Asian Community Development Council Open House and 2018 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
To celebrate the Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC), will hold an Open House on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Asian Community Center at 2610 S Jones Blvd, Suite 3, Las Vegas, NV 89146
“We are excited for this unique opportunity to showcase our work and highlight our coalition partner organizations here in Las Vegas.” said Vida Lin, President & Founder of ACDC. “It’s also a great time for our communities to come together and celebrate the Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month to celebrate our diversity within the community.”
The event’s highlights include Lion Dance and Taiko Drum performances, appearances from elected officials, and recognition of coalition partners. The open house will feature introduce the leadership of ACDC and the New Board Chair – Carolene Layugan, the Director of Responsible Gaming Program Director and Property Engagement at Caesars Entertainment.
“Caesars Entertainment seeks to support vibrant, diverse, and healthy communities in which we operate. ACDC is not only a great collaborator in celebrating the Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month but also a great resource and leader for the communities.” stated Carolene Layugan on her new role as the board chair.
The Open House featured ACDC’s various programs and promote the coalition partners listed below that are also serving the fast-growing and vibrant Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) communities. The coalition partners’ work ranges from civic engagement such as voter registration, immigration workshop, youth development, and health education.
Here is a list of the coalition partners in alphabetical order that were recognized on Saturday’s Open House
- Asian Pacific Islanders Nursing Association (AAPINA)
- Columbian Association of Las Vegas (COLAVE)
- Japan America Society of Nevada (JASN)
- Korean Association of Las Vegas (KALV)
- Leaders in Training (LIT)
- National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)
- OCA Las Vegas
- Rising Asian Pacific Americans Coalition for Diversity (RAPACD)
- Seek Jesus First Ministries
The event is free and open to the public, however pre-registration was required at the door.