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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.


Rihan Issa

Advocacy and Civic Engagement Specialist | National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a program of ACCESS

Sherbl Madalo

Kid Philanthropist | Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI)-San Diego of the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP), a program of ACCESS

Rana Elmir

Deputy Director | American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan

Adel Mozip

Software Developer and Comcast Digital Connectors Mentor | ACCESS

Hanan Yahya

Comcast Digital Connectors Mentor and Join In to Revitalize Arab American Neighborhoods (JIRAN) Volunteer | ACCESS