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.
South Bay First Thursdays aims to foster an engaged and empowered community that believes in equality, education, action, and diversity.
South Bay First Thursdays exists to inspire, educate, and mobilize the community about API relevant issues by promoting safe and facilitated dialogues.
SBFT is fiscally sponsored by Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Santa Clara County’s largest community-based organization focused on the Asian community.