The Song Collective
The Song Collective
The Sống Collective was founded by Việt Theatre artists: Carolina Đỗ (she/her), David Lee Huynh (he/him), and Jonathan Castanien (he/him), in the spring of 2019 as a response to the United States’ sharp cuts to refugee resettlement in the face of a global refugee crisis. We felt it was morally irresponsible to be the children of refugees and not recognize the similar situation these people were going through in America’s cycle of imperialism and culpable amnesia. Our first event was a pop-up reading of Vietgone by Qui Nguyen in a vacant storefront downtown, organized to benefit the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), a nonprofit organization that works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. From the moment we opened the doors, a community full of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color heard our call and came together to support us. At the end of the night, the question on everyone’s lips was, “what’s next?” The word “sống” in Vietnamese means “to live”. It encompasses the fight for survival our families went through after being forced to escape from their ancestral lands and relocate elsewhere. It acknowledges that life contains a myriad of experiences, ideas, and points of view that should be honored and celebrated in its intersectionality.
The Philippines Culture Community Center
The Philippines Culture Community Center
The Philippines Cultural Community Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization. It is independently operated and founded by Marife Callender and Philip Smith. Cristina Miranda serves as the Executive Director and Douglas Swain as Chief Administrator. Our vision is to unify the Filipino Community in Indiana through culture and to assist the Fil-Am Community / Associations with their basic needs. Our mission is to educate and inspire individuals to self-discovery, serve the Filipino American Community and promote the culture and heritage of the Philippine Islands.
Self Evident Media
Self Evident Media
Self Evident (hear our trailer) offers a space to engage with reported stories, personal histories, and participatory local events — all by and about Asian Americans who have been confronting this question for generations. Starting with a podcast with intent to improve Asian American representation in public radio, we’ve spent four years working from the grassroots to build a home for the full range of Asian American perspectives so often erased from the national discourse. Each episode presents an in-depth audio documentary or radically open conversations that help listeners of all backgrounds take on the tough questions about who we are. Our mission is to empower local communities to share stories and build relationships around the value of self-representation. Listeners tell us that they love Self Evident because we help them understand America from diverse perspectives, effect personal change, and take action with those closest to them to help move our country towards healing and justice. The work we’ve done to produce nuanced and challenging stories about Asian Americans — then collaborate with local listeners to spur restorative dialogue around those stories — has underscored how storytelling can grow the capacity for underrepresented people to create structures of mutual support with each other.
Iu Mien Community Services
Iu Mien Community Services
Iu Mien are a vibrant ethnic group rooted in the mountainous regions of Southern China to Laos. Storytelling, basketry, complex embroidery and jewelry-making are a few examples of our rich cultural traditions. During the Vietnam War, Laotian Iu Mien were recruited along with other Southeast Asians to assist United States forces. Many lives were lost in efforts to prevent the spread of communism. In the mid-1970s, the first waves of Iu Mien refugees from Laos arrived in California. Today, Sacramento is home to over 14,000 Iu Mien outside of Southeast Asia. Iu Mien Community Services endeavors to link Iu Mien people with access to local community services, empowerment of the community to succeed in transitioning to America, and to raise the awareness of the mainstream community about this dynamic population. Since 2001, IMCS has been the only non-profit organization specifically serving the Iu Mien Community. Over the past 5 years, we have grown tremendously by expanding to six programs and services. With the guidance of our emerging professionals from our eclectic board of directors, we are committed to continue the much needed work and visibility to support and promote the advancement of the Iu Mien community in the Greater Sacramento Region.
Asian Pop-Up Cinema presented by Sophia's Choice
Asian Pop-Up Cinema presented by Sophia's Choice
Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit Chicago-based bi-annual film festival exhibiting Asian filmmakers' latest works in the spring & fall annually. Since our inaugural season in the fall of 2015, close to 200 Asian films have been premiered with the mission to cultivate U.S. audiences’ interest in and understanding of Asian cultures. Since 2020, our festival has gone hybrid with films presented online as well as in-cinema or at a drive-in with live audiences. We take our pride in giving selected films and the filmmakers their own spotlight by featuring either live or pre-recorded in-depth Q&As.
The Slants Foundation
The Slants Foundation
The Slants Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to changing culture using arts and activism. The organization amplifies underrepresented voices, especially those within the Asian American community and those addressing controversial and timely issues through a social justice lens, and uses that momentum to drive systems transformation.
Indian Health Camp of New Jersey - IHCNJ
Indian Health Camp of New Jersey - IHCNJ
Indian Health Camp is a non-profit organization to provide health awareness, chronic diseases screening and prevention via diagnostic services and other medical testing for uninsured and underinsured individuals in the Community via heath fair activities in New Jersey. The organization is incorporated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes particularly to enhance the quality of life for individuals who do not have medical insurance, who are underinsured or cannot afford adequate medical screening, early detection and intervention.
Golden Lotus Foundation
Golden Lotus Foundation
Through a network of leaders, members, friends, family, and business partnerships, Golden Lotus Foundation connects and brings communities together through community involvement, participation in diversity, Asian ethnic projects, city wide events, and engages in call to action requests by city and county partnerships. The inclusive philosophy of Golden Lotus Foundation works passionately to reconnect Asian Americans with their cultural heritage, but it also seeks to inspire locals and tourists with the universally captivating art, foods, music, dance and customs of Asian cultures. Golden Lotus Foundation provides vital support for Asian American advocacy and inter-generational opportunities to experience Asian traditions.
The Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Asian & Asian American Studies Program at UMass Amherst is like an interdisciplinary minor that is open to all undergraduate students and provides with (1) a thorough understanding of both Asian and Asian American histories, experiences, and contemporary issues and (2) multi-disciplinary and multi-method research, analysis, and critical thinking skills, both of which prepare students for the increasingly diverse, globalized, and interconnected world of the 21st century. We also promote a comprehensive and critical understanding of historical and ongoing issues related to social justice and equity for Asians and Asian Americans and other communities of color in the U.S.
Good Hause
Good Hause
