Supporters, Uncategorized, Volunteers

COAF Volunteer, Amelie Touroyan, Tells Her Story

Amelie Touroyan In the same year, Armenia was officially recognized as a nation, I was born in the United States. My parents gave me a name to reflect the duplicity in my identity – both French and Armenian. This nod to France acknowledges an important political movement in the early 20th century where my great… Continue reading COAF Volunteer, Amelie Touroyan, Tells Her Story

Fundraisers, Supporters, Uncategorized, Volunteers

Running for a Cause: Nairi’s Marathon for COAF

One of our wonderful volunteers, Nairi, is running the New York Marathon on November 5th and raising money for COAF. Her goal is to raise $3,000 and so far she's managed to raise $2,000. Last year, Nairi ran 9 qualifying races and volunteered at one race event to earn her entry. In her words, "raising… Continue reading Running for a Cause: Nairi’s Marathon for COAF

Supporters, Volunteers

“COAF Instilled Confidence in People”: Michigan Native’s Volunteer Story

When Brian Leopold joined the Peace Corps three years ago, he didn’t know his deciscion to select Eastern Europe as his destination would lead him to a life changing experience in Armenia. The Michigan State University graduate knew very little about Armenia, and his only exposure to it was an Armenian friend he had in… Continue reading “COAF Instilled Confidence in People”: Michigan Native’s Volunteer Story

Education, Healthcare, Programs, Supporters, Uncategorized, Volunteers

Giving a Voice to Rural Armenians: An Occupational Therapists’ Volunteer Story

Victoria Armine Babikian is an occupational therapist who came to Armenia as a birthright volunteer in early January. The New York native knew from the beginning that she was passionate about working with children. “Birthright Armenia suggested COAF as an internship organization for me,” Victoria said. “It was perfect for me, totally matching my interests… Continue reading Giving a Voice to Rural Armenians: An Occupational Therapists’ Volunteer Story