AccessCal Seeks New School Supply Donations for Kids

Dear Community Members,

With the new school year upon us, we have received an increase in the amount of requests for school supplies as recent immigrant and refugee children are preparing for their new classes. Basic school supplies are fundamental to learning, allowing kids to fully participate in class and complete their homework. When children know they’re fully supported and equipped for school, they can put their undivided focus towards learning and growing.

AccessCal invites you to take an active role in preparing children from less fortunate families for the school year. AccessCal is seeking new school supply donations, including backpacks, binders, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, and pencil cases. All supplies will be distributed to students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. 

To provide your support this school year, you may drop off your donations at AccessCal Monday – Friday between 8:00am – 5:00pm before Friday, August 12, 2016.

Address: 631 S. Brookhurst Street, Suite 107, Anaheim, CA 92804
Please label “Back to School supplies event” on your donation.

For more information, please contact Nedda Elhaija at (714) 917-0440 or

“Help give the gift of education.”

Don’t Miss AccessCal’s Annual Toys for Eid Event on Friday, July 1!

On Friday, July 1st AccssCal will be holding our annual Toys for ‪#‎Eid‬ give away. Eligible families with children ages 0 to 12 may come to Access California Services Office located at 631 S. Brookhurst Street Suite 107, in Anaheim California from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. During the day, fun games and activities will be played with the children in addition to henna and face painting.

The gifts are given on a first come first serve basis, while the event is open to all!

Toy Flyer 2016

Join AccessCal’s AmeriCorps Orientation and Become an AmeriCorps Member!

AccessCal is hiring!

AccessCal Accepting Applications for AmeriCorps Members 2016-2017! ‪#‎americorps‬ Become a hero for your community and apply for AmeriCorps at AccessCal! If you’re interested in getting hired at AccessCal as an AmeriCorps member, bring your resume and attend AccessCal’s AmeriCorps orientation on Friday, July 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Send your resumes to

AmeriCorps training includes:

Health Access Services
Employment Services
Educational Enrichment Services
Social and Emotional Health Support


Final Orientation Flyer Back AmeriCorps 2016



AccessCal is Hiring a Part-Time Community Outreach Organizer!


Job Description
Job Title: Community Outreach Organizer
Organization Name: Access California Services
Supervisor Title: Director of Public Affairs
Number of Positions: 1
Hours Per Week: 10-20
Schedule: May include weekends and evenings

Job Duties:
• Assist Director of Public Affairs with planning, scheduling and attending outreach activities
• Responsible for outreach related data entry
Experience in non-profit work or volunteer experience is preferable. Knowledge of the Arab and Muslim-American communities is ideal. College student or recent graduate preferred. Must have a valid CA driver’s license and access to a reliable car. Expect some heavy lifting related to outreach activities.

To apply:
Please email your resume to Rania Shkairat, Director of Human Resources:

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


WRD Final Flyer

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 or call (714) 917-0440.


Arab Service Day

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


  • 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

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 ( 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