The Afghan Coalition believes in the importance of educating, empowering, and enabling our community to be active and civic-ally engaged in our local, state, and federal governments as well as the larger community in order to ensure that our voices are heard and that our communities needs are being met. The American system offers great opportunities to everyone in this country as long as one knows how to utilize it. The Afghan Coalition has many projects to help facilitate that knowledge, here are a few:
- In 2010 the Afghan Coalition helped the Afghan community fill out the 2010 Census
- During the 2016 Election Cycle the Afghan Coalition had several projects to help our community: “Meet the Candidates” Mayoral Forum; California Ballot Measures Pros/Cons Video in Farsi; Election Guide in Farsi, and voter registration.
- In the last two years the Afghan Coalition has worked on a project called One Nation Bay Area that works to improve relations between Muslims and Non-Muslims in American Communities. Through this project we hosted a clothing and blanket drive to give donations to local shelters. We partnered with Congregations Organizing for Renewal (COR) to provide advocacy training to the community.
- We also worked with COR on advocacy for low-income housing in Fremont.