A New American Artist and Photographer

Hala is a talented New American artist and photographer in the local community.

She attended the AccessCal annual job fair  to expand her exposure among local businesses and to meet new people. She said, “Photography to me is more than just a camera, it’s my creativity canvas. Everyone has a beauty within. I love to capture and preserve those unique and beautiful personalities through my pictures.”

Access California Services has its doors open to many New Americans like Hala to be connected to local businesses and business leadership.

Founded in 1998, Access California Services (AccessCal) is a culturally and linguistically sensitive health and human services nonprofit organization, which provides social and economic services to local Arab- and Muslim-Americans, refugees, and immigrants; however, AccessCal is nonsectarian. Anyone who needs support in the community will receive it regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. In 2014, AccessCal served over 11,000 community members, providing close to 30,000 units of service. Services include: Vocational English training, case management and advocacy in 16 languages, citizenship and immigration services, employment and tax services, emergency financial assistance, educational services, healthcare access services, counseling and support, community service and civic engagement, refugee services, and refugee health assessments.

AccessCal Determined to Getting New Americans Hired

Through Its Annual Job Fair, AccessCal Helps Link Local Employers to Diverse, Skilled New Americans

ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 7, 2015)Access California Services (AccessCal), a health and human services nonprofit organization that annually supports over 11,000 underserved New Americans, including recent refugees and immigrants, will hold its annual job fair at its facility located at 631 S. Brookhurst St., Suite 107 in Anaheim on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

“The AccessCal annual job fair is not just about helping refugee and immigrant community members secure jobs,” said AccessCal Founder and Executive Director Nahla Kayali. “This event ensures local cities and the county have another opportunity to become more welcoming to newcomers because it creates a positive means for engagement, and it links local employers with diverse and qualified talent. This generates greater integration and more contributions to this recovering economy and welcoming nation.”

Participating employers include: Anaheim Family YMCA, Ansar Gallery, Goodwill of Orange County, Hilton Worldwide, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Mom 365, Orange County Conservation Corps, Pure Aqua, Inc., Resource Employment, and Richard Heath and Associates, Inc.

AccessCal offers community members employment support throughout the year with its employment coordinators who provide job search workshops, job training referrals, career counseling, resume building, mock interviewing, and access to a resource center equipped with computers, photocopiers, fax machines, and telephones.

About Access California Services

Founded in 1998, Access California Services (AccessCal) is a culturally and linguistically sensitive health and human services nonprofit organization, which provides social and economic services to local Arab- and Muslim-Americans, refugees, and immigrants; however, AccessCal is nonsectarian. Anyone who needs support in the community will receive it regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. In 2014, AccessCal served over 11,000 community members, providing close to 30,000 units of service. Services include: Vocational English training, case management and advocacy in 16 languages, citizenship and immigration services, employment and tax services, emergency financial assistance, educational services, healthcare access services, counseling and support, community service and civic engagement, refugee services, and refugee health assessments.