IAAB Lend a HAND Fellowship: Sponsored by The HAND Foundation
July 3-10, 2013: Whittier College, Los Angeles, CA
The IAAB Lend a HAND Fellowship program is a joint program created by The HAND Foundation and Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB). Based on the success of IAAB's fellowship program and the HAND Foundation's awards program, both organizations have joined forces to recognize and cultivate a new generation of young Central Asian (Persian-speaking Afghan, Tajik, Uzbek) and Iranian American leaders.
Through the IAAB Lend a HAND fellowship program, young Central Asian and Iranian American leaders will:
As a part of the IAAB Lend a HAND Fellowship Program, participants will receive the necessary training and tools to develop and implement unique programs serving the needs of their local communities. Fellows will develop and implement programming in their local communities that focus on one of the following areas:
Past HAND and IAAB Fellows include:
The IAAB Lend a HAND Fellowship program honors young leaders who have achieved extraordinaryacts of service. Such acts may include community service and social entrepreneurship projects and local leadership and educational projects. Preference will be given to leaders who have demonstrated teamwork and collaboration, had to overcome adversity in order to advance their project, and whose project works toward building tolerance and understanding within their local community.
The IAAB Lend a HAND Fellowship program, inspires, engages, and connects emerging leaders with a unique public service opportunity. Through IAAB Lend a HAND, Central Asian and Iranian American students will have the ability to lead their local communities by developing innovative ideas and implementing public service initiatives. The fellowship programis open to all young Central Asian and Iranian Americans between the ages of 10-22 years old who are already proven leaders within their communities.
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