Asia Institute – Crane House

Asia Institute – Crane House

In 1987, when Asia Institute Crane House (AICH) launched, Asian culture was not as familiar to Louisville, Kentucky and the region as it is today. As such, the main mission of AICH was to share and educate about Asian Culture with the region (known as Kentuckiana) . AICH aims to

Asia Institute – Crane House

In 1987, when Asia Institute Crane House (AICH) launched, Asian culture was not as familiar to Louisville, Kentucky and the region as it is today. As such, the main mission of AICH was to share and educate about Asian Culture with the region (known as Kentuckiana) . AICH aims to continue to share Asian culture with the community, while addressing the needs of today. Recently with the incidences of Asian hate, it has been apparent to formalize the ties of the Asian communities and for AICH to have more of a prominent convener and advocacy role.

About the Organization:

In 1987, when Asia Institute Crane House (AICH) launched, Asian culture was not as familiar to Louisville, Kentucky and the region as it is today. As such, the main mission of AICH was to share and educate about Asian Culture with the region (known as Kentuckiana) . AICH aims to continue to share Asian culture with the community, while addressing the needs of today. Recently with the incidences of Asian hate, it has been apparent to formalize the ties of the Asian communities and for AICH to have more of a prominent convener and advocacy role.

organizational budget

$100,000 - $500,000

existence for

31+ YEARS

Organization benefits AAPIs residing in the following state(s):

Indiana • Kentucky

organizational budget

$100,000 - $500,000

existence for

31+ YEARS

Organization benefits AAPIs residing in the following state(s):

Indiana • Kentucky

The Issue:

Louisville is what is considered a Welcome City to the nations immigrant / foreign born community. Our city's workforce demands depend on a vibrant immigrant community. As such, the local metro government has found a need to foster Asian representation in its areas of leadership through its Boards and Commissions. Thanks to organizations like Kentucky Refugee Ministries and Catholic Charities, Louisville has the infrastructure to welcome our legally immigrated foreign born and integrate them to productive proud citizens. However, because of recent incidences of hate towards immigrant born, specifically Asian citizens, many of the Asian affinity groups (Corporate ERGS, Ethnic Social Groups, Social Education Groups) realized our voice was dappled and not coherent. Asia Institute Crane House along with Louisville Metro Office of Globalization has heard a need for a joint task force of Asian leaders to funnel the concerns and act as a united voice for all Asian groups.

The Solution:

Using the talents and resources of both Asia Institute Crane House (AICH) and the Metro Office for Globalization (OFG), we plan to organize, recruit, facilitate, and host a Louisville AAPI Task Force / Advisory Committee. Our Task Force will meet semi-monthly for peer to peer news and event sharing. Additionally, Metro Government will have a monthly speaker to share about the resources available to the Task Force. This will allow Task Force members to share relevant news and updates, from local government, to their peer groups. The Task Force should be easy to form as these are existing leaders that have business ties with either AICH or OFG. The funds from the Gold Futures Challenge will help with additional staff to manage this endeavor and to also help the Task Force host a Mid Fall Asian themed Festival for the community, a season currently without a Louisville Asian themed event.

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