Our VISION is to create an environment that respects tradition and values, and that promotes kindness, knowledge and civic engagement. The programs, services, education and opportunities provided through the Gracious Center of Learning and Enrichment Activities will develop and strengthen both individual and community identities.
Our MISSION is to provide spiritual, cultural, social and educational programs for individuals in Southern New Jersey that encourage the cultivation and enrichment of Muslim Identity, while fostering community connectedness and engagement.
Our VALUES which drive program development and operations include:
- Honoring the cultural traditions of community members
- Treating all individuals with respect
- Building and strengthening community
- Promoting emotional, spiritual and physical well-being
- Responding to community member needs
- Maintaining excellence in service and program provision
- Ensuring fiscal responsibility
To carry out the vission and mission, our ORGANIZATION operates within the framework of its own by-laws, (available to members) and currently structured according to the chart below.
Board of Trustees
Aseem Khan, President
Eajaz Rawoof, Vice President
Syed Shoaib, Treasurer
Shaheer Mecci, Secretary
Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi
Afia Yunus, Esq.
Dr. Zubair Malik
Shaykh John Starling, Executive Director
Shaykh Rashid Ahmadi, Religious Director
Akmal Sheikh, Facility Manager
Abdul-Qadir Jelani, Security Director
Sidra Sheikh, Center Administrator
For committee details, please see their respective pages. Click the “About” drop down link above to find the link.