Community

Fostering engagement throughout the Asian community

AACI believes that building a strong sense of community is an important step in accomplishing our mission. Our community programs help foster this value. Our youth programs offer young people the tools needed to thrive and become active community members. Our senior programs allow our participants to remain independent and active in their community.

Community at AACI

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Community Program:

Senior Wellness Program

Overview

AACI provides services for Santa Clara County’s Asian seniors who are often isolated due to linguistic, financial, cultural and social barriers. The Senior Wellness Program is designed to foster physical fitness, independence and social interaction. AACI offers a broad range of culturally sensitive and linguistically competent services that empower participants with the skills and resources to overcome language barriers, adjust to a new culture, cope with intergenerational changes, establish a social support network and increase their awareness and knowledge of community resources.

Services Offered

  • English Classes: AACI helps seniors develop English skills in order to better navigate their independent living.
  • Nutritious Hot Lunches: AACI provides fresh, hot nutritious meals four days a week, Tuesday through Friday at the Senior Center.
  • Information/Referral: AACI provides external and internal referrals to housing, financial/public assistance, and medical care, among others.
  • Case Management: AACI helps seniors navigate U.S. social services and health systems, avoid financial emergencies and provide community resources and local resources counseling.
  • Counseling: AACI counsels seniors to help them adjust to U.S. culture and negotiate intergenerational conflicts.
  • Physical Activity Classes: AACI offers senior Ballroom classes, Table Tennis, group excercises, Karaoke and Tai-Chi classes, to promote physical well-being.
  • Health Education Workshops: AACI provides healthy living information, such as nutrition, chronic disease management, and community informative workshops.
  • Transportation: AACI helps seniors access public transportation.
  • Translation/Interpretation Services: AACI assists with the translation of documents and provides interpretation during medical and social service-related appointments through a sliding scale fee.
  • Special Events: AACI organizes many holiday celebrations and bingo birthday parties, cultural events, fundraisers and educational field trips.

Did You Know?

  • The program provided 6,698 hot, nutritious lunches to seniors in 2014-2015.
  • The program served over 1,000 members and walk-in seniors last year.

Contact

For more information call (408) 975-2730 or contact Pinki Fung, pinki.fung@aaci.org.

Hours of operation
Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

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Community Program:

The 3Waves

Overview

The 3Waves is a program of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI). Services from The 3Waves are made possible with grant funds from the Santa Clara County Department of Alcohol and Drug Services Prevention Division.

Our mission is to Educate, Engage, and Empower individuals, families, and communities of Santa Clara County through culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention services with a focus on community health and wellness.

Contact

Visit The 3Waves’ Website
Contact Julian Jaravata at julian.javarata@aaci.org.

The 3Waves
749 Story Rd. Suite 50
San Jose, CA 95122

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Community Program:

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AMPLIFY

Overview

Arts & Media Promoting Leadership Initiatives For Youth (AMPLIFY) is an afterschool alternative activities prevention program that provides a safe space where youth can get in touch with their creative side while also learning essential development skills including leadership and healthy decision-making. We educate the youth about alcohol and other drugs (AOD) to equip them with the knowledge to make their own decisions regarding substance abuse abstinence. We also hope to inspire youth to express themselves in a healthy manner and to understand the positive effects that creative arts can have in their community.

  • Open to youth ages 10-18
  • FREE to enroll (space limited)
  • Open Tues, Weds, Thurs from 2pm-6pm

Services Offered

  • Arts & Media Activities: Different mediums of creative art are explored, which include creative writing, drawing, painting, photography and video production, as well as arts and crafts.
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Education: In the program, the youth will be educated on the different forms of alcohol and other drugs along with their effects so that they can make well-informed decisions as they grow up.
  • Academic Assistance: We understand that throughout the school year, academics are very important. Though we are not a tutoring center, some assistance and homework help is available.
  • Family Nights: Family nights are held at the end of the month for our youth and their families where they enjoy games and activities together.
  • Community Showcase: At the end of every cohort, a community showcase is held for families, friends, and community members to celebrate the work and accomplishments of the youth.

Contact

For more information contact Howard Lui, howard.lui@aaci.org.

Website: aaciamplify.org

Services from AMPLIFY are funded by Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Dept. – Substance Use Prevention Services and the Social Services Agency

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