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Edwin Tan Joins AACI as Director of Advocacy

June 9, 2016

AACI is excited to announce that Edwin Tan has joined AACI as our Director of Advocacy. Edwin has a breadth of experience and is highly accomplished with numerous publications and demonstrated ability to advocate for causes on behalf of immigrant and low income communities. Edwin has served in many roles related to the behavioral health ..Read More

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AACI’s LEAD Program Extending Application for Those Qualified for Scholarship

[San Jose, CA] On January 20, 2016 Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)’s Leaders for Education, Advocacy, and Democracy (LEAD) was awarded $10,000 for LEAD financial aid scholarships from the 50 Fund, the Legacy Fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. LEAD will now be able to provide additional students ..Read More

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LEAD Scholarships and Applications

February 2, 2016

“I learned how important it is to have your own opinion on an issue, because that’s the first step you will have voice in the society.” (LEAD student 2015) We’re excited to announce that the Leaders for Education, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD) will be offering TEN FULL SCHOLARSHIPS (ten – $1,000.00) towards our program for ..Read More

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LEAD Program featured on NBC

December 15, 2014

AACI’s Advocacy Manager, Rabiah Khalid, and 2014 LEAD alumnus, Ken Yanagisawa, were featured on NBC’s Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Khalid and Yanagisawa spoke on the success of the Leaders for Education, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD) program and the importance of building the next generation of civically engaged youth who value ..Read More

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LEAD’s Why I Vote Campaign

October 20, 2014

This summer, AACI’s Leaders for Education, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD) Program developed and implemented a campaign to mobilize their peers to vote and become more educated voters. Our LEAD students designed the “Why I Vote Campaign” to engage their peers through social media and conversation to discuss political issues and challenge them to work towards ..Read More

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LEAD! AACI unveils new name and new graduates from its Youth Leadership Program

November 14, 2013

On November 4, 2013, the AACI Youth Leadership & Civic Engagement (YLCE) program celebrated the graduation of its 13th class at the Campbell Community Center and unveiled a new name for the program: LEAD (Leaders for Education, Advocacy, and Democracy). In the summer, the former Vision New America program became a program of AACI. The ..Read More

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Vision New America Program becomes part of AACI

July 16, 2013

On July 1, 2013, Vision New America’s Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement (YLCE) Program officially became a program of AACI. As part of AACI, the YLCE Program will promote leadership development and civic engagement among underrepresented youth, primarily high school students throughout Santa Clara County. “We are looking forward to having AACI continue to fulfill ..Read More

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AACI Youth Speak Out Against Budget Cuts!

May 19, 2011

On May 12th and 17th, AACI joined other health and human service providers, clients, and supporters to oppose the drastic budget cuts in services to senior nutrition and youth programs. If funding cuts are passed by the City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara, agencies who receive funding from Healthy Neighborhood Venture Fund ..Read More

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