National CAPACD

National CAPACD National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) is the first national advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the housing, community, and economic development needs of diverse and growing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
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Mission: National CAPACD is a progressive coalition of local organizations that advocate for and organize in low-income AAPI communities and neighborhoods. We strengthen and mobilize our members to build power nationally and further our vision of economic and social justice for all.

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Koreatown Youth and Community Center
11/22/2020

Koreatown Youth and Community Center

KOREATOWN STANDS—KYCC’s 19th Annual Benefit Concert is almost here and it's VIRTUAL! On Thurs., Dec. 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., KYCC invites you to slip into your favorite pajamas or get ready for a night out in your living room. Our virtual concert will be filled with inspirational music, comedic laughs and more! #virtualconcert #koreatown #losangeles #KYCCLA

11/20/2020
Friends of Little Saigon - Seattle

Congratulations to Friends of Little Saigon - Seattle on the opening of their new Creative Space!

Watch the video below to learn more and keep an eye out for more soon!

After years of visioning and many months of planning, the Friends of Little Saigon is excited to announce the opening of Little Saigon Creative space, located at 1227 S Weller St.

Take a moment to listen to FLS staff as they discuss the importance of having a community space and what the Little Saigon Creative means to them as Vietnamese Americans. We will share two more videos this week, featuring FLS board members and the duo behind Hello Em Cafe.

This year and the months to come will be challenging for our neighborhood and community. Friends of Little Saigon remains a resource for community programming and small business assistance. Please consider making a year-end donation at www.flsseattle.org/donate.

https://youtu.be/xlP2TJTgav4

Pacific Islander Community Association
11/19/2020

Pacific Islander Community Association

Here’s a few reminders from our PICA-WA family to you and yours as we head into this cold season together. Remember, it’s not for forever, but we must collectively do this now so that we may enjoy the full richness of each other’s company, especially the most vulnerable of us, in the near future. Wishing you all abundant health and wellness, Pasifika family! #COVID19

"Our youth are our future leaders and in this critical moment, we must do everything in our power to build a supportive ...
11/19/2020
Through the Lens of a South Asian Immigrant Youth During the Pandemic

"Our youth are our future leaders and in this critical moment, we must do everything in our power to build a supportive ecosystem in which they can thrive." National CAPACD CITC Fellow Seema Choudhary writes of the unwavering support her organization South Asian Youth Action - SAYA has provided their community this year.

Seema Choudhary's op-ed on the realities that South Asian immigrant youth and families have been facing daily during the COVID-19 pandemic, and SAYA's response to their hardships, was recently featured on Shelterforce!

Focusing on one of SAYA's own, Choudhary recounts Sarah's experiences, “'In this pandemic, I was facing a family dilemma. SAYA supported me by giving advice and holding one-on-one meetings,' Sarah says. During one of her online sessions, Sarah learned that SAYA has access to an emergency fund available to youth, their families, and the overall community in times of high need. On her next check-in call, Sarah was relieved to learn that her immigration status did not affect her ability to apply. With her facilitator’s help, she quickly applied for and received the $800 her family needed within a week—just in time to pay the bills and purchase enough groceries for the month. To date, SAYA has been able to award $50,000 to 33 families during the pandemic with a limit of around $1,000 awarded to each family in need."

Read the full article here:
https://shelterforce.org/2020/11/16/through-the-lens-of-a-south-asian-immigrant-youth-in-queens-nyc-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

The federal government must allocate funds toward mental health counseling for youth and increase access to resources for immigrant families.

Congratulations to Chinese-American Planning Council on their hard work and dedication to their community! Thank you for...
11/19/2020

Congratulations to Chinese-American Planning Council on their hard work and dedication to their community! Thank you for your care and for keeping your community well-stocked!

CPC Queens Community Services and CPC Brooklyn Community Services distributed turkeys and meals to our community members. Thank you to Zellnor Myrie 米维 for NYS Senate, Assembly Member Peter Abbate Jr., Queens DA Melinda Katz, Council Member Peter Koo, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Councilman Justin Brannan, and partners like the Flushing Chinese Business Association, Glow Community Center, Lions Club, Send Chinatown Love, Wing Hing Restaurant, Metroplus, Ayuda Mutua de Brooklyn del Sur/South Brooklyn Mutual Aid, and more for their generosity!

