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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.


Dozens of representatives from ACCESS, the Arab-American and Chaldean Council and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit met with members of the Michigan House of Representatives and state Senate in Lansing on Thursday, May 15 to push for health care reform in communities across southeast Michigan.

On Wednesday, May 14, students attending Dearborn and Hamtramck schools had a unique opportunity to explore a wide variety of higher education options at ACCESS’ 10th Annual College Fair. Eleven colleges and universities participated in the event.

Royal Oak resident and budding entrepreneur Dijana Bucalo has combined two passions—family and fashion—to create a business called Dijana Creative Sewing and Embrodiery.

Michael Irving is a student at ACCESS Growth Center.

Michael Irving has a passion for helping young people, especially low-income and disadvantaged youth in the Detroit metropolitan area. That passion led Irving to pursue business start-up training at the ACCESS Growth Center in Dearborn.

ACCESS' 43rd Annual Dinner was held on April 12, 2014 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.