I have lived in various cities in the past several years: all the way from my hometown Yerevan to a small town in Oregon, then from Los Angeles to Marshall, Minnesota. These constant trips, of course, helped me to gain a valuable experience, meet some bright people, expand my horizons, and finally fill my life with exhilarating adventures. But as an aspiring diplomat, I bore in mind that working or interning in Washington DC was a must so I made it my goal to settle in DC for a couple months.
The Armenian Redwood Project (ARP), an innovative, non-profit social enterprise alliance that intends to improve the lives and well-being of the thousands of Syrian refugees impacted by the ravaging war in Syria, is excited to announce that its #RootsForRefugees crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com received a major gift from the San Francisco-Bay Area Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee, moving the campaign needle to $20,411 in funds raised, which is 68% of the campaign goal of $30,000.
Armenian Mesrobian School is celebrating its fiftieth year of education and service as it opens general enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year.
Amalya Yeghoyan was at a sidewalk café table in Glendale June 3, meeting with two IT business executives.
Chef Vartan Abgaryan will be the chef and partner of a new Los Angeles restaurant, 71Above, scheduled to open in March 2016, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Every two years the United Church of Christ (UCC) brings together thousands of faithful members for the General Synod. The UCC has more than 5,100 churches and 1.1 million members across the United States. Many Armenian Evangelical Churches within the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America (AEUNA) are members of the UCC.
The peaceful march of a civil society must not lead to the barrel of a water cannon. The voice of the peaceful demonstrator must not be muted by the gloved hand of a ski-masked officer. And the peaceful exercise of the inalienable freedoms of speech and assembly must not be rendered the besieged enemy of the state.
Armenia Tree Project has initiated a new campaign called the Living Century Initiative, which enables Armenians to plant trees in remembrance of the Genocide.
Tavlian kindergartners said goodbye to their school and teachers with a bang on Sunday, June 7, 2015. The program that much older and more experienced performers could not have done any better, was by far the best of many great events the school has presented.
The Homenetmen Navasartian 40th Athletic Games are underway, continuing under the generosity of this year’s Honorary Presidents, Varant and Hoori Melkonian.