ULYSSES PROJECT

BY COUNCIL ON GLOBAL RELATIONS

ULYSSES PROJECT creates equity.

MISSION

The Ulysses Project assists with culturally sensitive training and providing support for other resettlement agencies, conducts research through partnerships with University of California, Davis’ Dr. Marius Koga, provide translation services, and conduct conferences.

VISION

Ulysses Project envisions that Afghan refugees are not harmed or re-traumatized in the resettlement process, that education is a universal human right, and the all refugees and humans have access to food.

OBJECTIVES

  • Address food insecurity in Afghanistan and refugees in the US and secure humanitarian aid, create distribution systems, and provide wellness education.
  • Safeguard education as a basic human right for all Afghans, especially for women and girls by leveraging technology.
  • Create dialogue between key players within Afghanistan, the diaspora, government, and international community.
  • Develop refugee housing in the United States, provide safe spaces of education and support, and assist Afghan families with the assimilation process.

ULYSSES PROJECT is human centered.

EDUCATION

HUMANITARIAN AID

RESOURCES AND COUNSEL

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT

ULYSSES PROJECT leadership.

I am, Mizgon Zahir, CGR’s Director of Capital Development and Ulysses Project Leadership.

My world is driven by serving communities that are frequently ignored, do not have access to the resources they need to thrive, and are brimming with hope. In the last six years, I have focused on creating equity in education for educators, children, and families.

I bring over 15 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, communications, and program development. I have a deep passion for re-envisioning possibilities, and creating sustainability.

My experience ranges from the Founding Executive Director of  The Primary School, Hayward, a founding team member of a start-up tech non-profit (LitLab), and as a consultant specializing in grant writing, public relations, internal and external communication planning, digital marketing, and program scaling for non-profits, universities, and corporations throughout the state of CA. 

My undergraduate degree is in English Literature. I have a M.S. in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Global Innovation.

My world is driven by serving communities that are frequently ignored, do not have access to the resources they need to thrive, and are brimming with hope. In the last six years, I have focused on creating equity in education for educators, children, and families.

I bring over 15 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, communications, and program development. I have a deep passion for re-envisioning possibilities, and creating sustainability.

My experience ranges from the Founding Executive Director of  The Primary School, Hayward, a founding team member of a start-up tech non-profit (LitLab), and as a consultant specializing in grant writing, public relations, internal and external communication planning, digital marketing, and program scaling for non-profits, universities, and corporations throughout the state of CA. 

My undergraduate degree is in English Literature. I have a M.S. in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Global Innovation.

ULYSSES PROJECT serves the underserved.