The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing & Civic Engagement will be hosted in 7 cities and 7 organizations this year. Fellows will be working alongside some of the most dynamic and committed organizers and community leaders from across the country.
You can find out more about each organization on their respective web sites.
Boston: Chinese Progressive Association
The Chinese Progressive Association [Boston] is a grassroots community organization which works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in the Greater Boston area and beyond. Our activities seek to improve the living and working conditions of Chinese Americans and to involve ordinary community members in making decisions that affect our lives.
Long Beach: Khmer Girls in Action
Khmer Girls in Action is a community-based organization whose mission is to build a progressive and sustainable Long Beach community that works for gender, racial and economic justice led by Southeast Asian young women.
Los Angeles: Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED), founded in May 2012, is an organization of community activists, residents, business owners, workers, and youth in Chinatown. The organization formed in the wake of the new Wal-Mart but seeks to revitalize a thriving Chinatown with residents for good jobs, environment and recreational spaces, affordable housing, and education.
New York: CAAAV – Organizing Asian Communities
CAAAV is a pan-Asian community-based organization that works to build the power of low-income Asian immigrants and refugees in New York City. CAAAV develops leadership on Asian communities to impact the policies and institutions that affect their lives and to participate in the broader movement for racial and economic justice.
San Francisco: Filipino Community Center
The Filipino Community Center aims to 1) To provide a safe space where Filipino families can access services, meet, and hold activities. 2) To improve our collective capacity to address our immediate and long term needs, with a commitment to the low-income and underserved, through organizing, advocacy, and service. 3) To deepen our understanding of our history and culture as Filipinos and heighten our consciousness of our civil and human rights and 4) To build civic participation and grassroots leadership, and to strengthen our commitment and responsibility to each other, our community, and the larger society.
San Francisco: Chinese Progressive Association
Founded in 1972, the Chinese Progressive Association educates, organizes and empowers the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.
Oakland & Richmond: Asian Pacific Environmental Network
APEN believes that all people have a right to a clean and healthy environment in which their communities can live, work, learn, play and thrive. Towards this vision, APEN brings together a collective voice to develop an alternative agenda for environmental, social and economic justice. Through building an organized movement, we strive to bring fundamental changes to economic and social institutions that will prioritize public good over profits and promote the right of every person to a decent, safe, affordable quality of life, and the right to participate in decisions affecting our lives. APEN holds this vision of environmental justice for all people.