AATOP Chicago

AATOP Chicago The Asian American Trafficking Outreach Project (AATOP) is a project of The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA). The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA), an independent not-for-profit agency based in Chicago.

The Asian American Trafficking Outreach Project (AATOP) aims to work in partnership with health, mental health, and other social service agencies serving Asian-American youth throughout Chicago to build their capacity to properly identify trafficked children and youth and refer them for culturally appropriate trauma-informed services.

Mission: -To engage and educate Asian-American communities across Chicago to create a coordinated response to human trafficking. - To Train a cadre of health, mental health and other social service agencies serving Asian-American communities across Chicago to identify and assist trafficking survivors. - To implement culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach activities and campaigns to raise awareness of human trafficking in Asian-American communities across Chicago.

National ADAPT
01/16/2019

National ADAPT

Get Ready to Celebrate the Reintroduction of the Disability Integration Act!

Watch the livestream in English or in Spanish online through ADAPT’s page or Youtube Channel!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalAdapt

Youtube: https://bit.ly/2CeGGZ4

For audio description, please watch the video online AND call 855-212-0212. Access code: 806-096-388.

If you cannot watch the video, you can still listen to the event by phone by calling 855-212-0212. Access code: 538-450-953.

#DIAToday #DisabilityFreedom #FreedomDay2019

[Photo description: DIA Flyer with image of Capitol dome. Text reads:

January 15, 2019
3-4pm EST

DISABILITY INTEGRATION ACT
REINTRODUCTION CELEBRATION

Watch the livestream

Facebook National ADAPT

Youtube @MediaNationalADAPT

-Available in English, Spanish, and ASL
-For audio description please call 855-212-0212. Access code: 806-096-388.
-Open captioning provided (also by CART link)
-If you cannot watch the video, you can still listen to the event by phone by calling 855-212-0212. Access code: 538-450-953.

Twitter @NationalADAPT will be live tweeting #FreedomDay2019]

Join Johanna Ransmeier, historian and  University of Chicago assistant professor, as she discusses her bookand the legac...
09/18/2017

Join Johanna Ransmeier, historian and University of Chicago assistant professor, as she discusses her book
and the legacies of human trafficking in China.
September 23, 2017
2:00 pm
Chicago Public Library
Chinatown Branch
2100 South Wentworth Avenue

Asian Giving Circle
06/23/2017
Asian Giving Circle

Asian Giving Circle

The Asian Giving Circle (AGC) is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Request for Proposals (RFP). See 2017 Funding Guidelines at the end of the post.

AGC is a donor advised fund comprised of contributions from individual donors who support the goals of AGC. These goals are to bring a new source of funding to nonprofit organizations serving the Asian American communities of metropolitan Chicago, and to increase the awareness of philanthropy in our communities.

Launched in December 2002 in Chicago, AGC was the first volunteer-run giving circle comprised primarily of individual Asian American donors in the U.S. Affiliated with The Chicago Community Trust, its membership consists of a diverse group of Asian Americans who pool their financial resources and expertise to support Asian American nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area. The Asian Giving Circle is also a member of the Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy’s (AAPIP) National Giving Circle Network.

In this current political climate we are increasingly concerned for historically vulnerable communities, particularly undocumented immigrants, low-income families, refugees, LGBTQ individuals, low-wage workers, Muslims, those who lack healthcare access, people with disabilities, and many more. We are unsettled about the policies and tactics that attempt to divide and criminalize our communities. More than ever, AGC is committed to supporting community led social change. We believe that lasting change is achieved by strengthening and empowering those who are most impacted. Therefore, the 2017 grant year, AGC seeks to support efforts focused on community organizing and public policy advocacy, with a preference for projects that encourage civic engagement among Asian Americans. Metropolitan Chicago area organizations that serve Asian Americans are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to projects with budgets smaller than $150,000. A program or initiative may be part of a larger organization that has a budget over $150,000, but the budget for the program or initiative in consideration should be less than $150,000.

The following are examples of projects that strongly fit this year’s giving focus:
● voter registration, education, mobilization
● leadership development
● building political power in a community
● issue or value-based advocacy
● “Know Your Rights” trainings
● direct action organizing
● coalition-building
● digital organizing
● storytelling and narrative changing
● art for social justice

Organizations that have not typically engaged in community organizing, public policy advocacy, or civic engagement are encouraged to think creatively to consider how these activities can further advance their missions. Additionally, AGC awards do not necessarily need to create immediate change; they can seed work for long-term change.

In the past, the AGC accepted proposals and materials through email, but this year all applications will be managed through an online grant portal called, “Grant Central” through the Chicago Community Trust (CCT). If your organization has applied for any Chicago Community Trust grants in recent years, your organizational profile should already be in the Grant Central system. Please log in and confirm your profile information is up to date. If your organization has never applied to the Chicago Community Trust, please set up your new organizational profile as soon as possible.

If you are interested in applying but do not have online profile set up on CCT yet, you can create one by going to https://cct.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp and clicking "Register Here."

PLEASE NOTE: Past AGC Grant Recipients (who have not received previous grants from CCT) have been added to Grant Central, but you will still need to update/add your contact and profile information when applying.

