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Bus Company Looks to Hire 300 Employees

Arab American Family Services learned of a hiring opportunity for a bus company. They are hiring school bus drivers and bus attendants and approximately 300 people are  needed. The hours are part-time, but could develop into a full-time opportunity. The qualifications are: Need to be 21 and older and have a valid driver license with no gaps and no suspensions. Applicants must pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical as well as agree to be fingerprinted and pass a drug test. If you or someone you know is interested in more...

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AAFS Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Needs Mentors

Arab American Family Services is looking for mentors to take part in our Big Brothers Big Sisters initiative. This is a wonderful opportunity for adults to take on the responsibility of guiding our youth on the right direction and to help make a difference in a youngsters life. The program will be kicking off in September and mentors and mentees will be meeting two Wednesdays in each month, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgeview Community Center on 7900 S. Oketo Ave. in Bridgeview. We ask that mentors please 18 years of age and older. This...

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AAFS Asks the Community to Give Back During this Holy Month

With Ramadan upon us, many take this time of the year to reflect on themselves, set goals on how to be better Muslims. Another wonderful aspect about Ramadan is it is a time to give back to those who are less fortunate. Those who are struggling, those who need help getting by. Many Muslims in our communities will struggle to put food on the table and ensure that their children will not sleep hungry. Zakat, or alms-giving, is the practice of charitable giving by Muslims based on accumulated wealth, and is obligatory for all who are able to do...

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AAFS Citizenship Workshop

Arab American Family Services, along with eight, non-profit organizations, will be hosting an N-400 Citizenship Workshop at Instituto Del Progresso Latino, 2520 S. Western Ave. in Chicago, IL 60608, on Saturday, June 14 at 9 a.m. We are expecting at least 12 immigration attorneys to be on hand to assist with the application process and offer free, legal screenings to determine if candidates are eligible for citizenship. Fee waivers will also be offered for those who qualify. This will be the last workshop of the fiscal year, with future...

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AAFS to Take Part in Snack Days for the Chicago Marathon

Arab American Family Services will be participating in Snack Days, a city-wide initiative that helps those who are training for the Chicago Marathon. We will be setting up tables and greeting runners by supplying drinks and snacks while they make their rounds in training for the 26.2 mile run. AAFS will be at the Beverly location on 10328 S. Western on Saturday, August 16, as well as in Hyde Park at La Rabida Hospital on 6501 S. Promontary Dr. on Saturdays, August 23 and August 30. Anyone interested in participating for Snack Days and keeping...

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Registration Opens for NAI Citizenship Classes

Arab American Family Services is now offering registration for those who are interested in taking the New Americans Initiative citizenship classes. Classes will begin in August and will give participants the basic skills and knowledge needed to pass the test to become a United States citizen. For more information, please call (708) 599-2237, or email Summer Abutaha: sabutaha@aafsil.org.

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Registration Opens for ESL Classes

Arab American Family Services has wrapped up a successful session to our English as a Second Language course. Our next class will begin in August. Anyone interested in registering for the ESL course can call (708) 599-2237, or email Summer Abutaha:  sabutaha@aafsil.org.

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AAFS Offers Volunteer Opportunities for Domestic Violence Walk

Arab American Family Services is looking for volunteers who would be interested in becoming part of the 7th Annual Walk In Faith Not In Fear Walk for Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer. Volunteers would help host and coordinate the walk which will take place on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Katherine, 7402 Lake Katherine Drive in Palos Heights, IL. Members of the planning committee will be asked to help with the set up of the event, as well as share a mutual determination to help put an end to domestic violence and breast...

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