Youth on the Move is a mentoring program sponsored through Lincoln Parks and Recreation.
Our AmeriCorps member, Kelsey Lee, supports high school students through programs that:
|Meeting Time||Meeting Place||Focus|
|Youth Leadership Program||Tuesdays, 2:15-4:30pm||Lincoln High, room 100D||Students direct a digital storytelling project about Lincoln's Karen community called "Tah Ka Pal."|
|Life After High School||Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15-5pm||Lincoln High, room 100D||Support for students to explore career options, create resumes, apply for scholarships and financial aid, write college application essays and more.|
All seniors are welcome! Programs meet in the ACCC classrooms. Transportation can be provided.
|Vietnamese||Thursdays, 9-1pm||Citizenship, Health, and Conversational English||Linh, email@example.com|
|Sudanese||Saturdays, 12:30-4:30pm||Health, U.S. culture, interpretation services||Khamisa, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karen||Tuesdays, 11:30-1:30pm||Citizenship, healthy living, and interpretation services||Hsa Eh Moo, email@example.com|
|Young Women's Leadership Council||Sundays, 4-6pm||Leadership development and community service. Open to all high school girls. See what we're doing this week on Facebook!||Kelsey, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karen Women's Group||Wednesdays, 10am-12pm||Citizenship, conversational English, driver's permit training||Hsah Eh Moo, email@example.com|
|Sudanese Women's Group||Saturdays, 12:30-4:30pm||Citizenship, conversational English, and translation services.||Khamisa Abdulla, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|International Women's Group||last Saturday of the month, 1:30-3:30pm||Helps women who come to the US to marry American men find friends and learn US laws and customs.||Rebecca Reinhardt, email@example.com|
Volunteering can be a great learning experience, as well as a rewarding one, for anyone in the community. If you are interested in volunteering with other activities at the Asian Community Center, please call (402) 477-3446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities. Download the volunteer application here. Our current volunteer positions include:
|Classroom Assistant:||The Asian Center hosts English and Citizenship classes for adults. The volunteer would aid in preparation of materials, classroom activities, and lead small groups of students.|
|Events Assistant:||The Asian Center hosts various events throughout the year, and can use the help of volunteers during the events to make them successful!|
|Youth Programs Assistant:||The Asian Center's Life After High School Program needs volunteers to mentor students one on one as they prepare for their futures.|
The Asian Center will offer non-paid, part-time internships in four core areas: marketing, grant writing and resource development, program development and support, and website and social media development, starting in January, 2015. Please see descriptions of each position below. To apply, please complete the application and send a resume to email@example.com.
Grant Writing and Resource Development Internship
Program Development and Support Internship
Website and Social Media Development Internship
As a non-profit, we are always accepting donations of any size, at any time. Please call (402) 477-3446 for more information. We now offer the opportunity to give online. Simply click on the "Donate" tab, below. You may donate by check to the address below:
Asian Community and Cultural Center 2635 O Street, Suite A Lincoln , NE 68510
Your donation is tax-deductible.
To support and empower Asian people while sharing our cultures with the entire community through our programs and services.
In 1992, under the auspices of the Lincoln Interfaith Council, organization began for the Asian Community and Cultural Center. Leaders in the community from multiple Asian backgrounds joined together, initially meeting in one another’s homes, to envision what the ACCC could become. They wanted to create a community space for education, welfare, recreation, and fellowship, to preserve cultural heritage and promote the well-being of their peoples. They imagined that the Center would serve both long-term and recently arrived immigrants and refugees from Asian countries as well as native born Asian Americans. On October 1, 1994, the Center opened its doors at 140 S. 27th Street with bi-lingual Vietnamese speaking staff and on October 1, 1997 the Center hired its first Executive Director. In March 1998, ACCC became an Independent 501 (C) (3) Non Profit Corporation. Since its inception, the ACCC has been located near 27th and O Streets and is currently located at 2635 O Street. The ACCC was the home of the Fusion Project for six years, from 2006-2012, and served as a hub for all recently arrived refugee communities in Lincoln. Now after over 20 years of service, many immigrants and refugees still see the Asian Center as “home” regardless of ethnic background and national origin.
The Asian Community & Cultural Center’s services and programs focus on increasing the stability of immigrant and refugee families in Lincoln who face economic and cultural barriers to self-sufficiency as New Americans. While the needs this population faces may be common, no other entity in Lincoln provides culturally specific services for Asians . We also provide culturally sensitive services to Sudanese families. For the larger immigrant community, the Center offers intensive English language classes three times per week with the addition of advanced writing and pronunciation classes, and weekly citizenship classes. Our Asian and Sudanese clients enjoy weekly women's groups, senior computer classes, and services and weekly group meetings for youth and seniors, translation and interpretation services, tax preparation assistance, and support regarding INS documents. The Asian Center also provides support with health care issues, including assistance in making doctors’ appointments and visits; domestic violence counseling and guidance, employment assistance, and this fall we are launching a new program to teach communication strategies for parents and their teenagers with the ultimate goal of preventing substance abuse.
Additionally, the Center hosts cultural festivals and celebrations that bring people together to learn about, recognize, and celebrate their unique cultural and ethnic origins. With our recently formed Cultural Arts Troupe, we provide beautiful performances for the public. We also share our cultures with free tai chi and yoga classes and other educational experiences.
|President||Ia V. Hagan||Financial Advisor
|Vice President||Sylvia Hall||Retention Counselor
|Past President||Maria J. Thietje||Attorney at Law
Demars, Gordon, Olson, Zalewski, Wynner
|Secretary||Maria de Guzman||Associate Professor
UNL Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies
|Executive Director||Sheila Dorsey Vinton||Ex-officio
Asian Community and Cultural Center
Asian Community and Cultural Center
2635 'O' Street, Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68510