Year-end update

As the Yemen Peace Project's first year comes to a close, I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone who has been a part of our success thus far. Trying to build a grass-roots organization is difficult work, and we are a long way yet from our goals; but we have made progress, thanks to the hard work of our founders and volunteers and the interest and support of all of our members and friends. We've earned some recognition for our efforts—most notably from the Yemen Times—and we've built meaningful connections between volunteers in the US, Yemen, and elsewhere. The coming year will see a continuation of this work, and the beginning of some exciting new projects. January will bring the much-anticipated re-launch of the Pens for Peace discussion boards, in a more accessible and engaging format, and the launch of YPP's long-awaited Arabic language website, which will make it easier for our friends in Yemen to get involved and stay up to date with our activities. We will also be obtaining non-profit status in 2011, which means we'll be able to receive tax-deductible donations to fund our work.

As we move forward and continue to work for peace in Yemen and the United States, we know we can count on your support. Thank you all.