This summer has served as an inspiring reminder about Zaman’s growth over the past six years. Founder and CEO Najah Bazzy had the dual honors of delivering the keynote address at the Impact100 Global Conference in Detroit and accepting the Richard Huegli Award for Program Excellence from the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan.
Upon receiving the prestigious Richard F. Huegli award, which annually recognizes a nonprofit in southeast Michigan that has a history of achieving excellence in human services programming, Najah shared:
“Through holistic, client-centric programs and support, we empower individuals to break the cycle of poverty, fostering a ripple effect of hope throughout the community. This recognition adds to our determination to continue bridging gaps, increase inclusivity, and create a world where no one is left behind.”
In Najah's June 22 keynote address at the Impact100 Global Conference in Detroit, she shared that the growth of Zaman's culinary arts and workforce development programming into two state-of-the-art kitchens would not have been possible without a $135,000 grant from Impact100 Metro Detroit in 2019.
When Zaman made its first significant efforts toward securing major grant funding in 2017, Impact100 and Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan were two of the first organizations to invest in the growth of our mission. Their support has been critical to building out our vocational training and workforce development programming and putting our clients on successful career pathways.
The fact that these two organizations selected Zaman to highlight from among their many grantees speaks to how well we’ve done with the resources provided from our generous donors and the philanthropic community.
Together we truly are breaking the cycle of poverty in Southeast Michigan in new and exciting ways, and all Zamanitarians should take pride in the role we played in securing these recent recognitions.