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The Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit civic organization committed to promoting individual freedom, diversity, and celebrating heritage.

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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.

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

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September 30, 2020

Announcing MALA’s 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients

MALA is proud to announce the winners of the 2019-2020 MALA Scholarship Contest.  This diverse group of bright rising leaders will receive scholarships on behalf of MALA, PictureMotion, and Osmosis.org to assist in their pursuit of higher education.  Visit MALA’s Storytelling collection to read about the incredible journeys of this years recipient, and stay tuned […]

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August 17, 2020

Official Statement Regarding Racial Antagonism and Harassment of MALA Staff

  On June 2nd, 2020, MALA posted a black square on all of the organization’s social media channels to honor Blackout Tuesday and demonstrate solidarity with Black communities in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.  One of MALA’s community members took offense to this post and responded by posting a number of articles, tagging MALA […]

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July 14, 2020

MALA Board Member Kalid Loul Receives Recognition from Congressman Andy Kim

    This month, Congressman Andy Kim honored Kalid Loul, MALA Board Member and Chief Operating Officer of Global Geeks for the work he has done to offer resources to first-line workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Congressman Kim thanked Kalid for his efforts in supplying valuable personal protective equipment to first-line workers, and acknowledged the […]

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June 4, 2020

Ahmed Flex Omar: Our Society Can Only Heal if We Are All Willing to Participate in the Healing Process

June 4, 2020 As the Deputy Director and co-founder of the Muslim American Leadership Alliance, and as a Black man living in the United States, I want to express solidarity, on behalf of myself and MALA, with communities of color during this dark and painful time.  I would like to first extend my thoughts and […]

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