Al-Aqsa Islamic Society has had the enormous pleasure of partnering with many community groups and organizations. As a result of these wonderful connections, we have thrived by developing stronger relationships that continue to flourish throughout the years.
We have had the honor of working with many gifted artists, educators, leaders, activists, and volunteers on activities that range from the arts, to service, and horticulture.
For more information on our Outreach Program, please Contact Sis Adab Ibrahim, Outreach Program Director, 215 765-0607 x11.
Here is a list of our most recent community partners.
The Arab American CDC works with Al-Aqsa to help assist the community with various social services. The office is conveniently located in the mosque. For more information, contact office manager Amna Ahmad (215)765-0607 or visit www.arabamericancdc.org
The Arab American CDC offer social services to the Arab American community in Philadelphia such as:
-Low Income Utility Assistance (CAP, CRP, LIHEAP)
-Government Benefits (Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, TANF)
-Immigration and Legal Services
-Assistance to Iraqi & Syrian refugees
ArtWell is one of our dearest community partners. With the help of Artwell in 2003 to develop a partnership with Mural Arts, the transformation of the mosque’s shabby walls evolved into one of the most striking examples of Islamic Art in the city. Artwell has been teaching students poetry through the We the Poets program at Al-Aqsa since 2002. We are proud to start a new mural together with community paint and tile making dates below.
Paint Days: Saturdays, January 9th & January 30th at 4 p.m.
Philadelphia Mural Arts
Mural Arts is a strong community partner with Al-Aqsa since 2003 when we worked on the Doorways to Peace project. A new mural will be started for the Germantown street section wrapping around the building and into the parking lot. All workshops are free and open to the public. We encourage you to join on us on the community dates below.
Paint and Tile Making workshops: Saturdays, January 9th & January 30th at 4 p.m.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
We are excited to become community partners with PPAC on the Philly Block Project. Community Picture Scanning and Story Day: Saturday, February 13th 12-4 p.m
Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia
Community partner and member of the Religious Leaders Council. ICOP recently nominated Al-Aqsa Islamic Society for the “Zones of Peace” 2016 award.
Interfaith Peacewalk of Peace and Reconciliation
As the home base for the Interfaith Peacewalk, Al-Aqsa is proud host for the past 12 years.
Monthly Meetings: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m.
Interfaith Peacewalk on May 1, 2016
We work with CAIR on fostering Intra-Muslim affairs as well as many other projects we co-sponsor together.
Nationalities Service Center
We work with NSC to help new Syrian & Iraqi immigrants receive social services and provide them local support from Arab speaking families.
Philadelphia Human Relations Committee
The PHRC is a long time partner with Al-Aqsa to help foster community relations throughout the community.
Women’s Community Revitalization Project
We are networking with WCRP to help women and families’ find affordable housing in the Kensington area.
Philadelphia Horticultural Society: Tree Tenders
We enjoy working with PHS Tree Tenders program to help plant trees in the area on community planting days.
South Kensington Community Partners
We work with our SKCP for clean up days, attend zoning meetings, and other local events.
Philadelphia Polling Station: Ward 18 Division 14
All local and national elections are held at Al-Aqsa in the conference room. Wheelchair accessible. Parking available.
Philadelphia Eid Coalition
We are working with the Eid Coalition to ask the City of Philadelphia to include the two Eid holidays on the city calendar as recognized holidays.
Eid rally – http://www.phillyeid.org/
We are proud to work with Marjana Nasrallah, founder of PROJECT EID AWARENESS on helping to provide schools with Eid banners and information about Islamic holidays. PROJECT EID AWARENESS is a base to build a sense f belonging and identity for Muslim students in public schools, enabling them to feel that their holidays are also recognized by their school. The project is an effort to introduce schools to two Islamic holidays. This project helps encourage parents but also teachers to approach their local school principals about putting up Happy Eid banners for the Eid holidays.