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To become a member, please fill out the short membership form.
Go to: http://www.naaponline.org/become-a-member
Specifically, NAAP’s mission includes the following objectives:
1. Promote professional networking and social interaction among Arab-American and Arab professionals in the US and abroad
2. Educate both the Arab-American and non-Arab communities about Arab culture, identity, and concerns
3. Advance the Arab American community by empowering, protecting and promoting its political causes and interests in the US and abroad within all levels of society
4. Support the Arab student movement in the United States
5. Serve society through volunteerism and community service efforts
We are grounded in the belief that we as Arab-Americans have both the ability and responsibility to ensure the cohesion, advancement and development of our community.
-Our Place in America. Arab-Americans have thrived ever since the first Arab immigrants came to America over one hundred years ago. We have a long history of contributing to society, through science, business, politics, education, the arts and numerous other areas. However, investing in our community’s potential is necessary if Arab-Americans are truly to make a long-term impact – from a professional, cultural and political perspective
-One Voice. Arab-Americans are as diverse as the mother nations we originate from. However, we all share a common cultural heritage and ancestral background. While Arab-Americans are not a homogeneous group, it is critical to unite and work together under this banner of commonality in order to make an impact in America as we are too few to be divided.
-Principled Organizing. If we are to categorize ourselves as part of a common group, we must be responsible to this grouping as individuals and organizers. We are ambassadors of our commonality and our shared issues and aspirations must be represented appropriately and accurately, even when it is unpopular to do so within our broader American society.
-Professionalism. The term “Professionals” in NAAP is not meant as an exclusive title, rather an inclusive one. Whichever field one derives a livelihood from, across all socio-economic levels, one takes pride in his or her commitment to excellence; this is what the word Professional means to NAAP as we commit ourselves to excellence in empowering the Arab-American community.
-Volunteerism. There is so much talent within the Arab-American community based on the diversity of professions in which we are involved. Utilizing this talent for the benefit of our community is critical. By committing to volunteer one’s time, an important step is taken in contr