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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, International, International Cultural Exchange, International Exchange, Leadership Development, Promotion of International Understanding, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization with international affiliations. Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization that creates and leads transformative cultural exchanges, building friendships that advance mutual understanding and global peace.
The foundation also believes that Cultural Tourism can be a resource for communities seeking locally managed, sustained growth and development. The Foundations''s Youth Assembly at the UN brings dialogue to these issues annually at UN headquarters; the Youth Band for United Nations is a youth empowerment program that works with younger teens on a service through music agenda, worldwide.

Target demographics: promote peace through cultural understanding

Geographic areas served: International arenas, based in the greater New York area

Programs: Cultural Exchanges, Edu-tours and Voluntourism Programs Worldwide, The Youth Assembly at the United Nations, Youth Band for United Nations, The Rythms of One World International Choral Festival

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Former staff

Rating: 5

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation was a unique experience for me. I worked as a Project Co-ordinator of the Youth Assembly that took place in August 2011. Around 1000 youth from 40 different countries of the world participated in the Youth Assembly. A leadership role put me in touch with real-time organizational ability and helped me touch base with many youth from around the world - the important thing being these bonds still carried further no matter where we ended up living in the globe. I place my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Patrick S, Ms. Yin-Chu, Victor and Yanyu and the team of youth, including Mr. Ahmed Alhendawi (first ever envoy of Youth at the UN) who participated whole-heartedly in the Youth Assembly. I owe FAF for this terrific platform and a life-time opportunity. May the good work continue with increasing vigor each year.

1 Mary427

Former staff

Rating: 5

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is a wonderful organization that seeks to empower and involve youths in 21st century global conversations. I had the privilege of interning at the nonprofit organization. I was amazed at the level of professionalism yet humility each staff member demonstrated. Through my internship, I learned how to maneuver in an office setting and learned how to be myself with my peers. And having the support of my supervisors, made the experience very relaxful and enjoyable. I especially enjoyed the surprise lunches, holiday presents and the events FAF organized. I am truly blessed to have had this office, the headquarters of the United Nations Youth Assembly as my first place of work, I wouldn't have had it any other way.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

FAF has brought together some of the brightest minds at the UN, and the supporters alike for a good cause.
Through FAF, I have had the opportunity to come across people that are transforming lives of millions through their organizations, non-profits, research, start-ups and social ventures. The annual Youth Assembly brings together hundreds of young aspiring leaders from all over the world that look up to joining forces with the United Nations to addressing some of our world's pressing issues. This establishment has paved way for hundreds of youth to actualize their dream at the GA hall, where a conglomeration of world leaders are set to address the YA. This experience is priceless to many, and many have gone ahead to sit in panels to talk to the young budding youngsters that come in for the YA in future years. I, myself have gone from a fellow at the YA to a panelist, which gave me an opportunity to address 600 young leaders.
This experience has channeled many people towards me, and I would like to thank FAF for serving me this platform. An excellent organization that is dedicated to bring people together for a good cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Incredible organization! It it hands-down the best way to get to know the United Nations system . I interacted with FAF first as a delegate, and later on staff. I can honestly say both experiences have been incredibly rewarding and looking back I can't think of anything I would have rather done instead.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Participated YA summer 2010 edition and had excellent experience from entire event. Well planned event framework such as main program, activities et al. Staff was extremely easy to approach and everything seemed professionally organized. I've experienced YA as professionally orientated event with solid offering in various up-to-date topics.

Former staff

Rating: 5

I highly recommend working with FAF, especially for any students who are interested in international relations, education, and social justice. The Youth Assembly at the UN will expose young professionals to the pertinent topics in the realm of international relations today, and will inspire them to think about their own passions and how they can make a difference. FAF also has many other initiatives that help expose students and other young professionals to international relations and cultural immersion. As an intern who worked here for a summer, I gained many skills that I still use to this day!

Thomas67

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAF is a fantastic organisation which has organised multiple trips, events and cultural exchanges that I have been very lucky to have been a part of and I cannot wait for the next opportunity I get to experience the amazing programs and opportunities they have to offer.

Erin108

Former staff

Rating: 5

I used to work for this amazing non profit and it has provided me with skills that will help me for the rest of my life. Not only has it helped me, but I've seen the incredible impact it's made on today's youth. They inspire young adults and show them that making a difference in this world is a truly attainable goal.

Former staff

Rating: 5

I worked for FAF as a summer intern in 2014 in preparation for the Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations. It was an incredible experience. The supervisors created a welcome environment in which the interns and staffers were free to collaborate and share ideas and tasks. The actual YA itself was an amazingly fulfilling experience, and I have gained skills from working at FAF that I have transferred to other aspects of my life and career. I cannot say enough good things about the team at FAF!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's was a life changing experience for me as a delegate and afterwards I have given opportunity to work as volunteer photographer, and I believe those opportunities changed my life and I always look forward to help them out to even out the passivity they have given to young people like me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's was a life changing experience for me as a delegate and afterwards I have given opportunity to work as volunteer photographer, and I believe those opportunities changed my life and I always look forward to help them out to even out the passivity they have given to young people like me.

1 Syed Mahmood K.

Former staff

Rating: 5

What an honor to have worked with FAF and served the young people around the globe. Thank you Youth Assembly for reshaping my life. It's the home and school for the future leaders around the globe. Every year they welcome 100s of leaders and youth around the globe to nurture them and inspire them as a global citizen.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended Youth Assembly at UN 2015 winter session.it was one of the best experience of my life. Meet a lot of new people, got connections, Networking across the world. Thank you FAF for such a great event.

Former staff

Rating: 5

I have completed my 5month internship with friendship ambassador and the experience I got from it really worth my whole life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is playing very important part in Youth Development, they have any great initiatives for rising the voice of minorities from around the world. I love their Program Youth Assembly at United Nations.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation does such exceptional exceptional work around programming for youth, bringing them together from around the world. They have given so many young people such special opportunities to connect with each, create change, and find inspiration. There is, also, such an amazing support system from the staff, volunteers, and event fellow attendees.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

FAF have very awesome initiatives, and one is them is youth assembly at United Nations, it's an amazing program where youth from around the world get together and share their experiences, FAF is rising their voices in United Nations. FAF have very talented and hard working team.
They are simply amazing !

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Youth Assembly is an amazing opportunity for youth 16-28. The fact that it's at the UN Headquarters makes it really special, and speakers and presenters were all top-tier.

Estévan M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There's a genuine care for the work that the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation has in what they do and who they service. The international component is so important here especially in understanding the best methods to give the right tools for capacity and skill building to youths ready to change the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation does exceptional work in bringing together young people from different geographical locations, backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities - all under the ideals of the UN Millennium Development Goals and human rights. It harnesses the energy of young leaders to make a difference.

I am lucky to have experienced this by working as Program Coordinator for FAF's well-known Youth Assembly at the UN. At this event, I gained fantastic professional experience, worked with a dedicated and talented team, and engaged in a rigorous program that brought together over 1000 youth from all over the world to the UN.

The Youth Assembly opened up unprecedented opportunities for me, which I am immensely thankful for. There is where I learned, made lifelong friends, and became inspired to take action for international development and human rights. FAF and its project, the Youth Assembly at the UN, have changed my life for the better. This amazing non-profit organization and its Youth Assembly create a ripple effect for positive change by bringing young people together to inspire one another and take action for a better world.