Afghan Girls

Afghan Girls: Meet Nahid

December 10, 2014 This summer, Nahid – ’15, Skidmore – participated in The Faculty Student Summer Research Program which enables teams of Skidmore faculty and students to engage in significant projects during the summer. Along with her faculty adviser, Nahid prepared and presented…

Afghan Girls: Meet Geeta

December 10, 2014 This year AGFAF was fortunate to have been granted the opportunity to send two students to Hollins.  Geeta ’16 and Husnia ’16 both graduated from community college in the spring and are settling in well as Juniors…

Afghan Girls: Meet Fatima

May 8, 2014 Eighteen year old Fatima’s goal is to empower women and promote equality in Afghanistan. With the help of the Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund, Fatima is one step closer to that goal – having graduated George School…

Afghan Girls: Meet Malahat

May 6, 2014 The Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund (AGFAF) at the Community Foundation does truly amazing work. Now we’d like to highlight the achievements of several of the girls supported by the Fund. The first story in this installment…

Leo Motiuk to Speak on UN Panel March 10th

March 4, 2014 Our friend Leo Motiuk, a committee member and champion of the Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund at the Community Foundation of New Jersey, will speak on a panel, “From Higher Education to Women’s Leadership.”  The event, which…

Glamour Recognizes AGFAF Scholarship Winner

April 16, 2013 The Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund (AGFAF) has made a world of difference for several young women from the politically-turbulent nation since 2008, and now Glamour is taking notice.  The fashion and lifestyle magazine recently named Noorjahan…

Education for Afghan Girls

In 2008, several local leaders became aware of the need to assist young Afghan women who have been denied an education in their own country with receiving a college education in the United States. These leaders came to CFNJ to…

Education Makes a “Fearless Woman”

April 25, 2012 In 2008, when two local businessmen created the “Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund” (AGFAF) at the Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ), they thought they might change the life of the first young woman selected to attend…