Philadelphia groups among 12 awarded grants for Arab American programming
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture was started in 2002 to promote Arabic language, arts and culture through the arts. It began with a summer camp for 1st- through 5th-graders. Today, Al-Bustan has programs in public schools for students of all ages, a music concert series, and visual and literary art programs. The organization has even developed a curriculum for teachers to use in their classrooms.