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Media Contact: Patranya Bhoolsuwan | Patranya@acdcnv.org | 702-556-0235

The Asian Community Development Council Holds  Free Clinics for COVID-19 & Flu Vaccinations

Las Vegas (October 15, 2021): The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is hosting two free pop-up vaccination clinics in October to provide the community with both COVID-19 & flu shots. The clinics will happen Saturday October 16th & Sunday October 31st from 10AM – 2PM on the second floor of Shanghai Plaza in the heart of the Spring Mountain Corridor. The address is 4276 Spring Mountain Road #207, Las Vegas, NV 89102.

ACDC is holding the vaccination clinics in collaboration with Immunize Nevada and Albertsons Pharmacy. Pfizer BioNTech vaccines will be available for first, second and booster COVID-19 shots. 

  • Booster shots are available for the following groups:
  • 65 and older
  • 18 and older with underlying medical conditions
  • 18 and older who work/live in high-risk settings
  • Must have had an initial shot on or before April 16th.

*Insurance is not required*

For more information on vaccines, visit nvcovidfighter.org or call 1.800.401.0946

ABOUT ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:

The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization of volunteers dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian American Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015. The mission of
ACDC is to improve the general well-being and education of the Asian American Pacific Island and other ethnic communities in Nevada. Among the services ACDC offers includes: voter education, health insurance enrollment assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (Influenza and COVID-19), food distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp, and GraduAsian.

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Media Contact: Patranya Bhoolsuwan | Patranya@acdcnv.org | 702-556-0235

ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL TAKES PART IN  “ONE WORLD THROUGH ART” ON OCT 1ST’S FIRST FRIDAY EVENT

Las Vegas (September 30th, 2021) The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is joining forces with the First Friday Foundation to take part in “One World Through Art”. This comes on the 4th anniversary of the October 1st shooting in Las Vegas and the theme of this year’s event is meant to commemorate the unity of this city and how art can break down barriers and bring together all cultures within our community.

ACDC will host a variety of booths & vendors on First Friday featuring Asian American & Pacific Islander themes. There will be a number of local AAPI restaurants, cafes and other businesses represented including: Island Flavor, Truffles and Bacon, Fluff Ice and 888 Collectibles. There will also be live performances by Kaminari Taiko and Shaolin Lion Dance. You can find ACDC’s booths & vendors located near South 1st Street & Boulder Avenue.

Additionally, ACDC will hold a pop-up COVID-19 and Flu Clinic at First Friday in collaboration with Immunize Nevada. Other sponsors partnering with ACDC for this event are OCA Las Vegas and Caesars Corporation.

First Fridays “One World Through Art” is happening Friday October 1st from 5PM – 11PM in Downtown Las Vegas. First Friday is a monthly event to showcase local artists, musicians, makers and more. The First Friday Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local arts, culture, and education.

For more information on ACDC, go to www.acdcnv.org 

ABOUT ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:

The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization of volunteers dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian American Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015. The mission of
ACDC is to improve the general well-being and education of the Asian American Pacific Island and other ethnic communities in Nevada. Among the services ACDC offers includes: voter education, health insurance enrollment assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (Influenza and COVID-19), food distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp, and GraduAsian.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Media Contact: Patranya Bhoolsuwan | Patranya@acdcnv.org | 702-556-0235

ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL & LEADERS IN TRAINING HOST “COLLEGE READINESS BOOTCAMP” AT UNLV

Las Vegas (September 14th, 2021) The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) and Leaders in Training (LIT) are joining forces to host “College Readiness Bootcamp” (CRB) at University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Saturday September 18th. Due to the pandemic, this will be the first in-person CRB event since Fall of 2019.

College Readiness Bootcamp is an all-day event aimed at students from 8th to 12th grades with the goal of helping them prepare for life after high school. CRB is FREE to register and is open to both students and their families. The event will feature hands-on and interactive panels and
workshops covering a variety of issues from how to apply for in-state and out-of-state schools to advice on receiving financial aid. First Lady Kathy Sisolak will be part of this year’s event, serving as moderator for the Career Panel.

“We are so excited to bring College Readiness Bootcamp back in-person especially after this past year when we have been apart due to the pandemic,” said Erica Mosca, the Executive Director & Founder of Leaders in Training. “I was the first in my family to go to college so this event is especially close to my heart. The students and families taking part in CRB will be inspired by our speakers and from each other as they get together to plan their future.”

This year, the College Readiness Bootcamp will include a special tour of UNLV and a free meal at the UNLV’s dining hall. Participants will also be able to register to vote and get their COVID-19 vaccinations on site. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for this event.

To register for College Readiness Bootcamp 2021, go to bit.ly/CRB21

*Media: Interviews are available with ACDC & Leaders in Training staff, along with students and families taking part in College Readiness Bootcamp. Please contact Patranya Bhoolsuwan if you plan to be on site at UNLV or want to conduct pre-interviews leading up to this event*

ABOUT ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:

The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization of volunteers dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian American Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015. The mission of
ACDC is to improve the general well-being and education of the Asian American Pacific Island and other ethnic communities in Nevada. Among the services ACDC offers includes: voter education, health insurance enrollment assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (Influenza and COVID-19), food distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp, and GraduAsian.

ABOUT LEADERS IN TRAINING:

Leaders in Training (LIT) is a grassroots community-based program that operates as an after school non-profit organization located in East Las Vegas, the Historic Westside and north of Chinatown. Students start as high school freshman and continue in a four-year postsecondary persistence program and life-long alumni program. LIT’s vision is to empower first-generation college graduates from diverse backgrounds to be the next-generation of leaders who change the world by ending systemic and structural inequities as leaders in every sector, in every
community redefining leadership. LIT has a 100% college acceptance rate, 81% persistence rate at 20 institutions in 11 different states and 100% students commit to supporting Las Vegas as alumni. LIT Alumni work full-time at organizations like Teach For America to Mi Familia Vota representing the change from the community, for the community.

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Media Contact: Patranya Bhoolsuwan | Patranya@acdcnv.org | 702-556-0235

The Asian Community Development Council holding Free Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic at Thai Temple in Las Vegas

Las Vegas (July 8, 2021) – The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is partnering with Immunize Nevada, Tour Health, and Thai Culture Foundation to host a free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic this Sunday July 11th at Watpa Buddhaya Nandharam Temple at 5320 Kell Lane, Las Vegas NV 89156. The clinic will be held from 11:00AM-1:00PM.

“This mobile clinic is an important resource for the Thai community,” said Dr. Christian Giovanni, Founder & Director of Thai Culture Foundation. “Some of our citizens have not had the means to go out and get immunized. They will have the convenience of getting their vaccinations here at the temple where there will be a Thai food fair happening at the same time. The vaccines will help bring them closer to returning to normal community operations and enjoying the activities they have all missed”. 

For more information on vaccines, visit nvcovidfighter.org or call 1.800.401.0946

Thai translators will be on site to assist community members at the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Sunday at the Thai temple.

ABOUT THE ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:

The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization of volunteers dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian American Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015. The mission of ACDC is to improve the general well-being and education of the Asian American Pacific Island and other ethnic communities in Nevada. Among the services ACDC offers includes: voter education, health insurance enrollment assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (Influenza and COVID-19), food distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp, and GraduAsian.