Join us at OneOC’s 40th Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards!

AccessCal proudly congratulates volunteer Fadia Wahid and Rezza Hessabi on their recognition at the 2016 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards! Fadia and Rezza will be honored for their  outstanding contribution to the community.

The 40th Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Disneyland Hotel. Presented by OneOC, the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards recognizes the dedicated service of outstanding volunteers in nonprofits, businesses, schools, and civic organizations who are making a difference in our Orange County community.

AccessCalis thankful for the continued commitment of all our volunteers who make our community impact possible! For more information about the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards, please visit https://www.oneoc.org/volunteers/spirit-of-volunteerism.

 

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Happy AmeriCorps Week!

Happy AmeriCorps Week!

AccessCal is excited to celebrate and recognize the commitment of our AmeriCorps Members by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes at AccessCal every day. This year, AmeriCorps Week is from Saturday, March 5 through Saturday, March 12, 2016.

AccessCal is among a select list of organizations nationwide to hold an AmeriCorps program. We are the only organization nationwide to have an AmeriCorps program dedicated to serving the underserved communities and refugees from Middle Eastern, South Asian and Muslim-American populations.

Every day at AccessCal, AmeriCorps Members make our communities safer, stronger, healthier, and improve the lives of thousands of our most vulnerable community members.

We are so blessed to have a diverse, knowledgeable, and friendly AmeriCorps team that speaks many different languages. Our AmeriCorps members create and expand programs that facilitate and empower thousands of low-income individuals and communities through multiple services. They offer employment services, access to healthcare, tax assistance, an after school program, individual and group counseling, and much more.

If you ask our AmeriCorps members to tell you about the children they’ve taught, clients they’ve employed, or workshops they’ve provided, you won’t just hear statistical data. You’ll hear first-hand experiences about how responsibility is being encouraged, opportunities are being expanded, and how ultimately communities are being strengthened.

We are so proud to be able to work alongside each and every AmeriCorps member who serves with us at AccessCal! Go AmeriCorps!

AccessCal’s Youth Group Spends the Day in Newport Beach!

AccessCal’s Youth Group spent the day at Newport beach this past Saturday! They made sand castles, played sports, and enjoyed the beach water. If you would like your child to join the fun and be a part of AccessCal’s Youth Group, please call AccessCal today! (714) 917-0440IMG_3571

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Join our Handcrafted Jewelry Beading Class!

Join our Handcrafted Jewelry Beading class at AccessCal every Friday from 11:30 – 12:30pm!

This is the perfect class for beginners to test many different types of techniques, from beading to wire wrapping. You’ll learn to make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with your own personal design!

For more information or to sign up, please contact AccessCal today! (714) 917-0440

 

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Join AccessCal’s Daycare Licensing Class!

Join AccessCal’s Family Child Care Home Licensing Course every Wednesday from 12:30 – 2:30pm. Our wonderful instructor Samar Labanieh will teach you how to start your own daycare business at home! Today she demonstrated the different activities and skills needed in a daycare.

For more information or to sign up, please contact AccessCal today! (714) 917-0440

 

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File for Your 2015 Federal Income Taxes At AccessCal!

Do you need help filing for your 2015 tax return? AccessCal can help!

Join us at AccessCal today and our team of professionals will help you file for your 2015 Federal Income Tax Return and answer any questions you may have.

 

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Cal Optima Meets AccessCal’s EIOSA Program

It’s vital to make sure our elderly are not left isolated. Here at AccessCal, our elderly community members meet and socialize weekly at our Early Intervention Services for Older Adults program (EIOSA). This week they visited and toured Cal Optima’s PACE program which provides coordinated and integrated health care services to frail elders to help them continue living independently in the community.
Afterwards, Program Coordinator, Muna Brejeyeh, took them to Twin Lakes Park and enjoyed the beautiful day together.

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Open the Doors to Refugees! Sign the Petition Today!

Tell Governors across the country to stop their collective punishment on refugees!  #LiftMyLamp

Sign today –> bitly.com/liftmylamp

While we are all horrified by the terrorist attacks in Paris,Beirut, and other parts of the world and mourn the loss of innocent lives, an increasing number of reactionary governors across the U.S. have used these tragedies to announce that they will stop all acceptance of Syrian refugees.

We stand against the collective punishment of refugees. These individuals are escaping the very same terrorism that the world has witnessed in Paris and Beirut. Syrians have been killed by the thousands, millions have been displaced, and their entire livelihoods destroyed by the likes of ISIS and the Assad regime.

The United States must be steadfast in its commitment to remain a sanctuary for refugees fleeing political and religious persecution—from all across the world.

We demand these governors stop using their hatred and xenophobia to shut out Syrian refugees who are in dire need of normalcy and safety. We call on these governors to refrain from making decisions rooted in misinformation and fear.  

Let us remember the words etched on the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of a long tradition of welcoming immigrants, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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Don’t Miss This Job Fair at AccessCal!

Job Fair 11-20-15

Searching for employment?

Resource Employment is a staffing agency that appreciates collaborations with organizations working with refugees. There are 52 locations nationwide, and they are holding a job fair right here at AccessCal on Friday, November 20th at 9:30 am to 12 noon! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Please Support AccessCal’s Toy Drive!

This month AccessCal is having a toy drive! Please feel free to donate toys so that all of our children enjoy themselves over the holidays. It is a time to be thankful for what we have while also dedicating ourselves to the services of generous giving and humility.

 

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