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Mission & History

Who We Are

Mission and Vision

Mission: The Asian Community & Cultural Center supports and empowers all refugees and immigrants through programs and services and advances the sharing of Asian culture and other cultural heritages of our clients with the community at large.

Vision: Immigrants in Lincoln and surrounding areas will have access to the resources and support they need to lead better lives.

History

In 1992,  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 connect and share 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. These leaders joined forces with the Lincoln Interfaith Council which was providing support for recently arrived Vietnamese refugees. On October 1, 1994, the Center opened its doors at 140 S. 27th Street with bi-lingual Vietnamese speaking staff. In March 1998, ACCC became a 501 (C) (3) and has enjoyed broad community financial support.  Starting in 2006 the ACCC served as a hub for all recently arrived refugee communities in Lincoln. Now after over 25 years of service, many immigrants and refugees still see the Asian Center as “home” regardless of ethnic background and national origin.

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