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TYO in This Week in Palestine!

TYO’s Triple Exposure project is featured in the January 2011 edition of ¨This Week in Palestine,¨a monthly periodical published locally and dealing with issues of society, culture, politics, economy, art, and literature in the West Bank and Gaza. Our very own Rimah Rabayah, the mural art teacher for Triple Exposure, has written an article that expresses her views on the power of art education to revive a society’s traditions and heritage, as well as to build confidence, creativity, and visions for the future for the young students. Read her article, ¨Beauty and Identity for the Next Generation,¨ at This Week Continue reading…

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TYO Founder Hani Masri on Larry King Live

Hani Masri, TYO’s Founder and President, appeared on Larry King Live on Sunday night, along with Tony Blair, Salam Fayad, Ehud Barak and Haim Saban. Check out part of the show online here, or read the transcript below. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckkchc3y0D0] HANI MASRI, FOUNDER, TOMORROW’S YOUTH ORGANIZATION: That’s a good question, Larry. I mean we have been into this process for 15 years. And nothing has happened so far. And I think most the majority of the Palestinians and the Israelis want a two-state solution. And — but it is frustrating. The process is very frustrating. That is why I have in Continue reading…

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TYO Founder and President Hani Masri interviewed on MBC Arabic’s “Sabah il Kher”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJhRpmAweTc&feature=player_embedded] On Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Nadia Bilbassy interviewed TYO Founder and President Hani Masri for MBC Arabic’s  “Sabah il Kher”  (Arabic: Good Morning) program. During the interview, Mr. Masri spoke about the importance of investing in children, youth and women in Nablus, Palestine, where he was born and many of his family members live today. The kids come to our Center to take classes in IT, sports, music and many other subjects that are not available at their schools, Mr. Masri told MBC Arabic on Monday at TYO’s Virginia office. Mr. Masri also commented on the importance of programming Continue reading…

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“Suwarna” Exhibitions A Success!

We are proud and delighted to have completed a two weeks’ traveling exhibition in the West Bank – featuring artwork by the children of Nablus! Photographs were taken by the participants in Triple Exposure, a TYO initiative that aims to develop identity, awareness, and vocational skills among adolescents through teaching photographic expression and the production of public art. These photos were displayed in three venues from October 29 to November 13, where hundreds of visitors were able to benefit from a photographic entryway into a city and people so rarely accessed by the outside world. We began with the Hashimiya School Continue reading…

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TYO Event week with Bill Clinton, Quincy Jones, Cherie Blair

What a week! TYO has come out in Washington, and we did it with a splash! Check out some video and commentary at the links below – more coming soon… Here’s the TYO team onstage at the Gala last night with Bill Clinton, Quincy Jones, Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, event chairs Terry McAuliffe and Samia Farouki and TYO Founder Hani Masri! Photo Credit: Davide De Pas Photography Coverage: They are Calling Out for Bill Clinton’s Magic – The Washington Note | October 22, 2010 Clinton was at DC’s Ritz Carlton to keynote along with former British first lady and Matrix Continue reading…

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In the Media: Hollywood goes to the West Bank (VIDEO)

TYO is thrilled to be featured in Palestine Note CEO Fadi Elsalameen’s recent column on The Huffington Post, “Smart Power: Hollywood goes to the West Bank.” We are indeed very proud to contribute to the smart power that Elsalameen cites, including providing children and youth in Nablus with enriching and innovative summer programming and activities. Why would an American youth who grew up in Hollywood, worked there as an assistant director on TV shows, a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International studies want to live and work in the West Bank city of Nablus? It’s the same reason Continue reading…

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Time magazine calls TYO an “excellent pre- and after-school program”

TYO was excited to be featured in Joe Klein’s recent column in Time magazine, “Renewal in the West Bank.” We are indeed proud to contribute to the trends that Klein cites, including institution building and increased security. That said, we couldn’t agree more with Klein’s disclaimer that all of the progress he observed during a recent visit to the West Bank (and TYO!) is tempered by major ongoing challenges including external control of “borders, the airspace, the water supply and the electricity.” Klein also discusses the excellent work of TYO partner, the Education for Employment Foundation, with which we have Continue reading…

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President Clinton endorses TYO’s women’s entrepreneurialism initiative

Following our fabulous experience at CGI 2009 in New York last month, we were happy to hear from the CGI folks again today! They have made available an official seal of approval for all Commitment Makers in good standing (at left). They’ll also send a certificate signed by President Clinton that we will proudly display in the entrance of our Nablus Center, next to our other commitment certificate from CGI 2007! In the meantime, we can confidently say that our commitment is in very good standing – we’re interviewing for Project Managers on Wednesday for the women’s economic empowerment initiative Continue reading…

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TYO at Clinton Global Initiative 2009

TYO’s second experience at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York was even more productive than the first! Not only did we have huge progress to report on our first commitment, we announced an exciting new commitment in cooperation with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. We are eager to share our experience with you – for a more complete overview of panels and working sessions, check out our Twitter feed from last week! In the meantime, here are some highlights. President Obama’s made for a great opening, but the best part of the conference for us was the focus Continue reading…

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PR-Canada: Clinton Global Initiative Members Cherie Blair and Hani Masri Collaborate to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Cherie Blair, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and Hani Masri, a Palestinian American businessman and Founder of Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, launched a project that promotes economic empowerment for women in at-risk communities in the West Bank. Read the full story on their site. Related posts:Time magazine calls TYO an "excellent pre- and after-school program"TYO Event week with Bill Clinton, Quincy Jones, Cherie BlairTYO in This Week in Palestine!