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Community Stories

The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) has nearly 100 programs that strive to assist, improve and empower people in the community locally and nationally. These stories highlight ACCESS programs in the community and across the country, as well as clients who are positively impacted by the organization. Nonprofit groups and media outlets are welcome to reprint these stories with attribution and/or to link to these pages. If you have questions, please contact the ACCESS Communications Department at 313-842-5128.


ACCESS would like to extend its warmest thanks to Verizon Wireless for their contribution of $10,000 to our Domestic Violence Awareness and Treatment program.

Ahmed Haidar

Philanthropist | Graduate of the Teen Grantmaking Initiative at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP), a program of ACCESS

Meredith Steih

AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) Member | ACCESS Social Services

Lauren Hollier

Public Ally and International Health Conference Coordinator | ACCESS Community Health and Research Center