YWCA Award for CAIR-LA President

Pasadena, CA: The Southern California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) announced March 23 that the YWCA of the Pasadena-Foothill Valley area will be presenting Tahra Goraya, president of the executive committee for CAIR-LA, with the YWCA Women of Excellence Award in the area of Community Service as part of their annual Women of Excellence Award Luncheon.
Goraya, Day One executive director for the past five years, will be one of ten distinguished women in private enterprise, education, government, arts and communication to receive the distinction for her contributions to the community.
Goraya oversees the operation of the 18-year-old Pasadena-based organization, which strives to reduce and prevent harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among youth and families and the neighborhoods throughout San Gabriel Valley. Under her leadership, Day One’s collaboration has become regionally and nationally recognized for its depth, breadth and comprehensive approaches for improving the quality of life for its constituents.
In addition to her involvement with Day One, Goraya is active in a number of social justice issues, civil right advocacy, and women’s health issues.
"CAIR-LA is extremely proud of Tahra Goraya's recent and significant successes in improving the health, well-being and lives of the youth in our community by putting into action her innovative programs and ideas," said Fouad Khatib, chairman of CAIR-California. "She is a shining example of American Muslims' contributions to the betterment of our society and neighborhoods."



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