2018 Annual Appeal
Dear Friend of CAC,
Your support makes it possible for CAC to continue every day and for its staff and volunteers to focus on improving existing programs and developing new ones that respond to our community’s needs and aspirations.
We are launching our Year-End Campaign and our goal is to raise $ 50,000 to remain in operation.
Can we count on you to support your Center?
Why should you support the Center for Arabic Culture?
CAC strives to represent you in all your diversity and unity. It aims to bring you together in cultural and artistic events that both enchant and educate. It aspires to raise a new generation of Arab-Americans that are cognizant of their heritage, proud to carry their composite identity and are conversant in Arabic due to attending classes at the CAC Arabic School. It is what sets them apart when they apply to colleges. They will be able to demonstrate that they belong to or identify with not one but two cultural legacies and are able to speak two or more languages.
In these uncertain times it is most important to counter the negative stereotypes about Arab Americans by showcasing the glorious history and native humanity of all Arabs and to reach out to other cultures and to build bridges. CAC is a home that is all-inclusive, non-political, and non-sectarian.
The CAC listened to you and it has expanded on so many programs to address your interests and to explore the very best elements of the Arabic culture.
CAC’s Programs & Events
Without your valuable contributions, CAC would not have been able to offer:
Any amount makes a difference but your donation of $100, $500, $1000 or $5000 is crucial for our efforts to:
Here are ways you can make a donation:
Send a check to 191 Highland Ave., 6B, Somerville, MA 02143
Give online at www.cacboston.org or call us at 617-893-1176. We can easily set up monthly giving.
Thank you in advance for your trust, your partnership and for your generous contributions.
Randa Shedid, J.D.
He clearly felt pride
Rami had an awesome day today! He took the lead in many discussions across the day, starting with morning meeting. We were introducing the Arabic greeting (Marhaba) and talking about how there are a number of students in the New Wing who speak Arabic. He raised his hand and shared that he also speaks it. He came up to the board and showed us how to write his name. He then explained about the written language going from right to left, and how some letters are friendly letters and connect with other ones, while other letters are bossy and never connect. It was a special moment seeing him sharing this with the class. He clearly felt pride in his knowledge, background and culture.