Posted on May 01, 2014 in Arab American Institute
On Saturday, May 11th, Arab American organizations in 13 cities across the country took part in the 9th annual National Arab American Service Day. Organized each year by the National Network of Arab American Communities (NNAAC), National Arab American Service Day brings together Arab Americans for a day of giving back to their communities and building bridges with local charities and organizations.
This year, the Arab American Institute partnered with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the Network for Arab American Professionals DC Chapter (NAAP-DC) to work on The Farm at Walker-Jones School in Washington, DC, a one acre plot that serves kids, adults and neighbors of Walker-Jones Education Campus. Nearly 40 Arab American volunteers helped to weed, dig, compost and mulch the Urban Farm, getting it ready for planting by students at the school.
The Farm consists of several gardens, an orchard, and beehive which are used by students for science class, but also provides produce to local communities and organizations such as DC Central Kitchen. It was a fantastic day to be outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather while getting involved and helping the local community.
For more information on how you can volunteer at or contribute to The Farm at Walker-Jones, please click here.