To improve the well-being and quality of life of Asian Americans and Asian immigrant families in Ohio by providing social services and empowering individuals through education, training and leadership.
Who We Are
Asian American Community Services (AACS) is the premier non-profit community-based organization serving the needs of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Central Ohio. Since 1976, AACS has led efforts to empower and develop the local Asian community through its expansive and proactive programs and services.
What We Do
Asian Americans have been long labeled by mainstream American society as the “model minority” who have achieved greater socioeconomic success than any other minority group in the United States. However, Asian Americans are an incredibly diverse population, and the accomplishments of those visible to the mainstream have masked the struggles of particular groups within the community. Certain Asian ethnicities face poverty rates over two times that of the national average, low educational levels, and many other realities that are not reflected in the "model minority" myth.
These issues in the Asian community are rooted in cultural, educational, and language barriers. AACS seeks to raise awareness of these challenges in mainstream society and to create a better quality of life for all AAPI persons in Central Ohio regardless of citizenship status, cultural or ethnic background, socioeconomic level, or any other factor. To achieve these goals, we offer services in four major areas: Youth & Family, Health Care & Prevention, Community Education, and Interpreting & Translation.