Asian Resources, Inc. (ARI) is a nonprofit community-based organization established in 1980 dedicated to providing multiple social services needed in our community and empowering everyone we serve to become a vital part of our changing, diverse society.
Who We Are
Community activists formed ARI in 1980 to address the needs of the Asian newcomer community in Sacramento. Through surveys, interviews, and community meetings, these activists recognized that the burgeoning Asian newcomer community had critical needs for job assistance, English classes, youth and senior programs, and health education. In response, they operated a youth employment project and health clinic at the Asian Community Center. Here, these activists identified the need for a long-term program focused on job placement, training, and English-as-a-Second Language classes. As a result, ARI was born.
Throughout its history, ARI has committed itself to serving and responding to the needs of the limited English and low-income communities in Sacramento. Guided by a Board of Directors representing its constituents, ARI has remained committed to hiring its staff from the very community it serves. This ensures a direct and dynamic link between staff & client and agency & community with a link grounded in empathy and compassion.
ARI was established to connect community members to self-sufficiency. We meet job seekers' training needs, and we serve the region's staffing needs by connecting people to jobs and employers. ARI trains employees through competitive marketing and promotes social inclusion. Our services focus on strengthening the community by promoting a skilled workforce to drive economic growth through employment preparation and retention, occupational skills acquisition, career guidance and counseling, and career placement assistance.
Funding for our programs comes from a variety of sources including both private and government-funded grants, fundraising events, and individual contributions.
“This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Call 711 for relay service."