November is Sikh Heritage Month in California! In its honor, Jakara Movement will be hosting a webinar on Zoom this Thur...
11/18/2020

November is Sikh Heritage Month in California! In its honor, Jakara Movement will be hosting a webinar on Zoom this Thursday, November 19th at 5:30pm. Make sure to join!

Zoom ID: 897 8345 4749

In appreciation of November being Sikh Heritage Month in California, we are partnering with Elk Grove Unified School District to present a Sikh Heritage Month webinar for all of the parents, teachers and administrators. You are also invited!

The webinar will be held over Zoom on this Thursday, November 19th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Our staff will present some background on Sikhs and our history in California and we will also have some of our Sikh Honors and Service Society (SHSS) students present on the initiatives that they have been championing through our SHSS Elk Grove chapters. @sheldon.shss @shssfranklinhigh

Zoom ID: 897 8345 4749

Humbows Not Hotels
11/18/2020

Humbows Not Hotels

Call to action! Help return Keiro to community control!

For 40+ years, Keiro provided care for Asian & POC elders who weren’t served by mainstream orgs. It was closed and sold to a private developer last year — part of a familiar pattern of predatory development and gentrification. But our friends at King County Equity Now Coalition have a plan to return Keiro to community ownership and control. They need to raise $13.8 million to buy back the property so that it can be used for affordable housing, social services, and cultural & community space, not luxury development. The City has played an active role in the gentrification of the Central District and the CID, and they should play an active role in funding this Black-led proposal for community self-determination.

City Council is determining their budget this week. They need to hear that the Chinatown-ID community stands with Black organizers’ proposal to continue Keiro’s legacy of service and care for BIPOC communities, so email today. (And if you haven’t already, make sure to tell them #NoNewCops too!)

Email template and more information here: https://humbowsnothotels.wordpress.com/2020/11/18/return-keiro-to-community-control/

Tenants Rights Workshop! Taking place November 24 in both English and Spanish. RSVP in English here: https://www.eventbr...
11/18/2020

Tenants Rights Workshop! Taking place November 24 in both English and Spanish.

RSVP in English here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/housing-webinar-heat-and-hot-water-tickets-129321824057

RSVP in Spanish here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taller-de-vividenda-calefaccion-y-agua-caliente-tickets-129316943459

Know your rights! We're hosting two more virtual workshops to make sure tenants know what to do if they're deprived of heat and hot water in the cold winter months. Both sessions are November 24. The English workshop is at 6 p.m. The Spanish workshop at 7 p.m. You can RSVP here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/housing-webinar-heat-and-hot-water-tickets-129321824057?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

And please see the flyers in English and Spanish for more details.

Chinese American Service League
11/18/2020

Chinese American Service League

COO Jered Pruitt took part in a National CAPACD town hall discussion to share some of CASL's recent developments in data-informed practices. #NonProfitLeadership #VirtualTownHall #CAPACD

Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW)
11/17/2020

Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW)

Yesterday we learned very little to nothing new during the Boston City Council - police overtime hearing. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4KsB5MY5rI. The BPD gets to come into a hearing pretending to know nothing, prepping nothing and saying nothing - how is that not a complete abuse of power? Contrast that with community organizers who pour hundreds to thousands of hours researching, outreaching, creating strategic plans and building and caring for each other. In the same breath we are expected to know everything about issues that are killing our communities while being treated like we know nothing and our demands being cast aside as if they weren't grounded in immense research! BPD left the hearing before community testimony began - we waited for 3.5 hours to respond and say our piece and the cops left.

So family, it's time to ramp up how we build power and completely reject this kind of abuse!! We are not only organizing against policing but organizing for systems and infrastructure that are for the people, by the people. If you would like to send in written testimony to the police overtime hearing - please email your testimony by tomorrow Nov 18th to [email protected].

Below are ways to channel your energy into action!! Join us in demanding Decarceration for incarcerated communities who are being dehumanized and completely ignored in a horrifying COVID crisis and No Cost Calls to keep incarcerated people and their families connected! Let's also take a moment to celebrate that both amendments (on the Senate and House of Reps side) to increase $$ to Department of Correction has been STOPPED!

