Tesfaalem Tesfaye: From Odd Jobs to Hotel Engineer

Tesfaalem grew up in Ethiopia, where he had a variety of hands-on jobs from furniture making to working at a shoe factory. In 2011 he came to the US and immediately began looking for ways to put his hands to work. “I love taking things apart and finding out how … Continue reading

Community Heroes Take to the Airwaves!

This past November and December the Youth Council’s “Me and My Mentor” program partnered up with the American Repertoire Theatre on a Podcast Project. Groups of four K-8 Mentees and their high school Mentors wrote and finalized a total of five scripts around the topic of Community Heroes. ART then … Continue reading

PACE Success: Joseph Araujo

Joseph Araujo was working in factory jobs with little opportunity for growth before he found AACA, and supporting his family was a challenge. Six months ago, he graduated the PACE program and started working as a Lube Technician with Nissan 24 in Brockton and he’s already made a great impression! … Continue reading

Monique Murray: Careers in Banking and Finance Success!

Monique Murray, one of our Jamaican graduates, is one of those people who never stops working, and never stops giving back to our community. After completing the Careers in Banking and Finance program at AACA, she found a stable job with Santander and is doing well. The job allows her … Continue reading

College Day Panel Tackles the Big Questions

On October 20, the Asian American Civic Association’s Youth Council hosted 36 colleges and attracted over 100 students and parents to the Third Annual College Day. It provides non-traditional students, such as adult learners and immigrant families, the opportunity to learn about and interact with college representatives from all over … Continue reading

Count Us In, Harvard Pilgrim

AACA is delighted to be a recipient in the first round of grants from Harvard Pilgrim’s new “Count Us In” Community Partners initiative, alongside Saheli Boston. “We welcome the chance to support these two vital organizations which provide essential services and are working to build strong, safe, and healthy communities,” … Continue reading

Advancing Your Career Workshop

What do you want from your career? What elements of your current position would you like to see change? These are questions that we probably all ask ourselves at one time or another and they were the kinds of questions explored by Jeff Davis, freelance Career Consultant, at this insightful … Continue reading