Persian 101

Community Education Outreach Council

The Community Education Outreach Council oversees all of the foundation’s many educational programs for for K-12. Currently the council is responsible for the Persian 101 After School program in public elementary schools of southern California, offering an introduction to Persian language and culture for students K-5.

Persian 101: Persian Language & Iranian

Farhang Foundation joined forces with STAR Education and the Los Angeles Unified School District to launch a Persian language and Iranian culture after-school program in public elementary schools throughout Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and the San Fernando Valley.

The goal of this program is to inspire students from all cultural backgrounds to learn the Persian language and other aspects of Iranian culture that are major components of the diverse landscape of Southern California.

The first classes launched in September 2015 in the city of Beverly Hills, and the program quickly expanded to Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, and Tarzana.

The program offers K–6 students an introduction to Iranian culture and the Persian language, encompassing reading, writing, art, music, dance, and more. Farhang hopes to expand this program to additional schools in Southern California in the coming year.

Community Education Outreach Members:

Dar Gabbay – Chair, Trustee

Janet Afary – Advisor

Dr. Haleh Emrani – Trustee, Member

Haleh Gabbay – Member

Gilda Gilak – Secretary

Latifeh Hagigi – Member

Aurian Khajehnouri – Member

Mehraban Khajehnouri – Trustee, Member

Nooshin Meshkaty – Member

Anoosheh M. Oskouian – Trustee, Member

Nahid Pirnazar – Member

Nushin Sabet – Member