Though Sam Dooma, director of information technology at Points of Light, spends much of his day managing the technical needs across the organization’s three offices, his time outside of work is dedicated to volunteer work in support of immigrants and refugees.
Both inside and outside of work, Ruwa is a passionate advocate for bringing people together across different faiths. She takes this passion into her community as a speaker with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, an organization that sends volunteers to schools, police departments, houses of worship, and other locations to speak to others about Islamic heritage and history to help bridge cultural gaps. We sat down with Ruwa to learn more about her involvement with this organization.
Volunteer service is a great way to connect with and improve your community, a chance to help your neighbors and create positive change. As a newcomer to Washington, D.C., in 2006, Shaterri Casteel, program manager for Points of Light’s ServiceWorks program, used service as an opportunity to become more acquainted with the issues facing her new community.