Outreach

ICGC OUTREACH

Promote a POSITIVE image of Islam by Changing the Hearts and Minds of People through Combating Islamophobia and Re-engaging Disenfranchised Muslims.

Historical Context

1995- ICGC held its GRAND OPENING

    • From inception, ICGC has had open doors to broader community
    • The program has evolved into inbound tours, outbound speakers, workshops & media outreach

With following GOALS in mind:

    • Introduce ICGC to broader community
    • Share Beauty of Facility
    • Who we are as a community, past & present
    • Architectural context weaved into Islamic backdrop
    • Alleviate Fears & Misconceptions About Muslims
    • Understand and respect Muslim American community
    • Set the stage for the next generation
    • Relationship building, leadership, opportunities

IMPACT

Since INCEPTION, overall reach of ICGC outreach program is over 100,000 people!

  • Opening weeknd 1995 – 5000 people in attendance
  • Since 2003- over 45,000 people have attended ICGC Tours
  • 1000 attended in 2003 
  • Now average 3500 people/year 
    • Highest year 2016 – 4000 attendees
  • 1.5-2hrs
  • Schools (majority), Faith institutions, Business/corproations, Misc
  • Process for Selecting and Training Tour guides
  • ICGC is an ING (Islamic Networks Group) Affiltiate: https://ing.org/
  • Regional leader with press releases, interviews, op-eds, and panels
  • Outbound Speaking engagements: 
    • 2013- over 300 talks (50-200 people average attendance)
      • After 911- 100 talks in 1 year
    • Includes schools, interfaith panels, houses of worship, MLK events, etc
  • Cultural competency workshops for business corporations, healthcare and educators, Arts & Culture
  • Began in 2016
    • 400 people @ first one (Trump election)
    • 2016-2022 – over 3200 people have attended
  • Round tables with local politicians, Meet the Candidate Events, School Board partnerships

ICGC 2030 Strategic Goals

Promote a positive image of Islam by changing the Hearts and Minds of people through Combating Islamophobia and Re-engaging Disenfranchised Muslims

INTERNAL Outreach: ReEngage

(Potentially Disenfranchised Muslims)

  • Converts/Reverts
  • Refugees
  • Widowed/Divorced
  • Refugees
  • Young Adults
  • African Americans/Black community
  • Elderly, Disabled, Young Families
  • Losing Faith

EXTERNAL Outreach

  • School/Universities:
    • Become the primary resource for Muslim American representation at educational institutions throughout the region
  • Faith Based Organizations
    • Become an integral voice at regional and national faith based alliances
  • Businesses/NonProfits/Healthcare
    • Become the regional voice for promoting equity, inclusion, diversity, and sensitivity in the corporate/healthcare arena
  • Local Communities/Elected officials
    • Enhance Muslim representation in local communities, and broaden Muslim awareness and participation in civic engagement efforts
  • Media/Communication Plan
    • Expand ICGC’s media presence and develop a robust professional communications plan

Organizations and Coalitions with whom ICGC has served in Leadership/Collaboration

    • Leadership Cincinnati 
    • FBI citizens Academy 
    • FBI multicultural advisory Council
    • Cincinnati Regional Coalition Against Hate
    • EquaSion
    • Festival of Faiths
    • Cincinnati COMPASS
    • Islamic Networks Group 
    • WCLCA Women of Excellence 
    • Enquirer women of the year
    • LADD
    • Press Releases and Op-eds
    • Freedom Center
    • YWCA Cincinnati 
    • YWCA Hamilton 
    • UC Foundation 
    • Xavier University Trustees
    • Thomas More University Institute of Religious Freedom
    • Cincinnati Art Museum Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
    • Contemporary Art Museum
    • Ohio Humanities Council 
    • Cincinnati USA Chamber 
    • West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance

COME VISIT or INVITE US

Open House tours of the Islamic Center are available on the first Saturday of the month.

Click Here to RSVP or email your name, organization (if any) and number of guests to tours@icgc.us

TO BOOK A GUIDED TOUR OR TO BOOK A SPEAKER

We have a very active speaker program. ICGC receives many requests for talks from schools, universities, places of worship, law-enforcement centers, media groups, and nonprofit organizations. There is a $50 to $500 cost associated with educational lectures, professional workshops and diversity programs that is based on your organization type and number of attendees. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for academic or nonprofit institutions

Cincinnati Muslim Professionals Network

aims to empower Muslim professionals through creating spaces and initiatives that are tailored to strengthening the Muslim identity, both within and outside of the workplace. Our events vary from TED-like talks, tax preparation sessions, networking events, interviewing trivia, to specialized events that aim to build bridges within our community. Our services are catered to fit the needs of our evolving community through providing free professional headshots, as well as free professional resume services. Over the past years, our events have collectively reached hundreds of Muslim professionals in the Cincinnati area.