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Bridgeview, IL, United States, 2012/10/19 - Arab American Family Services (AAFS) is hosting a Veterans Day dinner for US War Veterans to unite the Arab American and Veteran communities - AAFSIL.org.
Arab American Family Services is launching a project that will bring US Veterans who served in Middle East with at risk Immigrant and refugee youth in our local area to offer a tutoring program.
In this program we aim to accomplish two things: One, to connect US veterans with immigrant and refugee students who are struggling academically to have a positive impact on their education. Two, to allow immigrant and refugee children view US Veterans in a positive light.
To get things started, Arab American Family Services is sponsoring a Veterans Day dinner called: “Breaking Bread, Building Bridges”. The dinner will be held on November 11, 2012 at the Bridgeview Park District from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
The purpose of the dinner is to garner support, partnership and leadership in creating a tutoring program for immigrant and refugee children in our local neighborhoods.
About Arab American Family Services (AAFS)
Arab American Family Services, (aafsil.org) a non-profit social service agency founded in 2001, provides caring, compassionate, multilingual assistance to (South Suburban) Chicago land residents. AAFS offers support in the areas of public benefits, immigration, domestic violence, mental health, and elderly services and sponsors outreach programs to build healthier families and communities.