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Service Award Recieved

The Friends of the Rene Moawad Foundation (RMF) held their 22nd annual benefit gala on Oct. 23 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC. The proceeds from this year’s gala were allocated to RMF’s vocational school, which provides alternative education as well as healthcare services to the needy. Master of ceremonies, former Congressman Nick Rahall…

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How this mentoring program is empowering young Arab women

As part of the Big Sister/Little Sister program, girls 18-25 years old in the Gaza Strip and Beirut can choose a successful Arab businesswoman who lives either in an Arab or other foreign country as a big sister. They can consult with their big sisters by videoconference about the most important problems facing them in…

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Investing in the Leaders of Palestine’s Future

LE•O’s core mission is to invest in the education of outstanding and successful leaders. For many Palestinians, international scholarships have been the key to success. Though rare and increasingly difficult to secure, academic scholarships have allowed underprivileged Palestinian students to thrive and become distinguished leaders in their fields and their society.   Scholarships to American…

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A Heartfelt Thank You!

Article published on APWA This past year, APWA supported and funded Leonard Education Organization (LEO), a woman run non-profit NGO. LEO facilitates the US college admission and matriculation of Palestinian youth. A Heartfelt thank you! I wish to offer American Palestinian Women’s Association (APWA) our appreciation for supporting Leonard Education Organization (LEO), whose main objective is to offer…

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7 Tips for Arab Students Studying in America

Article published on Arab America BY: Deya’ Dresner/Contributing Writer As an Arab student, there are many ways to get the most out of your US college educational experience. For many years now, nations have encouraged their best and brightest youth to pursue study opportunities in foreign lands. This has proven to be invaluable for many societies whose youth…

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Wishing you all a Peaceful and Happy Holiday Season

On behalf of all of our Team, scholars and board members at the Leonard Education Organization we wish to thank you for your support this past year.   As we, review, prepare, and support the next round of applicants I can’t help but reflect on all that we have achieved and shared this year. We…

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New Partnerships for a Brighter Future

  We recognize that the future of Palestine is in its villages, cities, and refugee camps. LE•O strategically cultivates experienced grassroots partners that identify and help prepare promising students, especially students from underserved communities that represent all genders, religions, and cultural backgrounds. Over the past three months, we have been extremely active developing new and…

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Challenge to Change Partners with LE•O

Challenge to Change is a Swiss Non-Profit Organization founded in 2014 to raise awareness on mental health among women in the Middle East through the sharing of digital content and through running online and on the ground interactive programs. Challenge to Change empowers women so that they may take on the stigma relating to mental…

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One Year Anniversary of LEO

In the middle of August we celebrated the one year anniversary of the Leonard Education Organization! Established by a dedicated and experienced American Palestinian woman, in honor of her father’s lifelong work in the field of education, LE•O’s mission is to support the education of Palestinian youth in order to provide a sustainable future for…

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Dr. Graham Leonard @ 90

Dr. Graham Leonard and Deya’ Leonard Dresner Dr. Graham Leonard is the man for whom we named our education organization. He has made the education of Arabs his life’s work with the primary focus on the education of Palestinians and to this day devotes half of each year to this work. These days, Graham travels…

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