National Arab American Service Days
The Arab American Heritage Council is committed to community engagement through volunteering and service. Every year since 2004, the AAHC along with Arab Americans from across the country have dedicated a whole day in service to a part of their community that needs assistance. Over the years, the AAHC has helped beautify Flint through gardening, donated time to children in an orphanage, partnered with the Flint Food Bank to properly organize and store food, and cleaned up multiple neighborhoods across Flint.
Our 2020 Service Day has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Since 1980, the AAHC has always encouraged Arab American civic participations. The three major parts of our civic engagement work are listed below:
- Voter Registration & Participation
- The AAHC believes that everyone should have a voice in shaping this country. We support this goal through voter registration efforts. To make sure you are registered to vote click here!
- Census Participation
- In order for Arab Americans to receive the necessary representation and resources vital for the growth of our community, accurate Census data is needed. To participate in the 2020 Census, click here!
- “All of Us” Research
- Community health is vital to our collective growth and prosperity. This research campaign will impact the future of the nation’s healthcare and is proudly supported by the AAHC. To visit the National Institute of Health’s webpage click here!
Fighting for Social Justice
As an Arab and immigrant led organization, the AAHC stands against all forms of discrimination and fights for a just and equitable society. For four decades, the AAHC has worked to fight against anti-Arab discrimination and other forms of racism. We believe it is essential for Arabs and all other communities of color to feel safe and empowered in their daily lives. Below are some resources for campaigns leading against anti-Arab discrimination and racism:
Flint Water Crisis Resources
The Flint Water Crisis has impacted tens of thousands of residents within the Flint area. Out of these residents, many individuals do not speak English so there is a need for communication in their preferred language for Flint Water Crisis updates and resources. The AAHC alongside other community organizations has filled this role and distributed important resources in Arabic. Below are some important links for Flint residents affected by the Flint Water Crisis.
- Comprehensive Resource Directory: https://flintcares.com/
- Taking Action on the Flint Water Crisis: http://www.michigan.gov/flintwater/
- UM Flint’s Guide to Online Resources: http://libguides.umflint.edu/watercrisis/community
In office, the AAHC offers Arabic translations of Flint Water crisis resources and information.