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Help Ustadh Kenny Solis Complete his Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy!

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Help us raise the necessary funds required to provide Ustadh Kenny Solis with a scholarship to complete his Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy at Bayan CTS.


About The Fundraiser

The LADO Group is currently seeking to raise the necessary funds to provide Ustadh Kenny Solis with a scholarship in the amount of $7,000 to enable him to complete the last three courses required to earn his Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy.

With Imam Parvez and Brother Gil from Jalisco Mexico at Masjid Al Noor in Rosarito Mexico 2018.

A Message from Ustadh Kenny Solis

Listening during Islamic spirituality and leadership course, Fall 2019. 

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

I was born and raised in Santa Ana, CA, Orange County. I am a Mexican-American. I now live on the East Coast but teach the Muslim community in English and Spanish in the United States and abroad.

How You Can Make a Difference

With your help, I will be able to complete my Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy from the Bayan Chicago Theological Seminary so that I may continue to grow and serve the complex, diverse, and vast Muslim and Latino Muslim communities. Bayan CTS produces world-class leaders and scholars grounded in the Islamic Tradition. There are no scholarships or financial aid options available to certificate students, and the total tuition for the certificate is $17,076. I still need $7,000 to complete the last three courses required to earn my certificate.

A gathering with brothers and esteemed teachers Micah Anderson, Imam Mendes, and Dr. Meraj at Zaytuna College 2019.
Bayan Chicago Theological Seminary Student Spotlight

My Education Thus Far

I have finished my Master of Arts in Theology/Ethics and Social Change; Islamic Studies from Bayan Claremont School of Theology. I was the first in my family to graduate from a 4-year university by completing my B.A. in Political Science and Law from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) while simultaneously working on a Bachelor in Theology and Islamic Law from California Islamic University (CIU). I have also attended various Islamic classes and intensive personal studies in the Islamic Sciences with scholars in the United States that have given me private tutelage.

Prophetic Teachings: A Halaqa with Kenny Solis
LALMA Event Flyer

My Teaching Journey

I have taught for institutions like New Jersey Islamic School, LinkOutside Prison Outreach, Trenton Prison, Insight Academy, Islamic Society of Orange County Garden Grove, CA Mosque, Islamic Institute Orange County Dawah Outreach, Islamic Institute of Orange County New Muslim-Mentoring, New Horizon Private School Pasadena, LALMA/La Asociacion Latino Musulmana de America, Latina Muslim Foundation, Why Islam, ICNA, Islamic Learning Center ICNA, and Masjid Noor Rosarito/Tijuana Mexico. I am also involved with educating Islam abroad in Tijuana, Jalisco, Cuidad Juarez, and Rosarito Mexico.

Introduction to Hadith Studies at the Islamic Center of Perris, CA in 2019.

Thank You for Your Generosity!

May Allah bless us all with happiness, patience, and strength in this world and the hereafter.

Sincerely,

Ustadh Kenny Solis

Fundamentals of Islam class at Masjid Al-Noor in Rosarito, Mexico 2017.
As Graduate Assistant
With Dr. Jonathan A. C. Brown

About The LADO Group

The LADO Group is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to promote Islam among the Latino community within the United States. The LADO Group provides scholarships for future Latino Muslim imams and scholars, enabling them to pursue their educational goals and become leaders in the Muslim community. The organization also offers grants to help develop and strengthen Latino Muslim organizations, encouraging the growth and development of the community. Your generous contributions will play a pivitol role in empowering the Latino Muslim community. Will you stand with us in realizing our mission?

You can learn more about LADO at latinodawah.org.



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The LADO Group5 months ago

Support LADO on Giving Tuesday

Assalaamu Alaykum!

Giving Tuesday is a worldwide day of generosity that occurs on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and The LADO Group is actively taking part. We are dedicated to promoting Islam within the Latino community in the United States. I am deeply thankful for the contribution you made on LaunchGood, which has significantly propelled our mission. Today, we humbly seek your continued support. Your assistance is crucial and immensely valued.

Sincerely,
Juan Galvan
¡A su LADO! means "At your side!"
Website: latinodawah.org


The LADO Group6 months ago

This National Hispanic Heritage Month

Assalaam Alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu,



Dear Brothers and Sisters,


I hope this email finds you well and in good spirits during this National Hispanic Heritage Month. On behalf of The LADO Group, I want to express our sincerest gratitude for your donation to our fundraiser to help Ustadh Kenny Solis complete his Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy.
Through your generosity, we have received over half of our
fundraising goal! Your contribution is instrumental in advancing our
mission to promote Islam within the Latino community in the United
States.


As an organization, we are committed to creating a thriving community of Latino Muslims, and your support plays a crucial role in achieving our mission. The LADO Group's initiatives encompass a diverse range of projects that uplift and empower the Latino Muslim population in the United States.


As you are already aware, one of our key programs focuses on providing scholarships to aspiring Latino Muslim imams and scholars. These scholarships enable talented individuals to pursue their educational ambitions, fostering a new generation of leaders who can assume crucial roles within the Muslim community.


Furthermore, through our grants program, we aim to facilitate the growth and development of Latino Muslim organizations. By supporting this initiative, we empower these organizations to better serve their members and enhance the progress of the community as a whole.


In additional to financial support, The LADO Group offers services that inspire and uplift the Latino Muslim community. These services, such as our social media presence, have had a tangible and positive impact, nurturing a sense of belonging and unity among our diverse community of Muslims.


Your contribution to our fundraiser allows us to pursue these vital efforts, creating lasting change and making a significant difference in the lives of the growing Latino Muslim community. Your kindness and generosity are truly appreciated.


Your involvement is pivotal to our success, and we warmly welcome any further engagement you may wish to have with The LADO Group. Together, we can fulfill our organization's vision of "Muslims in every
community."


Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your unwavering support and belief in our mission. Together, we can create a brighter future for the entire Muslim community.


With utmost gratitude, 


Juan Galvan

President/CEO

¡A su LADO! means "At your side!"

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