All applications must be submitted by 5 PM on Monday, July 10, 2017. Site visits will be conducted with finalists during August, and grants will be announced and awarded between September and October.

For other questions, please contact us at [email protected]. If you’d like to be included in an e-mail listserv for updates and FAQ’s for this opportunity, please e-mail [email protected].

Sincerely,

Misuzu Miyash*ta Schexnider, Grantmaking Co-Chair
Serena Moy, Grantmaking Co-Chair
________________________________________________

Asian Giving Circle 2017
2017 Funding Guidelines


The Asian Giving Circle seeks to support projects focused on community organizing and public policy advocacy, with a preference for projects that encourage civic engagement among Asian Americans. Metropolitan Chicago area organizations that serve Asian Americans are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to projects with budgets smaller than $150,000. A program or initiative may be part of a larger organization that has a budget over $150,000, but the budget for the program or initiative in consideration should be less than $150,000.

● Types of organizing and advocacy projects that will be considered include, but are not limited to:
o voter registration, education, mobilization
o leadership development
o building political power in a community
o issue or value-based advocacy
o Know Your Rights trainings
o direct action organizing
o coalition-building
o digital organizing
o storytelling and narrative changing
o art for social justice

If you are unsure if your proposed project fits within the scope, or have any questions, please contact [email protected].

● We will consider proposals that meet the following criteria:
o Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Fiscal sponsors are allowable with accompanying fiscal agent sponsor agreement.
o Organizations that serve and/or engage Asian American populations (including Filipinx American, Southeast Asian American, South Asian American/Desi, Central Asian American, and East Asian American) and/or Pacific Islander populations (including Native Hawaiians, Chamorro, Tongan, Samoan, etc.) in the Chicago Metropolitan Area (defined as Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, or Will Counties).
● Previous AGC grant awards have ranged from $2,000 to $8,000. However, if the proposal shows strong impact potential and/or engages strategic community partnerships to address this issue, the AGC may be open to a larger grant amount.
● The Asian Giving Circle will not support: scholarships or fellowships; private or public educational institutions; religious organizations for religious purposes; political parties or political action committees; capital campaigns or endowments; hospitals; or government or municipal agencies.
● All new and previously funded applicants are welcome to apply as long as they meet the above criteria.

HANA Center
05/26/2017

HANA Center

HANA Center
05/24/2017

HANA Center

04/27/2017
HANA Center

HANA Center

"We are a Powerful Coalition of Immigrant and Communities of Color and We want to Say WE'LL SEE YOU ON MAY 1!"

Join us to March on May Day!!
https://goo.gl/mIIRGL

02/23/2017
Illinois Imagines Chicago

Illinois Imagines Chicago

Excited to share this upcoming #webinar on intersection of #disability and #humantrafficking, featuring our #Chicago Team's own Lydia Joy Sharp from Equip For Equality and #JodyHzskin from International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA). Click to register.

02/16/2017
Illinois Imagines Chicago

Illinois Imagines Chicago

March 1st free webinar by IL Imagines teammate Lydia Sharp with Equip For Equality!

Help #ENDTRAFFICKING.  January is National #Slavery & #HumanTrafficking Prevention Month and the Office on Trafficking i...
01/06/2017
#EndTrafficking Now!

Help #ENDTRAFFICKING. January is National #Slavery & #HumanTrafficking Prevention Month and the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is launching a social media campaign called Look Beneath the Surface to increase awareness of human trafficking violations.
Add your voice and share.

I just supported #EndTrafficking Now! on @ThunderclapIt // @ACFHHS

A STATEMENT BY FEMINIST SCHOLARS ON THE ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
12/30/2016
A STATEMENT BY FEMINIST SCHOLARS ON THE ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

A STATEMENT BY FEMINIST SCHOLARS ON THE ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, a sizeable minority of the U.S. electorate chose to send billionaire Donald Trump, an avowed sexist and an unrepentant racist, who has spent nearly forty years antagonizing vulnerable people, to the White House. Spewing hatred at women, people of color, immigrants, Musl...

We wish you all fun and safe #Holidays :)
12/25/2016

We wish you all fun and safe #Holidays :)

It was a honor and pleasure to be a part of this event to recognize #humanrights.  In these times of change, fear, and c...
12/20/2016
AFIRE Chicago

It was a honor and pleasure to be a part of this event to recognize #humanrights. In these times of change, fear, and concern, is then we must reflect and remember on our shared #humanity. Our shared human rights. Let this be our guide to move forward.

"Given all the harmful political rhetoric deepening divisions between people experiencing oppression, the time is now to create and strengthen connections and to honor human dignity. AFIRE encourages community members to get involved so that together, we can defend the rights of all people."

FYI: our partners at Metropolitan Family Services LAS-VLAN's technical and training partner, National Crime Victim Legal...
12/16/2016

FYI: our partners at Metropolitan Family Services LAS-VLAN's technical and training partner, National Crime Victim Legal Institute (NCVLI), will be conducting a day long training January 17th on enhancing crime victim services. The training will be held at Latham & Watkins (330 N Wabash Ave #2800). Free lunch, CLEs and CEUs will be provided. Pls. RSVP here ASAP as seats are limited: https://vlan.eventbrite.com . Registration closes on Jan. 6.

