Over the years ICPIC has served as a vital and valuable resource for the African American Muslim community. From 1991 the Council has successfully collaborated with the School District of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Temple University, University of Penn, the City of Philadelphia, Penn’s Landing Inc., PECO Energy, PA Humanities Council, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, PA Depart. of Community & Economic Development, Scribe Video Center and Keystone First in providing the following:
New Africa Center
The NAC is a Muslim American Museum & Archive. Our primary purpose is to preserve the African American Muslim rich cultural heritage and legacy to pass on to future generations. Visit us here: www.newafricacenter.com
ICPIC is the premiere Islamic Cultural organization in the country. We have clearly become an institution within the African American Muslim Community. For example, ICPIC's annual community outreach programs/events and involvement in public education has afforded us recognition and awards from city and state government and community groups. Our July 2016, 24th Annual International Islamic Heritage Festival & Parade at Penn’s Landing and Independence National Park is one of Philadelphia's major and largest multi-ethnic festival series it hosts each year. It is also the largest Islamic Festival in the country attracting 5,000 to 10,000 people yearly and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance estimated it has an $850,000 impact upon the city. Families plan their vacations around it, vendors schedule their calendars to attend every year, Islamic schools, Masjids and Muslim groups in the area avoid scheduling programs on the festival day because it's a community event that the whole community support.
Established the country’s first permanent New Africa Center/Muslim American Museum & Archive, June 2005.
Contracted the Community Design Collaborative to develop a proposed Conceptual Design plan to expand the New Africa Center-Muslim American Museum & Archive with the goal of transforming the 4200 block of Lancaster Ave by providing a Mixed Use, Multi-purpose facility that will serve as an anchor for future developments on Lancaster Ave, Rec’d Apr. 2014
Facilitate Community Feeding and HIV testing in collaboration with the University of Penn and the Philly Feed Inc. on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, serving over 12,000 resident living in West Philly since January 2012.
Sponsor’s the Annual Prayer Service at Independence National Park (Home of the Liberty Bell) during our Festival week.
Proclamations, Citations and Community Awards
Numerous annual City & State Proclamations recognizing the "International Islamic Heritage Day" 1993 thru 2019.
University of Pennsylvania Center for AIDS Research 13th Annual Red Ribbon Community Service Awards 2016.
Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia recognized the ICPIC New Africa Center as a Zone of Peace 2015.