Zaman International

Zaman International’s mission is to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by empowering marginalized women to advance their lives through basic needs assistance, education, and workforce development.
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(L to R) Chef Kim Marks-Ball, Asmahan El-Orra, Baking Apprentice, and Amira Elhady, Culinary Apprentice, in Zaman’s state-of-the-art training kitchen where the organization provides culinary arts training to women pursuing careers in the hospitality and food industry.

// MISSION

Zaman International’s mission is to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by empowering marginalized women to advance their lives through basic needs assistance, education, and workforce development.


// KEY SERVICES PROVIDED

Zaman International takes a holistic approach to helping its clients lift their families out of poverty through sustainable employment. Operating from its 40,500-square-foot Hope for Humanity Center, Zaman offers local assistance ranging from basic necessities and life skills to vocational training and workforce development that prepares clients for careers in sewing and culinary arts. Zaman’s typical clients are single mothers with two or more children subsisting on less than $12,000 a year. While serving any woman or child in need, Zaman specializes in immigrant and refugee populations, and has helped more than 450,000 people in southeast Michigan. Internationally, Zaman collaborates with partners to assist those in need of clean water and relief from natural disasters. It has helped more than 3 million people globally.


// UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Seasonal Client Distributions:
    Winter coats, backpacks, holiday gifts
  • Annual Community Events:
    Run Walk Picnic
    Mother’s Day Brunch

// LEADERSHIP

Najah Bazzy, Founder and CEO
Gehad Alawan, Chair of the Board
Colleen Ezzeddine, Vice Chair of the Board
Gail Zion, Chief Operating Officer
Monica Boomer, Chief Impact Officer
Gigi Salka, Chief Workforce Development Officer



// CONTACT INFORMATION

Year Established: 2004
26091 Trowbridge St.
Inkster, MI 48141
313-551-3994
zamaninternational.org