Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center offers newly immigrated Arab Americans English as a Second Language classes and cultural activities. The Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center is a place where Arab American families can come to learn ESL, develop meaningful friendships, and bridge cross-cultural barriers. The mission began in September of 2004 to meet the felt needs of the Arab American immigrant community.
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Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers
Our volunteers lead classes and encourage the breakdown of cross-cultural barriers by consistently serving and engaging community members in relationships.
Making Grants To Fund Programs
Our grants support program and hospitality supplies for Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center.
Why We Love This Affiliate
Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center is more than just a community center, it is a close-knit community that learns, celebrates, and grows together. Students originate from many countries in the Middle East.

I have a really good experience with being able to bond with the students. It’s a lovely community and they’ve been really grateful. I’m not the only person touching their lives, and that’s the most beautiful part about this center. And working with international people is something that I just have to do. I feel like if I wasn't doing this, I wouldn't feel like I'm whole.

Lucy, Volunteer Team Leader


Jul 07.12.2017
This year, we’re making our highest grant distribution to date to our non-profit affiliates. So why are we expanding our grant distribution by 16 percent over last year? Here are a few trends we’re seeing that have led to this increase.
Jul 07.06.2017
In 2014, we started our CGC to give our most committed partners an inside look at the work of our affiliates and our grantmaking process. Find out more about how members are selected, what ways they contribute, and how you can join.
Jun 06.30.2017
Six in 10 New Yorkers are either immigrants or children of immigrants, and many face challenges as they encounter a new language and culture. Join us in prayer for the holistic flourishing of all immigrants in our city.