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To collaborate with and unify the existing Iraqi organizations in the Detroit metropolitan area.
To collaborate with people in our community and others to help create stronger, safer community.
To defend the civil rights of the Iraqi people as a minority group in the U.S.
To educate the Iraqi community about democratic rule and civil rights.
To provide support and guidance to refugees and their families who settle in the Detroit metropolitan area
WHO WE ARE: Aid and Social Services for Iraqi Support and Training (ASSIST) was created to serve the various needs of the Iraqi community in the Detroit metropolitan area, which has the highest concentration of Iraqi refugees and is the largest Arab community in the United States. ASSIST, a nonprofit organization, was founded with the support of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) in Dearborn, Michigan in 2002. ASSIST is committed to meeting the needs of all Iraqi and Arab individuals and families and to assist newly arrived immigrants to adapt to a new life in America. ASSIST is dedicated to empowering all people to lead more informed, productive, and fulfilling lives. ASSIST board members represent the cultural diversity and backgrounds of Iraqis within the community. We are the only organization to represent the largest Iraqi community in The United State. We work with Iraqi embassy to help all Iraqis how may need help from the embassy We here to make all Iraqis life easier and make them live comfortable in there new community by offering; English Classes: We provide English class to teach English as a second language to help non speaker English to learn the language, and make them live better life in their community. Computer Classes : These classes to help people learn the basic computer skills, Microsoft office, computer rapier, design to help individual increase his/her chance to find job opportunity and live better life. Citizenship Classes: These classes are to help refugees obtain citizenship to become U.S citizen. We also work with Iraqi embassy to make the contact between the Iraqi people with embassy easier, We are helping with all the translations work for the refuges, making calls for them, and help the new arrivals obtaining all the documents they need.
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