NOVEMBER 2017

Steve Acho, Author

Steve Acho has made great strides as both a musician and now author. Acho wrote a technology driven book titled, “Why Technology Recruiting is Broken and What To Do About It.” Acho’s book is one of many top-rated books on Amazon. Most recently, Acho has reached a major milestone in his music career as his music has been downloaded and streamed more than 10 million times. Acho has performed across the U.S. and the world as an independent musician, including national TV and radio appearances in the U.S. and Japan. Acho has also performed with celebrities and has sung the national anthem for Detroit sports teams.  

 


Family Feud Time

On March 26, 2017, Theresa Sitto and her children, Jacinta, Brent, Olivia, and Spencer appeared on Family Feud.  This began with an audition at Cobo in Detroit then a second audition in Atlanta, where they were chosen to appear. The episode filmed for more than an hour. “It was an overall amazing and fun family experience; the Family Feud production staff were wonderful and very professional and impressive.  All details were handled with precision and the entire crew was welcoming and kind.  Steve Harvey told stories and had everyone laughing.  He even did the halhole during the segment, and although that part didn’t air, it was a lot of fun,” said Theresa.

 


UHC Baby Shower

On October 4, 2017, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan hosted a Community Baby Shower and partnered with United Community Family Services/CALC, and St. John Providence Ascension Health System. This was their third annual successful event with more than 100 expectant and new moms in attendance. This collaboration provided a unique opportunity to work jointly to educate new and expectant mothers with valuable health information exclusively presented in Arabic to promote healthy living and healthier communities. The event was once again a great success, with excellent turnout and lively participation.

 


University of Detroit Students Volunteer

Roughly 950 of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy’s young men provided much-needed services to nine agencies throughout the city of Detroit.  From site beautification to providing meals for the less-fortunate. The school has this event every year where they split up the kids and tackle clean up at various Detroit locations. These boys were at Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit. It was the Academy (7th and 8th grade) and Freshman. They cleaned bushes and trees along the river.

 


Building Bridges

On Wednesday, October 4, members of the Chaldean community came together with members of the Jewish community for the Chaldean/Jewish Building Bridges event. This event was hosted at the Shenandoah Country Club, where event goers were given a tour of the Chaldean Cultural Museum. The Building Bridges event was sponsored by the Chaldean News and the Detroit Jewish News.

 


First Lady Visits Orchard Lake Middle School

Melody Arabo, Lead Ambassador Teacher Fellow for the US Department of Education, and Crystal Jabiro, English and Social Studies teacher at Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield, coordinated efforts to show First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos the Orchard Lake Middle School’s anti-bullying initiatives, like No One Eats Alone. The First Lady and Secretary kicked off the “Week of Inclusion,” part of National Bullying Prevention Month, by visiting during lunch and participating in a lesson about inclusion during “Viking Huddle,” an advisory class.