Fakhoury Global Immigration has a proud history of engagement with our community partners. Giving back to the community is a core value of our firm and our legal immigration professionals.
Below is a list of the community partner organizations and descriptions of the important work that they do.
Global Detroit is a regional economic development and community development organization. With a focus on immigrants and global talent, Global Detroit develops and implements inclusive strategies to drive the growth, revitalization, and broadly shared prosperity of Detroit and southeast Michigan. By ensuring immigrants are a vital part of southeast Michigan’s community and economic development strategies, Global Detroit is building a vibrant city and thriving global region with strong neighborhoods, healthy families, competitive companies, successful small businesses, and a rich and diverse cultural life. For more information, please go to: https://globaldetroitmi.org/
In addition, FGI supports Global Detroit’s Global Talent Retention Initiative (GTRI). GTRI connects southeast Michigan companies with international students and graduates, filling critical talent gaps. GTRI’s programs include an intensive Global Talent Accelerator as well as workshops, networking events, job fairs, and other career-building offerings. GTRI supports southeast Michigan employers with trainings and resources on immigration regulations, hiring processes, and other topics that will help them attract and retain top talent and help make Michigan a global business leader. For more information, please go to: https://globaldetroitmi.org/gtri/
Founded as the Alkebu-lan Martial Arts Federation in 1978, Alkebu-lan Village’s original purpose was to provide affordable martial arts training for African-American youth. Over the years, the organization expanded to include youth and adult sports and fitness, leadership training, visual and performing arts, homework assistance and tutoring, youth entrepreneurship training and community service. Launching its new identity as Alkebu-lan Village in November 2000, the organization currently provides educational, cultural, and recreational programs to over 1,000 Detroit youth and their families each year through on-site and outreach programs. For more information, please visit: https://alkebulanvillage.com/
St. Joseph Family Support Foundation
St. Joseph Family Support Foundation is a 501(c) public charity whose main mission is to stimulate the spirit of community awareness and giving to those who are less fortunate in the greater Metro Detroit area and its surrounding areas in the state of Michigan. St. Joseph provides emergency assistance to families of orphans and widows/widowers who are in a dire financial situation due to the loss of a main income earner. In addition, St. Joseph provides temporary monthly financial assistance to individuals and families facing economic challenges, and rewards scholarships to students pursuing a higher education degree and who do not qualify for loans. St. Joseph also provides financial assistance for health care to those without medical insurance coverage, operates a food bank, and provides guidance, job placement and coordination of services for those who have found themselves facing an economic crisis. For more information, please go to: https://www.stjosephfs.org/
Founded in 2009 in memory of Alana Yaksich, who died of influenza at the age of five in 2003, Alana’s Foundation’s mission is to prevent deaths caused by influenza, a vaccine preventable disease, and provide support for families whose child has died from any illness. Alana’s Foundation provides influenza education and awareness with a focus on offering convenient and affordable flu vaccination options. The foundation also supports grieving families through offering grief counseling, short term financial support, or assistance in fulfilling basic day-to-day needs. In addition, Alana’s Foundation also sponsors outreach activities including an annual fundraiser. For more information, please go to: https://www.alanasfoundation.org/outreach-main
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a non-US nongovernmental and nonprofit organization that brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 35 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes. As of 2020, Habitat for Humanity operates in more than 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity also partners with families, communities, and local organizations to help older adults improve their homes and quality of life. Through its neighborhood revitalization work, Habitat tailors its efforts by tailoring our efforts by partnering locally with residents and community leaders and organizations to best address real concerns and improve the lives of the people who live there. For more information, please go to: https://www.habitat.org/
Grace Centers of Hope
Established in 1942, Grace Centers of Hope is one of the largest faith-based long-term life skills programs for those afflicted by homelessness, addiction, and abuse in southeastern Michigan. Grace Centers of Hope offers programs for men, women, and children who are seeking shelter and healing for their souls. Through a loving Christian community, all centered around Grace Gospel Fellowship Church, Grace Centers of Hope provides hope, jobs, and stability for each of their residents for many years to come. For more information, please go to: https://www.gracecentersofhope.org/Mission-and-Vision
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Founded in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. The hospital is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%. St. Jude is one of a few pediatric research organizations in the United States where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude also assists families with transportation, lodging, and meals. For more information, please go to: https://www.stjude.org/
American Immigration Council
The American Immigration Council works to strengthen American by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration, and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring. The Council believes that immigrants are part of our national fabric, brining energy and skills that benefit all Americans. The Council brings together problem solvers and employs four coordinated approaches to advance change – litigation, research, legislative and administrative advocacy, and communications. For more information, please go to: https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/
Save the Children
Founded in 1919, Save the Children was the first global movement for children, boldly declaring that children have rights. Today, the organization champions the rights of the world’s 2.3 billion children, and works in over 100 countries to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. For more information, please go to: https://www.savethechildren.org/
