Vision, Mission, Values & Organization

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

Staff

Shaykh John Starling, Executive Director

Shaykh Rashid Ahmadi, Religious Director

Akmal Sheikh, Facility Manager

Abdul-Qadir Jelani, Security Director

Sidra Sheikh, Center Administrator

Enrichment Committees

For committee details, please see their respective pages.  Click the “About” drop down link above to find the link.