Dear ICEC Family and Friends;
We at ICEC wish you warm regards and hope you are doing well. As we find ourselves adapting to a new (but temporary) lifestyle, we hope that each and every one of you is taking the time to find comfort, joy and love with your family and friends, whether under your roof at home or remotely through technology.
As you may be aware, public schools, and the use of public-school facilities, in Montgomery County continue to be closed until at least April 24, 2020. Consequently, ICEC must continue to suspend classes. At this time, there is no fixed date as to when we may be able to resume classes.
We will provide regular updates as soon as we have more information. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.
Please be well and be safe.
It is with the greatest of sadness that ICEC announces the heartbreaking news of the death of our friend of School, Mr. Hamid Fadae. He passed away on Friday March 6th after a sudden massive heart attack. On behalf of our community at ICEC, we are sending out to his family, our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy.
Mr. Hamid Fadae will be deeply missed in ICEC, leaving behind only those fond memories. He always celebrated life and enjoyed it to the fullest. His positive outlook on life was most admirable, even contagious some would say. He always had a smile for everyone and was highly regarded by everyone who ever had the opportunity to meet him.
This is truly a great loss to our ICEC school and to our community as a whole. He will be profoundly missed by everyone whose lives he touched.
Three cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in Maryland. Maryland Governor Hogan declares state of emergencies. Here are some useful links for your information:
Baltimore CBS local news
Montgomery County Health and Human Services
Cancellation of ICEC Nowruz Program, March 7th, 2020
The impact of the coronavirus outbreak worldwide and especially in Iran is evident.
It’s difficult to predict the wider impact the coronavirus will have in the weeks to come. Nonetheless, we must take into consideration the recommendations of the WHO (World Health Organization) and CDC (U.S. Center for Disease Control). In addition, we consider the recommendations of these organizations in light of the likelihood that members of our community may have recently traveled to places of higher risk for the virus.
Consequently, it is with great regret and the utmost regard for safety of our Children and community members, that ICEC has an obligation to cancel the upcoming Nowruz Program scheduled for March 7, 2020.
We wish to thank all Organizers, Parents, extracurricular activities leaders,
Volunteers, Teachers, Students, and Vendors for their outstanding efforts and collaboration in preparation of our Nowruz Program.
Happy and healthy Nowruz to all,
Due to severe weather condition, ICEC is closed on Saturday January 18, 2020.
Nowruz Committee of Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) would like to invite you to attend the first ICEC Nowruz Committee meeting in 2020 on Saturday January 11, 2020 from 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM.
1- Nowruz activities update by various groups.
2- Volunteer tasks/assignments
3- Class Liaison update
4- PDT, YIM and YIP update
5- Other tasks
Please use the following link to volunteer for different tasks. Your participation and support of Nowruz Committee will be critical to make this celebration another successful event.
Please notice that some of the tasks are required to be performed prior to and some of them are for after the event on March 7th.
Nowruz Volunteers sign up Link
If you have any question please send an email to :
Nowruz coordinator : Nowruz@iraneducationalcenter.org
CSA President: CSA@iraneducationalcenter.org
Dear Friends of Iran Cultural and Educational Center,
In the spirit of this giving season, if you plan to donate to some cause, you may wish to consider donations that benefit a Persian cultural or educational activity. There are a number of such organizations that are active and registered as non-profit organization in the Washington Metropolitan area.
As you are aware, one such organization is the Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC), registered as a non-profit organization in the State of Maryland. ICEC is non-commercial, non-partisan and non-sectarian and with no political or religious affiliation to any group, party or government. Since its inception in 1990, ICEC’s sole mission has been “to create a nurturing environment that strengthens the sense of connection, pride and appreciation of Iranian culture, heritage and history.”
ICEC is a registered member of the United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA) and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). If you wish to make a contribution to ICEC through United Way campaigns, please visit https://unitedwaynca.org/nonprofit-partner-search and enter designation number 8643 for ICEC as a non-profit partner. To contribute to ICEC through CFCNCA, please enter designation number 24136 on your CFCNCA form. All contributions to ICEC, according to Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code are tax deductible (consult your tax advisor).
ICEC Board of Trustees, Officers and Teachers
Iran Arbabi Scholarship Awardees
For 2019-2020 Academic Year
Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) is pleased to announce that, with a donation received from National University of Iran Alumni, it was able to increase the number of Iran Arbabi Scholarship recipients for the 2019-20 academic year.
A panel of independent experts, appointed by the ICEC Board of Trustees, reviewed all applications and supporting documents and recommended 3 applicants who received the highest scores to receive scholarship. The following three top applicants are awarded an adjusted amount of $1,500, each:
Miss Tara Manzari
Miss Mana Mostofi-Tehrani
Miss Elica Semnani
ICEC would like to congratulate the awardees and wish them a very successful academic year.
Click on registration flowchart to see the steps.
- login to the site ( login tab on top right side of home page)
- Use your username or email that you used to register with your password
- Use menu on the right of the page to update any information
- click on second menu item on the right to register and pay and add a new student
- Pay on line with Paypal or credit card or come to school on registration day to pay by check
Starting on August 27, 2019, you can follow the steps below to pre- register
- Go to new families link (below) to pre-register
- you need to choose a username and password and an email address for “the primary account owner”. This person can login to see the homework, update the information and receives email from the teacher.
- choose a username and password for each student
- Fill the registration form ( Do not go to the payment section, do not pay)
- Bring the email from ICEC to Ritche Park Elementary School on registration day (Sept. 7) to finish registration
Each student needs to have an email address, If he/she does not have email address yet, use something like firstname.lastname@example.org to preregister. You can change it when he/she has an email address.
Information about Persian Dance Troupe (PDT), Young Iranian Performers (YIP) and Young Iranian Musicians (YIM) will be available on-site (Ritchie Park ES on September 8 and September 15, 2018.
- New Families (Online Pre-registration is closed now).Go to Ritche Park Elementary school on September 7th at 10:00 to fill your application. Registration is based on space availability and the following priority.
2- Returning Students’ siblings
3- Pre-registered New Families
4- Walking New families
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email email@example.com
Yosi Badie graduated cum laude from The University of Maryland with a major in Economics and Government & Politics, and a minor in Mathematics. As a daughter of Iranian immigrants, she served as the President of the Iranian Students’ Foundation, where she focused on building community amongst fellow Iranian-American students and connecting to the greater Iranian community.
Upon graduation, Yosi worked as a business development associate at Bloomberg. With the refugee crisis reaching its peak during this time, she decided to leave the corporate world to actively support communities fleeing their homes in search of safety. She moved to Thessaloniki, Greece to volunteer for Emergency Response Centre International, a Greek NGO.
There, she managed Elpida Refugee Camp, working alongside Syrian and Iraqi residents to improve the conditions of the camp and to transform it into a dignified community space.
After 7 months in Greece, Yosi returned stateside to run the Washington D.C. branch of The Petey Greene Program, where she supported the academic achievement of incarcerated people in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia by bringing university students to tutor GED students inside prisons and jails. Yosi worked to expand access to education on the inside and worked
alongside those incarcerated to establish the program at the Washington, D.C. Jail.
Yosi will be starting law school in the Fall at NYU as a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar. At NYU, Yosi hopes to expand her capacity to not only mitigate the experience of oppression faced by refugees, immigrants, incarcerated individuals, and other marginalized communities, but to also leverage her education to dismantle these systems of oppression.