The Origins of This Initiative
The Asian American Connection initiative came from the realization that we need to be connected with other Asian-Americans professionally. We feel there is a need within our community for a program that can assuage the “culture shock” that many immigrants feel in their new environments. It is important to balance our “Americanness” with our Asian side without delving too deep into either. The need for professional and cultural connections was exacerbated further by the pandemic-induced isolation that many of us felt. All these factors combined gave birth to this initiative.
We are not limiting this program only to Chinese people. We want to include people of other Asian descents and Americans, Pan-Asian and all Americans, anyone who is interested in cultural exchange, professional development, and healthier lives! Please feel free to contact us if you want to share any of your ideas with us. We love to hear from you!
Our mentorship program connects Asian immigrants with suitable mentors based on their specific needs. Once we have made a match, mentors and mentees are given each other’s contact information so that they can meet via video call or in person. To sign up and learn more, click the links below.
Health and Wellness Program
Having good mental and physical health is essential to living a happy life. AAC has partnered with the Cultural Society’s Health & Wellness program to provide services that target each of the five tiers of focus.