Founded in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. The Association is the largest non-profit funding of Alzheimer’s disease research and has chapters and communities across the U.S. Currently, the Association is investing over $250 million USD to more than 750 projects in 39 countries. The Association also sponsors outreach events like the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Advocacy Forum, and the annual Rita Hayworth Gala. For more information, please go to: https://www.alz.org/
Gift of Life Michigan
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Gift of Life Michigan is the state’s federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, providing all service necessary for organ donation to occur in Michigan. Gift of Life is a non-profit organization working 24 hours a day all over the state as a liaison between donors, hospitals, and transplant center. Gift of Life recovers more than 1,000 organs every year for transplantation form nearly 400 or more donors, saving hundreds of lives. In addition, Gift of Life maintains and grows the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in partnership with the Michigan Secretary of State and Donate Life America. For more information, please go to: https://www.giftoflifemichigan.org/
FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association
The FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBINCAAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer organization that works in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on community outreach programs to promote public safety and security through community engagement, education, and services initiatives. Its role is three-fold: to serve as the official governing organization, interface, and liaison with FBI Headquarters and local chapters; support excellence in chapter operations through expert counsel, peer networking, training, and resources; and provide governance and compliance oversight of FBINCAAA agreements, policies, and procedures. For more information, please go to: https://fbincaaa.org/
Racquet Up Detroit
Racquet Up Detroit’s mission is to support and empower Detroit youth so they can achieve their full potential through a long-term, demanding, and inspiring mentoring program of squash, academic and community service. Youth join in the 5th grade and are supported through graduation from high school and college. Over many years in the program, students are provided with significant academic support, world-class coaching in the sport of squash, and a wide range of character-building exposure activities. For more information, please go to: https://racquetup.org/
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association (AHA) is a nonprofit organization that funds cardiovascular medical research, educates consumers on healthy living, and fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. The AHA was formed in 1924 as a professional scientific society and became a nationwide voluntary health organization in 1948. In addition, the AHAH is committed to funding early-career investigators, whose work is vital to the future of heart and brain health. Funding for training and early-career investigators represents a substantial portion of the millions that the AHA invests into research each year. For more information, please go to: https://www.heart.org/
New Day Foundation for Families
The New Day Foundation for Families’ mission is to provide financial and emotional support for families fighting cancer. New Day works in partnership with Michigan hospitals and cancer centers to help families alleviate financial toxicity, a harmful side effect that creates significant barriers to treatment and healing. New Day provides financial assistance directly to creditors on behalf of families for critical living expenses. In addition, New Day offer emotional support and financial planning programs and also provides assistance with grocery shopping and delivery to help those who are immune-suppressed and need to avoid busy stores. For more information, please go to: https://www.foundationforfamilies.org/
The Belinda Sue Fund for Ovarian Cancer Awareness & Research
The Belinda Sue Fund was founded on November 1, 2011. Its purpose is to increase public awareness of ovarian cancer and to support organizations in advancing their research in the identification of an effective ovarian cancer screening tool. For more information, please go to: http://www.belindasuefund.org/home
Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a charity and a nonprofit veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services, and events for wounded veterans of military actions following September 11, 2001. For more information, please go to: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
Founded in 1909, The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has spent over 100 years of continued service providing food, shelter and services to intervene where homelessness and substance addiction occur. DRMM is a faith-based, non-profit organization, recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and has devoted a wealth of resources to meet the basic needs of humanity while motivating individuals to rebuild their lives, one life at a time. The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries is one of the largest providers in the fight against homelessness and substance abuse in the country.
DRMM fulfills its mission statement by providing hope to the hopeless, disadvantaged, and homeless men, women, and children of our community by ministering to the total person – body, soul and spirit – with services and programs designed to address spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs to those seeking assistance in hopes of them becoming faithful Christians discipled into a local church, rehabilitated and employed, and living productive and restored lives. For more information, please go to: https://drmm.org/
World Wild Life Fund
The WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization dedicated to developing and delivering innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places that they live. As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, WWF collaborates with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live. WWF connects cutting-edge conservation science with the collective power of our partners in the field, more than 1 million supporters in the United States and 5 million globally, and WWF’s partnerships with communities, companies, and governments. For more information, please go to www.worldwildlife.org.
Farmington Family YMCA
The Farmington Family YMCA is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the Farmington Family YMCA is a fully equipped community facility. For more information, please go to: https://ymcadetroit.org/locations/farmington/.