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Iranian Alliances Across Borders Is Calling For Ambassadors and Youth Ambassadors

Source: Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB)

IAAB is pleased to launch its Ambassador and Youth Ambassador Programs for 2013. IAAB's Ambassadors and Youth Ambassadors are our largest grassroots network in the United States and Canada. If you are interested in applying to become an IAAB Ambassador or Youth Ambassador and working closely with IAAB's staff to further our mission in your local community, please contact IAAB.

IAAB Ambassadors

IAAB Ambassadors are leaders within IAAB's grassroots network. As members of the IAAB community, Ambassadors advance IAAB's mission and commitment to the greater Iranian diaspora community. They work to build IAAB's local presence as spokespeople and local organizers. They empower IAAB's grassroots network to partner with local Iranian and diaspora organizations to build community and advance collaborative initiatives.

While the specific needs of each community will shape the role of their local Ambassador, all Ambassadors also contribute to IAAB's accomplishments by:

  • Engaging and participating in their local Iranian communities
  • Making their local community needs known to IAAB
  • Spreading the word about IAAB's projects
  • Organizing or representing the organization at local community events
  • Taking local action on IAAB or ICAN campaigns

IAAB Ambassadors maintain regular communication with IAAB's staff by email and phone. The frequency of communication depends on the specific role and needs of each Ambassador. Ambassadors are asked to commit at least one year to the position with the option of extending their commitment.

For more information about the Ambassador Program, please see Ambassador Frequently Asked Questions. If interested in participating in the Ambassador program, fill out the 2013 Ambassador Interest Form. Any questions or concerns can be sent to:

Youth Ambassadors

The Youth Ambassador Program was created after the 2011 IAAB Summer Leadership Institute (ISLI) as a way for youth program participants to put the leadership training and development from ISLI to practice in their own respective communities either through independent or IAAB programs. It has since expanded to allow student leaders throughout the country the opportunity to participate as junior staff members for IAAB's own programs as well as complete IAAB approved projects in their own communities with mentorship and support from IAAB Staff members.

Youth Ambassadors represent IAAB in their communities and serve as community liaisons as well as members of the IAAB Campus Action Network (I-CAN). They work with their local community to connect members with IAAB's various programs, and either work with an IAAB staff member on a program or project, or complete their own independent projects consistent with the IAAB mission and vision.

The Youth Ambassador program is great for student leaders who want to further develop leadership skills and gain valuable experiences working with a non-profit organization on various programs or projects they believe will benefit their local, regional, or national community. All program participants are encouraged to be creative with programming initiatives in their own communities and may receive project specific stipends to carry out these programs.

Requirements for becoming a Youth Ambassador:

  • Must currently be a high school or undergraduate student
  • Demonstrate leadership skills through school and/or community involvement
  • Interest in any of IAAB's projects or programs or independent community project proposals

For more information about the Youth Ambassador Program, please see Youth Ambassador Frequently Asked Questions. If interested in participating in the Youth Ambassador program, fill out the 2013 Youth Ambassador Interest Form. Questions or concerns can be sent to:

Currently, IAAB's Youth Ambassadors represent the following states:

  • California (Bay Area; Santa Barbara; Davis; Los Angeles)
  • Washington, DC metro-area
  • Connecticut
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Washington (Vancouver and Seattle)

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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