Thank you for spending time and engaging in this work - you are needed!!!

Join Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese in Springdale, AR, and help out families in need this Thanksgiving!
11/17/2020

Join Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese in Springdale, AR, and help out families in need this Thanksgiving!

VietLead
11/16/2020

VietLead

📣 SIGN AND SHARE THE PETITION TO BRING HIEU AND 400 OTHER IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES #HomeForTheHolidays 📣

SIGN AND SHARE: bit.ly/BringHieuHomePetition

SIGN AND SHARE: bit.ly/BringHieuHomePetition

SIGN AND SHARE: bit.ly/BringHieuHomePetition

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Today is the first day of our Week of Action to #BringHieuHome and #FreeThemAll from Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, NJ! Join us by signing and sharing our petition to #BringHieuHomeForTheHolidays and to free the 400 other immigrants and refugees who are detained at Essex, which is a COVID-19 hotbed.

PETITION: bit.ly/BringHieuHomePetition

Full toolkit with actions, graphics, and more information on our campaign and the Week of Action: bit.ly/BRINGHIEUHOME

Since its establishment in 1994, the Thai Community Development Center has been involved in many projects addressing the...
11/16/2020

Since its establishment in 1994, the Thai Community Development Center has been involved in many projects addressing the multifaceted needs of Thai immigrants and the communities they live in.

Thai CDC has facilitated the designation of the one and only Thai Town in the world located in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and founded the Thai New Year's Day Songkran Festival. Thai CDC aims to create a thriving community by creating businesses and jobs, developing decent and affordable housing, and revitalizing public space. Thai CDC serves economically disadvantaged populations including immigrants, low-wage workers, and victims of human trafficking. In fact, the famed El Monte Slavery Case, the first case of modern day slavery in the United States, was vigorously fought by Thai CDC and their human rights allies until justice was achieved for the victims.

Thank you​ for renewing your membership and remaining a vital part of National CAPACD this #MembershipMonday! As a member of National CAPACD, your organization will be part of a strong coalition that leads on housing and economic justice issues affecting AAPIs, and low-income communities of color. Visit our website at https://www.nationalcapacd.org/members/become-a-national-capacd-member/ to learn about all of our exciting benefits for this year and fill out an application at https://bit.ly/joinCAPACD to renew your membership today!

Become a volunteer for the Georgia Runoff Elections! Physical locations limited to Atlanta, GA. Sign up at https://bit.l...
11/16/2020

Become a volunteer for the Georgia Runoff Elections!
Physical locations limited to Atlanta, GA. Sign up at https://bit.ly/CPACSRunoffVolunteer

CPACS is looking for volunteers to help let our community members know about the upcoming Runoff Elections in Georgia and remind them to vote! Volunteer to help our team with making phone calls, send text messages, write postcards, and exit poll. All volunteer opportunities are NONPARTISAN.

Sign up at https://bit.ly/CPACSRunoffVolunteer

Chhaya Community Development Corporation
11/15/2020

Chhaya Community Development Corporation

📅 Mark your calendars for our end of year #holiday soiree.

Details on the #virtual event to follow soon. In the meantime, follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @chhayacdc as well as on LinkedIn at Chhaya Community Development Corporation for more updates.

Book Giveaway for Houston, TX!
11/13/2020

Book Giveaway for Houston, TX!

Join us next week for a Book Giveaway! Our AmeriCorps national service members will be distributing free books for community members. Come through our drive-thru distribution to get a bag of books for the whole family. Questions? Contact Vanessa Iwen, [email protected].

Daya Houston
11/13/2020

Daya Houston

December 1, 2020 is #GivingTuesday. Facebook will be matching all donations received through social media campaigns led by individual supporters like you! This year, we are focusing on ensuring access to technology for all Daya clients. Since the pandemic, a phone or a laptop has literally become a necessity to stay connected to the outside world. For Daya clients, access to technology allows them to safely continue their services at Daya, contact lawyers, and stay connected to their support networks. Through Daya’s new technology access initiative, we are raising funds so that all Daya clients can be provided private cell phones, prepaid phone cards, and laptops to continue their services safely while social distancing.

