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

Open the Doors to Refugees! Sign the Petition Today!

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

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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!”


KPCC Radio Station Visits AccessCal!

We were delighted to have OC reporter, Erika Aguilar from Southern California Radio Station KPCC  visit AccessCal today! Our Founder and Executive Director, Nahla Kayali gave Ms. Aguilar a tour around AccessCal’s office and spoke with her about the many different support services we provide.