Seeding Change is thrilled to welcome 30 young Asian American activists and organizers to be a part of the 4th cohort of the National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing and Civic Engagement.
The fellowship program aims to grow the next generation of organizers by developing the leadership and skills of young Asian Americans who want to organize for social change in low-income immigrant and refugee communities.
This year, our fellowship has grown, expanding to 15 host-sites and 13 cities, including Asian American Organizing Project, Asian Americans United, Asia Inc., Asian Pacific Environmental Network, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, Chinese Progressive Association – Boston, Chinese Progressive Association – San Francisco, DRUM – South Asian Organizing Center, Filipino Advocates for Justice, Filipino Community Center, Khmer Girls in Action, Korean Resource Center, Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California, VietLead, and Southeast Asian Coalition.
Next week, our fellows will be gathering in the Bay Area for their orientation retreat. They will then spend 7 to 10 weeks with their local sites all across the country — getting to know the local community and learning how grassroots communities organize, develop leadership, and build power to win. Fellows will work on key issues impacting grassroots immigrant communities, including: housing; worker’s rights; youth leadership development; climate justice; and civic engagement.
We are so excited to start building with this cohort of Asian American activists and organizers looking to to make change.