Press Release: MET President, Wajdi Said, Recognized with "Oregon Immigrant Achievement Award"


Press Release: MET President, Wajdi Said, Recognized with "Oregon Immigrant Achievement Award" at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Gala 2017, Building Bridges Not Barriers

Tigard, Oregon, USA ­10/19/2017

On behalf of the Muslim Educational Trust Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, we wish to extend our warmest congratulations to MET President and Co-Founder, Wajdi Said, for his unique and distinctive recognition with the "Oregon Immigrant Achievement Award," at AILA's Annual Gala 2017, Building Bridges Not Barriers. This special award recognizes Wajdi's special accomplishments and celebrates his significant and lasting contributions to the Oregon community.

We are especially proud and humbled by this well-deserved award, and look forward to the continued meaningful community work that heals and unifies our community in more ways than one under Wajdi's leadership. Immigrants are surely a source of great strength, resilience, compassion, d inspiration, and the building blocks that made our beautiful nation over the years into what it is today. In the words of Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura,"So proud of brother Wajdi for all of his love and commitment to our community. We are grateful that you are here and always giving your heart and soul to make us better."

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. The Oregon Chapter of AILA has over 190 members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and other U.S. states.

MET Professional Network (MPN)

Free Workshop: Entrepreneurship for Small Businesses

Friday, October 27th, 2017 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
MET Community and Educational Center 2nd Floor Al-Andalusia Hall
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223
Refreshments will be served

Join us for an engaging discussion with Mr. Mark Read, Executive Chief Operations Officer at Ama Enterprises LLC: Home of Ama's Gluten Free Foods. Workshop will include:

  • Mark's personal experience in entrepreneurship
  • 21st century business models for services or products and how much money does it take to get started
  • How to develop business plans
  • How to set profit margins
  • Do's and Don'ts to prevent disaster

Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth


Muslim Educational Trust and Graham Street Productions invite you to a special screening of the documentary film

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Doors open: 6 pm | Film screening: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Free admission | Discussion to follow

MET Community and Educational Center 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

"Papers" is the story of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status. The film was produced in Portland by Graham Street Productions and a team of youth producers, including undocumented youth.