Arab American Business & Professional Association

The Arab-American Business and Professional Association continues its quest to form partnerships and coalitions in Illinois and nationally. ABPA has been chosen to join the prestigious National Network of Arab American Communities by ACCESS. This esteemed coalition comprises 34 local organizations across the nation collaborating with ACCESS to tackle a wide range of issues, including social services, MENA initiatives, and Civic Engagement. “ABPA’s focus within the network will be mostly on advancing Economic Equity for the MENA community,” says ABPA president Rush Darwish. “We will be actively engaged with ACCESS’s policy team in Washington DC, contributing to the development of advocacy strategies and policy language”.

This partnership represents a significant step forward in ABPA’s commitment to empowering and advocating for the MENA and Arab American community.  ABPA has been at the forefront fighting for economic justice since the organization’s inception in 1991.