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Scholarship Opportunity!

Posted by Nour Zein on May 31, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured, news | 0 comments

School can be expensive, but there is power in knowledge and because of that, we are constantly encouraging others to enrich themselves through education. Arab American Family Services is delighted to share with you a new scholarship opportunity available through the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP). The Dr. Adawia Alousi STEM Scholarship Fund for Muslim Women provides financial assistance to American Muslim women pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in the United States.   is anticipated...

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The Last Potluck Before Ramadan

Posted by Nour Zein on May 26, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Did you notice that we open up at 11 am on Friday’s? No, we are not sleeping in, we’re working on strategies to improve our programs for you! It is the last Friday before Ramadan and because many staff members are participating in Ramadan, the staff decided to put together a potluck. For those of you who many not know, Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims, because it is the month that Muslims believe the Quran was revealed. Muslims all over the world fast from dawn until dusk and increase prayer and charity during this time....

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Senior’s Congregate Meal – Lunch Service Menu | May

Posted by Nour Zein on May 18, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Gallery, news, Partners, Sponsors | 0 comments

May is almost over, but you can still take advantage of what the Congregate Meal has to offer. In Partnership with AgeOptions, we offer you a Senior’s Luncheon. We’ll be up and running again after Ramadan, but until then, check out our menu.   Have any suggestions or questions? Contact us at nzein@aafsil.org.  

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AAFS and Community, Participate in 13th Annual Arab American Service Day

Posted by Nour Zein on May 17, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Arab American Family Services participated in it’s 13th annual Arab American Service Day   Arab American Family Services participated in it’s 13th annual Arab American Service Day on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Over the years, AAFS has been involved in a number of projects, such as cleaning up the beach and making meal kits for the needy.  This year, we decided to take our services to a family shelter. For those of you who may not know, a family shelter is a place of temporary protection and support for survivors escaping domestic...

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A Home Away From Home – AAFS Success Story

Posted by Nour Zein on May 15, 2017 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

A home away from home. Last spring, Arab American Family Services came in contact with a newly divorced, mother of 3, staying with a friend. Like many of the clients we have had, when she first came into AAFS, she was distraught, worried and afraid for the livelihood of her and her children. She had recently migrated to the United States from Jordan and was struggling to find a way to make America the land of opportunity for her and her children. She was not only hindered by a language barrier, but also by the absence of family in the U.S....

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Make a Difference | Adopt a Family for Eid

Posted by Nour Zein on May 1, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured | 0 comments

Every year, Arab American Family Services hosts the Adopt a Family for Eid event. Many of our clients look forward to this initiative because they are unable to afford new clothing or toys. We’re reaching out to our community members to ask that they open up their hearts to make a difference in the lives of others. All you have to do is sign up to provide a family with shoes, clothing or toys. Always keep in mind that anyone of us could have been in this situation. If you are unable to participate this year, even sharing this event with...

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AAFS Presents: Save a Life | HopeLine from Verizon

Posted by Nour Zein on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Arab American Family Services has teamed up with Verizon Wireless to host “HopeLine”. HopeLine, is a brilliant initiative that offers community members the opportunity to assist families and victims of abuse. With Hopeline, through preventative measures, Verizon hopes to give victims of abuse the opportunity to use technology to their advantage.   In the United States, one in every four women and one in every seven men have experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner1, and each year more than 15 million children...

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AAFS to Participate in the 13th National Arab American Service Day!

Posted by Nour Zein on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Join us as we participate in the 13th Nation Arab American Service Day, on Saturday, May 13, 2017.   Join us as we participate in the 13th National Arab American Service Day, hosted by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC). Much like Arab American Family Services, NNAAC works to engage Arab Americans in community service to create stronger communities and make connections among neighbors. National Arab American Service Day encourages Arab American communities to give back through service, fostering a culture of...

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Arab American Family Services Hosts a Community Dialogue Event!

Posted by Nour Zein on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured, news | 0 comments

Arab American Family Services (AAFS) in partnership with Amos Alonzo Stagg High School hosted a much needed Community Dialogue event on Tuesday, April 12, 2017. After learning of the growing concerns and issues within our communities and the struggles of our families related to accessing resources and navigating the system, we took the initiative to invite local stakeholders from respective organization Through the AAFS’ Illinois Welcoming Center (AAFS-IWC), we engaged in a conversation with community leaders and elected officials throughout...

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Know Your Rights Event to be Held at Richards High School

Posted by Nour Zein on Apr 3, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured | 0 comments

With the influx of hateful rhetoric and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents shaking up our communities, AAFS decided to host a Know Your Rights Workshop at St. George Orthodox Church, On Friday, March 24, 2017. The purpose of the workshop was to educate community members about current immigration enforcement policies while teaching them about their rights as community members, regardless of their immigration status. We understand the challenges our communities are facing and we aim to arm you with knowledge that will ease the...

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