Al-Bustan Seeds Of Culture

Rating: 5 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: Philadelphia PA 19143 USA

Mission: Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is dedicated to presenting and teaching the Arabic language, arts, and culture. “Al-Bustan,” Arabic for “The Garden,” offers structured exposure to the language, art, architecture, music, dance, literature, and natural environment of the Arab world. Al-Bustan strives to promote understanding and respect among youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds as well as within the diverse community of Arab-Americans. Within a welcoming environment, Al-Bustan supports the Arab-American community’s pursuit and affirmation of its cultural identity, while playing a constructive civic role within broader American society.
Target demographics: foster cross-cultural exchanges across diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and religious communities, bring together internationally acclaimed artists with students in workshops and residencies, utilize multi-disciplinary approaches to encourage creative sel
Geographic areas served: Philadelphia and surrounding 5-County Area
Programs: Al-Bustan Music, Al-Bustan Camp, School-based programs, and Digitial Educational Resources
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 03-0502955
267-809-3668
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

If you want to learn more about the arabic culture, I think Al-Bustan would be a great reference I've been to some events and it's been a great experience for me, my family and friends. Keep up the good work!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the music and the different ethnicities that are involved.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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13 people found this review helpful

I have been a camper at Al-bustan camp for over 5 years and have always had an amazing time. The kids are always very nice and I have made many friends. I have also learned so much about the Arab culture and have now become a great percussionist over the years. I am now looking forward to going this summer!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that I have had such a fun time, while still learning a lot!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I have been going to Al-Bustan for all 8 years. It has been a great experience. I have learned so much about the Arab culture and i have made new friends. Great Camp!!!!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Great, fun, caring, nice, funny, and amazing!!!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I attended summer camp once and I had a great time and for the next two times I had a ball with the nice kids, fun games and great counselors. All winter I look forward to going the next year! The time at camp is a great memory you will never forget.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

playing outside with my freinds

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

nice, considerate, caring, respectful, responsible, fun and more!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Through the music program at Al Bustan I am able to learn and perform with incredibly talented musicians. Participating in Al Bustan's music ensemble is an enriching experience, and I am so happy with the new friends I meet, and the new music I learn!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to participate in music enrichment and educational experiences that far exceeded my expectations.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How caring and generous the staff are with their time and commitment.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, caring, encouraging and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have an exponentially beneficial impact not only for young students, but also for adult students like me who do not have as many options to learn in such a nurturing environment, regardless of experience!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Al-Bustan provides a way for my child to stay connected to his heritage through the arts. This unique program has meant the world to my family! By sharing amazing Arab arts and culture with the wider community, Al-Bustan also helps break down barriers by dismantling tired old stereotypes. The high quality arts instruction is fabulous, as children get to work and train with artists of the highest caliber, such as writer Naomi Shihab Nye and Simon Shaheen.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the smile on my child's face, as he sings Arabic songs along with his camp-mates.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Experiencing Arab arts and culture in a progressive environment.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fabulous

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spread its model around the country!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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