Asian American Voices for Education

Asian American Voices for Education

Georgia, focus on education advocacy, serves Pan AAPI

About the Organization:

Asian American Voices for Education seeks to address the exclusion of Asian American stories and perspectives in the Georgia K-12 social studies curriculum.

organizational budget

$0-$50,000

existence for

0-5 Years

The Issue:

Persistent anti-Asian violence cannot be disrupted if our stories continue to be excluded from the school curriculum. Without an existing state legislation requiring a comprehensive US history curriculum that includes Asian American history, we work from the ground up, reaching out to community members, local boards of education and K-12 educators. We do this through: Advocacy, Community Engagement and Equipping.

  • Advocacy- we have and will continue to send AAVEd members to local school board meetings to speak about the importance of Asian American history being a part of the standard curriculum.
  • Community Engagement-  AAVEd members serve in other organizations to support education initiatives in the co-chairing the Stop AAPI Hate Education subcommittee at the Center for Pan Asian Community Services as well as serving on the board of the Asian Student Alliance to reach AAPI youth
  • Equipping- Offering professional development (PD) seminars which equip educators to teach Asian American history as part of the K-12 state standards.
    • We are developing resources and toolkits for parents, encouraging them to advocate within their children’s schools and school districts.

We are developing resources and toolkits for educators – we are currently putting together a guide on how Asian American and Latinx histories fit into state standards. Our vision is to invite other marginalized communities to contribute to this guide.

The Solution:

Because we do not have existing state legislation that requires a comprehensive US history curriculum and includes Asian American history, we are working from the ground up, reaching out to community members, local boards of education and K-12 educators themselves. We do this through: Advocacy, Community Engagement and Equipping.

  • Advocacy- we have and will continue to send AAVEd members to local school board meetings to speak about the importance of Asian American history being a part of the standard curriculum.
  • Community Engagement-  AAVEd members serve in other organizations to support education initiatives in the co-chairing the Stop AAPI Hate Education subcommittee at the Center for Pan Asian Community Services as well as serving on the board of the Asian Student Alliance to reach AAPI youth
  • Equipping- Offering professional development (PD) seminars which equip educators to teach Asian American history as part of the K-12 state standards.
    • We are developing resources and toolkits for parents, encouraging them to advocate within their children’s schools and school districts.
    • We are developing resources and toolkits for educators – we are currently putting together a guide on how Asian American and Latinx histories fit into state standards. Our vision is to invite other marginalized communities to contribute to this guide. 

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