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Golestan Kids Featured in Oakland Tribune

PARSA Community Foundation is delighted to announce that Golestan Kids (Golestan Center for Language Immersion and Cultural Distribution) has been featured on the front page of the Oakland Tribune today (read the article). Golestan Kids is a Persian-language immersion preschool and after-school program based in Berkeley, California. They aim to foster a community of confident and compassionate children who care for and are proud of their Iranian heritage. 


Golestan Center for Language Immersion and Cultural Education opened the doors to its new home on September 2 in the historic Heywood House located at 1808 5th Street, just one block from 4th Street shops and restaurants, in Berkeley California.

What began three years ago as a playgroup among Iranian-American mothers wanting to teach their children their language is known today as the successful language immersion program, Golestan Kids.  Currently serving children ages 18 months and up, Golestan Kids is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help children become confident, caring, and empathetic individuals who are fluent in Farsi/Persian and proud of Iranian culture. (read more)

Golestan Kids


In 2007, PARSA CF made a grant to the school to improve its facilities, expand its student body, and promote it as an established program for families with children that have an interest in Iran, its language, culture and history. PARSA Community Foundation makes grants to promising models such as Golestan Kids that can serve as an inspiration to others in Iranian-American community.


The article, accompanying photos and video can be seen by clicking here.


About PARSA Community Foundation:

PARSA Community Foundation is the first Persian community foundation in the United States and the leading Persian philanthropic institution practicing strategic philanthropy and promoting social entrepreneurship around the globe.  Managing the largest independent endowment fund dedicated to Persian philanthropy, PARSA CF provides tax-advantaged vehicles to donors and makes grants to nonprofit organizations.  PARSA CF provides a platform to enable collaborative giving, philanthropic education and purposeful networking.  The organization is a nonpartisan, nonreligious, and nonprofit, registered as a 501(c) (3) entity in the United States.  PARSA Community Foundation does not make grants in Iran.



PARSA Community Foundation Announces Its 2008 Persian Garden Gala!

Please join us for PARSA CF's 2008 Persian Garden Gala this November 15 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California. It will be a festive evening featuring a performance by Bijan Mortazavi and Master of Ceremonies Dan Ahdoot.

PARSA Community Foundation Persian Garden Gala
November 15, 2008
Westin St. Francis Hotel
San Francisco, California

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