Serving Displaced Refugees around the World

About Us

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We are men and women who believe that healing in the Middle East is real, tangible, and possible. We seek to bring hope and change to dark places.

Our Story: 

Roads Of Success (ROS) is a Southern California non-profit organization striving to advance human rights in the Middle East and advance the quality of life for people both locally and internationally.  Back in 2007, our Egyptian-American mother-daughter duo, Yvette and Jacqueline Isaac saw the devastation in Syria and Jordan first hand due to the refugee crisis and it broke their hearts. It simply started with them renting a U-Haul truck and driving throughout Southern California to gather supplies to send back to refugee camps in Jordan. Through partnership with the Prince of Jordan, along with contacting any and every political and humanitarian connection they knew, Yvette and Jacqueline were able to send over their first container shipment to serve Syrian refugees in Jordan. 

Our mission:

ROS is devoted to serving women, refugees (IDPs) and persecuted minorities throughout the Middle East by empowering them through media and education, advocating for equal rights and freedoms and supporting their needs to maximize their future potential. We particularly work with displaced Yazidi and Christians in Iraq and Syria as they are the ones most targeted by ISIS and terrorist groups. We aim to help millions around the globe reach their potential and positively influence their societies for a better world.

Our vision:

We believe in a future where Middle-Eastern women and persecuted minorities are able to reach their potential to positively influence their societies for a better world. Physical, mental, and emotional healing is our hope for those faced unimaginable adversities. We are dedicated to putting in the hard work in seeking to transform the lives of those we serve.

Financial Credibility:

As a non-profit organization, we rely on private funding, not political money. We always seek to commit support to the long-term affects and needs of the people and countries we serve. We do our best to spend the donations receive this way to benefit individuals now and in the future. Below you will find our most recent audit reports and reviews.

Click here to view our 2017 and 2018 Audit Reports.

 

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Meet our

Team

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Jacqueline Isaac
Vice President

“Activate your dream and display to the world that light radiates and breaks through the darkness.”
Jacqueline Isaac is a human rights advocate, a humanitarian, lawyer, and motivational speaker. She is currently Vice President of Roads of Success (ROS) and has spent over a decade supporting those escaping crisis and advocating for the rights of minorities and women across the Middle East. She has been featured on BBC, NBC, FOX, ABC, the Guardian, Huffington Post, and other international media outlets.

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Jacqueline Isaac
Vice President

Jacqueline Isaac started studying at Vanguard University in California at age sixteen and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Business Administration. She then went on to study at Oxford University. Isaac has obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law and uses her educational background to impact the lives of hundreds of thousands around the world.

After graduating, she traveled throughout rural areas of Egypt to create a short documentary and project to clear up traditional misconceptions about female genital mutilation in efforts to reduce their occurrences. Though Isaac was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she and her family then moved to Egypt when she was a teenager. She shares that she feels responsible to support people like with stories like those she grew up within the Middle East as they fight for basic rights and human dignity towards a better future.

Isaac recently testified before the United Nations, UK Parliament and U.S. Congress her experiences in the war-torn parts of Iraq, supporting resolutions declaring that ISIS committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis, and other minorities. Her focus has been on issues such as the refugee crisis, sex trafficking, female genital mutilation, and HIV/Aids.

Yvette Isaac
President

Dr. Yvette Elbayadi Isaac is an educator, visionary speaker, author, entrepreneur, and television host. Since 2007, she has been the General Director and President of Roads of Success (ROS), a non-profit organization in the United States. Besides producing television programs, she actively leads ROS in awareness and educational conferences around the world.

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Yvette Isaac
President

Dr. Isaac’s commitment to the Arab world has resulted in numerous relief and community outreach, including distribution of humanitarian and medical supplies to Syrian and Iraqi refugees, as well as underprivileged Egyptians. ROS sends short-term relief teams to areas suffering from natural disasters with emergency medical and psychiatric care, disability aid, and restoration to women whose bodily integrity has been sacrificed in the name of tradition.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Yvette Isaac brings a wealth of expertise in diverse fields including television, communications, public relations, humanitarianism, and counseling. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Cairo University in Egypt, and her honorary Doctorate Degree of Human Letters in the United States.
She helped found The Healing Channel, an Arabic television network, as well as her own weekly TV show, “Maraa Fadela” (“Virtuous Woman”). Dr. Isaac has also founded a two-hour TV program called “From Heart to Heart,” which airs on ten satellites around the world.
She has made guest appearances on a variety of TV programs, including, Fox News, NBC, “90 Minutes”, “Good Morning Egypt”, and the Dream 2 Network, the leading Arabic secular satellite station; “Ten O’clock at Night”, hosted by Mona Alshazli, and on a Syrian television show called “Awlad El Balad”.

Dr. Isaac has high profile connections with officials and religious leaders in the Middle East, the United States, and Europe. Such officials include the Highest Orthodox Pope of Egypt, the head of Protestant churches, and Grand Imam of Al Azhar. Dr. Isaac also has personal connections to several Royal Families and Ambassadors from Arab countries, film producers, mayors and members of the United States House and Senate.

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    Emil Youssef

    Media Director and Editor
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    Amgad Youssef

    Video Producer and Editor
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    Diana Youssef

    Executive Assistant and
    Office Manager
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    Josephine Sedra

    Egypt Project Coordinator
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    Victor Isaac

    TV Programs Producer and Technical Director
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    Bassem Adel

    Global Container Program Director
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    Hanaa Ibrahim

    Tech Over Trauma Program Director
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    Maha Talaat

    Tech Over Trauma and
    Translating Coordinator
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    Sadiq Dilan

    Iraq Project Coordinator
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    Emily Shaffer

    Creative Director and
    Staff Writer
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    Ekhlas Bajoo

    Ambassador of Hope

Roads of Success

Friends and Partners

  • His Holiness Pope of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria
  • The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN
  • His Royal Highness, Prince Mired Raad El-Hussein of Jordan
  • The Independent Commission For Human Rights- Kurdistan, Iraq
  • The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN
  • UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative
  • Directorate General of Health- Dohuk, Iraq
  • The Evangelical Churches of Egypt
  • Assemblies of God Churches in Egypt
  • Former Chairman of the U.S. Congressional Foreign
  • Affairs Committee, Congressman Ed Royce
  • U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas
  • Former U.S. Congressman Brian Bilbray
  • San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich
  • San Diego Sheriff’s Department
  • Former San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith
  • Nick Vujicic, President of Life Without Limbs
  • Attitude is Altitude
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Joni and Friends
  • Wheels for the World
  • Giving Children Hope
  • Project Hope
  • Padres, San Deigo
  • Pastor Che Ahn, Harvest Rock Church
  • Cindy Jacobs, Generals International
  • Pastor Mark Foreman, North Coast Calvary Chapel
  • Cindy Jacobs, Generals International
  • Agape International under the leadership of Pastor Ernest Chen
  • Alkarma TV network
  • Alwaad TV
  • Noursat TV network
  • Pastor Gary Shek, Hong Kong Sunrise House of Prayer
  • Shady Abadir, International House of prayer IHOP-KC
  • Pastor Jimmy Tam, LA Sunrise House of prayer
  • Madinet Nasr Evangelical Church, Pastor Ezzat Shaker
  • Neighborhood Market Association