South Bay First Thursdays (SBFT) is a volunteer-run organization that holds events on every first Thursday of the month to discuss topics relevant to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) community. Our events consist of a panel of experts followed by facilitated group discussions. Beyond providing the community with knowledge, SBFT also provides a chance for young professionals to build networks and new friendships with people in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors.
SBFT aims to foster an engaged and empowered community that believes in equality, education, action, and diversity.
SBFT exists to inspire and educate the public about Asian Pacific Islander contemporary issues and culture through networking, dialogue, and community building.
SBFT is program of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Santa Clara County’s largest community-based organization focused on the Asian community.