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1978 - 2024 | Celebrating 46 Years of...

Strength in Unity.

Our mission is to preserve the dignity and culture of a diverse African American Community, and provide services that promote the full participation of Santa Clara County and the general society. In addition to our volunteers, AACSA is supported by donations, generous sponsors, and grantors. Contact us to discover how to get involved!

Serving Our Community for 46 Years


Clients Served


Community Events Held


Unique Programs

Thank You Sponsors and Partners

The Six Pillars That Guide Our Vision

Economic Development. Education. First 5 Family Resource Center. Health. Racial and Social Justice. Social Service. These six pillars represent the core values on which our programs and services are built.

Economic Development

The AACSA offers diverse resources that enable the Silicon Valley and Santa Clara County African American Community to enhance quality of life, find meaningful purpose, and gain economic success. Entrepreneurial ventures are showcased to demonstrate the value of ingenuity.  In addition to featuring culturally relevant educational programs and events, AACSA promotes networking opportunities and investment education for growing businesses and the public.
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A variety of educational programs and training is available forall age levels. Curricula are designed to enhance leadership skills, master technology,help students to become adept in Science, Technology, Art, Math (STEAM) subjects, and prepare them for career success. The Beyond School Hours program is a collaboration of programs that address the educational, health, emotional awareness, and mental development of youth beyond their school activities.
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First 5 Family Resource Center

AACSA works with FIRST 5 Santa Clara County to strengthen and support the healthy development of our youngest children while offering support to parents and caregivers in their role as the child’s first and most important teacher. Learn more...


AACSA provides events, workshops and seminars designed to address specific challenges in the African American community including mental health, nutrition, and food insecurity, physical fitness – all designed to enhance and preserve the wellness of the community.  Learn more...

Racial and Social Justice

The AACSA formally launched the Policy and Advocacy initiative in 2020 to incorporate the voices and needs of Santa Clara County Black/African/African Ancestry, and Latinx communities including immigrant and harder-to-reach communities into the discussions that form policies that impact their lives. Learn more...

Social Service

Social service is the focal point and impetus for creating the meaningful change that reinforces  and preserves African American culture. AACSA's diverse educational, social, and recreational programs are designed to enrich knowledge, enhance family life, and create a better world for future generations. Learn more...



"I have been a part of AACSA for eight years and have had the opportunity to volunteer and serve as a board member alongside the most amazing and talented team of individuals." - Erika Albury
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"Volunteering with AACSA has been such a blessing! They really care about the community and you can see it in the work that they do. I'm proud to serve with such talented, caring, and service-oriented individuals!"
Gordon William
April 10, 2022
"Year over year, the African American Community Service Agency continues to adopt innovative ways to improve their operations. The leadership carries themselves with humility in great service to the community, while also striving to better themselves in their respective positions. Well done!"
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Sean Young
May 14, 2021

Leadership Team

Milan R. Balinton
Executive Director
Daric V. Jackson
Board Chair | Education Administrator
Lavere Foster
Associate Director
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Office Hours:
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday - CLOSED

304 N. 6th Street, San Jose, CA 95112