Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Council On American Islamic Relations Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • pa.cair.com

Mission Statement

CAIR-PA is a non-profit organization with the vision to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding, for and among all Americans.
 
Our mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Main Programs

  1. Civil Rights Advocacy
  2. Youth Program
  3. Media Engagement and Production
  4. Education and Dialogue Events
  5. Coalition Building & Government Engagement
Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

Serving primarily the following counties in Eastern Pennsylvania:  
 
Monroe, Carbon, Schuykill, Dauphin, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia.

ruling year

2006

Executive Director

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Mr. Jacob Bender

Keywords

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Also Known As

Council on American-Islamic Relations Philadelphia

EIN

54-2174614

 Number

1949212841

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our immediate focus is to help resolve the two greatest civic challenges facing the American Muslim community: those of stereotypes, propaganda and misinformation, and the consequences of those stereotypes, such as discrimination, profiling and disempowerment.
 
Our programs and services fall into these major areas of focus: Civil Rights – We respond to individual cases of religious discrimination through mediation, litigation and other advocacy channels. We also challenge policies of disparate impact and profiling.
 Media Engagement – By being available to media at all times, producing our own media, and offering an assertive, confident American Muslim perspective, we challenge stereotypes by creating our own narrative.
 Education and Dialogue – We offer presentations, seminars, workshops and special events on Islam, Muslims, civic engagement and various topics to interfaith partners, public and private organizations, schools and houses of worship.
 Youth – We conduct a year-round Muslim Youth Leadership Program for American Muslim high school students.
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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Civil Rights Advocacy

American Muslims must be treated fairly and equally in employment,
education, travel, with law enforcement, government and in all facets of public
life.  Without fairness and justice, there is no true citizenshilitigation and other advocacy channels. We also challenge policies of disparate
impact and profiling.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$120,000.00

Program 2

Youth Program

A better American Muslim experience requires the promise of a better
future.  The youth are our future, and they must be equipped with
confidence and empowered with knowledge.  CAIR-PA conducts a year-round
Muslim Youth Leadership Program for Muslim high school students to proactively
address these needs.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$45,000.00

Program 3

Media Engagement and Production

We must speak and be a part of the public discourse.  Only by being
at the table can we challenge stereotypes, dispel myths and promote positive
self-representation.  CAIR-PA assists journalists covering Islam and
Muslims, monitors local media, responds to numerous interview requests and
drives stories and opinions that reflect a confident, assertive American Muslim
perspective.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 4

Education and Dialogue Events

CAIR-PA helps enhance understanding of Islam through relentless
outreach, presentations, courses and conversations with everyday
Americans.  Mutual understanding between Americans of all faiths is
essential for healthier public sentiments towards Islam and Muslims. 
CAIR-PA gives presentations at houses of worship, universities, libraries and
other public venues on a consistent basis.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 5

Coalition Building & Government Engagement

Without allies and partners, none of our work could be
accomplished.  CAIR-PA is part of an extensive network of interfaith,
secular, government, legal and civil rights organizations and often serves as a
nexus between the Muslim community and these entities.  CAIR-PA cosponsors
conferences, dialogue forums, and government meetings and participates in
campaigns undertaken by our partners.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$25,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Serving primarily the following counties in Eastern Pennsylvania:  
 
Monroe, Carbon, Schuykill, Dauphin, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia.

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COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIO
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Council On American Islamic Relations Pennsylvania

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Jacob Bender

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Iftekhar Hussain

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