WASHINGTON, March 28, 2012 – In a highly selective decision process, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) chose UCSB’s chapter of Project Nur for their community service project for this year’s “goal to take action and make a difference in the world.” The chapter’s project locally addresses humanitarian needs by providing canned food and socks for underserved families in the Santa Barbara area, and the chapter also plans to raise $500 per quarter for victims of civil unrest in Egypt.

Students Rose Khouri, Danielle Ortero, Eric Lopez, and Lara Hovsepian will be presenting their plan at the annual meeting for the Clinton Global Initiative from March 31 to April 1, 2012. CGI selected their project because it met the ideals of a “creative commitment idea.” The creativity of this humanitarian initiative comes through the chapter’s efforts to engage various religious institutions in this project in order to create the foundation of an interfaith movement in their local community.

The American Islamic Congress is a civil-rights organization promoting tolerance and the exchange of ideas among Muslims and between other peoples. The 501(c)3 organization leads initiatives around the world and has offices in Washington, Boston, Egypt, Tunisia and Iraq. Visit http://aic.craftedenterprises.com for more additional information.

Project Nur is a student-led initiative of the American Islamic Congress. It includes students from various backgrounds, cultures and faiths to work together on human rights and civil rights initiatives. Visit http://www.projectnur.org for more additional  information.


Contact: Hassan Naveed, Project Nur
Phone: (202) 595-3160
Email: hassan@aicongress.org


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