The Young Professionals of DCOWA focus on cultural awareness, international issues, and networking. Highlights of 2014 included a March Cuban cultural event at Scratch Catering. Attendees enjoyed traditional dishes and drinks, while learning about the Cuban culture, government, and everyday life from two local young professionals who had the unique opportunity to visit the country. In November, Maha Kashani, President of the Dayton Arab American Forum, gave an engaging presentation on Modern Day Iran. Young Professionals enjoyed networking and Middle Eastern appetizers prior to the program.