November 16, 2011, Washington, D.C. – Avid Boustani is the Coordinator for CleanTech Los Angeles at the Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Shirin Jamshidi is now a consultant at Booz Allen. Roya Soleimani is now working at the research desk at the Voice of America. Amir Bagherpour is the first Iranian-American graduate of Westpoint. All of them are among the many talented next generation Iranian Americans (Nex Gen) who have benefited from PAAIA’s programs and examples of many others who would be able to do so with your financial support.
Your 100% tax-deductible donation is critical to support NexGen programs such as:
CHIP – Capital Hill Internship Program – placement of college students or recent grades in congressional offices
Mentorship Program – One of PAAIA’s most popular programs, the Mentorship Program matches accomplished Iranian Americans, such as Afshin Molavi, Judge Ashley Tabaddor, Firouz Naderi and Faryar Shirzad, with NexGen members, providing them with one-on-one feedback and career advice.
Educational Webinars – In 2011, PAAIA launched a webinar series, College Admission and You, to help students with SAT/ACT preparation, writing college essays and college selection.
Annual NexGen National Retreat – PAAIA will host an annual program to unite NexGenners for networking and leadership training opportunities. Our 2011 event included hosting the largest group of Iranian Americans to ever visit the White House. Over 100, NexGenners gathered to network and formulate plans for leadership initiatives and civic service.
PAAIA needs your help. Every day, in high schools, colleges, and universities around the country, thousands of young Iranian Americans are being educated to serve as the future leaders of our community and this country. Thousands of other young Iranian American professionals are working hard to climb the ladder of success to serve as the future CEOs, judges, Senators, and owners of successful businesses and organizations in the United States. Many of them cannot reach their full educational and professional potential without your support.
On behalf of the our youth, we ask that you take a few minutes and support this remarkable group of Iranian Americans who have the potential, talent, and enthusiasm to become the future leaders of this country and who could do so with the right resources.
PAAIA NexGen is a national organization aimed at creating a network of highly talented young Iranian American professionals and students, both to support their career development as well as to create a vehicle for them to serve our communities. NexGen is structured under the umbrella of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) and shares its parent organization’s aspiration of community building, image building, and influence building.