Please join us this Saturday, June 4, at World Refugee Day!

It’s that time of the year again to celebrate, welcome, and encourage our past and present refugees in Orange County! World Refugee Day is this Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Pearson Park Amphitheater in Anaheim.
World Refugee Day is always special for us at AccessCal. On this day, residents, community leaders, and many organizations gather to honor the 59.5 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced around the world. It’s a day where we can come together and celebrate the success of refugees and their contributions to this nation.
World Refugee Day is a fun event with activities for the entire family. It’s an opportunity to enjoy great food, diverse people, and lively entertainment. But most importantly, it’s an opportunity for us to applaud refugees who courageously manage to resettleintegrate, and eventually become citizens with great stories to share, strong values to uphold, valuable contributions to offer, and beautiful diversity to celebrate.
So join us  this Saturday, June 4 and let’s celebrate together!
When: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Where: Pearson Park Amphitheater in Anaheim
What time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

 

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Join AccessCal and Give Back to The Community on National Arab American Service Day This Saturday!

 

On this day, thousands of volunteers from diverse backgrounds from across the nation give back to their communities through service projects. AccessCal and volunteers can give back to the City of Huntington Beach for being such a welcoming city.
All the volunteers will join efforts to beautify Huntington State Beach by conducting a trash pickup. This project has been made possible by the support of the State of California – The Resource Agency Department of Parks and Recreation.

To sign up to volunteer, please contact Maha Essayli at maha@accesscal.org or call (714) 917-0440.

 

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AccessCal Accepting Applications for AmeriCorps Members 2018-2019

Our AmeriCorps members:

  • Commit to a year-long term of service
  • Must serve 1,700 hours full-time
  • Receive an annual living allowance of $13,732 for 2018-2019
  • Earn a Segal Educational Award of $5,815 upon completion of the service year

Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident
  • 18 years or older
  • Bi-cultural or bilingual
  • One-year commitment to the program
  • Must pass criminal history background check
  • Please bring a resume to the orientation

Please send your resume to Suzanne@accesscal.org

AccessCal is Hiring a Full-Time Clinician!

In light of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Access California Services Counseling Department is excited to announce a full-time employment opportunity for qualified clinicians.

– The candidate must be an MFTI or MSW. LMFTs or LCSWs are preferred.
– Bicultural/Bilingual (Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Urdu) experience in the Middle Eastern/Muslim/Arab community is preferred
– Competitive Salary
– Full Benefits Package (Health & Dental)
– Paid Sick Leave/Holidays/Vacation
– Educational & Professional Reimbursement

Please send your resume to Sh. Suhail Mulla (suhail@accesscal.org) by May 2, 2016.

AccessCal Has Another Successful Job Fair!

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in and supported AccessCal’s 3rd annual job fair today! The fair connected over 125 job seekers with 15 employers. We can’t wait to hear about the success stories in the coming months.

 

 

AccessCal Congratulates New BIA Representatives!

AccessCal would like to congratulate Immigration and Citizenship Coordinators Rania Humidan and Lina Takkesh for gaining accreditation and recognition to represent individuals on behalf of AccessCal from the US Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

AccessCal’s Immigration Department has been providing a multitude of immigration services for almost 15 years to
thousands of individuals seeking help in immigration matters. The BIA accreditation and recognition will greatly increase AccessCal’s Immigration Department’s capacity to serve the community. 

Our new BIA representatives are authorized to counsel immigration clients, complete immigration forms, and represent clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) i.e. represent clients at USCIS interviews.

“It is with great privilege to have become an accredited representative for AccessCal! Now I can continue to assist our community in their immigration matters in an advanced and expanded manner,” said Immigration and Citizenship Coordinator, Rania Humidan.

To find out more about AccessCal’s Immigration Services, contact AccessCal at (714) 917-0440

Join us at AccessCal’s 3rd Annual Job Fair!

Are you looking for a job? Are you tired of sending resumes left and right and never getting an answer? If you are, dress in your best professional clothes, bring your resume and visit AccessCal’s 3rd Annual Job Fair on Friday, April 22, 2016.
You will have the opportunity to meet top employers and get interviewed for several positions during the job fair. You will save a lot of time since there will be no need to craft a customized personal statement for each company you visit: You’ll be able to tell them why you wish to work for them, and you’ll have the chance to advertise yourself!

Don’t miss out on this great chance to find the career you’ve been looking for!

 

Job Fair 2016

The Mayor of Garden Grove Bao Nguyen & Father Francois Beyrouti Visits AccessCal!

Today AccessCal received a wonderful visit from Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen and Father Francois Beyrouti! Thank you both for your special visit! Founder and Executive Director Nahla Kayali and Associate Director/Mental Health Director Shaikh Suhail Mulla gave them both a tour of AccessCal and met with staff and community members.

 

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Congratulations to the Ladies of AccessCal’s Childcare Licensing Program!

Congratulations to the students of AccessCal’s Childcare Licensing class for completing their training!

The class is taught at AccessCal by Instructor Samar Labanieh who teaches students the rules and regulations of starting a home-based daycare, as well as how to care for, teach, and entertain children as childcare providers. Students are now eligible to become licensed.

Congratulations and we wish them all the best of luck!