AARC VISION 

We envision a society where all people feel like they belong. Our Asian diaspora represents many cultures, languages, ethnicities, nationalities, and migration histories. We recognize that our communities are complex, similar and different. When we share our cultures, our struggles, and our histories, we offer each other a space to heal and celebrate. When we create community, all communities belong.  

AARC VALUES 

Diversity - acknowledging our cultures and histories. 

Solidarity - recognizing our interconnectedness with ourselves and other communities of color. 

Peace - creating space for healing and unity. 

Collaboration - building relationships and co-creating. 

Intergenerational - connecting through stories. 

Celebration - celebrating our intersectional identities and cultures. 

AARC MISSION 

The Asian American Resource Center’s mission is to create a space of belonging and healing for Asian American communities in Austin and beyond. We do this through community collaborations and partnerships; providing rental space; organizing cultural, educational and health wellness programs; and curating art and historical exhibitions. We lead with our values and our vision, so that our diverse communities are supported and connected. 

Asian American Resource Center Mission, Vision and Values Statement is also available in the following languages: العربية (Arabic), ဗမာ (မြန်မာ) (Burmese),  中文 (简体)  (Chinese), हिन्दी (Hindi),  한국어 (Korean), and Tiếng Việt  (Vietnamese).   


Below is a list of facility spaces available to the general public. To learn more about reserving our spaces, please visit: www.austintexas.gov/page/asian-american-resource-center-rentals-and-reservations

  • Ballroom
  • Resource Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Intergenerational Community Garden
  • Community Meeting Rooms
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Community Exhibits and Display Cases
  • Great Lawn 

 


 Exterior View of the AARC with Title 2022 AARC Annual Report

The AARC Annual Report highlights the center's past fiscal year's events, exhibits, programs, and the communities served. Translated text for the AARC Annual Report will be available in Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Burmese in 2023. After reviewing the annual report, please take a couple of minutes to take our AARC Program Planning Survey for FY23. The AARC will take these responses into consideration while planning programs and events for this fiscal year.The deadline to submit your response is Jan. 17, 2023.

 

 

History of the AARC

Image of the AARC Timeline and history about the establishment of the facility

Staff

Tony Vo
Culture and Arts Education Manager | 512-974-1690

Bianca Xoyamayagua-Galvan
Culture and Arts Education Supervisor | 512-974-1696

 

 

 

Leila Grace Pandy
Culture and Arts Education Coordinator
 | 512-974-1699

Armin Panjvani
Marketing Rep A | 512 - 974-1694

Melissa Canlapan
Administrative Specialist | 512- 974-1695

 

Van Doan
Recreation Programs Specialist | 512-974-1691

Quinn In
Exhibit Specialist | 512-974-1697

Michael Miyasaki
Building and Grounds Assistant| 512-974-1700

 

 

Phase II Expansion Plan: Performing Arts Center

This project focuses on the addition of a performing arts space and associated site improvements. Learn more about the Phase II project here

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illustrated drawing of AARC map for phase two