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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.


Through ACCESS Growth Center’s micro-loan program, funded by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, Nazira Niazi was connected with one-on-one business start-up technical assistance, financial management, credit-building education and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

As part of its commitment to help communities prosper and grow, Comerica Bank maintains a thriving partnership with ACCESS, the largest Arab American nonprofit human services organization in the United States.

For more than 20 years, DTE Energy has been a major supporter of ACCESS and all the services it provides to the metropolitan Detroit area and across the country.

Ikhlas Ibrahim arrived in the United States as an Iraqi refugee. After suffering from emotional turmoil following her son’s kidnapping and ransom, Ikhlas and her four children moved to the United States with the dream of a better life.

The ACCESS Community Health and Research Center (CHRC) launched Michigan’s first school-linked dental sealant/care pilot program on Feb.