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About Lilly Torosyan (63 Articles)
Lilly Torosyan is studying international relations and political science at Boston University (BU). She lives in West Hartford, Conn. Torosyan is active in the ACYOA and BU’s Armenian Students’ Association (ASA). After interning for the Armenian Weekly in Summer 2012, she started working for the paper as a staff writer in the Fall.
The afternoon panel (Photo by Knar Bedian)

Translating Words into Action

I was thoroughly impressed with the ARS Youth Connect Program this year. The topics discussed were the challenges facing Armenia and issues of identity. Already this appealed to me—a young diasporan who wants to contribute to the viability of her culture. Perhaps equally important was the [more...]

March 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

'Because we do direct help, and have been doing this for nine years, we have the reward of seeing good results first-hand.'

Big Help in Small Packages: One Diasporan’s Resolve to Support a Village

Special for the Armenian Weekly You may not have heard of Harry Nakashian or his organization, Armenia Assist, and its nearly decade-long endeavor to assist villagers living in poverty. Their humble efforts to sponsor Armenia’s neediest have virtually flown under the radar. Through the website, [more...]

February 24, 2014 // 6 Comments

A scene from the event

‘Voyage to Amasia’ Premieres on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON—On July 24, Congressional Armenian Caucus co-chairman Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) hosted the screening of the poignant documentary film, “Voyage to Amasia,” before a full-capacity crowd in the U.S. Capitol. A scene from the event “Voyage to Amasia is a moving, heartfelt film that [more...]

August 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

The CGP also builds on the Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship Program (LSI), an eight-week advocacy-training program at the ANCA offices in Washington

ANCA Capital Gateway Program: Paving the Way for Careers in Public Policy

Since 2003, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has sponsored the competitive Capital Gateway Program (CGP), an initiative to increase Armenian-American presence in local and national politics, and in government and media careers. The intention is to help young Armenian Americans—in [more...]

August 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

“Brief Information to Avoid Injury in a Fire, Written by the Cavalier Aldini, Which Could be Important for Stampolts’is [the inhabitants of Istanbul].”

Celebrating Armenian Literary Tradition in the Library of Congress

WASHINGTON (A.W.)–Walking through the Great Hall of the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington, D.C., is a surreal experience. The regal columns, golden walls, and elaborate artwork covering the high-rise ceilings are befitting of a European palace. The details are a sharp contrast to the [more...]

August 2, 2013 // 2 Comments

A scene from the picnic

Local Richmond Church Celebrates ANC Anniversary

RICHMOND, Va.—The 67th annual Richmond Armenian National Committee (ANC) picnic, sponsored by the ARF Gomideh, took place on June 23 at St. James Armenian Apostolic Church to celebrate the chapter’s anniversary with Armenian kebab and a live band. A scene from the picnic Two elected American [more...]

July 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

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