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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.


The ACCESS Community Health and Research Center (CHRC) received special recognition on June 13 from the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and the Delta Dental Foundation for its commitment to providing oral health care to children in the Dearborn area.

ACCESS, the largest Arab American social services agency in the United States, teamed up with more than 40 regional employers to help put Metro Detroit residents back to work during a job fair on June 4.

ACCESS Executive Director Hassan Jaber and board member Amal Berry-Brown were recently featured in the newspaper's coverage of immigrants and their positive impact in Michigan.

On Friday, May 23, ACCESS hosted a graduation ceremony for 22 students enrolled in its Comcast Digital Connectors program. The program focuses on digital literacy among youth, wher

The ACCESS 43rd Annual Dinner took place at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center on April 12, 2014. Featured speakers at the event included Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.