Amel Khalil is an Arab American raised in Paterson, New Jersey. She advocates for the empowerment of marginalized communities everyday through her career and personal life. As an advocate, Amel has organized Financial Literacy and Stress Management programming for the underserved Middle Eastern community in NJ. She has conducted Bias Trainings for over 500 child protective services employees, law enforcement, and more. As a grant writer, Amel has garnered over $740,000 dollars in grants to assist resettling refugees with finding their place in America, struggling parents to feed their families, and empower domestic violence survivors with financial services and workshops after escaping abuse.
Amel also enjoys fitness, theater and acting. She is proud to serve as a Board member for In Full Color (IFC) organization that empowers women of color and other BIPOC of marginalized genders through education and the arts. Amel is very excited to have joined The Youth Mental Health Project team and continue advocating for underserved communities with YMHP's vital mental health information and support.