Mission & Vision

Vision with Initial Plan

Mission: “The mission of BAM is to preserve and cherish the heritage, philosophy, culture and traditions of Bengal. BAM seeks to be a Reputed and Respected organization in the United States of America.”


Vision: At BAM, our vision is to promote cultural understanding, friendship, goodwill, warmth, cooperation, and harmony between the different communities of Minnesota. This cultural organization’s dedication to the values of Bengali culture is best reflected in its activities and calendar of events; to sponsor and organize a various cultural events and activities geared towards all age groups, that are connected to Bengali culture including music, literature, performing and visual arts, movies along with spiritual activities and popular contemporary culture.

We will strive to be inclusive, tolerant, thought provoking and above all, will carry out all our activities in the spirit of public service.


Some areas of interest BAM is currently working on…

1. Learn Bengali – reading and writing skill – maybe in collaboration with SILC. Start class at their facility, volunteer and teach children, youth & adult.

2. Summer workshops of Performing Arts: guided by Professionals in each field of music, dance & drama.

3. Work with mentors and Create your own visual arts: painting, drawing, mixed media Amader Katha (our words) and possibly in collaboration with an art gallery, exhibit arts for a period of 1-2 weeks, at least.

4. Outreach activities

  1. Feed my Starving Children: Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian nonprofit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. https://www.fmsc.org/about-us
  2. Neighborhood House: At Neighborhood House, volunteers are essential to achieving their mission. Volunteers bring enthusiasm, expertise, and share diverse perspectives that foster a community of mutual enrichment. This past year alone, 3,450 volunteers provided 1.26 million dollars worth of service; helping them to feed hungry families, educate new immigrants and refugees, create safe spaces for youth, and move families from survive to thrive!​ http://neighb.org/support/volunteer/
  3. Doing Good Together: “Our mission is unique and deeply layered. We provide tools to both families and organizations to help them raise compassionate, engaged children. Our innovative activities, resources, and support help make empathy and “giving back” a natural part of life’s early lessons.” http://www.doinggoodtogether.org/
  4. Donate blood: American Red Cross:​ http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood

 

Disclaimer: More than one community members have lended their words here…