The organization models an integrative approach that employs holistic interventions to address a spectrum of structural and systemic injustices impeding a dignified quality of life for people in marginalized communities.
Through four programmatic thrusts, IMAN:
1.) Offers primary, behavioral, and oral health care through its community health center;
2.) Provides transitional housing and job training for formerly incarcerated men and high-risk youth through its Green ReEntry initiative;
3.) Organizes around issues such as criminal justice, housing, immigration reform and healthy food access;
4.) Inspires transformation through spiritually grounded, socially conscious arts and culture programming and creative placemaking.
To serve as the model of the Muslim tradition of facilitating transformational change in urban communities, by inspiring others towards critical civic engagement exemplifying prophetic compassion in the work for social justice and human dignity beyond the barriers of religion, ethnicity, and nationality.
Green ReEntry Program
The plight of formerly incarcerated individuals facing barriers to employment and community reintegration has been a cornerstone of IMAN’s work since its inception. Through Green ReEntry, IMAN provides transitional housing, life skills education, and sustainable construction training for returning citizens in Chicago and Atlanta.
Learn more about this program at imancentral.org.