What We Do

Connecting Communities, Creating New Spaces for Engagement

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What We Do


MCN’s programs promote informed participation in civil society and the democratic process through Civic Education, Leadership Development and Diversity Education.


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Civic Education

MCN holds monthly Civic Education Workshops that promote civic engagement and give participants the tools to engage with issues facing communities in our society.

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  • Womens Self Defense and Empowerment
  • How to Influence Change in Local and City Government
  • Know your Rights
  • How to be a Green Citizen
  • Combating Bullying in Public Schools
  • What is a “Muslim” Issue Series I, II and III
  • Faith and Policy Organizing

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  • A Monthly Soup Kitchen
  • Various Toy Drives for Eid-al-Adha
  • Thanksgiving Pack-a-thon
  • Annual Ramadan Food Pack-a-thon

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Leadership Development

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Youth Leadership Development

Muslim Youth NYC (MY NYC) empowers the next generation of leaders by providing them with the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills, such as root cause analysis, community organizing and conflict resolution; develop their confidence and identity as leaders; and initiate social justice projects of their choosing to address issues of importance to them. The after school program takes place in an interactive hands-on environment during the academic year. Students of all faiths and backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the program.

The MY NYC Bridge youth mentorship program connects college and high school students to positive role models within the broader Muslim Community who are making an impact in their professional fields. The mentorship format has proven to be of critical importance for encouraging youth to explore potential career paths, boost their confidence and self-esteem, and understand how they can positively contribute to their communities. Email Shiraz Bheda at shiraz.bheda@mcnny.calliope.consulting to learn more about becoming a mentor or mentee.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″]


Diversity Education

MCN facilitates presentations that educate all New Yorkers about the different aspects of diversity within, and outside of, the Muslim faith. These workshops  increase tolerance and a foster a better understanding of the unique mosaic that is our society, ultimately making us a stronger city and nation.  MCN believes that positive perceptions of diversity, are essential to produce civically engaged citizens who will be educated, respectful and tolerant in their actions.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Our Presentations Include:

  • Understanding Islam and the Muslim American Experience
  • Inclusive Learning: Your Muslim American Students
  • Muslim Contributions to American History.

To schedule a presentation, contact Kujegi Camara at Kujegi@mccny.org for more information.

MCN is proud of its reputation for being the premier Muslim organization for interfaith dialogue and collaboration in New York City. Our programs are designed to be inclusive and facilitate community building between sects, racial, and ethnic groups, such as our Sunni – Shia dialogues and community education workshops about the role of African American Muslims in the history of the United States.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]