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American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute

Grant Type: General Operating

Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Organization Overview

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) builds capacity and unlocks the talents of rising generations of American Muslim civic leaders. AMCLI has equipped countless leaders with practical tools for leadership, conflict resolution, storytelling, and more. From their inception, they have created an ecosystem of leaders who are more connected, effective, resilient, and collaborative for a greater collective impact.


As AMCLI enters its fifteenth year in 2021, the initiative is building on its legacy of increasing the capacity and success of Muslim civic leaders from across the United States. AMCLI’s goal is to help Muslim leaders acquire the skills they need to be more effective activists and movement builders in order to create a vibrant and dynamic ecosystem of Muslim nonprofit leaders and public officeholders. To date, 221 individuals have participated in AMCLI: 108 took part in five cohorts of the National Fellowship, and another 113 have participated in five cohorts of the Regional Fellowship, which included gatherings in the Midwest, West Coast, South, and East Coast. In 2021, AMCLI will launch its Advisory Council, using the insights of 22 alumni to explore ways to expand the leadership pathways and strengthen the network. As it continues to reach and support emerging American Muslim leaders through these programs, it is also focusing on infrastructure and capacity needs to fortify the work for years to come.

Year founded: 2008

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Website: https://crcc.usc.edu/events-and-training/amcli/


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