Civic & Humanitarian Awards Gala
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center
Each year ACC sets the state for a unique and prestigious event to honor extraordinary individuals and organizations that are truly “Making a Difference” in our community. As ACC celebrates 36 years of service, we will recognize the following individuals who share our commitment to improving the quality of life for those they serve:
Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhoff
House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel
Jim Murray, President, AT&T Michigan
Auday Arabo, Spokesman, Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle
Nidhal Garmo, President, One World Medical Mission
Jacques Panis, President, Shinola
We hope we can count on your support for this year’s gala, which will help provide for the men, women, and children who receive services from ACC. As a sponsor of the 36th Annual Civic and Humanitarian Awards Gala, your company will be highlighted during the program, in the program book and acknowledged on ACC’s website.
For tickets and additional information, call (248) 559-1990.
Fresh Food Program “Pantry of Plenty”
ACC Youth Center
(62 W. Seven Mile Rd, Detroit)
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Together with Forgotten Harvest, ACC is working to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community!
ACC’s Fresh Food Program is growing each week! The program has over 3000 families registered to participate in this much needed nutritional food program. Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month ACC distributes nearly 30,000 pounds of food for those in need. Food items include a variety of fresh vegetables, dairy items, meat products, juices, snacks, and much more!
The success of ACC’s food distribution program relies on the support of volunteers. Join ACC in the Fight Against Hunger by volunteering. To volunteer please contactACC at (248) 599-1990.
Refugee Student Poetry Booklet
ACC is proud to share the following poetry booklet created by ESL students from Lamphere High School. The 12 Iraqi students who participated in this project all began high school with zero English. They came to the US as teenagers and had to learn academic English in order to successfully complete the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) and graduate. The path was not easy for them but they took on the challenge.
We invite you to read through the attached booklet. You will be amazed by their depth and insight as they write about their experiences in Iraq along with their struggles to escape war, wait in refugee camps, and then finally arrive in teh US. It is remarkable!
ESL Poetry from Lamphere High School