Contact Info: Lisa Thompson, 310-273-1019

    Local schools & Iraqi-Born Author Fulfills wishes of

American & Iraqi youth and women


“Building Lives Through Building Bridges” from America to Iraq

Beverly Hills, CA – November 1, 2004 - Iraqi-born Silva Mirzoian, Entrepreneur & Human Rights advocate, has been jumpstarting the lives of many American underserved youth and women since 1998.  Now this remarkable woman is extending her hand to empower the Iraqi women and children and asks you to join in.


The dreams of an American mother are the same as the dreams of an Iraqi mother for her children. As the holiday season approaches and Ramadan ends, it’s time to bridge the culture gap between the two nations and begin to heal the wounds of war.


Iraqi women and children, dream of having books, toys, pencils, pencil sharpeners, backpacks, shoes, and soccer balls. Can you help me fulfill those dreams?


Through collaboration with schools, corporations, associations & her non-profit organization, Passions & Dreams Funding, Inc., Silva is launching “Building Lives Through Building Bridges” campaign. This program is dedicated to overcoming the culture gap and fulfilling the passionate dreams of Iraqi & American underserved youth and women. This month’s plans include collecting and delivering the above items by November 19th, 2004, with the aid of


Silva believes that, “When your life is blessed with opportunities of success, it is for the purpose of sharing it with the underprivileged, guiding them towards their personal & financial success”. 


Non profit organization
Empowerment training

resource for Success


Silva Mirzoian

Founder & CEO

Manuel Mirzoian


Rose Aharonian



Board of Directors

Terry Engle

MIRZO International

Lola Levoy

Beverly Hills Escrow

Curtis Porterfield

Howery, Simon,

Arnold & White LLP

Stefanie Slade

Slade Digital Inc

Leon William





Beverly Hills-USA

468 N. Camden Drive, #200

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 273-1019

Fax: (310) 247-9378


FTID# 95-4685561


































Iraqi Children – Building Lives Through Building Bridges


“Building Lives through Building Bridges” connects:     

·        The past & future

·        The different cultures, traditions & beliefs

·        Strengths & weaknesses

·        Dreams & resources

·        The fortunate & the underserved

·        Challenges & blessings


Our community and the children will be making a difference in the lives of Iraqi women and children.




Silva Mirzoian, Iraqi, Armenian, Australian Citizen &

United States resident for the past 22 years, author of ”JUMP-START YOUR LIFE: 7 Steps to Waking Up from “The Sleep-Walking Mode” has straddled three different cultures and overcome personal obstacles to offer her personal knowledge and network of resources for physical, emotional, spiritual and financial empowerment. Awarded “The Advocate Business Women of the Year” award by the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Member of the Los Angeles World Affair Council & Arab International Women Forum. Her “Jump-Start Your Life” and “Building Lives Through Building Bridges” training has been empowering many lives in America, Australia and soon in Iraq.


To contact Silva or to start “Building Lives Through Building Bridges” in your town call: 310 273 1019 or 310 488 4959 or  For more information visit:


Passions & Dreams Funding, Inc. Thanks the many PTA and schools for their participation in this program.


Chapman Hills Elementary, Orange, CA

Anderson W. Clarke Magnet High School, La Crescenta, CA

Earl Bluff Elementary School, Newport Beach, CA

MIRZO International, Inc.

AnJak Communications, Inc.

Amco Distributions, Inc.

Irvine Mosque

Target Stores

Children Place


AF Clothing, LLC

& many more generous individuals & groups.