ANCA Telethon to Showcase Largest Armenian Grassroots Network

(WASHINGTON–DC)–Hundreds of thousands of Armenian Americans are expected to gather around their television sets on May 21 to watch a historic telethon showcasing the work and accomplishmen’s of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) around the country. The Telethon–with the theme "Securing Our Roots? Building for the Future," will be broadcast nationwide and is a sign of the growing strength and momentum of the ANCA.

The Telethon marks the start of a landmark campaign to help the ANCA further strengthen itself as an invaluable Armenian American civic institution–building on its proven track record by developing a powerful financial foundation for the future. The Telethon will benefit the ANCA Endowment–which supports Armenian American grassroots civic participation. The ANCA Endowment ensures that our community has the tools to effectively educate the American public and government–on the federal–state–and local levels–about the challenges and opportunities facing Armenia–Karabagh–and the diaspora.

Individuals donating to the ANCA Telethon will be supporting an array of successful programs managed by the organization’s talented staff–including the ANCA Capital Gateway Program.

The ANCA Capital Gateway Program is designed to give qualified college students and graduates an opportunity to explore various internship and full-time job opportunities in the nation’s capital. Through the years–the ANCA has developed an extensive network of relationships in and around Capitol Hill and identified a wide range of opportunities in the Washington–DC area. The ANCA Capital Gateway Program is designed to utilize these resources and contacts to help candidates identify and secure a permanent position or internship that fits their interests and needs. To date–dozens of talented Armenian Americans have found permanent jobs on Capitol Hill–in think tanks–and leading corporations in Washington–DC thanks to the vision and practical assistance provided by the Capital Gateway Program.

During the ANCA Telethon on May 21–many of the ANCA’s accomplishmen’s and programs throughout the country will be highlighted–allowing the audience to better acquaint themselves with the tremendous work being done and become a part of the on-going successes. To make a pledge for the Telethon–please call (866)402-ANCA.

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