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ANC-WR Intern Mikael Kourinian Secures Position with Civilian Research and Development Foundation

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region announced this week that ANC-WR Internship Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP) participant Mikael Kourinian has accepted a position with the Civilian Research and Development Foundation. The CRDF is a non-profit, public/private hybrid organization founded under the auspices of the National Science Foundation and through the authorization of the United States

ANC-WR Intern Mikael Kourinian Secures Position with CRDF

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region announced this week that ANC-WR Internship Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP) participant Mikael Kourinian has accepted a position with the Civilian Research and Development Foundation. The CRDF is a non-profit, public/private hybrid organization founded under the auspices of the National Science Foundation and through the authorization of the United States

Ferrahian 6th Graders Visit Asbarez/Horizon

LITTLE ARMENIA–Sixth graders from Holy Martyrs Ferrahian Armenian School visited the new offices of Asbarez and Horizon Tuesday to present their newly published school newspaper produced and edited by the students. Accompanied by their Armenian instructor Azadouhi Ghazarian and computer science teacher Rafi Hagopian, the students toured the Horizon studios and editorial offices of Asbarez

ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Patil Aslanian

LOS ANGELES–Community Activist Patil Aslanian is one of four participants of the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s Autumn 2008 Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP). Over the past several weeks, Aslanian has developed many important skills within the fields of administration and media. In addition to building media relationships, Aslanian continues to work on educational presentations

ANC-WR Congratulates Assembly Member Paul Krekorian

SACRAMENTO–The Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR) is pleased to welcome Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) to his new post as Assistant Majority Floor Leader of the California State Assembly. The post is the third-ranking leadership position in the Assembly after Speaker of the Assembly Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) who appointed Krekorian on December 2,

Meandering Musings

It’s been a strange week, from hope and death to irritation and joy. Attending Vahig Gourjian’s funeral was something. There was a justly deserved huge turnout. Unfortunately, another memorial probably interfered with the attendance of some others of his earlier coworkers. Vahig was good, except the smoking that hurt him. One story I remember him

ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Elsa Menounou

LOS ANGELES ‘s As a community and government affairs intern with the Armenian National Committee-Western Region’s Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Elsa Menounou is developing a variety of skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience. Her projects include investigating what is being taught in California high schools regarding the Armenian genocide and raising general public awareness of

Montebello AYF Celebrates 50 Years of Community Involvement

  By Christina Issa MONTEBELLO, CA–One of the Armenian Youth Federation’s oldest chapters in the western United States, Montebello’s “Vahan Cardashian,” celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, November 15, marking simultaneously the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Armenian Youth Federation in America. These twin anniversaries were commemorated with an all-AYF alumni reunion, a

New Generation of Activists are Born at Annual ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–When 11 year old Zareh Kaloustian approached his parents last month to ask if he could attend the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region’s (ANC-WR) annual banquet, they were not surprised. Zareh had heard that the banquet would be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and wanted to join

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