America's Unofficial Ambassadors

We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.

Planting Seeds for Change: Earth Day at the Azrou Center

By Bridget Quinn Bridget Quinn (Semester of Service in Morocco) collaborated with her colleagues at Al Akhawayn University and the Azrou Center to organize an Earth Day celebration for her students! Check … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why Teach? To Lead the Charge Against Poverty.

Teachers work on the front lines to combat poverty, empower disenfranchised peoples, and strengthen communities. AUA seeks Unofficial Ambassadors to fill teaching positions in high-need communities. This is an incredible … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ecotourism: A Path to Dignity in Tajikistan

We have exciting news – The Tajik Community-Based Tourism Association seeks an Unofficial Ambassador to manage communications and outreach for summer 2016. Interested in working in ecotourism? Passionate about human rights and women’s empowerment? Read … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Youth Empowerment in the Muslim World

A demographic change is underway across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Over the last 5 years, the population under age 30 has rapidly increased in Muslim-majority countries, constituting almost … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

One Month In: Reflecting on Impact

By Bridget Quinn It is a Thursday afternoon, and my students are working on directions and prepositions of place.  I have the students working in pairs. Each has an image … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Excitement, Expectations, and Fears

By Bridget Quinn It is almost hard for me to believe that this is happening. I have been begging my parents for as long as I can remember to allow … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ben Orbach in the Huffington Post: “Volunteer to Save the World, Starting at Home”

It’s been a rough week: yet another mass shooting, rampant Islamophobia, and political strife. It’s easy to feel powerless or discouraged. But tomorrow, December 5th, is the UN’S International Volunteer … Continue reading

December 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

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