July 2021 News & Notes

The Abdelkader Education Project advocates for cultural understanding, educates future leaders, and promotes the Emir as a model humanitarian. To learn more about our accomplishments and our plans, please visit our website.   Check out our newest curricula,...

175th Anniversary Event Recap

Historical Background In 1846 a lawyer named Timothy Davis founded Elkader, Iowa. He chose this name in honor of Emir Abd el-Kader, who was fighting against French colonial forces in the Regency of Algiers, then part of the Ottoman Empire. The Emir is not the only...

Meet Our Summer Interns!

Matilda DeMarco Social Media Intern Matilda will be entering her senior year at the University of Iowa in the Fall. She is majoring in Communications and Human Relations, with certificates in Cultural Competence. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and worked as the...

Elkader’s 175th Anniversary

Attention Iowans: We are excited to educate our community on Elkader’s namesake and adventures in Algeria in celebration of Elkader’s 175th anniversary of its founding. Stop by and see us from 10 am – 12 pm then join us for a picnic and brief program...
Finding Inspiration In Our Differences…

Finding Inspiration In Our Differences…

  The year 2020 brought us a global pandemic. Social distancing has created fear and isolation among many people for many months. I’ve found hope in John Kiser’s transformational book The Monks of Tibhirine, an inspiring true story that was retold in the 2010...