The Arab-Americare Foundation is a non-profit organization operating out of Washington, DC and Ramallah, Palestine. Our pilot program, the Palestinian Youth Leadership Program, is based in the city of Ramallah. The PYLP seeks to place Palestinian high school students in paid internships within their local communities, in sectors that will benefit the local economy. Students also receive job skills training, workshops, and mentoring from a hired Palestinian university student who will help them to achieve their academic and career goals. The overall goal of the PYLP is to build up a community of engaged, hopeful and skilled Palestinian youth who will help Palestinian society to move forward and prepare for the formation of an independent state.