The mission of the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) is to provide spaces, resources, and programs through an Asian American Pacific Islander perspective.
Our purpose is to serve the community and we invite you enjoy our spaces that our free and open to the public. The center features:
Resource Library and Computer Lab
Community Meeting Room
Project Design Build
The first phase of the master plan is comprised of a 16,000 SF multi-functional community center. The building includes an assembly hall, lobby/gallery space, nine classrooms, conference room and office spaces and a Library/Computer Lab. The site development includes parking, circular driveway and a great lawn.
In April 2011, the City of Austin in conjunction with the AARC 501(c)3 applied for and received a grant in the amount of $750,000 from the US Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration (EDA) under the Public Works Program.
The Asian American Resource Center would like to thank all of the individuals, who contributed their time, energy and spirit in making the Grand Opening of the center such a special occasion. The event held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, was a huge success with a large turn-out. It was attended by Austin’s Mayor and Council Members as well as other elected officials, the City Manager’s Office, Department staff, many community leaders, representatives from local nonprofit organizations and the general public. The center was welcomed in grand celebration with blessings, a speaker ceremony, a traditional ribbon cutting followed by a street festival on the great lawn and a variety of pan-Asian performances on the indoor stage. The City of Austin’s newest cultural facility housed within the Parks and Recreation Department is now officially open and here to serve your needs. We invite you to come visit us!