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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.


What will certainly be referred to as a night to remember, the ACCESS 44th Annual Dinner, themed “Shaping Our Future,” was held Saturday, April 25 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center and was

The ACCESS 44th Annual Dinner, held April 25, 2015, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, served as the launching pad for the #IAMACCESS social media campaign.

Arab American of the Year award recipients Dr. Jack Shaheen (left) and Dr. Khaled Mattawa (right).

We are only three weeks away from the ACCESS 44th Annual Dinner. Don’t miss out on this exciting event!

Last month, ACCESS named Rana Abbas as its Director of Communications and Marketing.  Rana joined ACCESS in November 2013 and has over 15 years of community service and communications experience. 

On March 11, in honor of Women’s History Month, ACCESS and the Inkster Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, in partnership with AARP Michigan, hosted its 2nd Annual Women’s Race Dialogue at t