Left to right: TCA Project Coordinators Liz Clark and Kate Costello, Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone (ret.) of the Atlantic Council, and TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy at TCA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
TCA and the Atlantic Council are partnering to provide Turkish Americans with educational opportunities in global affairs and public policy through TCA internships at the Atlantic Council. In early February, TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy and staff met with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone who is now Vice President and Director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council to discuss the internship arrangement. The partnership with Atlantic Council will be a feature of TCA’s internship program, which provides an opportunity for young Turkish Americans to work in Washington, D.C. at congressional offices and non-governmental organizations. As an educational, public, charitable organization, TCA works to engage and cultivate a new generation of young Turkish American leaders, and the intern program is an important component of this mission.read more
On February 9, the Turkish Coalition of American (TCA) hosted the launch event for the Future Leaders Series, a three-part workshop presented by the American Turkish Association of Washington, DC (ATA-DC) in partnership with TCA and the Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT) Program of Georgetown University. The first workshop, entitled "Social Media Talks with Industry Leaders," will take place on Tuesday, February 17 at Georgetown University and will discuss the use of social media in personal and professional settings. read more
On January 27, TCA hosted a meeting with students from the American Studies Program at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul as part of the group’s visit to Washington, D.C. During the session, TCA gave presentations and answered questions about the U.S. government, civic engagement, congressional caucuses, and TCA programs and activities.read more
TCA congratulates the members of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans who were sworn in January 6, 2015 to the 114th Congress, and recognizes those members who will not be returning to Congress for their lasting contributions to the Caucus.read more
December 18, 2014, Washington, D.C. - The recent completion of Oregon's Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (CTWS) water tank project constructed with funding from the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), and spearheaded by TCA, was celebrated at a ceremony at the Turkish Embassy. The TIKA grant underwrites the cost of the water tank that will serve students of a newly built elementary school and help CTWS meet their water needs for the next ten years. At Thursday's ceremony, Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kılıç presented the $200,000 check from TIKA to CTWS.read more
TCA President G.Lincoln McCurdy was recently interviewed by Turkish NY on his views about U.S.-Turkey relations, the role of the Turkish American community and the work of TCA.read more
The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2015 Washington Summer Internship Program. The TCA Internship Program is open to currently enrolled undergraduate, students, graduate students, and recent graduates of Turkish American heritage.read more
November 17-21 is designated International Education Week, a joint initiative by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchanges worldwide. TCA has made international education a core area of its mission and programs since its inception in 2007. The TCA Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarship program was launched the same year to advance international educational opportunities for American minority students, who are severely underrepresented in study abroad programs. TCA has set aside 100 scholarships per year and thus far has provided 371 scholarships to American students of African (199), Armenian (7), Bosnian (2), Hispanic/Latino (144), Filipino (1) and Native American (18) descent. The students came from 122 universities across the United States and studied at 22 universities in Turkey.read more
The 2013 Annual Report of TCA is now available online
The Report highlights the many programs, projects and grants of TCA in 2013. Of the program areas, TCA Youth and Education programs received the largest allocation of TCA funds in 2013.