CAMP Archives

Getting Involved with CAMP

Posted on: Mar 24, 2013 By: editor In:General

If you would like to get involved with CAMP, be it at a National level, a Chapter level or if you'd like CAMP to consider a new Chapter in your city, please complete the CAMP Officer/Volunteer Form and/or please contact us at deputydirector@camp-online.org.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Connecting Muslim Professionals - March 14, 2013

Posted on: Mar 14, 2013 By: editor In:General

The speakers are booked, the networking activities are set, and the guest list is looking awesome. With six years of investing in the success and future potential of the American Muslim community, the CAMP Summit is BACK and better than ever!

It has been described as the Muslim version of the TED Conference: a place to exchange ideas and build a network of people to reach out to for advice and support on the career front. Many of our members have found their professional families at the CAMP Summit, and continued those relationships at local area Chapter events.

Join us next week, on Saturday, March 23rd, for the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals' Sixth Annual Leadership Summit, to see what it's all about. It's time we leverage our network, dream bigger, and achieve more -- not just for ourselves, but our community and its future generations. We have an amazing line-up of speakers and programming, great food, and the support of wonderful financial and community supporters

Executive Director's Message

Posted on: Jan 6, 2013 By: editor In:General

Assalamu Alaikum and on behalf of CAMP, I'd like to wish you a happy new year. I do hope you've had a chance to rest, relax and recharge over the winter break. In this the first newsletter of the year I'd like to introduce you to your CAMP team, but first I am thrilled to announce that details for our Summit have now been finalized - the 6th CAMP Leadership Summit will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal in New Jersey.

"We're all in This Together" - Spotlight on Sami Elmansoury

Posted on: Oct 11, 2012 By: editor In:GeneralSpotlight

In “All American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim,” Sami H. Elmansoury writes of his hero – his maternal grandfather, Mohamed, who moved his family from Egypt to Cocoa Beach, Florida in the 1960s after living through two regional wars. Upon his arrival, Mohamed served as a project engineer with NASA’s Apollo 11 – the spaceflight that got Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon. It’s a story of a major U.S. accomplishment, and a story of an American-Muslim accomplishment that holds a place in U.S. history – a tale Elmansoury had to share.

Connecting Muslim Professionals - October 11, 2012

Posted on: Oct 11, 2012 By: editor In:General

Thanks to YOU, our CAMP chapters raised more than $73,000 for Islamic Relief's humanitarian efforts during our Ramadan iftar dinners. There's still time to donate. Find out how on Islamic Relief's website.  

More than 100 people attended CAMP's panel, The Leadership Mindset, at the ISNA annual convention on September 2. The panel continued to build on leadership iedas that we explored at our Leadership Summit in the spring and we'd like to extend our special thanks to our speakers for an informative panel: Salim Patel, Ibtihaj Muhammad Shireen Zaman and Zeba Iqbal.

Connecting Muslim Professionals - July 10, 2012

Posted on: Jul 10, 2012 By: editor In:General

We hope you're having an enjoyable summer and we wish you blessed month of Ramadan ahead. In this newsletter, you'll find information on upcoming events (don't miss out on CAMP's Annual Dinner Sept. 2, in Washington D.C.) and we're doing something new - we're spotlighting you - the Muslim professional and your accomplishments.

Meet Yvonne Maiffei from "My Halal Kitchen"

Posted on: Jul 7, 2012 By: editor In:General

Yvonne Maffei has been cooking and writing since her pre-teen years. When one of her recipes was published in Cooking Light Magazine, Maffei - who had been teaching Spanish, English language and literature for 10 years - switched careers. She created the popular blog "My Halal Kitchen," and now writes about food, travel and healthy, halal living. Her Facebook page has more than 13,000 fans.  Maffei lives in Chicago and teaches cooking classes, gives lectures on healthy eating, and consults schools on how to source healthy, halal ingredients and create tasty healthy and halal recipes for their school lunches.

Muslim Professional Organizations in America: Finding their Role

Posted on: Apr 1, 2012 By: editor In:General

 by: Imran Eba, Executive Director, CAMP. [This article was originally published in the broadstreettimes.com]

At their core, all minority professional organizations aim to offer their members a supportive environment where they can come together, share knowledge and resources, and empower each other to be the best professional they can be.  Over the past several years, I’ve struggled with the question of if/how this core functionality is impacted if the minority group is made up of Muslim Americans.  As a minority group, Muslim Americans have had to face what feels like a near endless series of challenges and controversies in the last few years ranging from a national debate over the proposed construction of mosques across the country (most notably in lower Manhattan), to criticism over a reality television show and most recently the news of the surveillance of Muslim Americans by the NYPD. 

Finding the answer to this question has been a long and at times uncertain journey, but for one organization, the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals or CAMP (one of the oldest and the largest Muslim professional organizations in the country), this journey has given it a greater sense of purpose than ever before.

Connecting Muslim Professionals - January 31, 2012

Posted on: Jan 31, 2012 By: editor In:General

While likely a distant memory by now I do hope you all had an opportunity to rest, relax and recharge over the winter break.  I know we all lead busy lives and I just wanted to take a few minutes to update you on some of the key CAMP happenings including: (1) our Leadership Summit to be held on April 21st (2) our Member Survey, and (3) an introduction to your new CAMP team.

Connecting Muslim Professionals - December 19, 2011

Posted on: Dec 19, 2011 By: editor In:General
 

I hope that this message finds you all well! This will be our last message of 2011 and we have some important announcements to share with you.

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