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OUR MISSION

At MCN we are dedicated to using civic education and leadership development to shape the public narrative about what it means to be Muslim in America.



YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

MY NYC Program is an after-school program for Muslim and non-Muslim youth. The year-long program teaches students about leadership, organizing, and helps them identify a community problem to solve, helping them build critical leadership skills and connect with the community, educators, parents, and public officials.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

MCN Serves is a community service program that leverages the good will of Muslim community members looking to give back to the community. We do this through our monthly Soup Kitchen, feeding the homeless, Bellevue NICU Luncheons. providing support to parents in need, and yearly Toy Drives and Pack-a-Thons that delivers food and toys to the needy.

CIVIC EDUCATION

MCN informs and educates the Muslim community on their civic duties as citizens and residents of this country – as well as connecting them to resources and tools that will help make their voices heard in society.


Upcoming Events

MCN Serves: Bellevue NICU Luncheon

What: As part of our MCN Serves program, every month MCN visits the NICU to provide a hot dinner to patients. Join us or donate a hot meal!
 Date: September 19, 2019
Contact: Sweta Verma at Sweta@mcnny.org

MCN Serves: Monthly Soup Kitchen

What: Hosted at the Holy Trinity Church on the Upper East Side, MCN volunteers come together on Saturday afternoons to serve the hungry of NYC. Our collaboration with the Church feeds approximately 100 guests a hot fresh meal.
 Date: September 28, 2019
Contact: Sweta Verma at Sweta@mcnny.org

Bridge Program Workshop #2

What: Our yearlong Bridge program will have its’ second session in October! The Bridge program is an opportunity for Muslim youth to network and develop professionally. Learn more in the “our work” tab!
 Date: October 5, 2019
Contact: Shiraz Bheda at shiraz.bheda@mcnny.org

Volunteer with us at New Alternatives for Children

What: MCN is looking for volunteers to join us at New Alternatives for Children. New Alternatives provides innovative high quality services in support of birth, foster, and adoptive families caring primarily for medically complex children. Volunteers will work with children on exciting art projects, enjoy a light meal, and learn more about how they can serve the children of NYC.

To sign up to volunteer, contact Sweta Verma

 Date: November 19, 2019
Contact: Sweta Verma at Sweta@mcnny.org


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Thanks to the Rysensteen Gymnasium for joining us on Oct. 2nd for a Diversity Education workshop all the way from Copenhagen, Denmark to learn about Islam and Muslims in the United States.

We're shaping the narrative one presentation at a time!

#MuslimsinAmerica #DiversityED https://t.co/Cf1EByL4vh
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We're in the news! Check out this article featured in @amNewYork about how we engage youth in our interfaith bridge-building work!
#MusliminAmerica @MuslimNewYorker #Muslimyouth

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We are so proud of our community engagement and youth program manager, Kujegi Camara for being recognized by the @NYCComptroller in celebration of African Heritage Month. Kujegi is a true community leader and activist, passionate about seeing change and progress in her community! https://t.co/8Cq1kmhI2S MCNNY photo

The hate is real! When government intervenes in how Islam should be taught, you know that this is a policy to demonize an entire religion.
That is why MCN's diversity education modules in public schools are so important to ensure that Islam is being portrayed in a truthful way! https://t.co/QHu615Z1P4

Join MCN and our youth activists for the NYC #ClimateStrike today at Foley Square! https://t.co/6vz7kG4X9L MCNNY photo

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