Update from Washington: President William J. Clinton, Cherie Blair, Quincy Jones, and others to attend TYO events!

As the new semester kicks off in Nablus, TYO is also busy preparing for a week of events in Washington, DC later this month. The fun will kick off on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Café Milano where advocates of TYO will gather for “A Night for Tomorrow’s Youth.” At the event, sponsored by Raj Fernando, old friends and new will enjoy a night of great conversation, food, and music to benefit TYO.

On Wednesday, October 20, 2010, TYO is pleased to announce that we are cooperating with a panel the New America Foundation and Palestine Note to organize an international policy forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Middle East. In a discussion moderated by Steve Clemons, Director American Strategy Program at New America Foundation and publisher of the Washington Note, the panelists will address related challenges and opportunities from their varied perspectives as academics, government officials, and civil society practitioners. For our contribution, TYO will share lessons learned from our work fostering female entrepreneurs with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in Nablus. Held at the New America Foundation (1899 L Street NW, 4th Floor), this event is open to the public. Please monitor the TYO blog and the New America Foundation’s event calendar for details.

Following the panel discussion, TYO will participate in a Salon dinner hosted by Franco Nuschese and a moderated by Steve Clemons that will bring together the panelists, honored guest, Cherie Blair, and top policy and media personalities for a high level, open format discussion on the same topic.

This exciting week of events will culminate on Thursday, October 21, with Tomorrow’s Youth Organization’s First Ever Gala! The Gala, held at the Ritz-Carlton, will celebrate the work of Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, highlighting successes from the past three years in Nablus and upcoming expansion to Lebanon and Cairo. We are thrilled to announce that will honor attendees President William J. Clinton and Cherie Blair for their inspiring work on behalf of women and children worldwide. We also look forward to hosting a diverse and dynamic group of supporters and advocates from the business, development, education, and policy communities from the United States, Europe, Middle East and beyond.

Stay tuned to the TYO blog and Twitter feed for news and updates as we move closer to our debut in Washington!

For media inquiries please contact: Andrea Smith at 703-893-1143 or andrea@tomorrowsyouth.org .