HCEF’s “Know Thy Heritage” is an annual leadership program developed to preserve the Arab Palestinian heritage, to connect youth of Palestinian ancestry, who live in the United States and elsewhere, with their roots in Palestine, and highlight Palestine as part of the Holy Land.

To achieve the goal of the program, HCEF created the mission and vision, developed and managed the program with the moral and financial support and partnership of institutions such as the Bank of Palestine, Consolidated Contractors Company, Paltel Group Foundation, Palestinian Investment Fund, Quds Bank, and various other institutions and individuals. Several others, institutions and individuals, have been invited to support this program in this same capacity.

HCEF and partners launched this pilot project in the summer of 2011, enabling 33 Palestinian-American youth, currently living in the United States, to “Explore & Live Palestine” for three weeks. The program was a success. In the future, it will be expanded to include other Palestinian youth who live elsewhere in the world.


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