Every year, Project by Project selects a non-profit partner based on a theme or issue that addresses current needs in the Asian American community. Check out these amazing organizations that we partnered up with and the themes we have focused on!
2018 Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay
This year, we are partnering with the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay! VACCEB has a 20+ year history of providing quality service to low-income, refugee and immigrant populations and their families. They aim to support the needs of refugees and immigrants through educational, cultural, and social services while promoting economic self-sufficiency. The primary population they service are South East Asians, coming from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Bhutan, and Burma. However, VACCEB also supports smaller populations such as Ethiopian, Afghans, Yemenis, and Cameroon.
Learn more about VACCEB by visiting their website! http://www.vacceb.net/
2016 API Equality Northern California
We are proud and excited to partner with API Equality Northern California (APIENC). Founded in 2004, APIENC aims to build LGBTQ API power to amplify voices and increase visibility of their communities. Through organizing, they inspire and train leaders, establish intergenerational connections, and document and disseminate their histories.
PbP SF will work with APIENC to develop effective strategies to enhance its capacity to better serve the LGBTQ API community.
To learn more about APIENC, please visit their website: http://www.apiequalitync.org
2015 Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC)
CCDC’s mission is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. It is a 38-year-old place-based community development organization serving Chinatown and other low income neighborhoods. CCDC plays the roles of neighborhood advocates, community organizers, planners, developers, and managers of affordable housing, serving over 4,000 residents annually.
CCDC currently manages more than 2,000 units of affordable at 25 sites throughout San Francisco. In addition to developing and rehabilitating affordable housing, CCDC provides culturally and linguistically appropriate support services, civic engagement and leadership development training for youth and adults, housing counseling, and policy advocacy. Chinatown Community Development Center builds and preserves neighborhood assets and sustainable communities for low income residents. It also provides ongoing support and technical assistance to tenant-based, grassroots organizations in San Francisco.
For more information visit Chinatown Community Development Center’s website at http://www.chinatowncdc.org/
2014 Asian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS)
Asian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) is a East-Bay based non-profit organization that provides multilingual and multi-cultural services in behavioral health care, developmental disabilities services, youth counseling, and family support services. ACMHS was founded 40 years ago as the first organization to provide mental health services to the growing low income Asian and Pacific Islander (API) immigrant community in Alameda County. It has now grown to a staff of more than 100 that serves over 3000 persons per year. Mental health stigma is still one of the biggest challenges facing the API community. ACMHS aims to provide outreach through education on wellness practices and improve access to culturally competent services. Through prevention and early intervention programs, ACMHS reaches a wide range of age groups and provides counseling, youth programs, and peer assistance networks.
For more information visit Asian Community Mental Health Services’ website at http://www.acmhs.org/
2013 Kearny Street Workshop (KSW)
Founded in 1972, during the height of the Asian American cultural movement, Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is the oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization in the country. Offering classes and workshops, salons, and student presentations, as well as professionally curated and produced exhibitions, performances, readings, and screenings, KSW makes artists out of community members and community members out of artists. For the past 43 years, KSW has nurtured creative spirit, offered an important platform for new voices to be heard, and connected artists with community. Their mission is to present, produce, and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities.
2012 Project by Project (PbP)
2012 marks the 15th anniversary for Project by Project nationally. To commemorate this momentous occasion, the theme and non-profit partner this year will be us – Project by Project. In 2012 we will focus on further branding ourselves as a significant player within the San Francisco non-profit community by raising money and awareness for PbP. We will reinforce the idea that PbP not only helps local Pan-Asian non-profits in need, but also motivates and mobilizes young professionals to serve this cause. Additionally, we will continue our service to the Pan-Asian community and our past partners of APA Family Support Services and OASES.
2011 Oakland Asian Student Education Services (OASES)
OASES was established in 1983 and empowers students from low-income households through education, mentorship, and service in order to strengthen the Oakland community. OASES has multiple programs that provide youth with opportunities not often offered at their schools including peer leadership, environmental education, diversity education, financial literacy, and the arts. All of OASES’ services are intended for students in Oakland’s Unified School District with limited resources from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
2010 APA Family Support Services (APA)
Founded in 1987, APA Family Support Services promotes healthy Asian/Pacific Islander children and families by providing family support services to prevent child abuse and domestic violence. APA accomplishes this through providing prevention, early/crisis intervention, and clinical treatment services.