CAIR-FLORIDA, INC.

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aka CAIR-FL   |   Tampa, FL   |  www.cairflorida.org

Mission

CAIR-Florida's mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Mr. Abdullah Jaber

Main address

8076 North 56th Street

Tampa, FL 33617 USA

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EIN

65-1110616

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a 57-million-dollar network funding Islamophobia in the United States. Spanning across grassroot orgs, politicians, media outlets and the religious right. This network’s goal is to spread fear and hate against Muslims. Fear and hate leads to discrimination (in schools, the workplace, the airport...) and hate crimes against people and property, and unconstitutional policies meant to disenfranchise Muslims from the same civil liberties others enjoy. CAIR-FL is part of a national organization that was created to counteract the Islamophobia Network.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Know Your Rights

Understanding our constitutional rights as Americans

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

CAIR-Florida's goal is to end anti-Muslim discrimination by preventing it from happening.
Over the next 5 years, CAIR-Florida has an ambitious plan to transform the every day interactions of American-Muslims in Florida. We are focusing on 5 systems that affect our day-to-day settings, Business, Government, Education, Law Enforcement and Media. Whether its school, work, or travel, we want families to feel safe to be Muslim. Our proactive approach is designed to change the status quo and create a better Florida for all Muslims.

We aim to affect change in these 5 Systems in 5 Years: Business, Government, Education, Law Enforcement, and Media

BUSINESS: With free diversity workshops, trainings, and policy guidelines, organizations can significantly improve interactions with Muslims and reduce the chance of discrimination around the workplace.
GOVERNMENT: Our advocacy at the state and federal level includes meeting with officials to enable policy changes and create new laws that will improve the every day affairs of American-Muslims.
EDUCATION Through consultation and education, schools and universities can help faculty and students respect American-Muslim needs including prayer, religious holidays, and curriculum guidelines.
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Sensitivity training, workshops, and community meetings are critical to creating safer, inclusive neighborhoods where Muslims are not unjustly targeted or racially profiled by officers of the law.
MEDIA: We are focused on growing media relationships with the press, offering insights, guidelines, and op-eds to amplify American-Muslims voices and keep our stories heard.

CAIR-Florida is capable of meeting it's goals through its 20 years of experience, deep rooted community presence, and strong relationships across the state of Florida. We have a dedicated staff of 14 professionals situated throughout the state to serve the needs of the community.
We accomplish our goals through the following services and programs:
Know your Rights Workshops
Diversity Workshops
Media Engagement
Local and State Outreach
Community Programs
and
Civil Rights and Immigration services

We have opened new avenues of legal advocacy for Muslims in Florida. Last year we answered over 500 calls for help, conducted 300 new legal intakes, 150 of those calls being for immigration assistance.

We extended community engagement with elected officials, masjids, and community partners through over 350 relationship building touchpoints and delivered 80+ trainings to educate Floridians on civil rights and the cultural and religious nuances of Muslims.

We helped tell powerful stories for all Florida Muslims through our extensive communications with over 20,000 views on original CAIRFL video content, 1000 media features on American Muslim stories, with a value of $8.14 million in media coverage across the nation.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CAIR-FLORIDA, INC.

Board of directors
as of 3/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Khaled Khamzawi

Khaled Khamzawi

Rashid Abbara

Saba Ali

Kaukeb Malik

Zaid AbdurRahman

Bilal AbdurRashid

Omar Hamoui

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/23/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/23/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.