Mission: To protect civil rights and liberties, encourage dialouge and understanding of islam and to empower american muslims by building coalitions to promote justice and mutual understanding.
Programs: Objectives: to fulfill our mission and goalsachievements during the year:in 2014, the council on american islamic relations, arizona chapter continued its work in the areas of providing resources and education materials for our local community. Our organization was able to achieve these goals through a variety of channels, such as providing trainings, educational seminars, conferences, and legal resources free of charge. In 2014, we staffed our position of civil rights coordinator which is a full-time role, filled by a bar-certified attorney in the state of arizona. This individual was able to provide free legal resources to local community members, while providing in depth training to local community organizations, student groups and interfaith groups. At the end of 2014, we added a 2nd employee our outreach coordinator, who specializes in community outreach and providing training materials. Having these two roles working in tandem will help us continue to improve our outreach efforts and ultimately achieve the goals of our organization. Looking forward to 2015, cair-az is poised to continue this growth. We will do this by creating internship opportunities for students attending local universities, looking to broaden their skills in the nonprofit world. We will also work closely with a growing base of volunteers and engage new communities locally, and in the interfaith sector. A focus on the materials we provide to our community will also be emphasized, as we aim to produce high quality data that will educate and empower our community members.