Donate to AACSA
Your cash gifts help sustain our agency in providing services to the San Jose community. Your gift can be made as a general donation or used for a specific program below.
Your donation will be used to support various programs and resources used to provide services available to the community.
MOTHER'S DAY COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER
Mother's Day Community Baby Shower for expecting and AACSA is in partnership with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., San Jose Alumni chapter, County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Black Infant Health, and First 5 Santa Clara.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA BLVD.
The AACSA is the fiscal sponsor for the community-driven effort to name a street in San Jose after President Barack Obama. To pay for the City of San Jose's fee to accept and process the application to rename a city street, we must raise at least $7,895. Your donation will go toward this fee or any additional funds needed to win the City's approval. With your help, yes we can get this accomplished!
BEYOND SCHOOL HOURS
The Beyond School Hours program contains a collaboration of various programs designed to address the educational, health, emotional, awareness, and mental development of youth beyond their school activities. This program includes programs such as Summer Day Camp, Leadership Academy and Kids Club.
COMPUTER TRAINING CENTER
The Computer Training Center program includes computer education in software/ hardware, multi-media training, and other technology programs. This program model has a controlled environment that is innovative and offers an opportunity for community reintegration with private, public and community partnering.
INEZ C. JACKSON LIBRARY
The Inez C. Jackson Black Historical Research Library established by the Garden City Women's Club of San Jose in 1981, the Inez C. Jackson Black Historical Research Library is housed in the African American Community Service Agency and honors a remarkable woman. Help us honor Inez C. Jackson's legacy of education and social activism by supporting our efforts to make the Inez C. Jackson Library a hub for learning and research in our community.
INFORMATION REFERRAL CENTER
The Information Referral Center program provides a web portal in which organizations, churches and other non-profit organizations can post a profile advertising services and activities that are value-added services to the community. The community is able to access the portal to search for organizations that provides a service they are seeking. This portal also provides the ability for organizations to post information that the community find valuable like programs, events and activities that is going on in the community. The Information Referral Center program is designed to meet a major void that has been identified by the community.
INFORMATION CAREER CENTER
The Information Career Center program provides tools, services and activities designed to help the community obtain jobs, intern opportunities and career development. This program provides the ability for visitors to search for jobs and intern opportunities via our computers or binders containing the job listings, interns and volunteer postings. This program also includes organizing and sponsoring job fairs at the Agency, seminars that cover anything from interview techniques to how to dress for success and workshops that allow the community to share their experiences and leads that others may take advantage to obtain a job.
STEAM ON SATURDAYS
As one of the four pillars of the AACSA Meaningful Life Initiative (AMLI), Education with S.T.E.A.M. programs is focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math and is an essential element to support our Black and Brown kids. We aim to do our part on closing the gap by aligning bridges; utilizing culture, research-based curriculum, and generation to generation collaboration.
What is STEaM on Saturday? STEaM on Saturday offers FREE Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) related educational and enrichment opportunities for middle and high school students in the Bay Area. We offer classes on Saturday afternoons in eight week sessions on a quarterly basis (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall). Our Summer Session begins on Saturday, June 30, 2018 and will continue every Saturday (except July 28th) until September 1st.
AACSA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
The AACSA Leadership Academy is designed to empower African American youth through a three-day leadership training weekend and year-long cohort program. The Leadership Academy seeks to recruit, train and develop, provide interactive workshops for the journey of young African American servant leaders by connecting real-life to reality for our participants
- The program begins with a 3 day leadership retreat during Spring Break (May 4th, 5th & 6th)
- High school and college students are then enrolled in our Young Black Leaders Program where they are connected with mentors and engage in monthly community Service Projects
- Learn ways of understanding self-awareness
- Network and engage with Silicon Valley leaders from various organizations and companies
- Understand and appreciate leadership styles similar to and different from his own
- Engage in meaningful dialogue about the concept of leadership in the 21st century
- Develop skills related to participatory servant leadership
- Learn about functionality of corporate and non-profit boards from hands-on experience
If you would like to be involved with the program the AACSA is now seeking:
- (2) Undergraduate Interns
- Community Volunteers
- Workshop Facilitators