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Skyline College Clubs and Learning Communities
National and Global Organizations
The Asian American Foundation
With the mission to:
"To serve the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in their pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination, slander, and violence."
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) advocates for an America in which all Americans can benefit equally from, and contribute to, the American dream. The organization’s mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO, is the first and only national organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers, most of who are union members, and allies advancing worker, immigrant and civil rights.
Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment. The organization collect stories of harassment, train people to respond to, intervene in, and heal from harassment and many more. Sign up for the trainings here
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Japanese American Citizens League/ JACL
Founded in 1929, the JACL is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The JACL monitors and responds to issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly to the Asian Pacific American Community.
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), is a coalition of 37 national Asian Pacific American organizations around the country. It serves to represent the interests of the greater Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for AA and NHPI issues.
Stop Street Harassment
"Stop Street Harassment (SSH) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide. It conducts research, fund a national hotline, work on local, national and international campaigns and run an informational website."
Stop Street Harassment (SSH)
Stop Street Harassment (SSH) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide. We conduct research, fund a national hotline, work on local, national and international campaigns and run an informational website.
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Bay Area Organizations
AAPI Women Lead
and #ImReady Movement aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls. It’s goal is to challenge and help end the intersections of violence against and within our communities. We do this work in solidarity with other communities of color.
Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
ASATA, the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, is a San Francisco Bay Area all-volunteer group working to educate, organize, and empower the Bay Area South Asian communities to end violence, oppression, racism and exploitation within and against our diverse communities.
Asian and Pacific Islander Equality - Northern California (APIENC)
APIENC builds queer and transgender Asian and Pacific Islander power to amplify our voices and increase the visibility of our communities. Through organizing in the Bay Area, we inspire and train grassroots leaders, transform our values from scarcity to abundance, and partner with organizations to sustain a vibrant movement ecosystem.
Asian Refugees United
ARU builds intergenerational and inter-ethnic power for positive lasting change through sharing art, healing, culture and political engagement. Started in 2007 as a project of Forward Together, ARU addresses workers’ rights and community health issues by building the voice, visibility and power of Bhutanese and Vietnamese immigrants and refugees in East Oakland.
The Center for Asian American Media
The Center for Asian American Media is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. For 40 years, CAAM has exposed audiences to new voices and communities, advancing our collective understanding of the American experience through programs specifically designed to engage the Asian American community and the public at large
The Center (Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California)
The Center (Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California) strives to meet the evolving needs of the community through offering programs, affordable services and facility usage.
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice.
Filipino Community Center
Founded in 2004, the Filipino Community Center is dedicated to providing a safe space where Filipino families can access services, receive support, and build community. It fosters and develops community empowerment, grassroots leadership, advocacy, and organizing to address the immediate and long term issues of our communities locally, and in the Philippines.
Korean American Community of San Francisco & Bay Area
Korean American Community of San Francisco & Bay Area assists all Korean Americans in San Francisco and the Bay Area promote the cultural, social, educational, and economic progress of Korean-American.
Korean Community Center of the East Bay
The Organization’s mission is to empower immigrants in the Bay Area through access to education, services, resources and advocacy. It is a bridge helping individuals get needed resources at critical moments in their lives. The Organization’s vision is a world where immigrants and refugees thrive in an inclusive and equitable society and everyone has access to basic health care, housing, work and can be part of a safe, healthy and thriving community.
Lao Family Community Development
Providing financial and social services to the Lao, Mien, and Hmong communities and other ethnic groups.
One Myanmar Community
One Myanmar Community (OMC) (formerly known as Burmese Youth Association (BYA)) was founded on October 12, 2007 by a group of Myanmar students and friends from San Francisco Bay Area to empower the Myanmar community, to bridge between Myanmar and non-Myanmar organizations, to support education and career networking for new immigrants and youths from Myanmar (Burma), and to promote all Myanmar ethnic cultures to international community.
Southeast Asian Development Center
The Southeast Asian Development Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting children, youth and families from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam out of poverty. Our services are structured around providing low-income and vulnerable Southeast Asian Americans with basic needs and skills critical to building successful futures.
The organization’s mission is to foster a healthy, thriving and self-sufficient Southeast Asian American community.
The Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB)
The Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB) has been a refuge and resource for low-income, South-East Asians and other underrepresented immigrant communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. VACCEB provides a variety of support services including access to nutritional meals, senior programs, housing assistance, immigration legal and education services, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and employment development. Our programs are designed to provide our clients and their families the support they need to become self-sufficient within a year after their arrival to the United States.