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400 volunteers make over Detroit public high school for Arab American Service Day

We're so proud of and grateful for the almost 400 volunteers, mostly youth, who joined us and ACCESS for National Arab American Service Day in Detroit on Saturday, May 14. What a transformation at Detroit Public Schools' DIT Cody High School! It's amazing what we can accomplish in just a few hours when we all work together. 

See what we did below!


400 volunteers improve Cody High conditions for Arab American Service Day

We're so proud of and grateful for the almost 400 volunteers, mostly youth, who joined us and ACCESS for National Arab American Service Day in Detroit on Saturday. What a transformation at Detroit Public Schools' DIT Cody High School! It's amazing what we can accomplish in just a couple of hours when we all work together. Watch the video below to see what we did!


Arab Americans inspired to fix up Detroit high school for Service Day

We were so glad to be able to lead this makeover at a Detroit Public Schools high school with ACCESS for National Arab American Service Day on May 14, 2016!


2,000+ volunteers, 10 states, 18 projects: Arab American Service Day 2016

From beach clean-ups and urban gardening to a high school makeover and feeding the homeless, we have a ton of great projects lined up for our National Arab American Service Day on Saturday, May 14! Thousands of volunteers are joining us to give back to their communities and neighbors. Check out our overview of Service Day below!

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Thousands of volunteers to undertake projects nationwide for Arab American Service Day

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Service Day to include dozens of Arab American-led projects from school makeovers to beach clean-ups

DEARBORN, Mich.—National Arab American Service Day will bring together thousands of volunteers from across the country on May 14, 2016, to tackle service projects that meet their communities’ and neighbors’ needs.


Detroit high school to get major makeover thanks to Arab American Service Day volunteers

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Ceiling tiles fall regularly at several classrooms in the Detroit Institute of Technology (DIT) at Cody High School (Detroit Public Schools). Click here to see more "before" photos of the school.

12th Annual Service Day to include dozens of Arab American-led projects across the country

DETROIT—A group of 400 community volunteers and students from five Dearborn and Detroit high schools will undertake a major renovation of Detroit Public Schools' Cody Rouge High School and a nearby park for National Arab American Service Day on May 14, 2016.


National Arab American Service Day

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Click here to register today!

ServiceDay1.jpgNNAAC works to engage Arab Americans in community service to create stronger communities and make connections among neighbors. NNAAC and its members are uniquely positioned to promote volunteerism and community engagement, as the majority of our members began as volunteer-led organizations and continue to engage new volunteers daily. NNAAC’s most prominent community service program is our annual National Arab American Service Day.

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National Arab American Service Day encourages Arab American communities to give back through service, fostering a culture of leadership, community engagement, and volunteerism. Held in the spring of each year, organizations from various cities establish local partnerships and organize unique projects under the motto of “Serving Communities, Connecting People.” 

On May 14, 2016, NNAAC held its 12th annual National Arab American Service Day. We’re proud to say that it was a success! Nearly 2,000 volunteers nationwide took part in 10 states across the country, including the District of Columbia. Each participating group organized a unique project responding to different community needs. Our projects included a high school makeover in Detroit; a clothing drive for Syrian refugees in Chicago; beach cleanups in California, Illinois, and Boston; creating hygiene kits for the homeless in D.C.; packing meals for the hungry in Texas and so much more. Click here to register today!

Watch footage from past Service Day projects

View albums from past Service Day projects


11th Annual Service Day (2015)

10th Annual Service Day (2014)

9th Annual Service Day (2013)

8th Annual Service Day (2012)

7th Annual Service Day (2011)

6th Annual Service Day (2010)

5th Annual Service Day (2009)

4th Annual Service Day (2008)



Videos from past Service Day projects