Outside Resources

Below are some resources that you might find useful.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement

AACI is Santa Clara County’s largest community-based organization focused on Asian Americans in the community. For 40 years, our services have provided critical support and we continue to grow to provide culturally accessible services, not only for Asian Americans but for all.

Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute

The mission of Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute is to advance civic participation through high-quality educational programs and an active civic leadership network to actualize the citizenship and civic leadership potential of Asian Americans and under-represented communities.

Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association

The mission of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) is to empower Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans in civic and public affairs through education, active participation, and leadership development.

Chinese American Political Association

CAPA CEF continues on with it’s mission to advocate and encourage participation of Asian Americans in public affairs through our internship program, our bi-annual Fall Forums to showcase the top campaigns during election years and continued partnerships with our sister organizations such as APAPA.

County of Santa Clara

The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all.

City of San Jose

The City of San José is committed to open and honest government and strives to consistently meet the community’s expectations by providing excellent service, in a positive and timely manner, and in the full view of the public.

The Health Trust

We at The Health Trust believe that if Silicon Valley is a community where innovation is changing the world, then it also can be a community where innovation changes the lives of everyone – especially our most vulnerable residents – for the better. That’s why our vision is a healthier Silicon Valley for everyone…Through direct services, we are helping one person at a time. And through policy advocacy and grantmaking, we are changing the local environment to promote healthy eating, healthy aging and healthy living.

Public Allies Silicon Valley

At Public Allies Silicon Valley & San Francisco, we believe changing times call for a new kind of leadership. Through our AmeriCorps program, we train young leaders (“Allies”) who are young, diverse, and passionate social change makers that support community projects in partnership with hundreds of local nonprofit organizations. Each year we place about 30 Allies at local nonprofit organizations.

Santa Clara Valley Water District

The mission of the district is to provide Silicon Valley safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment, and economy.

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters

The Registrar of Voters is the County of Santa Clara’s elections official responsible for conducting all federal, state, and local elections.

South Bay First Thursdays

South Bay First Thursdays (SBFT) is a volunteer-run organization that holds events on every first Thursday of the month to discuss topics relevant to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) community. Our events consist of a panel of experts followed by facilitated group discussions.  Beyond providing the community with knowledge, SBFT also provides a chance for young professionals to build networks and new friendships with people in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors.

Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is more than 332,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,400 clubs in 135 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

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