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Muslim Run Partners with R.A.G.E.

IMAN Hosts Muslim-Jewish Alternative Spring Break Trip

Senator Dick Durbin Visits IMAN

IMAN in Media

CAP LogoIMAN's work and Executive Director, Rami Nashashibi, have been listed as one of 14 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2014 by the Center for American Progress (CAP): "Given its success, IMAN will likely serve as a model of urban faith-based justice activism—regardless of religious tradition—for years to come." Read More

IMAN @ Events

CAIR ChicagoJoin IMAN as we support CAIR-Chicago at its10th Anniversary Gala and Annual Dinner this Saturday, March 15.

CAIR-Chicago Annual Dinner
Saturday, March 15 - 6:00 PM
100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Buy Tickets here

Jobs @ IMAN

Behavioral Health Coordinator is responsible for implementing and administering a comprehensive behavioral health program at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) Health Clinic. Will develop and administer service program protocols, policies and procedures for the behavioral health program. Read More and Apply here

Volunteer @ IMAN

Youth Mentor: IMAN’s Youth and Organizing Department is looking for volunteers to mentor elementary school youth, Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:45pm. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one day a week. Contact Shamar Hemphill (shamar@imancentral.org) or Farhana Arif (farhana@imancentral.org). Read More and Apply here

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An IMAN Update

Muslim Run Partners with R.A.G.E.

By Shamar Hemphill - Youth Director IMAN

Muslim Run - R.A.G.E.IMAN and our community organizing leaders are excited about the impact that our flagship Muslim Run campaign can have in 2014.  This year, we have a new partnership with R.A.G.E. (Residents Association of Greater Englewood), a grassroots organization that is planted in the heart of Englewood. Our partnership with R.A.G.E. allows IMAN to go even deeper with (1) the four corner stores we have been working to transform through relationships between residents and store owners, (2) the transformation of Mali Mart, our key partner store, and (3) working to increase better business practices overall.  With these deepening efforts and new partnerships, Muslim Run continues to move forward in producing a viable solution to the crisis of food deserts and in promoting healthier communities on the South and West Sides. Read More

IMAN Hosts Muslim-Jewish Alternative Spring Break Trip

Alia Bilal - Executive Associate IMAN

Aternate Spring BreakLast week, IMAN hosted a student group from the University of Michigan for a week-long Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to Chicago. The group, called MuJew, is a student-led organization of Muslim and Jewish students who are committed to building meaningful relationships between the two communities on the Ann Arbor campus. Preparations for the ASB trip with IMAN began last winter and, several months later, a robust and diverse agenda was laid out for the group's week in Chicago. Read More

Senator Dick Durbin Visits IMAN

By IMAN Staff

Dick Durbin On Friday, February 21, Senator Dick Durbin, IL’s senior and the nation’s second highest-ranking senator, spent two hours with IMAN, directly engaging its leaders and projects.  Key IMAN allies and leaders from the Multifaith Housing Reclamation Campaign that IMAN led with the Jewish Council of Urban Affairs and the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) were also present for a brief lunch with the Senator before he took a tour of IMAN's various projects. Senator Durbin was moved by the way leaders, residents and clergy from different faith traditions in the area have successfully mobilized to build power and demand change. Read More