Dear Asian Youth San Francisco

Dear Asian Youth San Francisco

Dear Asian Youth San Francisco is an entirely student-led nonprofit organization in San Francisco that promotes intersectional activism, solidarity with other marginalized communities, and equality. We empower Asian youth to be proud of their heritage, increase political engagement through education, pushing our narrative in a world that often overlooks the

Dear Asian Youth San Francisco

Dear Asian Youth San Francisco is an entirely student-led nonprofit organization in San Francisco that promotes intersectional activism, solidarity with other marginalized communities, and equality. We empower Asian youth to be proud of their heritage, increase political engagement through education, pushing our narrative in a world that often overlooks the unique issues we face.

About the Organization:

Dear Asian Youth San Francisco is an entirely student-led nonprofit organization in San Francisco that promotes intersectional activism, solidarity with other marginalized communities, and equality. We empower Asian youth to be proud of their heritage, increase political engagement through education, pushing our narrative in a world that often overlooks the unique issues we face.

organizational budget

$0 - $50,000

existence for

0-5 Years

The Issue:

In the past few years, Asian Americans in society have experienced first-hand the many issues and challenges we face, as well as the blatant ignorance toward the existence of these issues. Change over the issues Asian Americans face is commonly left unresolved because Asian Americans are often politically invisible, being called the “silent voice”.
 
​​The AAPI community of 22 million makes up roughly 6% of the US population, and so many issues are faced by them from housing to education to employment. According to a study undertaken by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, one in five AAPIs experience discrimination in the rental and home-buying process. They have suffered the largest percentage decline in homeownership of any racial group. Nearly one out of four AAPI students is Limited English Proficient and/or lives in a linguistically isolated household where parents have limited English proficiency. In a Gallup Poll, 30-31% of AAPIs surveyed reported incidents of employment discrimination, the largest of any group, with African Americans constituting the second largest at 26%.
 
Just to name a few, these issues that AAPIs face are unheard of, not because they are rare, but because there is not enough attention and education about them.

The Solution:

Through our digital platform, grassroots organizing, and community-based advocacy, we strive to showcase diversity in the Asian community as well as accurate and holistic representation. We do this through Community Organizing, Outreach, Education, and Direct Work with Youth.
 
Community Organizing - We have and will continue our partnerships with organizations like Great Highway Park, the Board of Supervisors, and the People of Parkside Sunset to host more community engagement events that incentivize community members to participate and learn about their communities and the issues they face.
Outreach - We are constantly working on outreach initiatives with local businesses, holding events and fundraisers to spread awareness of our organization with outside communities, such as high schools, nonprofit organizations, and political officials. Putting up fliers around neighborhoods and launching social media initiatives are just some to name a few.
Education - We continue to utilize our newsletter initiative to share information about local current events, upcoming initiatives for the organization, and all business relating to the AAPI community in San Francisco. We will continue spreading information, always striving to educate communities.
Direct Work with Youth - We will continue hosting events and initiatives that work directly with Asian youth in San Francisco, such as continuing our advocacy events such as DAY day, where we advocate to local supervisors and officials about legislation, uplifting Asian voices in the political scene.

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