We are an inspired team of writers, designers, developers and thinkers who come together to innovate on behalf of incredible women leaders. While we work across industries and geographies and sectors, from iconic brands to startups, we do it through one universal mission: to elevate the female experience .
SF-Shanghai Association
SF-Shanghai Association
SF-Shanghai Association exist for serving the limited English speaking Chinese/Asian community to improve their quality of lives in America.Volunteers will work together to help immigrants and visiting students in all aspects, including health, career development, family needs, and education. SF-Shanghai Association recruits volunteers to actively participate in civil engagements including but not limited to encouraging citizens to express voices by voting, promoting voter education, promoting assimilation/transition to mainstream culture, and promoting cultural reciprocities.
Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc
Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC)
From humble beginnings in 1982 , the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center Inc. (CCACC) has grown into one of the well-known nonprofit community organizations in the Washington metropolitan area, by providing a wide variety of services through Adult Day Healthcare, Clinic Healthcare, Home Care, Youth Education, Art and Culture Promotion, Nutrition Program, Adult Literacy Program, Tax Filing Service, Occupational Assistance, etc. for seniors, youths, low-income, non-native English speakers, and any individuals in need. With over 100,000 beneficiaries each year, CCACC is committed to improve, expand, strengthen and explore the service programs to bring the community together.
Boat People S.O.S., Inc
Boat People S.O.S., Inc.
Founded in 1980, BPSOS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, with the mission to “empower, organize and equip Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in their pursuit of liberty and dignity.” Over the past 41 years we have directly assisted approximately 120,000 Vietnamese in multiple US states, addressing urgent needs specific to local communities. Our bilingual and bicultural staff provide direct services in the following program areas: disaster relief, immigration, civic engagement, worker’s rights, occupational health, mental health, health education, health access, domestic violence, family wellness, and adult education. Recently, we have addressed COVID-19 pandemic by addressing vaccine hesitancy and assisting with vaccination appointments.
VIETNAMESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE EAST BAY
VIETNAMESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE EAST BAY
For over 20 years, the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB) has been a refuge and resource for low-income, South-East Asians and other underrepresented immigrant communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. VACCEB provides a variety of support services including access to nutritious meal deliveries, senior social and wellness programs, housing assistance, immigration legal services, ESL, citizenship, and digital literacy classes, anti-crime and anti-hate education, and employment development. Our programs are designed to provide our clients and their families the support they need to become self-sufficient within a year after their arrival to the United States.
Maui AIDS Foundation
Maui AIDS Foundation
​Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) is a nonprofit health and social service organization promoting the sexual health of our community for over 35 years. MAF provides these vital services free of cost; Food pantry Housing assistance Linkage to medical care / medications /dental care Medicaid enrollment Prevention education LGTBQ youth / adult / family support groups HIV/HCV/STI testing and treatment Mental health services / suicide prevention Outreach in trans methadone and substance abuse clinics Naloxone substance abuse program Maui Police Department trainings Referrals for victims of domestic violence Testing / training for inmates, Maui Correctional Center Hepatitis A / B vaccinations
The Lunar Project
The Lunar Project
The Lunar Project is an Asian American solidarity initiative supporting movements for Black and Indigenous lives. We recently launched a  giving circle for Asian Americans with wealth  who will pool and redistribute resources (minimum of $100K) towards Black and Indigenous led organizations, businesses, and community development projects that are advancing community self-determination and racial justice. The Lunar Project's vision is to use the 12 week Giving Circle experience to prototype a larger integrated capital fund ($20M) that would resource Black and Indigenous-led movements at scale.
Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA)
Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA)
Founded in 1962, KAFLA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that represents and empowers the Korean American community of Los Angeles County. We advocate for the rights and interests of the Korean American community and have been a leader in the promotion of cultural exchange between the Korean American and multitude of diverse ethnic communities. We serve 40,000 people annually through our COVID-19 Response & Relief Fund, Stop Asian Hate, Community Education & Outreach, Vaccine Outreach Clinic, Food Bank, Medicare & Medi-Cal Assistance, Senior & Affordable Housing Assistance, Citizenship Assistance, Voter Registration, Pro Bono Immigration & Labor Legal Clinic, and more.
Arab-American Family Support Center
Arab-American Family Support Center
The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) provides culturally and linguistically competent social services to immigrants and refugees in NYC. AAFSC staff speak 27 languages to support NYC’s diverse Asian American communities, including Bangla, Urdu, Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and Nepali. AAFSC operates across four priority areas - promote, prevent, get ready, and communicate - to promote wellness, prevent violence and abuse, prepare immigrants to lead productive lives, and communicate community needs to partners and policymakers. Our programs include adult education, youth enrichment, mental health counseling, health insurance/SNAP enrollment, domestic violence case management, parenting classes, emergency financial assistance, and legal services.
Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson U
Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson U
The Asian Arts & Culture Center (AA&CC) is a self-support department of Towson University in Maryland which engages audiences at the university and throughout the greater Baltimore, Washington, DC and mid-Atlantic regions in cross-cultural dialogue through a broad range of Asian and AAPI-related artistic and cultural experiences. AA&CC programs (such as exhibitions, performances, discussions, festivals and workshops) are co-curated with and provide platforms for Asian and AAPI creatives to share their stories, traditions, and ideas in critical, intelligent and emotionally compelling ways that promote conversation, celebrate difference, reveal commonalities, broaden perspectives, and increase public understanding of diverse AAPI experiences.
Saheli, Inc
Saheli, Inc. dba Asian Family Support Services of Austin
Pride in our Cultural Identity + Comprehensive Services for Asian Texans = Asian Survivors Creating the World we want to live in. We are survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and work with survivors of all intersectional identities as they journey forward. We provide free: 24/7 language-access hotline, safety planning, basic needs, crisis intervention, language interpretation, food/formula, transportation, clothing/diapers, safe hotel nights when shelter is full, supportive transitional housing, life skills/job-finding support, counseling, peer support, and culture change for gender-justice in community. Our outreach and education is focused on protective factors and ending violence in Asian/immigrant communities in language-accessible and culturally responsive way.

