Meet our 2021 Fellows!

Seeding Change is thrilled to welcome 32 young Asian American activists and organizers to be a part of the 8th 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 we are thrilled to be working with 15 host-sites in 12 cities across the country – Asian Americans United, CAAAV – Organizing Asian Communities, Chinese Progressive Association Boston, Vietlead, PrYSM, Rising Voices of Asian American Families, North Carolina Asian Americans Together, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco, Hmong Innovating Politics, Filipino Advocates for Justice, Filipino Community Center, KIWA Workers for Justice, and Seeding Change.

Learn more about the sites here.

Normally, our fellows would be gathering in the Bay Area for their orientation retreat this month. However, given the global health crisis, fellows will be convening for a weeklong virtual orientation to build with one another. They will then spend 8 to 10 weeks working remotely with their host sites from 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; workers 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 make change.