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What We Do

EPIC has a constant presence in Iraq, with advisors, local partners, and board members engaged on the ground in various capacities. One of our core focuses is supporting local programs that empower youth. In conjunction with local partners, and with the Iraqi youth themselves, we fund, structure, and execute projects that have a tangible impact on young lives. As part of our projects in the field we gather key insights and bring them back to academic, non-profit, and governmental bodies outside of Iraq to coordinate our research with them.


SOCCERSALAM: A coalition effort to mobilize emergency aid to help Iraqi families stay warm and give their children the gift of soccer.



ADVOCACY: Advancing Iraq’s peace and development through responsible U.S. global leadership and conducting youth empowerment research.




PHOTOVOICE: A participatory research project that teaches young people how to use the power of photography and their own voices to address issues important to them and their country.




TENTED: A rapid impact project that provides tailored support to schools located in refugee camps.



IRAQI YOUTH HIKE: Creating youth opportunities for discovery, learning, leadership, and teamwork for a better environment.