Center For Interfaith Cooperation (CIC)

The CIC  is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is ded­i­cated to build­ing the capac­ity of part­ner­ing orga­ni­za­tions to ful­fill their mis­sions more effectively. The CIC pro­vides a plat­form and sup­port for Cen­tral Indiana’s religious organizations and faith-based ini­tia­tives.  Their mission is “To promote and strengthen the inter­faith move­ment in Cen­tral Indi­ana.”

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI)

ICJI supports MAI’s Cultural Responsiveness to Domestic Violence and Mental Health workshops.

Interfaith Hunger Initiative

The Interfaith Hunger Initiative consists of two dozen faith communities in the Indianapolis area who are working together to help end child and family hunger. They work  to create a system of access to food through pantries in central Indiana (with Gleaners Food Bank) and schools in Kenya (through the Umoja Project), feeding and supporting thousands of children and families.

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

MPAC is an American institution which informs and shapes public opinion and policy by serving as a trusted resource to decision makers in government, media and policy institutions. MPAC is also committed to developing leaders with the purpose of enhancing the political and civic participation of American Muslims.

MPAC has two offices, one located in Los Angeles, CA and one in Washington DC. They have a national board and a national platform. As a national policy advocacy group working for the integration of Muslims into American pluralism, MPAC actively strives to effect policy reforms that uphold core American values and preserve Constitutionally protected freedoms of all Americans.

RISE

RISE works to transform the Muslim American community into an impactful mainstream civic grassroots movement that effectively addresses pertinent issues facing our country at all levels.“Answering the Call of God and Country.”

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  1. To Whom it may Concern,

    My name is Aaron McBride and I am reaching out to you from Chaucie’s Place, a local non-profit committed to preventing youth suicide and child sexual abuse. I am a Prevention and Education Coordinator for Marion County. We are expanding our prevention program, Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children, into Marion County Schools, Community Centers, and After School Programs. This email is to inform you we are currently looking for volunteers,it is our goal to have a diverse volunteer population. We would be very happy to partner with the Muslim Alliance of Indiana by providing your members with volunteer opportunities around the Indianapolis community. Below I have copied a short description of our volunteer recruitment language we have been posting on volunteer recruitment platforms. If you feel this volunteer opportunity is a good fit for the members of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana please feel free to contact me.

    WE NEED YOU!!!!
    Chaucie’s Place, headquartered in Hamilton County, is seeking volunteers to help present Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children™ in Marion, Hamilton, Boone, Madison, Tipton, Hancock and Hendricks Counties. Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children™ is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that teaches elementary school-aged children that their bodies belong to them; they have the right to say “NO!” to unwanted touches from anyone; to tell an adult about any touches that make them uncomfortable; and we assure students that abuse is never, ever their fault. This 30-minute interactive presentation is given in 85 public and private elementary schools, daycares and after-school programs in and around Central Indiana.
    SMART STEPS VOLUNTEER EXPECTATIONS:
    • Commit to a minimum of two presentations a month from September through May;
    • Presentations are typically Monday through Thursday in Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Tipton, Marion, Hendricks and Hancock County schools between 8:30am-11:30am;
    • Provide your own transportation to and from the schools;
    • Complete and pass a Criminal History Background Check;
    • Attend a 1 hour Smart Steps™ Volunteer Training;
    • Attend the 2.5 hour Stewards of Children® training within 6 months after volunteer orientation/training;
    • Represent Chaucie’s Place in a professional and friendly manner, following Chaucie’s Place’s Code of Conduct;
    • Follow the program script during all presentations.
    If you would like to be a volunteer for this amazing program; go to http://chauciesplace.org/volunteer-opportunities and click on the volunteer application, complete and submit the application. Further questions, contact Brady Powers, Director of Programs at [email protected] or call him at 317.759.8008. Thank you for your interest to help prevent child sexual abuse in Central Indiana!

    Thank you for your time! I would be very happy to further this conversation and answer any questions you might have. Thank you again for your time.

  2. Hello,

    I coordinate my church’s (the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis) monthly Share the Plate program in which 1/2 of our plate offerings are designated to a local organization each month. The contributions range between $400-$800 and just depends on attendance during the month. We selected the Muslim Alliance of Indiana for July because we wanted to support your mission and programs.

    Would it be possible for a representative to attend on our services in July to introduce the organization during the service and answer questions during the social hour? Our Sunday services begin at 10:30 am and the Social Hour typically wraps up around noon. We’ve found that organizations which are able to send a representative tend to receive more donations and often are able to make other meaningful connections with our congregation.

    This is the information we’ll be sharing about the Muslim Alliance of Indiana each week:

    http://www.indianamuslims.org/

    The Muslim Alliance of Indiana envisions a future in which thriving and integrated Hoosier Muslims serve their broader communities and the state, and in which they are considered as an indispensable component of Indiana’s political, economic, religious and social fabrics. It also works towards building a broad Hoosier Muslim community that is strong in its diversity, inclusive, and is capable of effective collective action to preserve its civil rights and liberties, along with those of other vulnerable groups.

    Thank you,
    Stacy

  3. Mame Bousso said:

    I am trying to contact Sister Rema about a potential upcoming event that focuses on engaging women from diverse cultures/backgrounds. Please forward my email and message. Shukron

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