Vision, Beliefs & Mission
Accomplishments
Connecti...
naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational!
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Who we are…
§  In 2001 a group of college students in Washington DC found...
naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational!
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What we believe…Collective Advancement.
4
Belief Every Arab in America needs...
naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational!
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What we strive for…Collective Advancement
Our Vision
A prosperous & influen...
naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational!
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The world of NAAP…
NAAP Board of Directors
Washington DC
National Assembly...
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What we’ve done…
§  Through the continued efforts of its volunteers, NAAP...
naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational!
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8
Connect across the National Network!
http://gplus.to/NAAP/NAAPNational
*Vi...
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NAAP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, volunteer based organization dedicated to the development of a prosperous and influential Arab-American community connected through our national network.

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NAAP Orientation

  1. 1. Orientation August, 2013
  2. 2. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 2 Agenda Quick Background Vision, Beliefs & Mission Accomplishments Connecting Nationally National Organization Structure
  3. 3. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 3 Who we are… §  In 2001 a group of college students in Washington DC founded NAAP to provide graduating Arab students with a means to continue their community activism and involvement after graduating §  They sought to channel their energies into community advancement while also developing their skills and networks in the professional arena §  NAAP is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, volunteer-based organization dedicated to strengthening the Arab-American community §  One of the fastest growing Arab-American organizations with chapters developing across the U.S. §  Chapters – Washington DC, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston & Toledo
  4. 4. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! What we believe…Collective Advancement. 4 Belief Every Arab in America needs to connect to advance our community Why? Through our collective contribution we strengthen our individual & community standing in America How? Provide a channel for Arab-Americans to realize their passions and pursue their interests through community involvement Community Orientation Investing in Ourselves Unity in Diversity Principled & Responsible Organizing Inclusiveness Volunteerism Values
  5. 5. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 5 What we strive for…Collective Advancement Our Vision A prosperous & influential Arab-American community connected through our national network Our Mission To connect, organize & empower the Arab-American community Our Goals Promote professional networking and social interaction among Arab- American and Arab professionals in the US and abroad Educate both the Arab-American and non-Arab communities about Arab culture, identity, and concerns Advance the Arab American community by empowering, protecting and promoting its political causes and interests in the US and abroad within all levels of society Support the Arab student movement in the United States Serve society through volunteerism and community service efforts 1 2 3 4 5
  6. 6. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 6 The world of NAAP… NAAP Board of Directors Washington DC National Assembly Representative Chapter Delegates Federation Model NAAP NAAP-Chapters New York Boston Philadelphia Baltimore Chicago Houston San Francisco Bay Area Los Angeles Toledo New Jersey Arab-American Networks TampaDallas Orlando Seattle Austin North Carolina
  7. 7. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 7 What we’ve done… §  Through the continued efforts of its volunteers, NAAP has managed to build a highly respected and deeply motivated organization with a vibrant, contemporary outlook on the problems and promise of the Arab-American community here in the U.S. §  Some of NAAPs notable achievements: National Local §  Educational Panels §  Professional Networking Series §  Cultural, Film & Comedy Festivals §  Community Service Days §  Art exhibitions, book clubs §  GOTV Efforts §  Walk-a-thons (I.e. ING 12k race) §  Language Programs §  National Conferences §  ElFunoun Debke Troupe Tour §  Nat’l Arab-American Community Service Days §  DAWN Campaign (aradawn.org) §  Nat’l Film Maker Competition
  8. 8. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 8 Connect across the National Network! http://gplus.to/NAAP/NAAPNational *Visit National page for local chapter page links http://linkd.in/IienEl http://www.slideshare.net/naap http://www.youtube.com/naapvideo http://www.naaponline.org @NAAPNational

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