// you're reading...


ADC: Arab American Professionals’ Gateway to DC

When my college advisor told me about the Washington Seminar, I was so excited just thinking about having an internship in Washington DC, where the political sausage is made. Little did I know, my college campus had few internships that I qualified for. It wasn’t likely that I would be offered an internship at one of the many conservative think tanks in the DC area. Besides, what a member of Congress would do with a Palestinian student is beyond me!

After conducting thorough research in the internships’ database, I applied to ADC and hoped for the best. The rules were complicated for non-citizens in order to deter a lot of international students from misusing internships, let alone one that is paid. However, weeks later, I got a call from Marvin, who offered me a paid internship at ADC’s national office. I was thrilled and so was my professor, who feared I may not get an internship at all.

I started working with ADC in January of that year and since that day, I have called DC my home. I have crossed paths with so many young Arab Americans who came to DC to do the same internship. Many of them would stay in the DC area even after the internship was over, working to advance Arab American causes, their interests in the States and beyond. I have met more student interns at ADC than I can count. They all come to DC to be in the capital and for many of them, ADC has served as a gateway to bigger and better things. This organization wants to be the stepping stone for young people of the community. That’s why they accept more than 15 interns a year and bring them to Washington, DC. Maintaining an internship is financially challenging for many students, which is why ADC offers a small stipend to help students cover some of their expenses.

This program is truly one that supports and fosters Arab American leaders. Also, Arab students who have studied in America and come across this program have not only benefited from it, but were given an opportunity to learn their way around a big city. Some stayed in the States and others went home to put their education to good use. ADC’s alumni work in a variety of different segments of societies, from holding government positions to working in business, media, and non-profit organizations.

Unlike many other Arab American organizations, ADC has never been exclusive. Their efforts have always been extended to each and every person in the community. It’s not a private club where few people get to be in the driver’s seat. ADC wants the community to be in the driver seat through its many chapters and diverse makeup that represents all shades of the Arab American community. ADC makes an effort to form personal attachments, the success of which is proven by many former interns who keep connecting with the office that gave them an opportunity to jumpstart their own careers. One particular act of kindness cemented my appreciation for the work of the organization. When ADC was unable to give me a stipend due to my student visa restriction, the president of the organization took me to the grocery store and bought me food with her own money to keep me from “shrinking” as, she called it. This is generosity that few organizations can boast about.

While ADC has seen its fair share of controversies over political matters such as taking a stand or remaining silent on certain issues, most of those disagreements concern foreign affairs. However, Arab Americans can rest assured that on domestic issues, ADC has always been at the forefront of defending the rights of individuals and the greater community. They stood for Arab American rights when it was toxic to do so, they were heard when people were hiding or ashamed of their identity.

So when the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) meets for their convention this summer, make sure to keep an eye out for their bright interns and remember those donors who make it possible for ADC to bring so many talented young people from across the United States to shape their careers and sharpen their leadership skills.

ADC’s annual convention will be held on June 21-24 in Washington DC. For More Information and for registration please visit ADC National Convention
Did you like this? Share it:
Filed Under  , , , , , , ,


208 Responses to “ADC: Arab American Professionals’ Gateway to DC”

  1. Having experience makes fiscal is pretty good stuff.

    Posted by URL | August 29, 2014, 8:01 am
  2. There is a storage area where pool supplies and equipment is kept.

    Remember the price will reflect how much work the rental company has to
    do to set the unit up for you, how frequently it needs to be serviced, the
    amenities that you require, and the length of time you will need the
    rental. Smaller scale leasehold improvements, or remodeling of an existing restaurant will keep the cost on the lower end.

    Posted by oak handrail offset | August 29, 2014, 9:48 pm
  3. With the advancements in technology, events management, and poker chips free shipping that
    is different. Prosi like the way casinos make it happen, the
    ban. I am NOT preaching to you, why not, just over two thousand
    residential suites between floors 7 and a steam-powered passenger train. The most important aspect of gambling: Discipline.

    How to Best Play Casino Craps: The Horn Bet poker
    chips free shipping and Whirl bet is a billionaire in his own. Trump trumpets its” intimate in feel,” said prosecutor Larry Yellin.

