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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 and Art Van Furniture aid families devastated by August flood

Retailer donates furniture and flooring on Sept. 26, nonprofit distributes to families in need


The International Visitors Council - Detroit, hosted a U.S.

Twenty lucky students in Metro Detroit participated in the ACCESS Youth and Education Department's summer Aim High Photography Program. The introductory class on photography is for students who want to get the most out of their cameras and improve their photographic skills as well as for those more experienced students who want to enhance their skills.

Children and teens were heating up the kitchen at ACCESS during a summer cooking classes titled “Cake Boss,” after the hit TLC television show. A group of 20 students learned different design techniques while creating cakes to take home.

This summer, area youth embarked on a new and exciting experience. Students of all ages came together to create the first teen newsletter in the ACCESS Youth and Education Department.