Maranaos in America
Maranaos in America for Peace, Integration and Advancement was first conceptualized by a group of Maranaos in Los Angeles, California in early 2007. After several monthly meetings, the group was successfully launched on September 2, 2007 in Burbank, California. It is the first Maranao organization ever formed in the United States and Northern America. It was formed for the advancement and to help build a lasting relationship among the Maranao community in America through social/cultural activities, educational seminars, peace forums, networking and outreach.
The organization's long-term goal is to bridge assistance back home through sponsoring qualified, financially challenged, youth scholars to achieve their ultimate dreams of becoming an informed, educated Maranao.
Members of Maranaos in America are from all over the United States, including Texas, Nevada, Florida and New York. Its seat of Main office is in Los Angeles.