AACO-SF

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.

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THE TEAM

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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Street Meals

WHEN

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 01:50 PM - 07:00 PM

WHERE

First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana St. Berkeley, CA 94704

CONTACT

DESCRIPTION

Want to give back to the community while enjoying the company of like-minded and kind-hearted volunteers? Join us in preparing and serving a warm meal to those in need.

**No prior experience necessary!**

Our guests are mostly unemployed, underemployed, or living on small pensions. Our primary duties include food preparation, meal serving and clean up. If time permits, we will sample the meals we prepare before our guests arrive.

For those who are interested, we will have dinner at a local restaurant immediately following the volunteer event!

Lao New Year Festival

WHEN

Saturday, April 04, 2015 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

403 Civic Center Plaza, City of Richmond, CA

CONTACT

Albert Chan, albertchan@aaco-sf.org

Please state your interest areas and availability when you RSVP

DESCRIPTION

Volunteers are needed for the Lao New Year Festival! The day event features entertainment, food, and cultural/arts and crafts/retail booths. Volunteer duties include setup and cleanup, entrance greeters and admissions collectors, beer/wine booth, runners (take items around), children's booth, stagehands, and floaters. Hours are flexible -- please email me your availability when you RSVP. All volunteers will receive lunch and t-shirt. There is plenty of free street and parking lot parking for volunteers and the festival is within walking distance of the Richmond BART Station.

Wa Sung Easter Pancake Breakfast

WHEN

Sunday, April 05, 2015 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

WHERE

Lincoln Square Playground, 261 11th St, Oakland, CA 94607

CONTACT

DESCRIPTION

For the past 59 years, the Wa Sung Community Service Club hosts a Pancake Breakfast on Easter Sunday. This event usually serves about 700-1000 people. Volunteers are needed to set up/clean up tables and chairs, food/drink preparation and distribution (ie. flipping pancakes, making orange juice, cutting fruit, serving sausages, etc.)

This is a fun event where volunteers can interact with the community while showing off their cooking and serving skills. Around 1 pm, after clean up, lunch will be provided to the volunteers.

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as you can.

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!



CONTACT INFORMATION

General Contact
info@aaco-sf.org

EXTRA RESOURCES

Asian American Cancer Support Network

Provides an educational, supportive, and diverse network of resources for those in the Bay Area affected by cancer, in particular Asian Americans.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement

Health services agency to address the needs of Asian American community and beyond in the San Jose area.

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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