2013 Annual Report

The Muslim community is the most civically engaged community in America. You heard me. This community has over the past 50 years raised hundreds of millions of dollars; built buildings; created schools; established free medical clinics, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and organizations for disaster relief abroad and at home; and numerous other efforts to help grow and sustain the world around us.

However, we have limited ourselves because our efforts have mostly focused on the Muslim community. While this was necessary in the past to build a strong infrastructure for the Muslim community in America, it has created a barrier limiting engagement beyond the Muslim American community.

Through the work of Emerge USA we are focusing on changing this by creating our next generation of leaders that will work seamlessly without such barriers.