In partnership with Momentum Scholars, we provided computer classes for seniors during the summer of 2015 and 2016. The participants used Chromebooks that were donated to the AARC Nonprofit by Google Fiber. This is an ongoing program every summer.
Working with Austin Police Department and Asian Family Support Services of Austin, we organized an anti-bullying workshop for 30 kids from various new immigrant (former refugee) populations. They learned how to identify bullying, what actions to take, whom to report it to, and how to maintain healthy relationships with their family and friends. These workshops can be organized as requested.
Diabetes Education Workshops
Working with the City of Austin Health & Human Services Department, we have coordinated diabetes education workshops for various groups. These workshops are 1.5 hour workshops for six weeks and provide helpful tips on diabetes management, nutrition, and prevention. Interpretation and transportation services may be provided.
With tremendous growth of the Asian American population and increasing breadth of diversity, it is imperative that the unique needs and challenges of each community are identified and addressed. AARC Nonprofit elevates these important issues to governmental entities, lawmakers, educational institutions and various organizations to advocate for funding, research, programs and services that will benefit and serve the community.
AARC Nonprofit facilitated an inter-local agreement between the City of Austin and Austin Community College to provide free ESL classes to Austin residents at the Asian American Resource Center. Currently, these classes are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays in the evening. To sign up, please visit: http://www.austincc.edu/abe/esl/
In order to meet the growing needs of new immigrants arriving in our city, we offer legal clinics to provide free Citizenship classes and pro-bono Immigration referrals and guidance. These clinics are organized with volunteers and partnerships with various legal organizations in Austin. To inquire about upcoming events, please contact [email protected]