From United Nations Declaration of Universal #humanrights
12/14/2016

From United Nations Declaration of Universal #humanrights

Illinois Imagines Chicago
11/30/2016

Illinois Imagines Chicago

Share to raise awareness of and show your support of people with disabilities. Dec 3rd, is the United Nations Internation Day of Persons with #Disabilities #idpd. Learn more at www.un.org/disabilities

11/25/2016
AATOP Chicago

AATOP Chicago

Nov 25th is UN logo International Day for the Elimination of #Violence against #Women & #Girls. Make a commitment to stand with women for #equality and #respect. #humanrights, #orangetheworld

Wishing all a happy #thanksgiving.
11/24/2016

Wishing all a happy #thanksgiving.

11/21/2016
UN Women Stories | The real-life tale of a migrant domestic worker

Real life tale of a migrant #domesticwoker. #humanrights, #women, #humantrafficking, #endtrafficking

Snow White is from Karen State, Myanmar. Her father died when she was 11, leaving her responsible for the care of her mother and younger siblings. Lacking op...

DIWA Chicago
11/17/2016
DIWA Chicago

DIWA Chicago

Please join us for a webinar this Friday morning to help clinicians, educators, community organizations and professionals support youth and families feeling high levels of anxiety, despondency, fear, and high emotional stress in these challenging times. Please pass along this invite to your networks!

YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Webinar on Mental Health Resources for Marginalized Youth and Families

Friday, November 18th│11:00AM-12:30PM CST

WITH EXPERT PRESENTERS

Rebecca Ford-Paz, PhD
Coordinating Psychologist, Mood & Anxiety Program│Psychologist, Center for Childhood Resilience
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Co-Chair of the ICTC Ad-Hoc Committee on Refugee/Immigrant Children & Trauma

Willis Francis, LCPC
Director of Clinical Services, Youth and Residential Programs
Heartland Alliance
Co-Chair of the ICTC Ad-Hoc Committee on Refugee/Immigrant Children & Trauma

Q&A Session
OPEN SESSION TO ENTERTAIN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AND SHARE RESOURCES

PURPOSE
Since the elections, calls to Illinois and national mental health hotlines have more than doubled. Children from a variety of marginalized groups are reporting high levels of anxiety, despondency, fear, and high emotional stress. Youth who have been affected include frequently marginalized youth, such as LGBTQ youth and refugee/immigrant and undocumented children and youth, but may not be limited to these groups.

Leaders have mobilized quickly to address this public health crisis and ramp up services to support marginalized children in these most challenging times.

We invite educators, mental healthcare providers, school counselors, and behavioral health personnel to join us for a webinar to discuss mental health resources for these youth, and provide a space to answer questions and share information and ideas.
CO-HOSTED BY
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Center for Childhood Resilience and the Gender and Sex Development Program
Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition and the Ad-Hoc Committee on Refugee/Immigrant Children & Trauma
The Center for Latina/o Mental Health at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Illinois Business Immigration Coalition

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: REGISTER
You must register in order to receive the webinar link. You will receive a confirmation email the morning of the webinar with a link and instructions for viewing the webinar.

For questions, please contact:
Linda Fleener, IBIC│ [email protected]

From our training on Nov 7th at our fab partner Metropolitan Family Services downtown offices.   Thanks to our engaged t...
11/09/2016

From our training on Nov 7th at our fab partner Metropolitan Family Services downtown offices. Thanks to our engaged trainees. Special thanks to o2ur panelists from Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home), Heartland Alliance, Stop-It, and Metropolitan Family Services.

AATOP Chicago
11/07/2016
AATOP Chicago

AATOP Chicago

Join us for our next #FREE training on supporting survivors of child trafficking in #Asian communities on Nov 14th and 15th. Much thanks to our partner Vietnamese Association of Illinois for hosting the training in their #carolstream offices. #free, #training, #humantrafficking, #endtrafficking, #dupagecounty

AATOP Com Adv Board chair, jae jin pak, adds support for the domestic workers bill of rights law at AFIRE Chicago celebr...
11/07/2016

AATOP Com Adv Board chair, jae jin pak, adds support for the domestic workers bill of rights law at AFIRE Chicago celebration

Pics from #Health #Fair hosted by Vietnamese Association of Illinois #VAI on Saturday Oct 22, 2016.Thank you to VAI for ...
10/30/2016

Pics from #Health #Fair hosted by Vietnamese Association of Illinois #VAI on Saturday Oct 22, 2016.

Thank you to VAI for inviting us participate in this inaugural health fair.

Successful event where folks could get #flushots, #bloodpressure screenings and information on many other resources and services.

Pictures by Jae Jin Pak

Pics from #Health #Fair hosted by Vietnamese Association of Illinois #VAI on Saturday Oct 22, 2016.

Thank you to VAI for inviting us participate in this inaugural health fair.

Successful event where folks could get #flushots, #bloodpressure screenings and information on many other resources and services.

Pictures by Jae Jin Pak

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