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AAFS to Host Immunization Mobile Unit for Upcoming School Year

School is almost out for the summer, but at Arab American Family Services, we are already thinking about the upcoming school year. We will be hosting an immunization mobile unit here at our office on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In conjunction with the Ronald McDonald House, students from Kindergarten thru senior year of high school will be able to come to our office on 9044 S. Octavia and get caught up with all their shots and physicals for the upcoming school year. For more information, please give us a call at (708)...

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AAFS to Host Epilepsy and Seizure Training for the Community

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Arab American Family Services, in conjunction with the Epilepsy Foundation, will be hosting an epilepsy and seizure training session from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at our office located on 9044 S. Octavia in Bridgeview. After assessing the need in the community, AAFS has determined that there is a high need for a training of this nature. The training will be offered in Arabic and English. Please note that space is limited. If you are interested in attending, or for more information, please email Dana Jabri at:...

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Run With AAFS and Run Domestic Violence Out of Town!

We are calling on all runners to take part in the Chicago Marathon to help “Run Domestic Violence Out of Town.” Arab American Family Services, is taking part in the wonderful event to help raise awareness about domestic violence and with everyone’s help, put an end to this horrible epidemic. We need runners to take part in the Bank of American Chicago Marathon and participate in either the full marathon, half marathon or the 5k. Slots are open and waiting for you to sign up. For more information, please call AAFS at (708)...

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AAFS Symposium on What it Means to be an Arab American Woman

Arab American Family Services intern Radia Mchabcheb is making strides in the Arab community. As part of her fellowship program, Radia will be hosting a symposium at the University of Illinois at Chicago called Nissa: What Does It Mean to Be an Arab American Woman. Nissa is meant to act as a forum/open space for young Arab American women to come and discuss issues they feel need to be addressed in their community. Often times, Arab American women are being underrepresented as far as social issues, politics, and basic advocacy. Our voice...

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AAFS to Attend Arab American Leadership Days

Arab American Family Services co-founder Nareman Taha will be attending Arab American Leadership Days in Washington D.C. on April 18 – April 20. This year, the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is joining the Arab American Institute (AAI), the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) in the Nation’s capital. This is an opportunity for Arab Americans from across the country to gather and mobilize on the issues that matter most to our...

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AAFS to Attend 2016 Advancing Justice Conference in L.A.

On March 30th and 31st, Arab American Family Services co-founders Nareman Taha and Itedal Shalabi will be taking part in the 2016 Advancing Justice Conference in Los Angeles. Co-hosted by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Advancing Justice Conference is the first and only national conference that focuses on civil rights and social justice in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. AAFS is proud to take part in such an important conference that will give us additional resources on how we...

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AAFS Hosts FAFSA Workshop for Enrolling College Students

On Wednesday, February 10, Arab American Family Services hosted a FAFSA workshop for high school students, preparing to graduate and begin their college education. FAFSA applications are important documents that need to be filled out for financial assistance when enrolling in college. The workshop also discussed grants, loans, work study/student employment and scholarships. Those who attended were able to see first hand, all the opportunities available for them to begin their college education. We would like to thank all those who attended...

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AAFS Annual Cosmic Bowling Night is January 15!

Cosmic Bowling Night is just around the corner! As we look towards a new year and a new beginning with peace and happiness for all, we hope you will join us for a fun time with your family and friends, as well as an opportunity to make new friends. Cosmic Bowling Night will be held on Friday, January 15 at Orland Bowl, 8601 W. 159th St. . Registration begins at 9 a.m. Bowling is open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $30 and include unlimited cosmic bowling games, as well as shoe rental, and dinner. Please note that space is limited....

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AAFS Hosts Candle Light Vigil in Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Arab American Family Services is holding it’s first annual, “Light Up The Night” candle light vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This event is hosted to raise awareness on the epidemic of domestic violence, as well as to show our support and respect to the victims and survivors of domestic violence. The vigil will take place on Friday, October 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the AAFS office (9044 S. Octavia, Bridgeview, IL.) For more information, or to RSVP, please call (708) 945-7600. Please join...

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