CAMP Chicago June Power Hour: Lead your life, Lead the world.

Date: Jun 27, 2012 19:00:00 to 21:00
Location: The Cheesecake Factory, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077
Ticket Cost: Free for June

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Don't miss CAMP-Chicago's upcoming monthly Power Hour on Wednesday, June 27th. Our speaker for this event will be Arshia Ali-Khan, Director of Business Development and Marketing at the UMMA Center.

Get involved in the conversation. Lead your life, Lead the world. In 2012, there are still hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois that go to bed hungry, adults who are without employment, and children who grow up without any books in their homes. In the past 7 years, the UMMA Center has been transforming the inner cities of Waukegan and North Chicago by bridging the large Social-Economic gap in Lake County. By following transformational leadership principals, the UMMA center has fed, clothed, and educated over 25,000 residents living below the poverty line. As an organization the UMMA Center has demonstrated over a 200% growth rate. Starting with a modest budget of $24,000 and running on volunteers in 2004, to a growing budget of 200K and a paid staff of six employees in 2012.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a transformational leader who taught us how to make the seemingly impossible, possible. Following in His (PBUH) blessed footsteps; the UMMA Center strives to do the same.


Arshia Ali-Khan is a Toronto native and Business Development and Marketing Director at the UMMA Center, a grassroots non-profit organization with a mission to lift people out of poverty, and into living self-sufficient lives.  Arshia Ali-Khan  emigrated from Toronto Canada in 2005. In 2006, she joined the board of the UMMA Center as the Vice President leading the organization in non-profit strategic growth. At that time, she was also the Director of Youth Leadership and Development Programs at the YWCA Lake County. During her tenure at the YWCA Lake County, she spearheaded the development of all youth programming, generated over 80K in grant funding and served over 500 'at-risk' girls between the ages of 9-19 in Lake County, Illinois. 

In 2007, she began working with UMMA in a part time capacity to continue the growth and expansion of UMMA's mission. In April 2012, she assumed a full time role at UMMA as the Director of Business Development & Marketing.

She holds her Honors B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto and is completing her M.A degree in Transformational Leadership, Learning and Coaching. She has over 15 years of experience working in the profit & non-profit sectors. Arshia is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified and has numerous certifications in crisis management, mental health counseling, leadership training and organizational management. Her personal purpose in life is to help as many people as possible build better lives for themselves and their families in the service of Allah (swt) with gratitude.




Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Time: 7:00pm

Location: The Cheesecake Factory, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077

Cost: FREE for June but we do ask attendees to make a small purchase at the restaurant.

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