13th Annual Scholarship Program
Applications now available!
ACC’s commitment to education lead to the establishment of its scholarship fund that financially assists high school students as they pursue their education. Scholarships are based on academic excellence and financial need. Applicants must be of Arab/Chaldean decent, a Michigan residence, graduating high school seniors, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Awards are given once a year at the Scholarship Awards Dinner.
ACC relocates headquarters to Troy
ACC’s administrative offices has moved to Troy from its Lathrup Village address.
The administrative office is now located at:
363 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 300
Troy, MI 48084
The phone and fax numbers remain the same.
Tel: (248) 559-1990
Fax: (248) 559-9117
Administrative staff members will be housed in the new 11,000-square-foot space, which will feature an expanded administrative office.
“Our new space is centrally located between the three counties we serve, allowing us to better access our clients,” said Dr. Haifa Fakhouri, ACC President and CEO. “We are excited about this new space and look forward to becoming an active member of the Troy community.”
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