International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

EDUCATION FOR PEACE IN IRAQ CENTER

  • Washington, DC
  • www.epic-usa.org

Mission Statement

The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) works one-on-one with young people and civil society leaders in Iraq to carry out effective programs, monitor the crisis and inform public policy, enhance understanding of Iraq's story, and advocate for peaceful change. EPIC was founded in 1998 by veterans of the Gulf War who believe that youth empowerment and a human security approach can make Iraq safe and prosperous again.

Main Programs

  1. Soccer Salam
  2. Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor
  3. Iraq Matters Podcast
Service Areas

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International

The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) works one-on-one with young people and civil society leaders in Iraq to carry out effective programs, monitor the crisis and inform public policy, enhance understanding of Iraq's story, and advocate for peaceful change.

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer

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Mr Erik Gustafson

Keywords

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iraq, education, photo exhibit, foreign policy, international relations

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Also Known As

EPIC

EIN

52-2223500

 Number

1943993151

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Peace and Security (Q40)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Soccer Salam

Together with the Iraqi Children Foundation, the Goals and Dreams Outreach Foundation, and Karadah Project International, EPIC launched Soccer Salam in 2014. The program is a grassroots effort to deliver emergency humanitarian relief and the joy of play to some of Iraq’s most vulnerable children and families while raising public awareness about their situation. The effort aims to engage college students, soccer enthusiasts, veterans, and other concerned Americans who want to take action and do something about Iraq’s humanitarian emergency. (#SoccerSalam).

Although this campaign is built around soccer – a sport that constitutes both the primary avenue of play for Iraq’s youth, and a chief symbol of national unity that brings Arabs and Kurds, Sunni and Shi’a Muslims, and other parts of the population together – the initiative is primarily focused on supplying goods necessary for survival to some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Quite simply, children and families displaced by ISIS find it difficult to trust others. Soccer serves as our entry point into their lives, helps EPIC earn their trust, address their most critical needs, and eventually make them a part of our family.

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Program 2

Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor

Our free weekly ISHM service led by EPIC Senior Research Fellow Ahmed Ali provides US and Baghdad-based thinktanks, scholars, aid workers, and journalists with updates on the latest security and humanitarian developments affecting millions of Iraqis and other internally displaced persons in Iraq.

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Program 3

Iraq Matters Podcast

The Iraq Matters podcast launched in August 2013 with the intent to educate our stakeholders and the public about impactful individuals and organizations, current events and developments, and cultural themes related to Iraq. In 2015, EPIC shared five episodes of the podcast and re-released one more with additional commentary. The podcast has been downloaded over six thousand times in 2015 and covers topics ranging from the humanitarian crisis facing displaced families to the history and story of Iraq’s Christian communities.

In addition to podcasting via iTunes, Blubrry, and Stitcher, the podcast is now available through Soundcloud.

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International

The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) works one-on-one with young people and civil society leaders in Iraq to carry out effective programs, monitor the crisis and inform public policy, enhance understanding of Iraq's story, and advocate for peaceful change.

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Education for Peace in Iraq Center
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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EDUCATION FOR PEACE IN IRAQ CENTER

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Principal Officer

Mr Erik Gustafson

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Soren Sudhof

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