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AAFS Gives Back to the Needy!

AAFS Gives Back to the Needy! On Friday, March 10, 2017, Arab American Family Services traveled to St. Mark Lutheran Church in Worth, Illinois, to feed those in need. As each of the AAFS team members arrived, we noticed participants huddled near the doors. When asked if participants knew that the event was set to begin in an hour, I was notified that many times attendees lined up as early as noon. It was a devastating sight to see, but it was eye-opening, especially knowing that these are members of our community. We had only been there for a...

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Award-Winning Documentary Screening, Hosted by AAFS

Free Documentary Screening Because April is National Sexual Assault Month, we have partnered up with Benedictine University’s SJP, FemPOWER, and The Chicago Palestine Film Festival to feature a powerful and informative documentary on sexual assault. On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Arab American Family Services will be hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary, Duma, also known as “dolls”, in Arabic. In a world where women are often pressured not to speak out against the atrocities they’ve faced, this documentary...

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Co-Founder and Director off AAFS, Nareman Taha, to Speak at DIC

International Women’s Day We are incredibly proud to announce that on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, our very own Nareman Taha, Co-Founder and Director of Arab American Family Services, will be a speaker on this panel! The event is in honor of International Women’s Day. Alongside her will be Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, Founder and President of the Syrian Community Network, Rummana Hussain, Criminal Courts Reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times and Alia Bilal, Director of Community Relations at Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN).   The...

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Free ESL and Civics Class!

FREE ESL and Civic Classes! Since January 16th, 2017, Arab American Family Services has been hosting both English as a Second Language (ESL) and civic classes! We understand how intimidating learning a second language can be and how important passing the citizenship test is, so we’ve created a program just for you! Join us as instructor Dillon Ficca teaches you everything you need to know to pass the citizenship test and strengthen your English! To find out more info, feel free to call us at (708)...

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Dine and Dash With a Twist!

Dine and Dash With a Twist!

Get ready for a night of fun! Arab American Family Services will be hosting its first Dine and Dash, With a Twist, on Friday, March 3rd, 2017! The target audience for the event will be teenage and college students. Along with dinner, the program will be filled with interactive, enriching conversations that will address a wide range of questions and concerns raised by the youth throughout our communities. Be prepared to exchange dialogue and walk out with a few more friends! Seats are limited so be sure to claim your seat through the link...

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Arab American Women Meet and Greet with State Rep Kelly Burke

State Representative Kelly Burke will be meeting with Arab American women on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6-8 hosted by a local community member. If you live in one of State Rep’s district area(s): Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Willow Springs, or Worth, and interested in engaging with your local politics, come out and join us. State Rep. Kelly Burke wants and is interested to hear and learn from you. This is a great way to become civically engaged. To attend, must RSVP to Nareman Taha:...

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AAFS to Host Annual Cosmic Bowling Night

Arab American Family Services will be hosting their Annual Cosmic Bowling on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Orland Bowl, 8601 West 159th St. We want everyone to come out and enjoy this awesome night of food, fun and bowling. Registration begins at 9 p.m. with food and games kicking off at 9:30 p.m. $30 will get you an unlimited pass to games and dinner, and shoes are included. Please join us. Purchase your tickets easily, online by clicking on the...

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AAFS to Host First Women’s Health Workshop on December 14!

Arab American Family Services will be hosting their first annual Women’s Health Workshop on Wednesday, December 14 at our office, 9044 S. Octavia in Bridgeview. The workshop, which will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m., will be an opportunity to discuss health issues including birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health. If women are interested in attending, we will have separate activities for your children to participate in during the workshop. For more information, or to RSVP, please call (708)...

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AAFS To Host First Women’s Cafe Club

The Arab American Women’s Cafe Club will be hosting their first meeting on Thursday, Dec. 29 and will continue to run on the last Thursday of every month. We want this to be an opportunity for women in the community to get together and create their own support system and talk freely about any issues they may struggle with on a regular basis. We want this to be a safe space for the women in the community who need to find other to talk to and relate with. They will have the opportunity to make suggestions on different topics they would...

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AAFS to Offer ESL and Civics Classes in January

AAFS to Offer ESL and Civics Classes in January

Arab American Family Services is proud to announce that we will be bringing back our English as a Second Language and Civic (Immigration) classes. The goal for these classes is to help prepare members of our community who are close to taking their American Citizenship test. Those interested in registering must be 18 or older. Registration will begin in January for upcoming sessions. Those interested in registering can call AAFS at (708) 599-2237 for more information.

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