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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 is thrilled to announce its decision to honor the accomplished and widely respected Silicon Valley leader and tech industry pioneer, entrepreneur and digital innovator, Omar Tawakol, with th

ACCESS is delighted to announce that Comedienne Suzie Afridi will join us to open our 47th Annual Dinner program that is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm, at the estee

ACCESS’ 47th Annual Dinner, our signature event, is less than two months away and tickets are now available for 

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of prominent Arab American historian and groundbreaking journalist, Joseph R. Haiek.

ACCESS and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) are disappointed by the Office of Management & Budget’s decision to exclude a Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) category