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Support Your Community: Start the Fall with IAAB's Latest Fashions

Source: Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB)

Who Needs Fashion Week? Get New Gear and Support a Good Cause

As part of its online fundraiser, IAAB is offering new merchandise to generous supporters as a special thank you.

  • For donations of $100 or more, supporters will receive a Camp Ayandeh 2011 t-shirt.
  • For donations of $250 or more, supporters will receive a tote bag along with a Camp Ayandeh 2011 t-shirt.

Both the t-shirt and tote bag were specially created for IAAB by Afsoon Talai, an up-and-coming designer. Ms. Talai's work has appeared on CNN, InStyle, Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art, as well as for numerous other companies.

 With the help of supporters like you, the past 8 months have been a huge success for the youth in our community.  In this short period of time, IAAB has:

  • developed the largest national network of Iranian American student groups;
  • created the first leadership camp for middle school students;
  • awarded more scholarships than ever for our youth program;
  • initiated a fellowship program to create and mentor leaders;
  • turned the Student Summit into an annual event for college students; and,
  • held the largest Camp Ayandeh to date.

But, in order to continue empowering our community's youth, we need your support. Help us make the upcoming academic year a more fruitful one for Iranian American youth. 

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to IAAB. No amount is too small.

Thank you for your continued support!

About Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) - IAAB is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit volunteer organization with a young, dedicated staff spread across the United States, Europe and Iran.  The mission of the organization is to address issues of the Iranian diaspora community while raising awareness of the Iranian community, promoting leadership, and connecting Iranians across borders. For more information about IAAB, please visit

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A conversation with cofounder Narges Bajoghli - by ARASH KARAMI

"In ten years, we may not even be able to talk about an Iranian community unless we make a concerted effort to educate our youth," Narges Bajoghli, cofounder of Iranian Alliances Across Borders' (IAAB) Camp Ayandeh program, says to me over the phone.

Concern for the future of the Iranian diaspora and fear of complete cultural assimilation is common among the older members of the community. Over the past 30 years, Iranians have brought the culture of their homeland with them to their new host countries and endeavored to maintain their traditions. But the soft-spoken 28-year-old Bajoghli (pictured standing), I've come to find out, is not necessarily as concerned as the elder generation is with the retention of venerable identities and customs. Instead, she appears to have channeled her concern through an inspiring dedication and commitment to what the future of the Iranian diaspora can be. (read more)

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