The Foundation and I Love Morocco (ILOVEMOROCCO.COM)
The Moroccan American Business Council Ltd. Foundation, is an
affirmation to MABC's vision on helping the Moroccan Community.
It's purpose is to promote the social and economic advancement of the Moroccan
community in the United States. The Foundation addresses the needs of the
Moroccan small business community and the families involved.
Serving Moroccan businesses and their families through the existing agencies located in their neighborhoods, the Foundation will avoid
duplicating existing services by acting as a clearinghouse of available
resources as well as developing or coordinating new programs not currently
available. The Foundation will also help larger firms to improve their connections
with other Moroccan businesses and professionals by developing an interactive
database and a directory of businesses.
The Foundation's mission is: "To transform the current social and business
environment in our communities into one of a partnership support system. To
improve our communities by supporting the creation and retention of jobs as well as continuous education. To
transfer economic development and management skills to emerging businesses."
The initial thrust of the Foundation is focused on the economic
development of Moroccan merchants and professionals with primary emphasis on linking Moroccan
business enterprises to the mainstream economies of the private and public
sectors. To that end, the Foundation collaborates with its partners in developing
technical and management assistance efforts that allow business owners to
enhance their skills and access networks of federal, state and local resources.
Among the principal business and sociasl services provided by the Foundation are:
- Technical and management assistance to existing and emerging Moroccan small
business enterprises throughout the New England area (including the
development of business plans, information on private and public sources of
financing, operations and management assistance, market and business
- Information and training on acquiring minority business
certification to successfully access local and state minority set-aside
- Development of a comprehensive database on Moroccan owned business
enterprises with emphasis on creating networking mechanisms for maximum Moroccan
- Development of a computerized database of Moroccan professionals interested
in business development and entrepreneurial opportunities.
- Support charitable causes such as health
programs for the uninsured,
affordable or temporary housing, organizing
the distribution of colleced clothing, goods and food surplus through our Food &
Clothing for Free Programs and sales of items through the site ILOVEMOROCCO.COM
- Awarding The William C. Gean Scholarship to support continuing education
and higher education in technology and the Arts.
- Help and support the citizenship needs of vulnerable legal immigrants residing in the U.S. (and especially Massachusetts)
in order for them to become U.S. citizens
- Nurture the sense of community and encourage mutual respect by creating social events,
daycare services etc.