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Friday, February 13, 2009

Muslim leader wins Chicago Norman Bobins Leadership Award


(Feb. 11, 2009)-Rami Nashashibi, executive Director of Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), was honored with the Norman Bobins Leadership Award Monday at the 15th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA).

Distributed for the first time in 2008, the Norman Bobins Leadership Award was established by LaSalle Bank to honor the leadership, innovation and long-time commitment to Chicago communities embodied by Norman Bobins, retired chief executive officer of LaSalle.

This award recognizes an emerging leader at a non-profit community development organization who has enhanced his or her own organization and demonstrated the potential to become an innovative and instrumental leader in the field of community development.

As a founder and now executive director of IMAN, 2744 W. 63rd St., Nashashibi has been a leader in Chicago Lawn and beyond, according to the presenters of the award. He has fought for social justice and broken down cultural, religious and racial barriers through an inspiring range of projects and programs.

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