Austin Chinese-American Network (ACAN)
奧斯汀华裔联盟(Austin Chinese-American Network, 简称ACAN)于2017年3月9日正式成立为一个独立的非盈利组织，致力于服务本地华人社区，弘扬中华文化，维护华人权益，增强华人群体的凝聚力。奧斯汀华裔联盟已经正式获得美国税务局（IRS）作为 501（c）（3）公益组织的认证。联盟将以丰富多彩的活动形式促进华人社区的交流和相互理解，鼓励本地华裔同胞关心政务，参与公共事务和社区服务，希望有更多的华人成为主流社会的领袖。
About ACAN Youth
ACAN aims to promote youth education and encourage youth engagement in local, national and global actions. Since the pandemic, ACAN Youth has participated in many activities and projects such as fundraising, online concert, food delivery, PPE donation etc.
ACAN Youth Talk is a weekly meeting on Zoom, featuring thought leaders in all domains of work and life, to inspire youth and adults in our community to become the best of us.
ACAN Youth Projects
For a complete list of current and future projects: https://bit.ly/ayp2020
Project Bluesquad led by Hillary Xu, a project for Census 2020
Project Jasper English led by Jason Zhao, a pay-it-forward project to teach kids in China for free
Project QuarARTine led by Jessamine Qu, an art project in summer including speech, instruction and art contests; Sign up the Art Contest on https://projectquarartine.wixsite.com/project
Project Caradayhealth led by Alex Lu, a volunteer project partnering with Caradayhealth, using technology and research to improve quality of senior care
Project Safety led by Victor Yu and Rachel Chen, a volunteer project making face shields 3D printed or handmade
Project Inspira led by Elaine Ren, a project to inspire our young generation by providing them with engaging and enriching online classes. Sign up on https://www.projectinspira.com/
Public Speaking Club by Wilson Wu, a weekly meeting to practice public speaking skills and increase confidence in a safe and friendly setting. Sign up on https://bit.ly/3gAkDPt
Email: youth at acantx dot org
How to engage:
Join ACAN Youth Server on Discord
Discord is the platform ACAN Youth uses to connect. Once you download and join the server, you will be able to join each group based on your interests and get the most updated information about upcoming events.
Become a mentor to ACAN Youth!
Adults are welcome to become a mentor and you will guide a project team and help get the youth leader get the support they lead. It’s a very rewarding experience!
Start a Youth Project
If you are an ACAN Youth, you are encouraged to start a project! Start the process by sending an email to the ACAN Youth Committee at youth at acantx dot org.
Image courtesy of ACAN