• Syrian Americans: A Patriotic Community Hiding in Plain Sight A little history is in order. Syrian immigrant families began coming to America in 1879—starting with the Arbeely family from Damascus—and their numbers continued to grow until the Immigration Act of 1924 effectively shut the door.  These early...
  • Students Earn Scholarships for Study in the U.S. Nine students — seven from Lebanon and one each from Egypt and Tunisia — were placed through the DKSSF, an AMIDEAST initiative that assists highly qualified Arab students who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in the United States but lack the...
  • AMIDEAST Adds Hope Fund Program AMIDEAST now takes on the added task of applying on behalf of qualified students for admission and scholarships and meeting their remaining financial needs. The Hope Fund Program, in fact, uses the same formula as the Diana Kamal Scholarship Search...
  • Testing Supports EU Youth Project The EU’s Economic and Social Fund for Development (ESFD) seeks to change that. At a new training center funded by a grant administered by the ESFD’s Community Development Unit, youth have a chance to improve their English skills and take the TOEIC...
  • Supporting SME Development in Oman Al Hoqani was one of the first graduates of Al Wathbah Academy, formed by Bank Muscat in order to support the training and development of Oman’s small and medium enterprise (SME) community.  In April, his class of 11 men and one woman — all...
  • Youth Take on Challenges in Yemen Abyan is a rural governorate of Yemen that is still recovering from the conflict of 2011–2012 that damaged homes, livelihoods, businesses, schools and youth centers. One of Yemen’s leading producers of fruits and vegetables, Abyan is representative...
  • Breaking Gender Barriers to Employment Initial training rounds of Skills for Success®—Employability Skills for Women, an initiative implemented by AMIDEAST in partnership with the Union for the Mediterranean, ended in January in Jordan and Morocco. A total of 180 women completed the...
  • Women Succeeding as Entrepreneurs In 2014, AWEP was offered in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Morocco. This year, AWEP training rounds are taking place in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Morocco. The results are paying off!  Here are just a few of the stories of these impressive women....

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