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ARAB AMERICAN CIVIC COUNCIL

 791 S. Brookhurst St.
 Anaheim, CA 92804
[P] (626) 3752537
[F] --
www.aaciviccouncil.org
www.refugeeswelcomeguide.org
[email protected]
Rashad Al-Dabbagh
FOUNDED: 2011
INCORPORATED: 2014
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 45-3309117 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

The Arab American Civic Council is a community-based organization that strives to advance the Arab American community by encouraging their civic participation through community organizing, advocacy, public policy, leadership development, cultural outreach, and cultivating partnerships with other communities.

Mission Statement

The Arab American Civic Council is a community-based organization that strives to advance the Arab American community by encouraging their civic participation through community organizing, advocacy, public policy, leadership development, cultural outreach, and cultivating partnerships with other communities.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Projected Revenue $60,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Refugees Welcome

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Overview


Mission Statement

The Arab American Civic Council is a community-based organization that strives to advance the Arab American community by encouraging their civic participation through community organizing, advocacy, public policy, leadership development, cultural outreach, and cultivating partnerships with other communities.

Background Statement

In late 2011, the Arab American Civic Council was founded with the purpose of forming a dynamic grassroots organization that brings together Greater Los Angeles Area Arab Americans to promote civic engagement, build future leaders through youth leadership programs, promote positive image of Arab Americans to the general public, and promote unity among the diverse Arab American communities regardless of their religious or sectarian denominations. There was an absence of an Arab American organization that promotes civic participation in Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area even though there are many Arab American organizations that focus on interests within the Arab American community, such as national sub-groups, regional conflicts, humanitarian issues, and faith-based initiatives . However, these groups do not cohesively link or appeal to the larger and diverse Arab community.



The AACC strives to unify a diverse Arab American community as a cohesive group and advocate for their issues of concern, which are underrepresented in local public dialogue.

Impact Statement

Accomplishments over the past year:
  • Launched the #RefugeesWelcome Guidebook advocacy campaign will seek to leverage collaboration and momentum around supporting refugees with a social media and face to face sensitization and anti-stigmatization campaign that will engage an online audience, interfaith congregations, and diverse community groups and leaders with peace vigils.
  •  joined a coalition of Orange County based organizations to help transform how the city of Anaheim elects its council from at large to district-based election. We hosted a panel discussion to reflect on the council’s decision which came following a grassroots mobilization effort over more than 3 years.
  • Successful implementation of our inaugural Arab American Heritage Gala to highlight our work and celebrate the Arab American Heritage Month in April.
 
Goals for the current year:  
  • Completion of the Refugees Welcome guidebook in both English and Arabic, which seeks to support refugee resettlement by providing a multi-platform, multi-language and hyper local solution that helps refugees navigate and feel at home in Orange County.
  • conduct a voter outreach program to increase the number of Arab American registered voters, educate the community about the importance of voting and the means to be involved in the political process, and educate candidates and elected officials about issues of concern to the Arab-American community.
  • Hire a part time civic engagement coordinator

Needs Statement

  • Raise $25,000 funds to sustain our civic engagement program
  • Recurit 15 volunteers to support our Yalla Vote campaign
  • Raise $10,000 to complete the Refugees Welcome Guidebook
  • Find a permanent office space to conduct our program 
  • Strengthen and develop a better structured board of directors and advisory board

CEO Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

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Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
North Orange County
North Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
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Organization Categories

  1. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Alliances & Advocacy
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Cultural & Ethnic Awareness
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Programs


Refugees Welcome

the Refugees Welcome guide and campaign, which seeks to support refugee resettlement by providing a multi-platform, multi-language and hyper local solution that helps refugees navigate and feel at home in Southern California. By creating a simple, interactive and easy-to-use guide, the #RefugeesWelcome Guidebook project meets refugees where they are and helps make them feel at home and welcomed. The guide will include a print version, a smartphone app, and a website. The #RefugeesWelcome Guidebook advocacy campaign will seek to leverage collaboration and momentum around supporting refugees with a social media and face to face sensitization and anti-stigmatization campaign that will engage an online audience, interfaith congregations, and diverse community groups and leaders with peace vigils.


Budget  $80,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Immigrants' Rights
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Middle Easterner Heritage
Program Short-Term Success  support Syrian refugees resettling in Southern California by shifting the public narrative from fear, exclusion, stigma and dehumanization towards Syrian Refugees to one of inclusion, support, and compassion.
Program Long-Term Success  To support Syrian refugees resettling in Southern California by collaborating with Refugee resettlement agencies and service providers to create a multi-platform  #RefugeesWelcome Guidebook that holds hyperlocal information about resources and services with English and Arabic versions and offer subsequent trainings on the topics.
Program Success Monitored By  surveys, interviews with refugee resettlement agencies and service providers
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Management


CEO/Executive Director Rashad Al-Dabbagh
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CEO Email [email protected]
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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 14
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 0%
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Staff Demographics

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Plans & Policies

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Reporting and Evaluations

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Governance


Board Chair Raad Ghantous
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Iyad Afalqa -- --
Dania Alkhouli -- Voting
Deana Helmy -- --
Mirvette Judeh -- --
Nizar Milbes -- --
Marwan Sbaita -- Voting

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
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Other (if specified): Arab
Gender Female: 3
Male: 4
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Board Information

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Financials


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Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Form 990s

2015 990

2014 990

2013 990 We didn't file in 2013

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IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

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Total Revenue $3,555 -- --
Total Expenses $3,175 -- --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

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Indirect Public Support $0 -- --
Earned Revenue $3,555 -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $0 -- --
Membership Dues $0 -- --
Special Events $0 -- --
Revenue In-Kind $0 -- --
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Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

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Program Expense $3,175 -- --
Administration Expense $0 -- --
Fundraising Expense $0 -- --
Payments to Affiliates $0 -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.12 -- --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% -- --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue nan% -- --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
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Total Assets $389 -- --
Current Assets $389 -- --
Long-Term Liabilities $0 -- --
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Total Net Assets $389 -- --

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are shown together under Foundations and Corporation Contributions.

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