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7 Educators to be Honored at ANCA-WR Genocide Education Awards Luncheon

GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region’s Education Committee announced that it will be recognizing seven educators, from various public schools and universities, in the Western U.S., who have uniquely provided instruction and education about the Armenian Genocide in public schools of the Western Region. These extraordinary educators will be recognized on March

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Fresno’s Keyan School Gets Approval to Increase Enrollment; Opens New Pre-K Class

CLOVIS, Calif.—The Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School (CKACS) announced that it recently received approval from the City of Clovis to increase its student enrollment capacity to 220 students. This milestone comes concurrently to the approval and construction of a new Pre-K Classroom building. This change increases the NAEYC accredited Pre-K program capacity to 60 students


Rep. Speier Inspires at ANCA Aramian House Reading of ‘Undaunted’

WASHINGTON—Speaking before a capacity crowd of young Armenian public policy professionals at the ANCA’s Aramian House, Armenian American Congresswoman Jackie Kanchelian Speier (D-CA) shared her powerful life story of overcoming personal tragedy and emerging as one of America’s most powerful political leaders. “Today, as we honor the strong Armenian women who lead our communities, we

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Tufenkian Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Armenia

YEREVAN—Tufenkian Foundation, a New-York based charitable foundation working in Armenia and Artsakh, marked its 20th year of operations in Armenia this year. To celebrate this important milestone, a dinner event was organized this Sunday in Yerevan. During the event, which brought together more than 100 guests – friends, supporters, partners and beneficiaries of the Foundation

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Revisiting the Earthquake and its Aftermath

Editor’s Note: To mark the 30th anniversary of the December, 7, 1988 Earthquake, Asbarez’s Special Correspondent Catherine Yesayan set out to Gyumri and other parts of Armenia in search of answers to assess the impact of the devastating tragedy today—three decades later. This and the four subsequent articles are her contribution and labor of love.


In Memoriam: Hacob Shirvanian

Long-time community activist, leader and benefactor Hacob Shirvanian passed away on August 23 at home surrounded by family and friends. A Requiem service on the 40th day of his passing was held in Armenia. During a funeral service on August 29 at Liberty Hall at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills. Shirvanian’s family and friends