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Vision New America and Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) Join Forces

July 24, 2013

[San Jose, CA] – Vision New America and Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), two respected Santa Clara County nonprofit organizations, announced plans to unite effective June 1, 2013. Vision New America’s Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement Program will become part of AACI.

“Our two organizations share a commitment to developing the next generation of community leaders throughout Santa Clara County,” said Michele Lew, President and CEO of AACI. “We look forward to joining forces to increase civic engagement and serve the community.”

“AACI’s 40-year track record of service is a key reason Vision New America wanted to work with AACI,” said Liliana Li, Executive Director of Vision New America. “AACI will sustain and build upon Vision New America’s 15 years of successful youth leadership development.”

On May 19th, this year’s class of interns will be inducted at a ceremony at AACI, 2400 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 111, San Jose, 95128. The interns will be working this summer in various local, state and federal offices and nonprofit organizations and will participate in community service projects.

“We are looking forward to having AACI continue to fulfill the mission of Vision New America and believe that this is the right moment in time to make this transition”, said Hsing Kung, Vision New America board chair and member of AACI’s Honorary Council.

About Vision New America
Founded in 1996, Vision New America’s mission is to increase civic participation among underrepresented groups through public policy internship programs, educational forums and community events. With this goal in mind, Vision New America offers high school, college and graduate students the opportunity to participate in training and an internship where students are placed in local, state, federal government offices or policy-oriented organizations in the Bay Area. For more information, visit

About Asian Americans for Community Involvement
Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is the largest nonprofit organization focused on the Asian American community in Santa Clara County and is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013. AACI’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community. AACI’s services include youth development, primary care, mental health, HIV testing, education and prevention, substance abuse treatment, programs for drinking drivers, a Center for Survivors of Torture, problem gambling treatment, a domestic violence shelter, senior wellness services, and advocacy. For more information, visit


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