I want to be able to support Armenian students by knowing how to refer them (and/or their families) to culturally relevant resources and agencies.
The first one would be a local Armenian community center, such as the Armenian Community Center of Fresno, which provides educational programs such as workshops (even classes for young children), has cultural programs, has social events and even offers athletic programs. Since I am not as eloquent as the center itself in representing its mission, I will just post an excerpt here: “Our mission is to enrich life, build Armenian identity, promote the development of meaningful bonds within our community, and facilitate connections with Armenia and Armenians worldwide.”
Some other excellent resources are:
- The Armenian Assembly of America website, where parents and older students can read up on current issues, including U.S. and Armenian relations. Parents who want an active advocacy role in the Armenian-American community can also learn how to have their voices heard by visiting the Advocacy Action Center.
- The Armenian Students’ Association, where older students can look up information on culturally-relevant scholarships, internships and essay contests.