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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.


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

Nadine Jawad

Pre-Medical Student | University of Michigan - Ann Arbor