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ANCA Capital Gateway Program Begins Fourth Year of Opening Doors for Young Armenian Americans

WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America’s Capital Gateway Program–the innovative Armenian American job placement program now approaching its fourth year of operations in the nation’s capital–continues to provide recent college graduates with opportunities to launch successful careers in Washington. In addition to being granted access to the full use of ANCA facilities, those who are

ANC Task Force Begins Assessment of Candidates for 43rd State Assembly District

Candidate: Paul Krekorian GLENDALE–The Armenian National Committee 43rd District Task Force held its first meeting with candidate Paul Krekorian on November 30 at the Armenian National Committee-Western Region (ANC-WR) offices to discuss his candidacy in the 2006 State Assembly elections. As one of the first steps in completing this assessment–the 43rd District Task Force began

Los Angeles City College Inaugurates First Armenian American President

LOS ANGELES–This week marked a historic occasion as Los Angeles City College (LACC) officially inaugurated its first Armenian American president–Dr. Steve Maradian. Held before an overflowing crowd comprised of faculty–students–administration–political representatives–and community supporters–the inaugural was especially meaningful for the large number of Armenian American students attending LACC. Demonstrating the Armenian community’s strong support for Maradian

ANCA Releases Cutting edge Capital Gateway Program DVD

–New "Hovig Apo Saghdejian" fellows start work in Washington–DC –"Youth of a Nation" interactive DVD gives an insider look at innovative job placement program WASHINGTON–DC–With the release this week of a interactive DVD–recent Armenian university graduates have a new way to learn about the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Capital Gateway Program and its

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Poochigian Bill on Armenian Genocide Heirs

LOS ANGELES (ANC-WR)–On Friday–California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Senate Bill 1689–which will exempt Armenian Genocide life insurance settlemen’s from state taxation and other calculations related to income. Praising the move–Armenian National Committee Executive Director Ardashes Kassakhian explained that Charles Poochigian’s bill addresses an injustice that New York Life insurance committed against its policy

Postcard Campaign Sends Clear Message to House and Senate Leaders: ‘We want a vote!’

PASADENA–Representatives of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region announced the launching of a nationwide postcard campaign calling on Congressional leaders to schedule a vote on legislation condemning genocides–at a press conference outside US Representative Adam Schiff’s district office. House Resolution 193–introduced earlier in 2003 by Reps. Schiff (D-Glendale) and George Radanovich (R-Fresno)–calls on Congress to commemorate

UN Human Rights Expert targets TARC Museum of Tolerance Turkey’s legal obligation to recognize genocide

ALFRED DE ZAYAS ADDRESSES ANC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE–ANC BANQUET GLENDALE — Noted international law expert–historian and former United Nations Human Rights official Dr. Alfred De Zayas–concluded a three-day visit to Los Angeles on Monday–November 10. Currently a visiting professor of international law at the University of British Columbia–De Zayas was invited to Southern California by the

Expanded ANCA Internship Program Prepares Tomorrow?s Leaders

WASHINGTON–DC –With five weeks already completed–the 2003 ANCA Leo Sarkisian Interns are gearing up for a final series of lectures–meetings and project work designed to teach them vital skills for effective grassroots activism–reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). Nine interns from throughout the United States have traveled to Washington to take part in

Ambassador Ordway Kicks off West Coast Visit in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO–US Ambassador to Armenia John Ordway–and Mission Director for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Keith Simmons–visited the Bay Area Armenian-American community last Wednesday and Thursday–meeting with representatives of various area organizations. Visiting the Bay Area’s only Armenian-American day school–the Krouzian-Zekarian-Vaspouragan School on Thursday–the ambassador toured classrooms and answered questions from curious students.

Armenian Genocide Film Takes Top Awards At Moondance Film Festival

LOS ANGELES–The ANC-WR announced today that the Genocide documentary titled "A Road Less Traveled" (The Handjian Story) won the Best Feature Documentary as well as best Film Score awards at the internationally renowned Moondance Film Festival on May 18. The film which documen’s the eyewitness accounts of two Armenian Genocide survivors Kourken Handjian of Erzinga–and