Tag Archives : Egyptian-American


Volunteering in Unstable Environments, Lessons from Egypt’s Coptic Diaspora

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the organization Coptic Orphans wanted to help Egypt but was concerned about the safety of its volunteers. Nathan Hollenbeck discusses the difficult choices that diaspora organizations like his face when providing services to their homeland during a crisis.

Photo courtesy of Coptic Orphans

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Ashoka’s Global Diaspora Initiative

The renowned social organization takes on a new challenge, and this time they are looking to the diaspora. Read about Ashoka’s plans to build an enabling framework for diaspora members to direct their entrepreneurial skills and resources towards their homelands.


Building Another Pyramid for Egypt, Organizing the Coptic Diaspora

Through child sponsorship and a network of hundreds of village-based volunteers supported by local churches and organizations, Coptic Orphans helps fatherless children stay in school and reach their full potential.

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