Jun. 18

Alex & Lou Agase

Did you know that two Assyrian brothers worked as American football coaches in the mid-20th century? Their parents, Goolaziz (who also went by Charles) and Eslie, moved to the United States from Urmia, Iran in 1920.  Among their five children were Alexander Agase (seen on the left), born in 1922, and Louis Agase, (seen on […]

Jun. 03

Hannah Hummel

The Assyrian Cultural Foundation currently offers eight virtual art classes to children between the ages of 7 to 16. Half of them are taught by Hannah Hummel, and the other half by Noora Badeen. Today we are taking a look into Hannah Hummel.   Hannah Hummel was born in Indiana, and has loved art ever […]

May. 31

Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, the Assyrian Cultural Foundation would like to pay its respect to all who lost their lives in military service. Since we are located in the Chicago area, we would like to highlight the history of a local Assyrian war memorial. The United States entered World War II on December 7, […]

May. 06

Helen Badawi

Did you know that one of the Assyrian Cultural Foundation’s board members is the daughter of Malik Loco Shlimon Badawi, the last chief of the Assyrian tribe of Tkhuma?  Malik Loco Badawi’s daughter, Helen Badawi, has been volunteering as a board member for ACF since 2015.  One of Ms. Badawi’s major tasks at ACF is […]

Apr. 21

Ninos Nirari

Since April 2, 2012, the Assyrian Cultural Foundation is fortunate to have the talented Ninos Nirari Yousif on its staff.  He was born in Mosul, Iraq in 1954, but moved around with his family to other surrounding areas as a boy.  In 1965, Ninos Nirari moved to Kirkuk, Iraq, where he entered an Assyrian school […]