Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
Red State: Michigan
Focus: Arab American human services
ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) has been serving the community for more than 40 years. Founded by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1971 out of a storefront in Dearborn’s impoverished south end, ACCESS was created to assist the Arab immigrant population adapt to life in the United States.
A “new” red state, following the election Michigan reported the highest number of hate crimes of states in the Midwest. Knowing the state has a vibrant Muslim community, this stat made my stomach churn when I read it as the new administration said they “wouldn’t rule out” a registry. I definitely wanted to support an organization that provides vital services to immigrants and would be prepared to protect them from the incoming administration’s dehumanizing and discriminatory proposals.
What you can do:
Join me in making a donation today!
If you live in Michigan, volunteer with ACCESS’s Helping Hands program.