    Posted by party poker secret | August 31, 2014, 10:21 am
  4. Really enjoy this fabulous site, terrific content here,
    had been a little sceptical around purchasing a steam shower unit for the home but the content here sorted my mind out,
    incredible many thanks

    Feel free to surf to my webpage: whirlpool steam shower, http://www.youtube.com,

    Posted by www.youtube.com | September 1, 2014, 11:35 am
  5. If you believe this is the case, contact Microsoft and have them verify your Windows 7 key.
    Plus we were asked to leave it for 12 to 16 hours for each bottle to get magnetized
    – and that was with huge magnets of a very high power.
    Right click on No – Changing – Wallpaper, click Modify,
    and change the value to 0.

    Posted by aethericalchemy.com | September 2, 2014, 4:53 pm
  6. Das sind wirklich wunderbare Blogging. Faktoren hier Sie haben einige berührt.
    Jeder Weg, halten Wrinting.
    Hallo Hallo, Ordentlich Post. Es ist a problem zusammen mit Ihrem Website
    in Internet explorer, Macht check das? IE noch dennoch ist der Markt
    Chef und a large Komponente Leute wird weglassen ausgezeichnete schriftlich durch dieses Problem.
    und mit
    Es wird sein Ende von mir Tag, allerdings vor Ende Ich lese diese fantastischen Stück zu
    schreiben bis verbessern wissen Website ‘s Post regelmäßig aktualisiert werden
    Warum Besucher noch use, um Zeitungen zu lesen, wenn in dieser technischen Welt globe existierenden auf Web?
    für Blog, ich Ihnen von
    Hallo Ich bin so dankbar, erfreut Fehler, während ich die Erforschung
    Askjeeve für Blog, ich Ihnen von Welche Has
    Been darüber geschrieben seit Jahren einer langen Zeit.
    Ausgezeichnete Wunderbare Sachen, nur great!

    Posted by autoflowering cannabis samen | September 3, 2014, 4:20 am
  7. All I want to say is, yes! Yes! Yes! You're so right. I want to get behind this so much. You speak with so much authority, so much spirit, I feel as though you've definitely hit the nail on the head. Good job with this.

    Posted by LINK | September 3, 2014, 8:17 am
  8. Never before heard of a steam shower enclosure up until I came across this site, so glad I did so really want one right now and money permitting will
    be owning one in the near future

    Here is my web-site … steam shower reviews (http://forums.msrya.Net/Member.php?u=225401-rx67)

    Posted by http://forums.msrya.Net/Member.php?u=225401-rx67 | September 5, 2014, 2:48 pm
  9. Awesome material! Thanks a lot, dude, for giving this so good material to us. I've just recently completed one of my projects due to the information from this post. Thanks man, once again!

    Posted by LINK HERE | September 8, 2014, 8:49 am
  10. It is really a challenging task to incorporate an organization in Noida owing to costs and other problems.

    Proplarity Pratham is also residential project.
    In-house PR department versus PR agency.

    Posted by allbikroy.com | September 11, 2014, 3:07 pm
  11. Best Music mp3, Vinyls, CD, Electronic Download http://www.0daymusic.org
    http://0daymp3.net Quality music all style, all that helps you gain full access to exclusive

    In fact when someone doesn’t be aware of then its up to other visitors that they will help, so here it happens.

    Posted by 0day mp3 Private FTP | September 14, 2014, 10:57 am
  12. Attractive component to content. I simply stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to claim that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Any way I’ll be subscribing in your feeds and even I fulfillment you
    access consistently quickly.

    Posted by home improvement tv show cast | September 16, 2014, 8:45 pm
  13. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college, and it has same topic with your article. Thanks, great share. litere volumetrice bucuresti

    Posted by cibipublicom | September 18, 2014, 8:01 am
  14. During all the insanity & my second cellphone call, a person named Robert, tried to pass my situation off on the
    phone, by telling me, “I need to speak to the proprietor”.

    AND…Robert…the reason I yelled at your rep on the telephone, is as a result of
    he used unprofessional communication abilities by elevating
    his voice at me & informed me to “be quite” and “shooshing” me.
    SO, actually, it was beyond deserved.

    Posted by 10 Yard Warm Springs GA | September 21, 2014, 1:25 am
  15. Since the admin of this website is working, no question very shortly it
    will be famous, due to its quality contents.

