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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.


Dearborn, Mich. – When it comes to breast cancer, early detection can mean life or death.

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout every third Thursday of November by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance to quit smoking t

Over 2,100 job seekers attended the ACCESS Employment and Training Department’s 2014 Holiday Job Fair that was held at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on October 15, 2014.

The Youth and Education Department at ACCESS was awarded a $12.8 million grant for its 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC).