Helping clients find employment

By: Abeer Gaber


There are some weeks where something just clicks and you have real success…. This week I helped a client gain employment!


I had one of those weeks. I have been continuously trying to reach out… Continue reading

MYG interfaith project declared “2013 Faith-Based Organization of the Year” by Governor Jerry Brown

By: Soha Yassine 


The office of Governor Jerry Brown declared our Muslim-Jewish leadership council. MAJIC (Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change) the 2013 “Faith-based organization of the year.” I have been invited to Sacramento to receive… Continue reading

ICSC and MPAC issue joint statement regarding Boston Marathon Bombing

By: Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC

(Los Angeles – 4/19/13) – The Muslim Public Affairs Council this morning expressed its shock and disbelief over the news that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing are two Chechen brothers who were… Continue reading

22nd Annual Media Awards with Special Guest Dustin Hoffman

 By: Editor

The Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureau is excited to announce its 22nd Annual Media Awards Gala will be held on April 27, 2013 in Los Angeles. This year, MPAC is proud to honor three… Continue reading

ICSC Hosts LAPD Muslim Community Forum

By: Editor


On the evening of Thursday March 14, the ICSC was pleased to host Chief Charlie Beck and the Los Angeles Police Department at the LAPD’s semi-annual “Muslim Forum”.


The forum was initiated by Chief Beck’s predecessor… Continue reading

Catching my Stride

By: Abeer Gaber 


I feel like I have finally begun to find my stride this month with regards to my

department. I am still facing difficulties with conveying to my clients what I actually

have to offer because… Continue reading

Partnership with QueensCare continues to save lives

By: Nurse Fay, RN with QueensCare Health & Faith Partnership

Every week I perform Blood pressure and sugar exams on our local Hope-Net food pantries, including the ICSC. All of our Hope-Net screenings and follow up are helpful to the… Continue reading

MYG Commemorates MLK Day with Service Project

By: Shurooq Abuhajer



Martin Luther king Jr. Is a great man and is very well known in our history. He wanted equality for all races and we should respect him for that. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day,… Continue reading

MPAC & ICSC Host Legislative Staffers Brunch

By: Marium Mohiuddin 

Imam Tariq Ansaar Aquil, the Executive Director of<br>the Interreligious Council for Prevention and<br>Resolution of Global Crisis

Last week as part of its continuing mission and commitment to work with government officials, MPAC and the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) met with staffers from national, state and local elected officials’ offices to… Continue reading

Delegation of Saudi Leaders visit ICSC

By: Shirin Karoon Nouh


On Friday, January 25, a group delegation from Saudi Arabia, which included professors, preachers, and a Deputy Minister of Mosque Affairs visited the Islamic Center of Southern California.  They were invited by the U.S.… Continue reading

2013 American Muslim Achievement Awards draws audience of 500

By: Editor


Yesterday’s American Muslim Achievement Awards honoring Dr. Mohamed El-Erian drew an audience of 500 people to the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live. Thank you to everyone who attended, and to the sponsors, Board of Directors,… Continue reading

Learning and Growing- Americorps Update

By: Abeer Gaber 


This month has been difficult as well as we are still trying to learn and grow in our new

roles. But, I do believe I have had somewhat of a success with a certain client.… Continue reading

Social Service program at ICSC begins to yield results

By: Abeer Gaber


I have just recently started work as an Employment Services Case Manager. So, I am still in the midst of doing outreach to get a steady flow of clients. However, there is one client that my… Continue reading

Registration now open for 2013 Annual American Muslim Achievement Awards

By: Editor

erianIn 1991, the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) held the inaugural American Muslim Achievement Award (AMAA). This year, the ICSC will honor Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian for his outstanding achievements in the fields of finance, global investment… Continue reading

Interview with Prison Library Project

By: Sami Ghannem


On December 1st, I talked to Joey Reyes, who is a representative of the Prison Library Project of Claremont.  Our Center, through MECA,  has been heavily involved in this project by providing… Continue reading

ICSC Families join hands in being grateful to God

By: Dr. Elhami Nasr 


On Saturday, December 8th, our ICSC Social and Religious Committees continued the tradition of the monthly Family Nights by hosting this month’s Family Night with an emphasis on spirituality entitled “Being Grateful to God.”… Continue reading

Spotlight on this year’s American Muslim Achievement Award Honoree

By: Editor


The staff and Board members at the ICSC are beaming with enthusiasm for this year’s American Muslim Achievement Awards honoree, Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian. We realize, however, that our readers may not know much… Continue reading

Another Huge Development in Direct Social Services at ICSC

By: Abeer Gaber 


The Islamic Center of Southern California is proud to announce the new program Muslim and Arab American Resource Corps (MAARC)  in collaboration with ACCESS California Services. ACCESS has successfully obtained a grant from… Continue reading

ICSC Proudly Announces 2013 Annual American Muslim Achievement Awards

By: Editor

In 1991 the Islamic Center of Southern California initiated an awards dinner series (American Muslims Achievement Award) whose purpose was to acknowledge and recognize exemplary American Muslims who have made outstanding contributions to their work and to the… Continue reading

Will your voice be heard?

By: Hoda Elshishtawy

Whoever said one vote doesn’t make a difference? With the elections being three days away and the polls showing the two presidential candidates almost tied, every vote will make a huge difference.

American Muslims are working… Continue reading