LOS ANGELES–As a member of the ANC-WR Internship-Externship’s (IEP) 2009 spring class, Patil Kavarian has been working with the ANC-WR staff and her fellow interns to advance Hai Tahd. Kavarian is a Public and Media Relations intern focusing on community activities and education, and has reported on community stories such as youth involvement in the recent local elections and helping to raise awareness of the Armenian Genocide.
“The ANC-WR has given me the opportunity to help impact both the local community and activists throughout the region,” stated Kavarian. “By assisting activists cover their activities in different parts of the western United States, I am facilitating communication about how their fellow colleagues are stepping up during this important time,” said Kavarian.
Kavarian has teamed with staff to reach out to her peers to encourage more participation in community events and opportunities for civic engagement. Kavarian engaged various community efforts ranging from the upcoming ANC Orange County’s Walk for Remembrance to voter registration and the ANC-Western Region’s Issues Awareness Caucus in Sacramento, California set to take place April 22-23, 2009.
Kavarian is a graduating senior at Crescenta Valley High School in Glendale, California. An aspiring pre-med college student, she is still dedicated to community service and currently serves as her high school’s Armenian Club president. This past autumn Kavarian successfully completed the ANC Glendale Internship Program.
“Patil has really benefited from the ANC-WR internship program and made a difference,” noted Haig Hovsepian, the ANC-WR’s Community Relations Director and coordinator of the internship program. “This program provided Patil with a tremendous opportunity to compliment her experiences at the local level with a regional perspective.”
The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR promotes awareness of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.