FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Inner City Muslim Action Network Atlanta
[IMAN CENTRAL ANNOUNCES THE ATLANTA IMAN PROJECT]
Atlanta, Georgia, January 5, 2016 – The Chicago-based, Inner City Muslim Action Network, (IMAN) is pleased to announce the IMAN Atlanta Project. This projects comes after several years of working closely with leaders in Atlanta and successfully training local community organizers.
The Atlanta Team will serve under the leadership of Mansoor Sabree, who is IMAN’s first Regional Community Organizer.
IMAN Atlanta’s vision is “to uphold the Muslim tradition of facilitating transformational change in urban communities, by inspiring others towards critical civic engagement and exemplifying prophetic compassion in the work for social justice and human dignity beyond the barriers of religion, ethnicity, and nationality.” IMAN Atlanta looks to expound upon the 17-year model of IMAN—Change, Serve, Inspire—within the Atlanta Community.
IMAN Atlanta will provide more details about its programs in the coming weeks.
“It is clear to me that IMAN is dedicated to leading the prophetic model of serving others. I too share this vision, and I’m very excited to join the IMAN Team.”
IMAN, incorporated in 1997, was founded by an inter-generational group of students, residents, and community leaders who united to address violence, poverty, and decay in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood located on Chicago’s southwest side. Driven by their common values of service, compassion, and social justice, they began a community assessment and examined alternative strategies to address these conditions. Soon they gathered the attention of other community leaders, residents across greater Chicago who shared their commitment to social change.
Over the years, the organization’s work has evolved in many areas. Currently, we operate a free community health clinic; provide transitional housing for formerly incarcerated men; empower youth in our leadership development program; and inspire change through arts and culture programming within the City of Chicago.