Passionate about business and social enterprise, Rachid Elabed has dedicated his life to using these talents to serve his community, uplift marginalized voices, inspire new generations of leadership, and build the capacity of community institutions. He has served in several capacities since joining ACCESS in 2006, currently serving as the Director of Business Operations and Facilities where he leverages relationships both inside and outside of the organization to streamline efficiencies, reduce costs and strengthen ACCESS’ operational systems. He was recognized numerous times internally and externally for his roles as ACCESS’ Advocacy & Civic Engagement Coordinator, as well as ACCESS’ Community Engagement Manager, for his vital work of connecting communities and building ACCESS ACTS, a first-of-its-kind leadership development program for high school youth that builds skills through organizing and community service. In addition to his work at ACCESS, he is a small business owner and serves on the boards of Dearborn Goodfellows and Nonprofit Vote. He lives in Southeast Michigan with his wife and two daughters.