    Look into my web site … pu erh tea weight loss

    Posted by pu erh tea weight loss | September 25, 2014, 1:15 am
  16. Mobile Phone Repairs Perth

    Mobile Fone Care specialise in all sorts of mobile phone repairs Perth. With us, you don’t need to wait the usual 2-6 weeks to have your mobile repaired…If you can’t do without your phone for a second, come and see us! MobileFoneCare offer smart phone and iPhone repairs in Perth that are second to none for reliability, speed, and low cost.

    Posted by jamee | September 25, 2014, 3:44 am
  17. hi!,I love your writing very so much! share we keep
    in touch extra approximately your article on AOL?
    I require a specialist on this house to resolve my problem.
    May be that is you! Looking forward to look you.

    Posted by Amelia F. Efthimiou | September 29, 2014, 1:03 pm
  18. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you
    can be a great author. I will make certain to bookmark your blog and will come back
    later on. I want to encourage you to continue your great work, have a nice holiday weekend!

    Posted by Lorenza F. Matsuda | October 2, 2014, 10:00 pm
  19. Thanks in support of sharing such a fastidious opinion, post
    is nice, thats why i have read it entirely

    Posted by Shaina U. Kahle | October 5, 2014, 5:42 am
  20. First of all I would like to say superb blog!
    I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was curious to find out how you center yourself
    and clear your mind before writing. I have had a hard time
    clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out. I truly
    do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost
    simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints?
    Many thanks!

    Posted by Lilli Z. Dobler | October 5, 2014, 4:20 pm
  21. naturally like your web-site but you have to check the spelling on several of your posts.

    Several of them are rife with spelling problems
    and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth on the other
    hand I will surely come back again.

    Posted by Lasonya U. Worek | October 9, 2014, 3:11 am
  22. If some one needs to be updated with newest technologies after that
    he must be pay a visit this web page and be up to date everyday.

    Posted by Staci Q. Cambia | October 10, 2014, 10:48 pm
  23. Games including hide-and- draw or seek don’t utilise any resource that
    is obvious; rather, their interactivity is explained by the
    environment. When the atmosphere is altered, Games with all the
    same rules may have distinct gameplay. While games tend to
    be seen as an their methods, they are usually explained by their policies.
    Common activities may have by viewing activities, visitors who’re
    entertained just.

    Posted by games for girls free | October 16, 2014, 10:36 pm
  24. Como es un de peleas basta el article, a diferencia de otros juegos japoneses que extensos dialogos en japones.

    Posted by juegos de carros gratis | October 16, 2014, 11:17 pm
  25. Excellent weblog here! Additionally your web site rather a lot up very fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I am getting
    your affiliate link in your host? I desire my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

    Posted by minecraft account generator no surveys 2013 | October 18, 2014, 11:40 pm
  26. What’s up to all, the contents existing at this website are genuinely awesome for people
    experience, well, keep up the good work fellows.

    Posted by dogloveit pet puppy | October 19, 2014, 5:51 am
  27. Do you have any video best fail compilation of all time that?
    I’d like to find out more details., http://goo.gl/78E9MW

    Posted by best fail compilation of all time | October 22, 2014, 9:28 am
  28. Really good job ,awesome work , really liked it thanks for sharing this kind of post !!!! Very well written thank you for the amazingly contexted of this article … http://www.nolimitly.com/2014/10/natural-cure-for

    Posted by Jim Garder | October 23, 2014, 9:33 am
  29. It's really nice information with proper explanation, you've shared here! You are very good at writing as well as in describing the content. http://bloodpressuresolutionreviewkenburge.blogsp

    Posted by Lilian109 | November 15, 2014, 10:07 am
  30. It’s genuinely very complicated in this busy life to listen news on Television, so I only use internet for that purpose, and get the hottest information.

    Posted by version pc De snapchat | November 20, 2014, 8:04 am
  31. Thanks for sharing this valuable information. Actually, I am pretty much impressed with your writing too. You have described this content in a very good way. http://text-the-romance-back-michael-fiore.blogsp

    Posted by Michael45 | November 24, 2014, 9:56 am
  32. Great post full of useful tips! My site is fairly new and I am also having a hard time getting my readers to leave comments. http://www.thefashionlife.gr/search/label/%CE%91%

    Posted by Tatiana35 | November 25, 2014, 12:13 pm
  33. "This is just the information I am finding everywhere. Thanks for your blog, I just subscribe your blog. This is a nice blog. " http://www.thefashionlife.gr/2014/12/tzin-pantelo

    Posted by Eleni391 | November 28, 2014, 2:44 pm
  34. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work. http://hypothyroidismrevolutiontombrimeyer.blogsp

    Posted by Lora3012 | December 7, 2014, 2:26 pm
  35. Keepp this going please, great job!

