Beyond the Model MINORITY 2018 | ASIAN AMERICAN FEDERATION
The Asian American Federation will be holding the Beyond the Model Minority Conference and Dinner Reception on Thursday, June 21st. The Conference will be held from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at The Masonic Hall NYC, and the Reception will be from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at The Pierre.
“The Asian American Federation’s mission is to raise the influence and well-being of the pan-Asian American community through research, policy advocacy, public awareness, and organizational development.
Through the Beyond the Model Minority Conference and Dinner Reception, the Asian American Federation will focus on dispelling the model minority myth that has stymied the pan-Asian American community in countless ways by offering a close examination of key topics impacting our community.”
There is a special rate from AAF for those working in the non-profit sector:
- Table of 10: $3500
- Individual Conference Ticket: $175
- Individual Dinner Ticket: $350
- Conference + Dinner Ticket: $455
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 21, 2015
Howard Shih, (212) 344-5878, x219 email@example.com
Report shows imbalance in City’s contract awards and dollars to Asian American organizations.
WHO: Asian American Federation
WHAT: The Asian American Federation will release a new analysis of contracts issued by New York City’s social service agencies for the past 13 years. The report will show that despite Asians now making up close to 15% of New York City’s population, the contract dollars received to serve the Asian American community is less than 1.4% of the contracts and only 3% of the contract dollars given by city agencies.
WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 26TH, AT 11 AM
WHERE: Asian American Federation Conference Room
120 Wall Street, 9th Floor
- Linda Lee, Korean Community Services of Metro. New York
- Shao-Chee Sim, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
- Hong Shing Lee, CMP
- Mohammad Razvi, Council of Peoples Organization
- Grace Shim, Minkwon Center for Community Action
- Tenzing Chadotsang, Chhaya Community Development Corporation
RSVP by no later than Tuesday, May 26th, at 8 AM. RSVP is required for security desk purposes.
New York City. The Board of Directors of the Asian American Federation (AAF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jo-Ann Yoo as Executive Director, effective September 1, 2014. Ms. Yoo’s appointment is the culmination of a strategic review by the AAF Board. Ms. Yoo previously served as the interim Executive Director at the AAF since January, and was the Managing Director of Community Services since October 2011.
“We are excited to have Jo-Ann take the leadership helm at the Federation,” said George Wang, AAF’s Board Chair. “Jo-Ann brings years of grassroots advocacy, program development, and fundraising experience, which will be immensely helpful in building the next phase of the Federation,” continued Wang.
“I am honored to be named as the Federation’s next Executive Director,” said Jo-Ann Yoo. “I am committed to building upon the legacy of Cao O. I look forward to forging stronger relationships with our member agencies, funders and other partners, and supporting their efforts to serve some of the most vulnerable residents of our City,” added Yoo.
Ms. Yoo succeeds Mr. Cao K. O, the Founder and Executive Director who stepped down last year after 23 years of service. Prior to the Federation, Ms. Yoo served as the Director of Community Building & Organizing, and the Special Assistant to the Executive Director at Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), and as the Administrative and Special Projects Director at the New York Immigration Coalition.
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The Asian American Federation (AAF) is a 501©(3) organization representing a network of community service agencies in the Northeast working in the fields of health & human services, education, economic development, civic participation, and social justice. AAF seeks to raise the influence and well-being of the Pan-Asian American community through research, policy advocacy, public awareness and organizational development.
From our friends at the Asian American Federation comes this announcement:
The Asian American Federation is preparing a first ever national report to examine changes in demographics and socioeconomic status of Asian American children. The report will help us better understand the characteristics and growth of Asian American children, identify family support, as well as financial, educational and health related needs.
A conference to discuss the report’s findings, policy implications and philanthropic responses will be held:
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time Warner Center, New York City
8:00am breakfast & registration
This full day event will include continental breakfast, plenary sessions, concurrent workshops and a networking reception. Discussion topics include:
- Early childhood development including health disparities and access to care
- Health policy that promotes healthy children in Asian American communities
- Social policy towards working poor families
- Education policy to promote academic success for at-risk youth
- Depression and suicide among adolescent females
- Philanthropy as an advocacy tool