On July 24, 2008 at the UN New York Headquarters, the AGBU-UN SIG in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted a benefit reception in support of the Youth Career Trail project in Armenia.

The benefit raised $6,000 for the program, which will ensure that 10 recent college graduates will benefit from hands-on work experience that will lead to future employment.
Read the complete press release here.

This video, which includes interviews with two intern alumni of the program, was presented at the July event.
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There are also photos from the event on Flickr here.

Also, if you’d like to make a fast, easy and secure online donation to the Youth Career Trail project, click here.

Michael Yetemian, Yelena Ambartsumian, Ivetta Nersesyan-Stephanopoulos, Viktoria Grigorian, Consuelo Vidal, Kim Yacoubian, Emma Asatoorian, and Yelena Nersesyan. (AGBU UN-SIG member

The AGBU Antranig Dance Ensemble has announced a performance on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Columbia University in Manhattan.

According to their press release:

That full two-hour show will be held at Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium, and will be hosted by the University’s Armenian students club. It will mark the group’s first full stage presentation for its hometown New York audience in two years and promises to be everything an Antranig performance has been known for.

From hand-made dazzling costumes created by Armenian artisans to music prepared by some of Armenia’s highest regarded writers and directors, the show is eye and ear candy from beginning to end.

Currently comprised of over 30 young men and women, Antranig performs full-length dance productions throughout the United States and Canada, and has played on some of the premier stages of the world, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, Claude Champagne Hall in Montreal and the State Opera Theater in Armenia.

Reservations are available now by calling (347) 837-5342.

The Nazarian Pres-School at the AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School (MDS) in Canoga Park, CA is quickly being built–as you can see below.

There are plans to post photos on the school website so that the world can see the progress of the newest edition to the MDS campus.

Click here to download the PDF (171KB) of the latest AGBU Armenia News Bulletin.

From the AGBU Egypt website:

HMEM Nubar Cairo men’s and ladies’…won the trophies of the basketball tournament of HMEM Nubar Alex…

A buffet dinner was organized on Saturday evening after the matches of the second day, gathering fans & players of HMEM Nubar Alex & Cairo, St. Therese as well as those of HMEM Gamk who have also attended all the matches of the tournament in support of HMEM Nubar Alex.

For more info & photos, visit here.