GAACC Weekly Newsletter  |  January 28, 2023
JUST ANNOUNCED – State of the Chamber Annual Mixer & Meeting – February 28
What's ahead in 2023 for GAACC, our Central Texas AAPI communities, and Austin's business economy? Join us on February 28 at Austin Energy Headquarters to find out while meeting with some of our region's brightest leaders and influencers.

This FREE event will include:
  • Exclusive updates on Austin's economic outlook
  • Introduction of GAACC's new Board Chair and 2023 strategic goals
  • Advocacy updates
  • Networking opportunities with Central Texas leaders
  • Free food and drink

You do not need to be a GAACC member to attend.
Speaker details and much more will be announced soon.
Learn more and RSVP HERE.
Apply to the #Catalyst2023 $200,000 Grant Competition by March 7
Catalyst is a $200K+ grant competition seeking emerging social entrepreneurs using the power of 5G and leading-edge wireless technologies to address challenges in American communities. Up to six applicants will receive financial and non-financial benefits, including a first-place award of $100,000!

Organizations whose leadership primarily comprises BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), women, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Submit your application HERE by March 7. 
Creative Space Assistance Program Applications Are OPEN
The City of Austin's Creative Space Assistance Program offers $5,000-$50,000 grants to organizations and artists facing displacement or new commercial leases at higher and unaffordable rates. Grant funds may be used for revenue-generating space improvements, lease payments, and gap financing for creative space purchases. Apply HERE by February 28.
Asian Multilingualism and Academic Success
Do you know a student attending high school in Texas? Neeraja is an AP Research student in Tomball, Texas, studying the correlation between being an Asian bilingual or multilingual high school student and academic success. Neeraja's survey takes about two minutes to complete and is anonymous. 
Students FLUENT in an Asian language click HERE
Students NOT FLUENT in an Asian language click HERE
February 9 - GAACC Women's Club With Interior Designer Lisa Kang

Join us Thursday, February 9 at 1618 Asian Fusion for the first GAACC Women's Club meeting of 2023!

Lisa Kang of Lisa Kang Interiors will discuss the elements that contribute to an inviting and warm abode that reflects your unique and individual style. Not sure what your style is? Lisa will provide resources to help define your style and give guidance on how to incorporate design details to create a welcoming space.


February 2, 3, & 5 – Cirque du Soleil CORTEO
20% Discount for GAACC Community

Cirque du Soleil's CORTEO will be at the Moody Center February 2-5. Members of our GAACC community can purchase tickets at a 20% discount. This offer is valid for performances on Thursday, February 2, Friday, February 3, and the matinee performance on Sunday, February 5. Purchase tickets HERE (note that this link sends you to a page where the tickets are already discounted).

TODAY - Lunar New Year Festival & Market at OMG Squee
TODAY – AARC Presents: Lunar New Year 2023 Makers Market
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit and support local Asian American makers! Hosted at the Asian American Resource Center, this winter’s FREE makers' market is a curated lineup of creatives, from artists to bakers, jewelry makers to crocheters. While browsing the market, enjoy a nostalgia-filled performance by the Asian Memory Project. Learn more HERE.
TOMORROW – VACAT Tet Festival 2023
The Vietnamese American Community of Austin Texas (VACAT), is excited to invite you to Tet Festival Austin 2023 on January 29. The "TFA23" program will include a dragon dance performance, traditional Vietnamese Lunar New Year/Tet Festival games, Áo Dài fashion show, dance and musical performances, and more. Learn more and get presale raffle entries HERE.
Toyota of Cedar Park is the Austin area's newest, state-of-the-art Toyota dealership. The Toyota of Cedar Park team believes in fostering relationships that are built on trust and integrity, respecting your time and intelligence, and sharing their passion with you.

THANK you for becoming an Executive Member of our community!
Learn more HERE
Listed here is a selection of current job postings from our members and partners.
View more jobs at Community Job Postings
Postings are a free benefit for all members. Join us today and share your Jobs, Events, Hot Deals, and your Company News/Updates with our community via GAACC Member Portal.

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Cultural Arts Funding
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