Preserving Heritage, Integrating Communities, Moving Syrians Forward



Syriana is a US. non-profit, grass-root organization of Syrian- Americans dedicated to heal the deep societal divisions of the Syrian war.


Reintegrating the Syrian people 

Collective heritage, cross-community dialogue, and socially integrative businesses, are natural forces to help ameliorate the pains and divisions of war and forge a collective Syrian identity. 


We employ a three-pronged strategy:

  1. Promoting collective Syrian heritage as the core of the Syrian identity by:
    1. preserving heritage industries
    2. promoting arts and literature that relay a collective narrative, and
    3. supporting academic research examining the structure of the Syrian communities and developing a new “theory of us”.
  2. Promoting cross-community dialogue via
    1.  catalyzing dialogues between thought leaders of the different communities to identify possibilities and barriers against integration.
    2. educating about the value of societal reintegration as a mean to achieve the aspiration of the Syrian people of dignity and prosperity.
    3. Mobilizing and organizing the silent majority of Syrians as a bridge between the different communities.
  3. Promoting socially-integrating businesses to empower disenfranchised Syrians wherever reached by:
    1. integrating refugees in the economy of their host communities,
    2. advising Syrian small businesses and artisan workshops
    3. establishing stable markets for these struggling enterprises in the US