ING Classes on Islam; Muslim Youth Certified

On Course with Muslims and Other Faiths

Wednesdays Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 7:30–9:30 p.m. Palo Alto

ING CEO Maha Elgenaidi, Content Director Ameena Jandali and speaker Ismael Nass will lead a six-session course at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center about the religion of Islam and its adherents. Topics include: American Muslims, History of Muslims in the U.S., Contributions of Muslims to Civilization, Women, and Geopolitical Issues Affecting Muslims. The first introductory session will be led by Maha on November 2nd: “Introduction to Islam Through the Lives of American Muslims.”


Certifying Muslim Youth to Supplement Education about Islam at their Schools through the INGYouth Program

“I can’t wait to go out and talk to my classmates to help change stereotypes about Islam and Muslims!” —Student after workshop”

On October 22, ING hosted itsYouth & Parents Workshops and Youth Speakers Training at the Muslim Community Center East Bay. Nearly 30 Bay Area youth attended the all-day training, along with eight of their parents who participated in a corresponding parent workshop. INGYouth Coordinator Ishaq Pathan facilitated the youth workshop, which focused on bullying prevention, Muslim-American identity development and public speaking skills, while ING Content Director Ameena Jandali worked with parents to address common concerns related to student rights and school engagement. After the workshop, one student remarked, “I can’t wait to go out and talk to my classmates about Islam and Muslims and help change stereotypes!”

Look for announcements to the next INGYouth workshops to be held in San Francisco, Philadelphia and Springfield, MA. Visit this page for more information on INGYouth and Parent Workshops, this page for more information on INGYouth Speaker Certification. and this page for INGYouth tools for Muslim Students to use in the classroom. To request an INGYouth workshop in your town, contact INGYouth Coordinator Ishaq Pathan at [email protected] Workshops are free of charge; however, donations to ING are appreciated.