DEARBORN HEIGHTS -The Dearborn Heights Community Organization (DHCO) was established months ago, but has already left a mark. Its presence and importance have become visible.
Since launching DHCO members have raised concerns about the Crestwood School District (CSD) to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The active engagement of its members at board of education meetings have prompted change. Recently two new faculty members were hired to work in the ESL department and assist Arabic speaking foreign students.
The Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the Arab American Civil Rights League have also been instrumental in the process of getting the changes implemented.
After DHCO President Hassan Bazzi appeared before the CSD various times addressing the issue of drug abuse among the youth, a meeting was called to discuss the issue, and included the police chief, mayor, city council, teachers and representatives from local hospitals.
The DHCO’s work is proof that getting involved by showing up to a school board meeting, and sharing concerns can lead to change. “We are getting somewhere,” DHCO Treasurer Amer Saleh said. Read The Rest