Welcome To Payvand And Iranian Federated Women’s Club!

Established since 1995 and Iranian federated women’s club (IFWC) established since 1996. A local 501C-3, non-profit, nonpolitical and non-religious organization . It’s mission is to integrate and empower the Iranian community, to promote arts and culture in the Bay Area by bringing educational services, scholarships and various cultural activities to the community.

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The Iranian Federated Women’s Club (IFWC) (est. 1996) is a local, non-profit, nonpolitical, and n…

About Payvand Cultural School

The Payvand Cultural School (est. 1995) was founded on our belief that Iranian American youth need…

Nowruz Celebration 2014

“Shab e Chahrshanbeh Souri!”
In partnership with Santana Row, the IFWC has prepared a lineup of live Persian music and performances for Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Park Valencia in Santana Row, 3055 Olin Avenue, San Jose, California. This event is free to the public and has free parking. Everyone can enjoy the live music, dance and performances, as well as experience the outstanding dining and shopping at the many exciting restaurants and shops at Santana Row.

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Santana Row | Olin Market | Chef “Faz” Piroushi | Firouzeh Jahanshahi | Performers | Download Posters | Sponsors

Performers: Siamak pop singer, Dj. Alireza, Mahshaad (Dance), Farzad Arjmand,  Andy Woodhouse *Bass* Roberto zhimantas * Flamenco Guitar* Rafael Ramirez & Joe Birgandi & Ali Tahbaz and many more Guest artists.

Farzad Arjmand (Artistic Director): He is the pioneer of persian flamenco style music Persian Flamenco jazz that is perfect harmony between poem and music.

Iranian composer and songwriter Farzad Arjmand has traveled the world and been influenced by the songs and sounds of many cultures. When exposed to Flamenco guitar in Spain, he was immediately intrigued and focused his energy on studying it and mastering it. He has taken all of these global styles of music, most prominently Flamenco and jazz, to create a new genre he calls “FAZZ” – his own unique vision of Persian-influenced Flamenco jazz.

Our Mission

  • To teach children about their heritage through a combination of reading and writing (Persian), history, games, art, Iranian dance, speeches and songs.
  • To encourage cooperation and collaboration through special cultural events and projects.
  • To help children become involved in the community and obtain the confidence needed to represent themselves, their families, and their culture.
  • To bring generations of Iranians together so that everyone may learn together as a community.
  • To teach parents and new immigrants the English necessary to manage their daily lives independently.
  • To acquaint new Iranian immigrants and parents with American living through English and citizenship classes and teach them to take advantage of this country’s rights and privileges.

Our continued efforts to help empower the women in our community through civic service and involvement education, Persian culture, art, cuisine.


In partnership with De Anza College and Chef Faz of the Faz Restaurant Group, the IFWC has prepared an intimate event for Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the De Anza College Visual and Performing Arts Center and Euphrat Museum of Art, 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, California 95014. In the first 2014 IFWC fundraising event, the guests will enjoy exquisite Persian cuisine specially prepared by Chef Faz. They can also enjoy the display of a special collection of Persian art, live music and dance performances under leadership of an artistic director, Shahrzad Khorsandi, presented to celebrate the beautiful Persian New Year. A limited number of 400 tickets will be available via Eventbrite “Taste of Nowruz 2014”. Your continued support and attendance will help the IFWC to continue its commitment to our communities by empowering women and promoting the Persian arts and culture within our communities through education, scholarships and cultural activities.

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program-payvandPayvand’s Cultural School

The Payvand Cultural School (est. 1995) was founded on our belief that Iranian American youth need to participate in a healthy community that fosters Iranian traditions, heritage, and language, while still encouraging successful American cultural integration. PCS provides educational instruction and opportunities for social interaction in Farsi, and also teaches traditional Iranian music and dance. PCS also teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. Our school is run by experienced teachers and dedicated volunteers.

“Imagine That You Have Your Very Own Magic Carpet!”

About the Iranian Federated Women’s Club

The Iranian Federated Women’s Club is member of Loma Prieta District, California Federated Women’s Club and General Federated of Women’s Club. The Iranian Federated Women’s Club is the sole entity authorizing to draw money out of the account to/for qualified individuals, contractor, teachers and organizations. Grants and sponsorship of events and projects does not promote any religious or political interest.

The Iranian Federated Women’s Club



Benefit from belonging to a network of socially conscious, active women with roots in local communities and branches around the world. Local clubs focus on meeting specific needs in their communities through volunteer service projects. GFWC program materials, publications, meetings, seminars and conventions assist our members in designing and implementing effective programs and projects. Opportunities are available for local, state and national recognition through program awards. Federation is the mechanism through which information, ideas, insights and inspiration are promoted and shared. GFWC~ It’s a VOLUNTEER Thing!

THE GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS (GFWC) Is one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s volunteer service organizations. Working locally through thousands of clubs in the United States and globally in more than 20 countries, GFWC members support the arts, preserve natural resources, promote education, encourage healthy lifestyles, stress civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding. Clubs shape their local agendas to suit particular community needs. Each local chapter benefits from membership, service, material, and program support from state and national Federation levels. GFWC headquarters in Washington, DC, a National Historic Landmark, houses the Women’s History and Resource Center, a collection of books, periodicals and records devoted to women’s history and women in volunteeris

◦The California Federation takes pride in its community service projects. We are especially proud of our efforts to enhance the leadership, tutoring and mentoring skills of our volunteers, members of the community and especially today’s youth. Through seminars, conferences, forums and traveling leadership teams we can make a difference in the way people cope in their day-to-day lives, in our ever changing complex world.

CFWC GOALS ARE: To encourage leadership for individuals, for the schools and for our communities. To provide guidance in a variety of areas such as women’s health, prevention of family violence, child abuse prevention and crime prevention.. To train volunteers who will work to eradicate illiteracy. To provide our youth with the vocational and technical tools they need to be successful and productive citizens. To motivate and produce the kind of volunteers who will meet the needs of their communities and make a positive impact in California.

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“Striving to Build Foundations to Bridge Cultures and Communities.”

program-3iInterculture, Intergeneration, and Integration Program (3i-Program)

Community Partners:

  • CPAA Culture and Arts Center
  • Iranian Federated Women’s Club (IFWC)/Payvand

The 3i-Program is a collaboration of CPAA Culture & Arts Center and Iranian Federated Women’s Club (IFWC)/Payvand, both of which are 501c-3 non-profit organizations. Each has a long history of promoting culture and arts in the community. The purpose of the 3i-Program is to bring members of the community together in a safe, inclusive and culturally diverse environment where learning through the arts can thrive.

The 3i-Program is an inclusive community project that invites participation of Asian, Indian, Hispanic, Iranian and many others who have strived immerging into American culture that embraces diversity, creativity, freedom and community services.

This project will offer services to all ages in, but not limited to, programs:

Youth Program, Senior Stars, Circle of Life Forum, and Children Book Publication. Each program is under the direction and management of its director working closely with a committee whose members are community leaders serving as advisors. Professional staff and consultants are hired to assist the director to manage the daily activities to assure to provide professional services.

The 3i-Program is the first cross-cultural community service of this kind. The ultimate goal is to share our experiences learned at this San Jose location, in the heart of Silicon Valley, to establish similar services in other locations across California and beyond.

“Every Person is Defined by The Communities She/He Belongs To.”

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