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Donations


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

2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients

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.

2019-2020 Registration

Click on registration flowchart  to see the steps.

Returning Families: 

  1. login to the site ( login tab on top right side of home page)
  2. Use your username or email that you used to register with your password
  3. Use menu on the right of the page to update any information
  4. click on second menu item on the right to register and pay and add a new student
  5. Pay on line with Paypal or credit card or come to school on registration day to pay by check

New Families:

Starting on August 27, 2019, you can follow the steps below to pre- register

  1. Go to new families link (below) to pre-register
  2. 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.
  3. choose a username and password for each student
  4. Fill the registration form  ( Do not go to the payment section, do not pay)
  5. 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@myemail.com 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.

Registration Priority:

1-Returning Students
2- Returning Students’ siblings
3- Pre-registered  New Families
4- Walking New families

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email info@iraneducationalcenter.org

ICEC Alumni-Yosmin Badie

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.

2019-2020 School Year Scholarship

ICEC Iran Arbabi Scholarship

For

2019-20 Academic Year Accepts Applications

 

ICEC is pleased to announce the award of Two (2) scholarships to eligible applicants for the academic year of 2019-2020 as follows:

  • $2,000.00 from Iran Arbabi annual scholarship fund
  • $2,000.00 from donated funds by National University of Iran Alumni

For more information and how to apply, please click on the link below:

2019-2020 Scholarship  Link

کمک هزینه آموزشی ایران اربابی

برای سال آموزشی ۲۰۱۹ ـ ۲۰۲۰ درخواست می پذیرد

 

مرکز فرهنگی وآموزشی ایران با خرسندی به آگاهی می رساند که در سال آموزشی ۲۰۱۹ ـ ۲۰۲۰، دو

 در خواست کننده دارای شرایط  کمک هزینه آموزشی دریافت خواهند کرد

ا- ۲۰۰۰ دولار از حساب سالانه کمک هزینه آموزشی ایران اربابی

ب- ۲۰۰۰ دولار از حساب اهدایی انجمن دانشجویان پیشین دانشگاه ملی ایران

فرم های درخواست وآگاهی های بیشتر در سامانه مرکزموجود است

2019-2020 Scholarship  لینک  

2018-2019 Graduation

پایان سال آموزشی
٨ ژوئن ٢٠١٩

،خانواده های گرامی

ِ .پایان سال آموزشی مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران در روز شنبه ٨ ژوئن ٢٠١٩ خواهد بود

:برنامه ی روز پایانی سا ل آموزشی مرکز به ترتیب زیر خواهد بود
 از ساعت ٩:٣٠ تا ١١:٠٠ بامداد ادامه برنامه های آموزشی هفتگی در کلاس های درس
از ساعت ١١:٠٠ بامداد تا ١١:٤٥ بامداد شرکت خانواده ها در کلاس های درس برای تشویق دانش آموزان به  هنگام دریافت کارنامه   های   آموزشی

.شرکت شما در روز پایانی سال آموزشی سبب تشویق فرزندانمان خواهد شد

مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران

 

School Graduation, June 8, 2019

Dear Parents,

The end of school year graduation of Iran Cultural and Educational Center will be held on June 8th, 2019.

The program will be as follow:

– Students will attend their regular classes from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
– Parents will visit the classes from 11:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.

We thank you in advance for joining us

Iran Cultural and Educational Center

ICEC Nowruz Committee Meeting 4

Nowruz Committee of Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) would like to invite you to attend the fourth (4th) ICEC Nowruz Committee meeting on Saturday January 26, 2019 from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM in Room 124.

Meeting agenda:
     1- Ticket Sales
     2- Last Year Video
     3- Reception Updates /Volunteers 
     4-Food Update 
     5- Classroom Update 
     6- YIM, YIP, and YIP Updates 
     7-Questions and Answers

  Next meeting date
  February 9, 2019
   

Your participation and support of Nowruz Committee will be critical to make this celebration another successful event.

ICEC Nowruz celebration will be on Saturday March 16, 2019

Yalda

جشن شب یلدا

مادران و پدران گرامی،
برای آشنا کردن دانش آموزان با جشن های ملی، آموزگاران و انجمن خانه و مدرسه مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران برنامه ای به مناسبت شب یلدا  در سالن گرد هم آیی مرکز برگزار خواهند کرد.
از شما خانواده های گرامی در خواست می کنیم با فرزندان خود در این جشن شرکت کنید.
دانش آموزان می توانند در آن روزلباس های محلی بپوشند.
 
 زمان برنامه:
        روز شنبه 15 دسامبر2018 
        ساعت 11:00 تا 11:30    
 
برنامه:
       قصه مادر بزرگ و پدر بزرگ
       شعر و آواز
       رقص و موسیقی

Yalda Celebration

Dear Parents,
 
Community and School Association of Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) and the instructional staff invites you to attend annual Yalda Celebration. This program aims to familiarize students with this ancient cultural celebration.
 
We encourage students to dress in traditional outfits.
  
When:
          Saturday December 15, 2018
          11:00 – 11:30 A.M.
          Richie Park Elementary School Cafeteria
 Program:
          Storytelling
          Poetry
          Dance
          Music

2nd Nowruz meeting

ICEC Nowruz Committee’s Meeting 

Nowruz Committee of Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) would like to invite you to attend the second ICEC Nowruz Committee meeting on Saturday December 1, 2018 from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM in Room 123.

Meeting agenda:
     1- Discuss all sub-group activities
     2- Class program update
     3- Volunteer lists 
     4-Questions and Answers
   

Your participation and support of Nowruz Committee will be critical to make this celebration another successful event.

ICEC Nowruz celebration will be on Saturday March 16, 2019

First 2018-2019 Nowruz Committee Meeting

First ICEC Nowruz Committee’s Meeting 

Nowruz Committee of Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) would like to invite you to attend the first ICEC Nowruz Committee meeting on Saturday November 10, 2018 from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM in Room 123.

Nowruz, one of the most important Iranian celebrations, is the largest event that ICEC celebrates every year with the support and participation of ICEC families.
 
Meeting agenda:
     1- Nowruz Committee Overview
     2- Nowruz Committee Organization
     3- Roles and Responsibilities 
     4-Volunteers and Coordinators
     5-Questions

Your participation and support of Nowruz Committee will be critical to make this celebration another successful event.

ICEC Nowruz celebration will be on Saturday March 16, 2019