The mission of REACH is to promote the Recognition and Experience of Asian Cultural Heritage by reaching out to the Central Florida community. REACH provides many wonderful programs to foster young leaders in the Central Florida community through cultural performances, festival activities, and volunteer opportunities.
REACH brings Asian high school students associations together in making a concrete difference in the Central Florida community. REACH trains young leaders and provides personal growth to members through event planning, presentations and community outreach. REACH provides a social and flexible environment for those members who are interested in getting involved, build friendships and level up their skills.
New Blog Post! (June 2020)
.In light of the recent events regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been local conflict that concerns both African Americans and Asian Americans. Read more about it and how we can respond to situation in a blog post by REACH's Senior Advisor, Khaled Itani, here.
Asian Support for Black Lives Matter
It is hard to ignore current events and issues present in our community. Although REACH of Central Florida's missions is to promote and recognize Asian cultural heritage, that does not mean we will not support other minorities in their time of need. Regardless of race, culture or background we strive to support and help our community in any way we can. If you would like to educate yourself on current events and/or provide support to the BLM movement, please visit the following link: https://biglink.to/forBLM.
New Blog Post! (May 2020)
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month which is celebrated in May, REACH has a new blog post about culture! Check it out here! Also, in the future months, REACH is planning for a big project to expand Asian awareness so stay tuned!
Due to the coronavirus and suggestions by the CDC to practice social distancing, the upcoming REACH events have been moved online or placed on hold until further notice in order to place the health and well-being of our community first and foremost. We hope that you are following instructions from local officials and staying safe! REACH has more information about how you can volunteer for others in this crisis here.
Duanwu Festival on June 27
This event was scheduled to take place on June 27, 2020 but due to COVID-19, the Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) has decided to cancel it. However, you can check out last year's Duanwu Festival here.
Check out REACH over the past 10 years in A Decade of REACH!