Tunisian Community Center
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|Key people||Ali Khemili (Founder, Executive Director)
Sami Guedoir (Advisory Board Chairman)
|Focus||The Tunisian American community, outreach to Tunisia and strengthening Tunisian-American relations.|
Founded in 1999, the Tunisian Community Center (Arabic: المركز التّونسيّ الأمريكيّ), aka The Tunisian American Center, is a US-based non-profit organization, dedicated to community building and cultural outreach for Tunisian Americans and strengthening the Tunisian-American Relations. The Tunisian American Center organizes multiple programs and events throughout the nation.
The US Senate has recognized the Tunisian Americans' contributions in the United States, confirming the long-term American-Tunisian relationship for over two centuries. In 2009 the Tunisian American Day© received official endorsement form the United States Congress.
The Tunisian American Center has organized multiple programs and events. In their support for the Tunisian Revolution's aims toward freedom and democracy, the organization has written to the US Senator of California Barbara Boxer, requesting to freeze the overthrown President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's assets.
Tunisian American Day©
In 2005, The Tunisian American Center established the May 27th Tunisian American Day© tradition. It represents a recurring opportunity to celebrate its community and its heritage as well as the enduring Tunisian-American friendship.
Organized in a different U.S. city every year, it is commemorated during a celebration (Arabic: hafla) that coincides with the birthday anniversary of the organization's cultural symbol, Ibn Khaldun. The event includes the Ibn Khaldun Award© presentation ceremony as well as live Tunisian music entertainment and catered Tunisian dinner.
Ibn Khaldun Institute
The Ibn Khaldun Institute, an affiliate of the Tunisian American Center, is a non-partisan, non-profit and secular Advocacy type of Think Tank. Its focus is on the socio-economic development of Tunisia.
It is composed of Tunisian and Tunisian-American professionals in all disciplines, dedicated to promoting business, as well as, cultural and professional exchanges between the United States and Tunisia. It also focuses on connecting Tunisian-American professionals with the decision-makers in the United States and Tunisia.
In addition, the Ibn Khaldun Institute is an online clearinghouse for information on activities taking place in the United States, that aim to promote the development of Tunisia.
The Ibn Khaldun Institute launched the annual Ibn Khaldun Award© in 2004, recognizing high achievers who rendered a service to the Tunisian American community. It also launched the Aboulkacem Chebbi Student of the Year award, recognizing future leaders who made their mark through academic achievements and a commitment to excellence, and who demonstrated a high level of effort to promote the Tunisian culture at campuses across America.
Tunisian Student Federation
The Tunisian Student Federation (TSF) is a Tunisian American Center entity that federates Tunisian Student Clubs (TSC) at American university campuses. Its specific mission is to represent the interests of Tunisian students in the United States and serve their needs, while contributing to the overall mission of the organization. TSF Internship.
Club Hannibal-USA, an entity within the Tunisian American Center, is a non-partisan,non-profit and secular Advocacy type project. It aims to be a forum for American friends of Tunisia who share their commitment to making Tunisia better known on the American political scene.
The Club was named after the legendary Carthaginian General and Lawmaker, Hannibal Barca, whose genius earned him the title of “Father of Strategy” and whose vision of World trade inspired generations throughout History. By dispatching its members throughout the United States, the Club aims to expand on Hannibal’s vision of world trade and promote the Tunisian-American friendship. 
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