DEARBORN, Mich. – ACCESS was chosen as the January 2015 “Non-Profit of the Month” by the National Association of Social Workers – Michigan Chapter.
Hassan Jaber, Executive Director of ACCESS, said it is an honor to receive this prestigious recognition from the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.
“Throughout our 43-year history, we have learned that our work may change, but the need for our services continues to grow,” says Jaber. “As we look to a future focused on community empowerment, we do so with the optimism that a group of like-minded individuals who embrace a common mission are able to make a meaningful difference.”
ACCESS was established as a grassroots organization to assist, improve and empower all those in need. Over the past four decades, the organization has expanded its programs in health, social services, employment and training, as well as youth and education. ACCESS has three national programs that work together to empower Arab Americans through advocacy, philanthropy, culture and the arts. Through the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP), and the Smithsonian-affiliated Arab American National Museum (AANM), ACCESS is able to engage the community and promote social change. These programs make an impact at the local, state and national levels.