12th Annual Service Day (NNAAC)
Date(s) - 05/14/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Detroit Institute of Technology (DIT) at Cody Rouge High School and Stein Park
National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)
A group of 400 community volunteers and students from five Dearborn and Detroit high schools will undertake a major renovation of Cody Rouge High School and a nearby park for National Arab American Service Day on May 14, 2016.
Service Day, now in its 12th year, is a project of the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC). The Arab American-led initiative includes thousands of volunteers and dozens of projects across the country from planting trees and beach clean-ups to serving the homeless and organizing clothing drive. Annually, over 2,000 people in communities from New York to California, and from Texas to Illinois, participate to give back to their neighbors and local communities.
The local project—led by ACCESS, the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the U.S., in partnership with The Greening of Detroit—includes interior remodeling and beautification of the Detroit Institute of Technology (DIT) at Cody Rouge High School and nearby Stein Park. Volunteers will be repairing drop ceilings in classrooms, installing bathroom doors, painting, refurbishing outdoor courts, planting a community garden and a butterfly garden, cleaning up debris and building a walking path.