Philadelphia groups among 12 awarded grants for Arab American programming
“We serve the Arab and non-Arab community,” said Hazami Sayed, executive director. “We constantly strive to serve the non-Arabs through cross-cultural activities. It’s important, and I feel we’ve been able to portray an enriching Arab perspective on the arts.”
Through public school programs, Hazami noted, the organization is helping Arab children understand themselves and their own heritage. Al-Bustan reaches between 500-600 children, teens and adults through its programming.