Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services Access

Assisting. Improving. Empowering.

aka ACCESS; Arab American National Museum; Center for Arab American Philanthropy; National Network for Arab American Communities   |   Dearborn, MI   |  www.accesscommunity.org

Mission

ACCESS is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to empower communities to improve their economic, social and cultural well-being, in order to fulfill our vision of a just and equitable society with the full participation of Arab Americans. ACCESS provides a wide range of health and human services, employment services, youth programs, educational and cultural programs and civic engagement, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship.

Ruling year info

1975

Chief Executive Officer

Hassan Jaber

Executive Director

Maha Freij

Main address

2651 Saulino Ct.

Dearborn, MI 48120 USA

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EIN

23-7444497

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Economic Development (S30)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

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Our programs

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Health and Human Services

ACCESS’ Health and Human Services division strives to ensure that every man, woman, and child has the support they need to thrive and enhance their quality of life. Our innovative, comprehensive, and culturally-sensitive programs and services provide the community with the tools necessary to improve their well-being and become tomorrow’s leaders. We pride ourselves on our expertise in supporting immigrant and refugee communities, while also focusing services to enhance the revitalization of Detroit. To ensure the health of our community, we offer an array of medical, behavior, and public health programming that includes a medical clinic, mental health programs, infectious disease programs, dental care, domestic violence prevention and support, and youth physical fitness, among other things. We also offer programs that increase education of people at all stages of life with a focus on academic enrichment, workforce preparedness, and health and wellness education. This includes our 21st Century program serving 26 schools in 5 cities with afterschool leadership and academic enrichment, early childhood education, ESL and citizenship classes, GED courses, job placement workshops, and substance abuse education. Finally, we offer services to enhance the economic empowerment of the community through comprehensive employment services, entrepreneurship and small business support, and financial literacy education. This also includes emergency support services, healthcare marketplace navigators, tax preparation, and BIA accredited immigration services.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the nation dedicated to preserving and celebrating Arab American history and culture. Since opening in 2005, the AANM has become the only Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in southeastern Michigan and has joined the ranks of just 7% of museums nationwide in achieving accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. The museum plays an instrumental role in enriching and broadening the diversity of cultural institutions in America. It documents the Arab American experience while building community pride, dispelling stereotypes and misconceptions, and addressing important social issues from a community perspective. In addition, the AANM plays a pivotal role in redefining the ways in which museums connect with, empower, and respond to the needs of diverse constituencies.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP), which is the only Arab American community foundation in the U.S., leverages the collective power of giving to increase the impact and visibility of Arab American civic participation. CAAP engages the Arab American community in strategic philanthropy and connects philanthropists across the U.S. with causes and organizations they care about. Since 2010, CAAP has grown from housing just four funds, to now housing more than 110 funds that have awarded a total of more than $5 million to nonprofits working across the globe. CAAP also leads innovative programming, such as the award-winning Teen Grantmaking Initiative, which launched in 2011 and has granted over $35,000 to organizations across the country, and the 100 Arab Americans Who Care events that demonstrate the power of giving together and have resulted in grants totaling $49,760 to nonprofits.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is a consortium of independent Arab American community-based organizations focused on building institutions and developing capacity from the grassroots to the national level. Launched in 2004, NNAAC has grown from 10 Arab American human services organizations to 27 organizations in 11 states whose missions range from meeting the needs of the most vulnerable, to offering high quality art programming. NNAAC builds the capacity of Arab American organizations to serve their communities, develops the next generation of young Arab American leaders serving in non-profit organizations, and inspires communities to engage through volunteerism, civic engagement, and activism. Today, NNAAC has become the leading grassroots Arab American voice on national policy issues impacting the community, and is empowering local communities to organize toward change by leading innovative advocacy campaigns such as Take On Hate, a national grassroots movement challenging prejudice and bigotry facing Arab and Muslim Americans.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Adult Day Services - 3 year 2023

Awards

Coming Up Taller 2008

President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

National Leadership in Action Award 2008

The Kellogg Foundation

Exemplary Community Service Program Award 2004

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm

Best Managed Non-Profit 2000

Crain's Detroit Business

Points of Light 1992

President George Bush

Media Usage of the Year Award for Teen Grant Making Initiative 2015

Council of Michigan Foundations

National Performance Network/Visual Arts Network Partner 2016

National Performance Network

Affiliations & memberships

Smithsonian Museum - Affiliate 2006

Financials

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Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services Access

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ahmad Ezzeddine


Board co-chair

Hussein Shousher

David Allen

Wayne County Circuit Court

Yasser Al Soofi

Allstate Insurance Company

Charlene Elder

Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court

William Swor

Law Office of William W. Swor

David Campbell

FACHE (Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives)

Basim Dubaybo

Wayne State University School of Medicine

May Saad

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

Hussein Shousher

GEM Inc.

Mary Jordan Abouljoud

Raju Balakrishnan

University of Michigan – Dearborn

Lina Dirani

Ahmad Ezzeddine

Wayne State University

Michael Juchno

Ernst & Young, LLP

Paul Larrair

Comerica Bank

Jeff Antaya

Plante Moran

Ramsey Aljahmi

Whirlpool Corporation

Robert Richard

DTE Energy

Ziad Ojakli

SoftBank

Rasha Demashkieh

CVS Health

Jeff Antaya

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/19/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
MENA

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
MENA
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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