Advisory Council Member



Start Date


Times of day

Weekday Evenings

Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


150 Court Street
3rd floor
United States


About Arab-American Family Support Center 

The Arab-American Family Support Center is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed, multigenerational social services to immigrants and refugees. At 8 sites throughout the five boroughs, we serve over 6,000 low-income people each year through six core programs: Adult Literacy, Legal Services, Anti-Violence, Preventive, Health, and Youth. AAFSC’s mission is to empower new immigrants with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in their communities. While we serve anyone who walks through our doors, over our nearly 25 years of experience, we have developed expertise in serving the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities. We are committed to working collaboratively with community stakeholders to leverage resources, share learning, document social impact, serve as a thought leader on issues that impact new immigrants, and serve as a trauma-informed central hub. We are committed to social justice and steadfast in confronting xenophobia, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, homophobia, othering, and all forms of oppressions. 

Arab-American Family Support Center Advisory Council 


AAFSC is seeking founding members to our Advisory Council. Advisory Council members will provide critical philanthropic, partnership-building, and advisory support for our free programming. Advisory Council members should have a strong appreciation for and understanding of AAFSC’s mission and be committed to helping the organization grow in reach and impact.


The Advisory Council works alongside the Capacity Building team to ensure that AAFSC achieves our goals of increasing positive impact for community members. As ambassadors of the organization, the Advisory Council furthers our mission by engaging with our community programs, contributing to the financial stability of the organization, introducing new supporters to the organization, participating in events to raise awareness about our work, and engaging in discussions about the strategic growth of the organization. 

Give/Get Responsibilities 

• Personal donation of at least $500

• An additional $500 as part of a Give/Get policy (from friends, company matched donations, and other networks) 

Additional Roles and Responsibilities 

In addition to a personal philanthropic commitment, the Advisory Council members help further our mission in the following ways, where possible: 

• Attend 4 meetings a year. 

• Introduce 5 new individuals to the organization by inviting friends and colleagues to events throughout the year. 

• Introduce AAFSC’s staff to members in your network who are interested in AAFSC’s mission. 

• Engage with AAFSC through social media by promoting the work of the organization and its mission. 

• Volunteer to support the work of AAFSC’s programming; and/or participate in organizational strategic development conversations. 


We are looking for Advisory Council members who are passionate about our mission, and who represent a diverse set of sectors, backgrounds, and expertise. 

To learn more, please contact:

Kerry Sesil, Director of Development and Communications, 718-643-8000 ext. 18 

How To Apply

To learn more, please contact:

Kerry Sesil, Director of Development and Communications, 718-643-8000 ext. 18