In exciting news, IMAN’s Executive Director, Rami Nashashibi, was selected to serve as a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Nashashibi’s appointment to the council is a direct result of the collective work that IMAN has done over the past two decades, during which the organization has grown into a nationally recognized model built on alliances across ethnic, socioeconomic and religious lines.
The council brings together leaders and experts from across the country who specialize in faith-based and neighborhood organizations in order to make recommendations to the Obama Administration. Current goals include reducing poverty and inequality, creating more opportunities for all citizens, and adapting policies, programs, and practices that affect the delivery of services by faith-based and community organizations to low-income and other underserved populations.
Driven by the same ideals that have powered IMAN’s work, Nashashibi hopes to not only attract greater attention to the organization’s model and accomplishments, but more importantly shine more light on the issues and causes that IMAN has addressed for nearly 20 years.