ACC 2018-2019 Scholarship
The The Arab American Cultural and Community Center
is pleased to announce the annual College
Scholarship Program for Arab American students who
seek or currently attend a College or University.
The application period will run from Wednesday,
September 19th, 2018 to Thursday, November 15th,
To apply for The Arab-American Cultural & Community
Center Scholarship Program, please submit the
following items in a neat package in a clear binder
in the order:
1. Complete the attached application form. Must be
enrolled in accredited Senior High School, College,
or University. And of Arabic origins.
2. Submit prove of enrollment in accredited Senior
High School, College, or University in USA.
3. Submit two letters of recommendation from either
your teachers and/or employers. These should state
how long you have been acquainted, what the nature
of the relationship is, comments about your
character and abilities, and any other information
you would like the committee to consider.
4. Prepare and attach an essay of at least 500 words
(typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, no more than
two pages long), describing your career goals, your
reasons for choosing these goals and what you have
done thus far to prepare yourself and how you hope
to give back to your community one day. Please state
any previous volunteer work for the ACC or any other
5. Attach an official transcript of your grades from
your high school and college (if you have begun
6. A Signed commitment pledge to volunteer for the
Arab American Center in Houston for at least 10
hours during the semester in which the scholarship
Mail or bring in your packet to:
The Arab-American Cultural & Community Center
10555 Stancliff Road
Houston, TX 77099
Attn: Scholarship Program
Application Submissions Deadline: Package must
be received by November 15th, 2018.
Scholarship recipient will be notified starting
December 20th, 2018.
Scholarship will be paid into 2 payments. Last
payment made after the volunteering hours have been
completed to satisfaction.
Click here to download ACC Scholarship Application
For more information, please email:
Call for ACC Board of Directors Applicants
The deadline to submit
applications is Wednesday October 31st, 2018 by
The Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC)
is inviting applicants from the community for Board
of Directors positions (Board of Directors serve
The ACC is a non-profit, non-political and
non-religious organization with the sole purpose to
promote the Arab Culture; to serve members of the
Arab American community; and to build bridges of
communications and greater understanding of the Arab
Culture amongst the Houston community at large.
Potential candidates must be at least 21 years of
age, possess professional qualifications, and be in
good standing with the community at large.
In order to be considered for Board membership,
please email ACC President, at
email@example.com and include the
following required documents:
1) a letter of interest outlining why you wish to be
on the Board and how you will be contributing to the
community. (If you have prior experience with
Non-Profit Organizations, please make sure to
indicate it as well)
2) a professional resume/CV
3) the names and contact information for three
**To learn more about the Board of Director's duties
and expectations, please click
**Please subject your email with "Application to ACC
October 26, 2018 -
Being Muslim: Reflections from an
Dr. Asad Tarsin's book "Being Muslim - A Practical
Guide" has become a crucial addition to every
American-Muslim's library. It serves as a great
introduction to the beliefs and practices of Islam
and focuses on practical and important topics that
can help new and old Muslims better understand and
Join us for a special event as we introduce you to
Dr Tarsin and learn about his own journey in writing
this book and the stories he has accumulated along
"Being Muslim: A Practical Guide is a necessary
reading for all young readers to understand their
faith." - Imam Zaid Shakir
"A concise, useful, and accurate manual of core
knowledge that every Muslim should know" - Shaykh
English and Spanish copies of the book will be
available for purchase and signature.
Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Ibrahim Islamic Center, 5215 Almeda Rd.,
DR. ASAD TARSIN has been designing Islamic
educational programs and teaching the basics of
Islam for more than a decade. After completing his
bachelor's degree in Islamic studies at the
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he continued
his study of Islamic theology, sacred law,
philosophy and spirituality with some of the
country’s most prominent Muslim scholars including
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Dr. Sherman Jackson, among
He has served as the curriculum director for the
Deen Intensive Foundation for the last ten years and
has a particular interest in creating sustainable
models of education for new and returning Muslims.
He lectures and teaches courses on Islam across the
country. Being Muslim: A Practical Guide is his
first published work. He is an emergency physician
by training and lives in California with his wife
and three children.
here for more information.