We hope you'll use your voice to raise much-needed funds that empower survivors to reclaim safety for themselves and their children. We're asking that each of you create a personal fundraiser on Facebook. Please link Daya as the recipient so the money you raise in your networks is matched! https://www.facebook.com/daya.houston/

Use this photo as your cover photo and follow us as we share more information on what your dollars can do.

11/12/2020
Caribbean Equality Project

Caribbean Equality Project

South Asian and Indo-Caribbean immigrant familles, teachers, and students across NYC are counting on the New York City Council to light the way to make #Diwali⁠⁠ a public school holiday. We are standing with our community to demand Speaker Corey Johnson call #Reso146 to a vote this month. #DiwaliNYC

Cc: Speaker Corey Johnson, Daniel Dromm, Mark Treyger, Adrienne Eadie Adams, UFT - United Federation of Teachers, Council of School Supervisors & Administrators

CAPI USA
11/12/2020

CAPI USA

Thank you to the UCare Foundation for their grant award of $50,000 for initiatives that will sustain COVID community coordination activities for our Hmong, Vietnamese, Lao and East Indian community members. We are grateful for your support! #ThankfulThursday

Asian Services In Action - ASIA
11/12/2020

Asian Services In Action - ASIA

Just twelve more days until the extended deadline! We are proud to give young refugees and immigrants an opportunity to receive a monetary scholarship towards their aspiring health careers. On how to apply, please go to asiaohio.org/scholarship,

HAP
11/11/2020

HAP

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all the men and women who have served this country. We are proud to recognize all the brave veterans in our community.

11/11/2020
CA Domestic Workers Coalition

CA Domestic Workers Coalition

We are speaking at the #FutureofWorkCommission today! California Governor Gavin Newsom, your veto of #SB1257 upholds a legacy of exclusion and violence against black and brown working people. We will come back stronger to keep defending the health and dignity of domestic workers and look forward to working with you Julie A. Su California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

How can art and culture be a catalyst for us to envision a different world that is grounded in social justice and libera...
11/10/2020

How can art and culture be a catalyst for us to envision a different world that is grounded in social justice and liberation? The artists, collectives, and cultural workers featured in "Imagining De-Gentrified Futures" provide a counter perspective to the dominant narrative that artists have only been complicit vanguards in gentrification.

THIS THURS 11/12 at 6:30pm EST via ZOOM
"Artist Talk: Envisioning Housing Futurisms"
RSVP here: https://bit.ly/apexarttalk

Featuring: Betty Yu, Sandra de la Loza, Rasheedah Phillips of Black Quantum Futurism, Tomie Arai of Chinatown Art Brigade 唐人街藝術隊/ 唐人街艺术队, and Robin Holder.

THIS THURS 11/12 at 6:30pm EST via ZOOM
"Artist Talk: Envisioning Housing Futurisms"
RSVP here: https://bit.ly/apexarttalk

Please join me and the amazing artists who are featured in "Imagining De-Gentrified Futures" a group exhibition I curated (that is online and in-person) at apexart in (Tribeca) NYC.

Description: How can art and culture be a catalyst for us to envision a different world that is grounded in social justice and liberation? The artists, collectives, and cultural workers featured in "Imagining De-Gentrified Futures" provide a counter perspective to the dominant narrative that artists have only been complicit vanguards in gentrification. These highlighted artists and cultural workers are disrupting that narrative through creative approaches, artistic expressions and community collaborations that boldly put forth a vision for a de-gentrified future.

Featuring: Betty Yu, Sandra de la Loza, Rasheedah Phillips of Black Quantum Futurism, Tomie Arai of Chinatown Art Brigade 唐人街藝術隊/ 唐人街艺术队, and Robin Holder.

This event is in conjunction with Imagining De-gentrified Futures, an exhibition curated by Betty Yu and on view at apexart and online November 5 - December 19, 2020.
www.apexart.org/yu.php

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1628 16th St NW # 4
Washington D.C., DC
20009

General information

National CAPACD was founded in 1999 by established community development practitioners to be a voice for the community development needs of AAPI communities and to strengthen the capacity of community based organizations to create neighborhoods of hope and opportunities. In February 2010, National CAPACD was designated as the first and only AAPI-serving HUD housing counseling intermediary.

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Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00

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