The MCWS Story
The Muslim Community of Western Suburbs of Detroit (MCWS), established more than 40 years ago, thrives on the campus of Crescent Academy International. MCWS was founded in 1977 by a group of young parents committed to preserving their children’s Muslim identity and values as they assimilated in the U.S. Growing from informal study sessions in the homes of the founders, it became an official nonprofit organization in 1979.
Our partnership is dedicated to creating and promoting a community of peace and care, helping members grow closer to God and contribute positively to their families and communities.
In the early days, as the MCWS community gained members, money was generated through fundraising dinners, as the group set its sights on establishing a lasting facility. Muslim communities in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Dearborn and the Syrian Community of Walled Lake combined their aspirations for a permanent mosque with those of the MCWS.
The MCWS organization partnered with Crescent Academy International utilizing its facilities to administer mosque services for the community. MCWS acquired its own properties on the corner of Haggerty and Lots in 2018. The new center is called the Medina Activity Center, MAC.