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The relationships you can create while volunteering are endless. You connect to others through volunteering, and if you do it regularly, you can maintain those valuable social networks into the future.

Learn New Skills

Volunteering for non-profit organizations can teach you a lot about yourself. It can also help you acquire new skills and improve existing ones.

Volunteering Builds Community

You make connections with the people you are helping, and you cultivate friendships with other volunteers.

See the Organization’s Impact Firsthand

Getting involved within your community allows you to see the impact and change with your own eyes.





November 13, 2019

MALA Hosts 4th Annual Gala at Chicago History Museum

On November 7th, MALA convened over 150 community builders, influencers, and philanthropists at the Chicago History Museum to celebrate MALA’s progress and reflect on the importance of leadership, cultural exchange, and mentorship.   The keynote address at the Gala was delivered by Chicago native and 6-time grammy winning poet and lyricist Malik Yusef.  Malik spoke about […]


October 29, 2019

MALA Partners with Facebook to Host ‘Muslims In Tech’ Panel in Washington D.C.

On October 15, 2019, MALA launched the first in a series of panels focusing on Muslims in Tech in Washington DC.  The event co-sponsored by Facebook, and held at Facebook’s beautiful D.C. headquarters.  The panel focused on the personal experience and stories of Muslims in the tech industry.  Panelists included: Ahmed Flex Omar, Deputy Director […]


October 29, 2019

MALA’s 4 Annual Gala Receives Endorsement From Illinois Civic leaders: Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Mayor Lori Lightfoot

As our 4th Annual Gala fast approaches, we are honored to announce that MALA has received formal endorsements from some of Illinois’ top decision-makers and leaders in the civic arena.   MALA’s gala has recieved endorsements and commendations from IL Governor J.B. Pritzker, IL Senator Tammy Duckworth, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.     We are honored […]


September 25, 2019

MALA Co-Hosts Panel on UNGA Sidelines: Eradicate FGM/C

September 19, 2019 On the sidelines of the 74th UNGA, MALA, There Is No Limit Foundation, and Kota Alliance hosted a panel event at the Center for Social Innovation. This event discussed and concentrated on strategies for the global eradication of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). The panel also highlighted the commitment made worldwide to end […]


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