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Dr. Rami Nashashibi

Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) in Chicago, Illinois

photo of Dr. Rami NashashibiOperating in a U.S.-city plagued by unrelenting gun-violence, IMAN has spent nearly two decades methodically implementing grass roots programs serving the most vulnerable families living in Chicago’s south side. This NGO, reflecting fundamental Muslim faith traditions, works closely with Jewish and Christian leaders who also serve the neighborhood. IMAN manages programs that address health, leadership development, arts and culture, transitional housing, food access and advocacy around poverty and prison reform. One of their most effective programs trains young men who were formerly incarcerated in various construction trades, offering them a life and career filled with hope. Dr. Nashashibi is a recognized national and international entrepreneur, who is supported by a highly competent staff and the financial investments of more than 40 public and private sources.

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Opus Prize