About AACO

Working hand-in-hand with the Community

Asian Americans for Community Outreach (AACO) is an organization dedicated to creating a forum in the San Francisco Bay Area where Asian American professionals and students can meet and foster the common goal of community service, benefiting the extended community as a whole.

AACO members can be found throughout the Bay Area. AACO organizes community service and social events and promotes awareness of social and political issues relevant to Asian Americans. By bringing together people from many diverse fields, AACO hopes to pool its members' knowledge, strength, and experience to make a positive impact on our community.

We welcome you to contact us if you have any questions about our organization.


AACO Facebook and Yahoo Groups

Do you want to learn more about AACO-SF's upcoming events, and how to volunteer?
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The members of the Steering Committee consist of Russell Pong, Thu Pham, Priscilla Kyu, Philip Ryu, and Joe Kwan.
If would you like to join our team please contact us today!


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Awards Ceremony


Monday, May 1, 2017 4:00 PM - 09:30 PM


Ceremony: Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave, SF

Reception: SF City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, SF



In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Heritage Foundation presents awards every year during the month of May to honor individuals and organizations who have achieved distinct impact in serving the Asian Pacific American community. The awards criteria vary every year pursuant to the theme of the celebration. The Foundation hosts an awards ceremony and reception for the awardees. This year’s theme is Bringing Communities Together.

Asian Americans for Community Outreach (AACO) will be providing volunteers to help pass out event programs, assist with crowd control/security, serve food during the reception and help out with the clean-up after the ceremony.

If you are interested, please note which shift you wish to volunteer for: 4pm-7pm (ceremony) or 6:30-9:30pm (reception). We're still finalizing an AACO lead for the event, so contact Derek at the e-mail above and we'll get you all the necessary directions. Please let Derek know ASAP since the event is coming soon.

Colors of Asia Cultural Attire Fashion Show


Saturday, May 13, 2017 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM


Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA (within walking distance of 12th Street Oakland BART Station)



May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center will be presenting a fashion show that showcases different Asian ethnic costumes to educate the community on the beauty and differences of traditional attire There will be costumes from different Chinese minorities, Japanese Kimonos, Korean Hanbok, and more! There will also be cultural performances such as Indian and Mongolian Dance.

Volunteers are needed for tasks including but not limited to pre-event marketing, event setup (decorations/assembling program booklets), guest check-in, serving wine/beer (21+) and food at the VIP reception, stagehand/runner, security/ushering, costume management, and possibly modeling costumes (please indicate when signing up if you are interested in being a costume model).

Volunteer shifts available (please indicate your availability when signing up - working multiple shifts is also encouraged and welcomed)

Event setup shift 3:00-5:00pm

VIP reception shift: 5:00-7:00pm

Event shift: 7:00-10:30pm

Barrio Fiesta 2017


Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Gene Friend Recreation Center, 270 6th Street, San Francisco, CA (within walking distance of Powell Street BART Station)



Volunteers are needed for the SoMa Pilipinas Barrio Fiesta 2017: Ang Tao, Ang Bayan, Ngayon ay Lumalaban! with a tribute to the late Russell Robles, one of the original founders of the Barrio Fiesta. For the past 2 years, the SOMA community revived a classic celebration started by elders ad leaders before us. There will be free food, games, entertainment, and community building!

Volunteer tasks include but are not limited to: food prep and serving, stage hands, registration/check-in, floater/runner, documentation (photo.video), setup/breakdown, and games. There are different shifts available (see below). Volunteers who commit to a minimum shift of 3 hours and sign up by April 24, 2017 will be guaranteed a limited edition volunteer t-shirt which will be distributed during the mandatory pre-event volunteer orientation.

Volunteer shifts (please indicate your availability when you sign up - working multiple shifts is encouraged and welcomed):

9:00am-12:15pm (3.25 hours) Set-up

12:00pm-3:15pm (3.25 hours) Barrio Fiesta Work Stations

3:00pm-6:00pm (3 hours) Break-down

Mandatory Volunteer Orientations will be at the Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street (at 6th Street), San Francisco, CA (volunteers must attend one of these orientations. T-shirts will be distributed during these orientations):

Tuesday, May 16, 6:00-7:00pm

Wednesday, May 17, 6:00-7:00pm

Disclaimer / Waiver

AACO events are not professionally, or formally, guided. It is the participants' responsibility to ensure they are in proper physical condition for events they attend, and should consult their physician if necessary.

By attending an event, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and release and discharge AACO and its staff from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of AACO's negligence.

Ready to learn more?

Feel free to get in touch with us. Don't hesitate to join our AACO Facebook and sign up for our Yahoo Groups Newsletter to learn more about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!


General Contact


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Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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Asian Pacific Fund

Federation of agencies, businesses, and community leaders brought together to provide funds through workplace giving.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Community center offering art, cultural activities, festivals, and community involvement in the Oakland Chinatown area.

Center for Asian American Media

Promoting a pluralistic society through the funding, broadcast, exhibition and distribution of Asian American media arts.

National Association of Asian American Professionals

A national organization where professionals of varying Asian descent work together across the country to raise Asian American awareness in corporate America and ensure that Asian Americans are included in diversity programs.

Self Help for the Elderly

Multi-service organization providing a comprehensive range of multi-cultural and multi-lingual services in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.

Taiwanese American Professionals

Professional association for networking, social, and community service.

Wa Sung Community Service Club

Performs charitable and educational services in the community and promotes goodwill, understanding, and cultural awareness.

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