    Posted by Hair School chicago | December 31, 2014, 1:16 am
  36. What’s up colleagues, how is everything, and what you desire
    to say about this piece of writing, in my view its genuinely amazing
    for me.

    Posted by Erwin | January 3, 2015, 12:05 am
  37. Well this article that ive been waited for therefore long. i want this article to finish my assignment within the faculty, and it has same topic together with your article. Thanks, nice share.

    Posted by Burge | January 8, 2015, 11:17 am
  38. Hi colleagues, pleasant post and nice urging commented here, I amm truly enjoying by these.

    Posted by toyko tips For Your nails | January 9, 2015, 11:40 am
  39. Excellent delivery of post. Thank you very much for sharing.

    Posted by Movies | February 1, 2015, 4:12 am
  40. I’m very happy to find this web site. I wanted to thank you for ones time
    for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely loved every part
    of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to check out new things in your site.

    Posted by Elinor | February 3, 2015, 6:34 pm
  41. Wonderful blog you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any discussion boards that
    cover the same topics talked about here? I’d really like to
    be a part of online community where I can get feed-back from other
    experienced individuals that share the same interest.

    If you have any recommendations, please let me know.

    Posted by jobs.dailymail.co.uk | February 18, 2015, 2:38 am
  42. I am genuinely thankful to the holder of this site who has shared this
    impressive piece of writing at here.

    Posted by pool service scottsdale | February 26, 2015, 9:37 pm
  43. Quelques variétés de cannabis afin de l’extérieur sont faites afin de produire
    un gros taux de rendement de bonne herbe.

    Posted by graines féminisées avis | March 25, 2015, 12:31 pm
  44. Great blog right here! Additionally your site rather a lot up very fast!
    What web host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your associate hyperlink for your host?
    I desire my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

    Posted by Roman coin jewelry | March 29, 2015, 6:46 am
  45. This coverage has been extremely poor.

    Posted by minecraft mod generator rex | March 29, 2015, 1:07 pm
  46. Thanks for some other magnificent post. Where else could anyone get that

    kind of information in such an ideal means of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at

    the search for such information.

    Posted by windsor collection cushion walking | May 12, 2015, 10:03 pm
  47. thanks for your info

    Posted by ponsel terbaru | May 13, 2015, 12:40 am
  48. Excellent!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Freeware | May 22, 2015, 6:33 am
  49. With these tips you can start to see some store cars. Thus, the future buyer sees what they offer, the vehicle status, price, etc.. and becomes a rough idea of what can be depending on what you're willing to pay.

    Posted by Fort Worth | May 25, 2015, 5:32 pm

Post a comment

Connect With Us Ya Hmeer!

resume resume

Recent Posts

Oh the Horror of the Syrian Regime…
September 25, 2012
By Nabil
So, Who’s the Threat to America Again?
August 20, 2012
By Guest
Where Do We Keep Islamophobia?
August 15, 2012
By Shubnum
Lobbying Versus Advocacy
August 1, 2012
By Mehrunisa
On the destruction of Speaker’s Corner
July 17, 2012
By Abubakr
Stateless & Speechless, A Palestinian Regains Speech
July 12, 2012
By Hanitizer
White, Black American groups ‘swap’ summer interns
July 10, 2012
By Guest
The Costs of Stripping
June 25, 2012
By Mehrunisa
Be The Fundamental Pizza of a Man
June 25, 2012
By Guest
In US, They Want Fun, Fun Fun
June 23, 2012
By Sana
I Ain’t Afraid of No Regime
June 15, 2012
By Husam
ADC: Arab American Professionals’ Gateway to DC
June 12, 2012
By Hanitizer
Influence And Freedom
May 23, 2012
By Guest
Will Sacha Baron Cohen Bring His Muslim Bashing To An End?
May 22, 2012
By Hanitizer
On Chafed Oddballs, Siberian Socialites and Missed Opportunities
May 5, 2012
By Guest