October 27, 2018 -
Im Hussein & Ajyal Theatrical Group: Double Trouble
For more information, visit
November 4, 2018 -
Justice for Israel-Palestine with Rabbi Arik Ascherman
Arik Ascherman has dedicated his life to upholding the
Jewish tradition of universal human rights, fighting
alongside Palestinians and Israelis alike. After leading
“Rabbis For Human Rights” for 21 years, Rabbi Ascherman
recently founded “Torat Tzedek-Torah of Justice.”
Rabbi Ascherman will introduce Torat Tzedek and speak about
his work to prevent the destruction of Negev Bedouin
villages and the villages of Khan Al Akhar and Susya in the
West Bank. He will also reflect more broadly on the
structure of power in Israel and
whether Israel can still be called a democracy.
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Fireside Room, First Unitarian-Universalist
Church, 5200 Fannin St., Houston 77004
A $5 lunch is available at the church from 11:30 a.m. to
November 10, 2018 -
Al Mashriq Levant Cultural Night at the ACC
A Family Cultural Event - Join us to discover the History,
Traditions, Artifacts, Music and Food of the Levant: Syria,
Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan
Embark with us on a virtual visit of the Mashriq region and
its rich culture through an Exhibit of traditional items,
various artifacts, clothing, books, and more from the region
• Taste the Delicious traditional dishes & food from the
region catered by Fadi's Mediterranean Grill
• Dessert catered by Suzie's Pastry
• Music and dance entertainment
• Dabka Perfomance by Jerusalem Dabka Group
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555
Stancliff Rd., Houston, 77099
Check-in: 6:00 p.m.
Mashriq Region Cultural Exhibition: 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Dinner Buffet Opens at 7:30 p.m. sharp
Adults Early Bird Special: $18 (until Monday October 29th)
Adults Regular Price: $22 (after October 29)
Kids: $8 (ages 3 to 11 years old)- Sibblings $5 thereafter
Children under 12 will be in a separate room with a
babysitter, no exception. We cannot take kids under 3 years
Babysitting, Fun Activities, Movie, and Pizza/drinks are all
included in the Children ticket
Please note: All Tickets are Non refundable (click
here to buy tickets)
Attendance is limited to 200 seats.
All tickets need to be booked online and ahead of the event.
There will be no at the door sales.
Ticket sales will close at the latest on Monday November 5th
by Midnight or whenever we are sold out, whichever comes
November 10-11, 2018 -
Islamic Arts Festival
Come and enjoy a unique family friendly festival. Experience
the rich tradition of Arts in Islam. View Islamic
calligraphy, woodwork, ceramic tiles and paintings from
local artists! Experience the art of henna tattoo, Ebru and
calligraphy. Interact with artists and take part in silent
auction. Art activities for all ages. Enjoy ethnic food from
Islamic Arts Festival is the biggest of its kind in the
Americas! See over 10,000 sq feet of a variety of Islamic
Art. This year the Festival will also feature "Refugee Art"
from overseas and locally. Have a fun day with the family
with kids activities, halal food trucks and great art.
Date: November 11-12, 2018
Location: Masjid Al Salam Champions Islamic Center, 16700
Old Louetta Rd, Houston 77070
Welcome all! Admissions Free!
For more information,
November 17, 2018 -
Houston Gaza 5K + Dabke Party
FIRST EVER HOUSTON GAZA 5K + DABKE PARTY
MOVING FOR MENTAL HEALTH
The Gaza 5K is an annual walk/run hosted by UNRWA USA. This
event raises funds for UNRWA emergency assistance in the
Gaza Strip, including the Community Mental Health Programme
(CMHP), which supports thousands of refugee children in Gaza
affected by PTSD and other psychological trauma.
UNRWA's Community Mental Health Programme changes lives and
restores hope for children impacted by trauma.
You can take action against the US Administration's decision
to cut UNRWA funding and make this program accessible to
Palestine refugee children by participating in the Gaza 5K.
Why we move for mental health
In light of the UNRWA funding crisis and the deteriorating
humanitarian conditions, we're fundraising to provide UNRWA
emergency assistance in the Gaza Strip, including its
Community Mental Health Programme for refugee children and
families who suffer from trauma due to repeated Israeli
military assaults and the continued blockade.
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Cullen Park, 9008 Saums Rd, Houston, TX
For more information and to donate, visit
November 17-18, 2018 -
Houston Turkish Festival
26th Annual Houston
Turkish Festival is here with more arts, crafts, food &
drinks and more entertainment than ever before!
