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2017 Internship Programs

Applications for the four 2017 Internship Program session are now available.  Learn more and apply today.

Genocide Education Luncheon

Join us  in honoring k-12 educators who teach the next generation about the Armenian Genocide.


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Latest News

February 27, 2017 in News

Coffee: A Cup of History

By former ANCA-WR Intern:  Nayiri Partamian According to scholar Mark Pendergrast in Uncommon Grounds, a goatherd, Kaldi, discovered coffee in what is today Ethiopia, after his goats strangely reacted to the consumption of a coffee berry. The coffee bean was first discovered much before Armenians, Greeks, Bulgarians, and Arabs got their hands on this warm, liquid form of coffee. Before the Early Modern Ages, the Khat coffee plant in Ethiopia was boiled and used for waking during prayers (Pendergrast, 2010). Coffee was then domesticated in Yemen fifty years later before reaching the Ottoman Empire and even the Early Modern Ages in Europe. I had found myself in the right place, Vienna, Austria in the spring of 2015 when I was conducting my senior thesis on… Read More
February 14, 2017 in News, Youth

First Karabian Fellowship Session Yields Successful Results

Applications Being Accepted for Next Session Los Angeles, CA– Earlier today, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region proudly announced that the inaugural year of its Walter and Laurel Karabian Fellowship has yielded even greater success than anticipated, as Anahit Sargsyan, the first Karabian fellow, has been hired by State Senator Anthony Portantino to work as a Legislative Assistant at his state capitol office. The news comes just a few months after the organization announced the selection of Sargsyan and 6 months prior to when the fellowship session was scheduled to conclude.  “I was pleased to host the first terrific Karabian Fellow who had the skills and the talent to earn a spot on our team, and we are excited to have her,”… Read More
February 11, 2017 in News

3 Dedicated Youth Join the ANCA-WR Winter Internship Program

GLENDALE, CA – The ANCA-WR is proud to welcome three dedicated and bright students, Hasmik Burushyan, Isabel Grigoryan, and Adrine Keosian to the Winter 2017 Internship Program session. “The ANCA-WR Internship Program continues to be one of the most critical components of our work on the regional level as it prepares and hones the next generation of our community’s leaders,” commented ANCA-WR Executive Director, Elen Asatryan. “We are excited to welcome Adrine, Hasmik, and Isabel into the ANCA family and look forward to providing them tools to succeed and a true hands-on experience in grassroots organizing and public policy,” added Asatryan. Burushyan, a recent graduate from Herbert Hoover High School and a political science student at Glendale Community College, comes from the ranks of the… Read More

Featured Video | 2016 Year in Review

2016 ANCA-WR Year in Review

As Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close and we continue to take stock of all that we are grateful, thankful and hopeful for, on behalf of all us at ANCA-Western Region, our deepest gratitude goes out to all of our supporters who have made our collective successes possible. Here is an energetic year in review video highlighting accomplishments and activities in the region, which premiered at our annual gala October 16, 2016. #GoANCA #GrassrootsMakestheDifference Share it | Educate. Motivate. Activate.

Posted by ANCA Western Region on Sunday, November 27, 2016