PAAIA Chapters are regionally-based groups of Iranian American volunteers across the U.S. who have established an active and local presence for PAAIA in areas that have sizable Iranian American populations. These volunteers work collaboratively with other Iranian Americans as well as local entities to achieve PAAIA's goals.
Structure: The local Chapters are organized around a relatively fluid structure. Up to seven volunteers are identifiedy as Chapter Leaders and assume the tasks required to conduct the Chapter's business. One Chapter Leader usually serves as the main contact person or communicator while others assume roles to drive events coordination, chapter membership, NexGen membership, fundraising, and reporting activities. To learn more about the Chapters, please contact them by email.
Purpose: The local Chapters recruit members, interface with local organizations, conduct events and activities both independently and as part of cross-Chapter programs, raise funds, and exchange ideas and information with PAAIA headquarters.
Activities: The local Chapters are free to initiate mission-oriented activities independently and are invited to participate in shared programs with other PAAIA Chapters. Passing the Torch of Success is an example of a PAAIA signature event initiated and organized by local Chapters. Persian Thanks is a cross-Chapter program that was launch duringThanksgiving 2010 and brings us together to help other people within our respective communities and enhance our image as we back to society.
Chapter Page: Local Chapters promote their activities on this page, launch membership drives, post feature stories, newsletters, recognize volunteers, and generally use the PAAIA Website to pursue mission-oriented activities nationally and locally. For more information regarding each of the Chapters, please link on their specific page.