Press Release

Pars’ Annual Fundraising Gala

As we begin the countdown to Nowruz, we are excited to celebrate the beginning of a new year with our supporters at Pars Equality Center’s annual fundraising gala on March 12th.  We do not take this in-person opportunity for granted.  Following two years of...

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Giving Tuesday

Pars Equality Center continues to provide essential services to help the most vulnerable and underserved refugees and immigrants in Northern and Southern California. Our community depends on Pars Equality Center’s experience and expertise, as well as cultural and...

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Student Financial Assistance Report

Thanks to the generosity of Kordestani Foundation, Goodarzi Foundation, and Oskouy Family Foundation Pars Equality Center (Pars) recently reviewed student applications and awarded the following scholarships: Pars Youth Grant /The American Dream (supported by the...

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Pars Afghan Support Project

Pars Equality Center has responded to the Afghan crisis by forming the Pars Afghan Support Project, which is dedicated to matching individuals in need of immigration legal support with volunteers to file humanitarian parole applications, assist...

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Students Financial Aid Programs

We’re pleased to re-introduce two student financial aid programs and announce a new addition for the academic year 2021-22. Thanks to the generosity of private donors and philanthropic foundations, Pars Equality Center (Pars) offers the following assistance to...

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Tax Preparation Programs

Since 2014, Pars Equality Center (Pars) has operated no-cost Tax Preparation Programs for low-income participants in San Jose and Los Angeles in conjunction with our local IRS offices.  The agency assists participants in preparing their annual tax returns and...

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City Of San Jose Equity Task Force

Legal Director of Pars Equality Center, Paris Etemadi Scott, is one of the 9 community leaders chosen to lead the City of San Jose Equity Task Force. This new task force is collaborating with the City in an effort to create a more equitable and people-focused...

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