Service center for Vietnamese Americans breaking ground Saturday

A new service center for Santa Clara County’s Vietnamese American community is hitting a major milestone this weekend.

County Supervisors Cindy Chavez and Dave Cortese have announced that a groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility is happening this Saturday, November 23.

The event, which will include appearances by the supervisors, county staff, and community leaders, will also feature food, music and other performances, and activities for attendees.

It is set to run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with parking available at 1875 and 1877 Senter Rd., near the new service center site, which is located at 2410 Senter Rd. in San Jose. Shuttles will run to the site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about this weekend’s event, click here.

According to Santa Clara County, “the service center will deliver integrated, accessible and culturally responsive social and health services to support the local community, specifically the Vietnamese – American community. Its fundamental goal is connecting the community to the County services they need, in a seamless and collaborative model. The service center model will bring key County agencies together, to work in collaboration and address the overall needs of the community.​”

Construction is expected to take until Spring 2021 with an opening sometime later that year.