• Watch the amazing performances of TUANA folklore ensemble
• Listen to acclaimed clarinet player Ismael Lumanowski from
• Enjoy Turkish and International Opera Under the Stars with
Mete Tasin of San Francisco and Erberk Eryilmaz of Rice
University Shepherd School of Music
• Sip the famous Turkish wine Kavaklidere & Turkish beer
• Dance to modern Turkish beats with our local talent,
• Check out authentic Turkish coffee brewed on sand
• Bring your kids for 2 full days of FREE activities ranging
from magic shows to face painting, from Turkish traditional
arts to storytelling
• Enjoy a chance to win roundtrip airline tickets to Turkey
• Try various authentic cuisines from different parts of
Witness timeless whirling dervish shows
• Shop the famous Grand Bazaar without having to travel to
...and more, much more!
Date: Nov 17 at 11 AM – Nov 18 at 9 PM
Location: Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana St, Houston, Texas
*KIDS under 12 always enter FREE.
The Turkish Festival is looking forward to giving you an
authentic experience half a world away, and celebrate
Houston's diversity and comeback following Harvey.
Check our website often for the program and other useful
November 23-25, 2018 -
Join Us on this Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 23- Nov 25 for
12th Annual ICNA-MAS South Central Convention at Houston
Marriott Westchase Insha’Allah
Highlights: Bazaar | Midnight Brothers Basketball Tournament
| Interactive Presentations | Parallel Sessions | Youth
lectures | Sisters Only Program | Matrimonial Service & Much
Location: Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Dr,
Houston, TX 77042
For more information, visit
December 8, 2018 -
"Christmas in The Middle East"
Brunch with Baba Noël Family Event
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 12:30pm -
Arab-American Cultural & Community Center,
10555 Stancliff Rd.,
Join us for for craft,
food, caroling ...
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
December 9, 2018 -
CAIR-Houston Annual Banquet
We are Excited to Invite You to Our 17th Annual Banquet
Entitled “Faith Led, Justice Driven”.
Please Join Us in Celebration and Review of the Progress
that Our Outstanding Team has Made This Year.
We are Also Excited to have Sister Linda Sarsour and Brother
Hassan Shibly as our Special Keynote Speakers, with Sister
Roula Alouch as our Master of Ceremonies.
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria, 2001 Post
Oak Boulevard, Houston, 77056
HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS.
Bring Your Family, Friends, and Everyone Else. Sponsor a
Table and Secure a Spot for Everyone You Know. However You
Can Make It, Make It – You’re Not Going to Want to Miss This
***Child Care FREE with Advanced Ticket Purchase***
January 5-6, 2019 -
Texas Dawah Convention
This years program focuses on real day to day struggles that
you face in your lives, the community and within your
The theme for this year’s convention is “Footsteps of
Greatness”. Muslims often carry a sentimental tone when
addressing our past. From art and literature to scholastic
advancements to military and political triumphs, the history
of Muslims is looked to for both inspirations and nostalgia.
Conversely, a quick appraisal of the current state of
Muslims would indicate to any observer a darker picture.
Despite that, in the midst of the current negative climate
surrounding Islam and Muslims, we also see beacons of hope
all around us in successful entrepreneurs, professionals,
artists, athletes, inventors, politicians, activists,
scholars and academicians.
Location: 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010
To register, learn more about the history of TDC or find out
more about this years convention and program, follow the
Hall of Ancient Egypt
Safely ensconced in the Sahara desert, and drawing
its lifeblood from the river Nile, ancient Egyptian
civilization flourished for more than three
millennia. A quintessential example of what
archaeologists call a primary civilization,” ancient
Egypt did not rely on inspiration from others to
develop its own architecture, writing and
religion—all of Egyptian culture was developed “in
The themes of writing, religion, natural resources
and of course mummification will be explored in this
new permanent exhibition hall.
When: Members Preview: May 24-30, 2013; Public
Opening: May 31, 2013
Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555
Hermann Park Drive, Houston 77030
Ever since the late 18th century, the Western world
has been exploring Egypt. This hall will present
artifacts collected during these early days of
investigations, and will also compare old-style
archaeology with 21st-century approaches, such as
using satellite imagery and remote sensing to locate
and map ancient settlements. The Museum’s own mummy,
Ankh Hap, will be moved to his new surroundings in
time for the opening on May 24, 2013.
For more information,
Click here for a list of Past Events.