API RISE

California, focused on high-risk youth, immigrants & refugees, active and formerly gang affiliated and incarcerated communities, serving the pan-AAPI community

Asian Mental Health Collective

National, focused on mental health access and awareness, serving the pan-AAPI community

Choy Commons

New York/Northeast, focused on food sovereignty and security, ecological restoration, serving the pan-AAPI community

Korean American Artist Collective (KAAC)

National, focused on sociopolitical engagement through arts & culture, serving Korean American artists and the pan-AAPI community

MN8

Minnesota, focused on immigrants/refugees, abolition, and power building, serving Cambodian, Vietnamese, Hmong, Laotian, Southeast Asians

Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM)

California, focus on NHPI arts, cultures and biodiversities.

Pasifika Entertainment Advancement Komiti (PEAK)

National, focused on Pasifika representation, education and narratives, serving the Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) community

Red Canary Song

National, focused on labor rights, education, advocacy, serving migrant massage and sex workers of the Asian diaspora, pan-AAPI

She Who Has No Master(s)

National, focused on arts/culture, serving Southeast Asians, Vietnamese womxn and nonbinary writers, Pan AAPI

The Urban Village

Minnesota, focused on cultural preservation, identity affirmation, and community healing, serving the Knyaw (Karen) and Karenni youth of the Myanmar diaspora

Diana Hwang

Founder/Executive Director, Asian American Women's Political Initiative (AAWPI)

Diana is the Founder/Executive Director of the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative (AAWPI), the country’s only political leadership organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women. In 2020, Diana was the first National Political and Organizing Director for She the People, a national network of women of color working to transform our democracy.
Diana was profiled as “one of Boston’s most powerful thought leaders” in Boston Magazine for her work and has been a featured speaker at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. and at several colleges, including Wellesley College, Northeastern University, Dartmouth College and Salem State University where she gave the annual convocation address.
Diana was a former candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate. She carried the city of Boston and outraised her seven opponents in the race. Diana graduated from Dartmouth College and Columbia Business School.

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