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AACI’s First Ever Run for Wellness

July 16, 2013

AACI organized a successful, first ever 5K Run for Wellness on June 8th along the Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View, with over 200 registered participants for the run and 30 youth in the Kids’ One Mile Fun Run. The family friendly event was emceed by NBC Bay Area meteorologist, Rob Mayeda, and included prizes ..Read More

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AACI Elects New Board Chair, Sally Wu

July 6, 2013

[San Jose, CA] – Sally Wu has been unanimously elected Chairperson of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)’s Board of Directors. Sally is an active certified public accountant who has worked for firms such as Nuvelo, Inc., Metron Technology, and Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Sally holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Francisco ..Read More

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40 Years of History: Founders’ Panel

March 6, 2013

In celebration of AACI’s 40th Anniversary, South Bay First Thursdays hosted a luncheon on Saturday, February 23, to honor the original twelve founders and board of directors for their extraordinary efforts in advocacy and community advancement for Asian Americans during the 1970s. Community supporters joined members of the original twelve founders, former board members, and ..Read More

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Project 40: AACI’s Community Canvas

March 6, 2013

On Saturday, January 26, AACI launched “Project 40: AACI’s Community Canvas” where community members, staff and clients were invited to create art work in celebration of AACI’s 40th anniversary. AACI supplied all of the materials – acrylic paint, 16×20 canvas paper, and paint brushes – and the community donated their talent. The artists were provided ..Read More

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Exhibit at Japanese American Museum of San Jose Curated by AACI Co-Founder

October 22, 2012

AACI co-founder, author and historian, Connie Young Yu, and Leslie Masunaga, curate exhibit at Japanese American Museum of San Jose on “San Jose’s Historic Heinlenville Chinatown & Nihonmachi Japantown”. Find out more here.

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AACI Seniors Advocate at Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 8, 2012

On August 15, 2012, older adults from the AACI Senior Wellness Program provided their testimony at the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors meeting. Among other senior service providers, an AACI participant spoke out about the importance of the Senior Nutrition Program and the benefits of having access to affordable nutritious meals. She shared that ..Read More

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Donation Allows AACI Youth Program to Attend API Talent Showcase

October 8, 2012

During early September, AACI Youth Program participants attended one of the largest Asian Pacific Islander (API) talent showcases in the Bay Area known as Kollaboration San Francisco. Our youth produce a talent show of their own each spring, so through a generous donation from Kollaboration, they were able to watch API performance artists, who hopefully ..Read More

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AACI Holds 2nd Annual Basketball Tournament for Youth

October 7, 2012

On July 28th, AACI held its 2nd Annual Youth Basketball Tournament in the gymnasium of Evergreen Valley College in San Jose. Sixty students from middle and high schools in east San Jose competed in a 3 on 3 tournament and 3-point shooting contest with a chance to win fun prizes. AACI provides free programming for ..Read More

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AACI Staff Member Celebrates 30th Anniversary

July 27, 2012

For the last 30 years, Siath Hen has worked as a mental health counselor at AACI, serving as a community leader who has helped develop a voice for the Cambodian population in the region while providing culturally competent services. On June 22, AACI celebrated Siath and his three decades of dedication and service to the ..Read More

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AACI Co-Hosts First Annual Future Roots Festival

July 27, 2012

On Saturday, May 26 Asian Americans for Community Involvement joined the Office of Councilmember Ash Kalra to host the first ever Asian Pacific American Heritage Future Roots Festival in the San José at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. The festival celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, recognizing the many contributions and achievements of Asian and Pacific ..Read More

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AACI Staff Members Have Work Published

August 25, 2011

AACI staff members, Dr. Jorge Wong and Kao Saechao, recently had their work published in a book called Culturally Adaptive Counseling Skills. The book covers evidence-based practices for working with five major ethnic groups, while also bringing in many factors such as gender and disabilities. Jorge and Kao co-wrote the 10th chapter titled, “Case Illustration: ..Read More

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AACI wins “2011 People’s Choice Award” at BOOF Spotlight Festival

July 27, 2011

AACI –Center for Addiction Recovery & Empowerment (CARE) has been recognized for services that we provided for our youth prevention program, Betting on Our Future (BOOF). Betting on Our Future is a Youth Gambling Awareness Campaign sponsored by CA Friday Night Live Partnership and the Office of Problem Gambling. BOOF is a part of an ..Read More

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AACI Staff Member to Represent Refugees from California

July 12, 2011

Staff member of Asian American for Community Involvement (AACI), Asefeh Mazraeh, has been selected to represent refugees from California at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Congress in Washington DC in August in recognition of their 60th Anniversary. While in Washington DC, she will also attend the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Annual Consultation. Asefeh is ..Read More

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Bay Area News Group: AACI One of Top Workplaces

June 28, 2011

Asian Americans for Community Involvement has long been recognized for the excellence in services we provide to the community, but now AACI is also recognized as one of the top places to work. Bay Area News Group has chosen Asian Americans for Community Involvement as one of the Top Workplaces of 2011.  Based on a ..Read More

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Join Us in Helping a Homicide Victim’s Family in a Time of Crisis

May 28, 2011

All of us here at AACI were deeply saddened to learn that one of the participants in Project PLUS, a program of AACI Youth Development Services, was killed in San Jose on May 28, 2011. Like many of the clients we serve, the surviving family is low income and in need of financial support during this time ..Read More

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