National Network for Arab American Communities
The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is a consortium of independent Arab American community-based organizations focused on building institutions and developing capacity from the grassroots to the national level. Launched in 2004, NNAAC has grown from 10 Arab American human services organizations to 27 organizations in 11 states whose missions range from meeting the needs of the most vulnerable, to offering high quality art programming. NNAAC builds the capacity of Arab American organizations to serve their communities, develops the next generation of young Arab American leaders serving in non-profit organizations, and inspires communities to engage through volunteerism, civic engagement, and activism. Today, NNAAC has become the leading grassroots Arab American voice on national policy issues impacting the community, and is empowering local communities to organize toward change by leading innovative advocacy campaigns such as Take On Hate, a national grassroots movement challenging prejudice and bigotry facing Arab and Muslim Americans.