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Democracy, Organizing and Islam

Metro Industrial Areas Foundation

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2007–August 31, 2008
  • Location Rego Park, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus Chicago

About this grant

This grant will provide support to Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, Inc., to lead and supervise a project in Chicago and other cities where Muslim leadership in community organizing is being developed. This effort is expected to contribute to the development of the Industrial Areas Foundation affiliates as well as to the growth and development of the participating Islamic institutions. Metro Industrial Areas Foundation will organize a conference during 2008 to gather the leaders and organizers working with the participating Islamic institutions for the purposes of refining and testing a curriculum of training, expanding the recruitment of a new generation of Muslim and other organizers committed to working in a multifaith environment, and disseminating the lessons learned from this organizing experience.