Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC)
APICAT began organizing as a community coalition in 1997 to address tobacco control issues in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Starting with a core group of community leaders, the coalition has grown to over 25 partners in the past several years. APICAT addresses tobacco control issues within the AAPI community by supporting culturally appropriate prevention, education, and cessation efforts with adults, youth and families. APICAT is also committed to eliminating health disparities impacting diverse communities.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is a national nonprofit founded in 1991 to protect civil and human rights. As a national advocate for Asian Americans based in Washington, D.C., we serve our country’s newest American community by promoting justice for all Americans, empowering our communities, bringing local and national constituencies together, and ensuring Asian Americans are able to fully participate in our democracy. Rooted in the dreams of immigrants and inspired by the promise of opportunity, Advancing Justice | AAJC advocates for an America in which all Americans are able to equally benefit from, and contribute to, the American dream.
The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) is dedicated to promoting equitable access to culturally competent and linguistically accessible health and human services, economic development for small businesses, civil and human rights, equal access to education and other concerns of Asian Pacific Americans, including immigrants, refugees, and citizens, in Washington State.
The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) honors the heritage of the Issei (first–generation Japanese) who came to the United States, and particularly to Bainbridge Island, to make a new life for themselves and their children. We hope to promote a better understanding of the diversity of our nation by sharing their history, customs, and values. BIJAC is dedicated to preserving and sharing an accurate historical record through oral histories and an outreach educational program. BIJAC's principal focus is the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial to honor those forced to leave their homes during World War II. Joining BIJAC in this project are local, county, state, and federal governments, [...]
Founded in 1895 in San Francisco, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance has over 100 years of history of continuous existence serving in a dual role as a social club and as a national non-partisan activist for Chinese American empowerment and community service.
COMMUNITY Little Saigon is the social, economic, and cultural hub of the Vietnamese community in the Puget Sound region. In the 30 years since the first group of Vietnamese businesses took root in this area, Little Saigon has become a vibrant and vital part of the Vietnamese community as well as the International District. Prior to the arrival of the first wave of Vietnamese refugees fleeing oppression after the Fall of Saigon, the area directly east of Chinatown was a largely abandoned and unproductive neighborhood full of blight and crime. Today, Little Saigon serves over 40,000 Vietnamese-Americans from all over the Puget Sound region. There are about 100 businesses in [...]
Hepatitis B is a disease that disproportionately affects the Asian and Pacific Islander communities and other refugee and immigrant communities. To address this issue, a coalition comprised of various stakeholders directly involved in providing hepatitis related care and service to the at-risk communities was created. Formerly known as the WA State Asian Pacific Islander Hepatitis B Task Force (APITF), the Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington (HBCW) was created in 1997. Since 2013, ICHS has assumed the responsibility of leading and maintaining the work of the coalition. The coalition is committed to increasing awareness about hepatitis B in the aforementioned communities. COALITION’S STRATEGIES INCREASE HEPATITIS B AWARENESS: Increasing awareness about hepatitis B [...]
InterIm CDA promotes resiliency in Asian, Pacific Islander, immigrant, and refugee communities through culturally and linguistically responsive community building. Who We Are We are a nonprofit affordable housing and community development organization based in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. InterIm CDA provides multi-lingual, culturally competent housing-related and community building services to Asian, Pacific Islander, and immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle. What We Do We provide housing services and real estate development, building low-income housing projects and mixed-use projects. We provide asset building services to residents of two of our apartment complexes and clients we serve. We advocate on behalf of our clients and low-income people, particularly those living in the Chinatown/International [...]
The Seattle Chapter JACL has been unafraid to tackle difficult and, often, controversial issues related to the wartime experience of our community and other civil rights issues. The exceptional pioneers who sustained our organization during one of the most difficult periods in US history laid a strong foundation for the work of future generations of Japanese Americans who believe strongly in the principles of justice, equality and fair play. Rest assured, the Seattle Chapter is well prepared to carry on the proud tradition established by our noble and courageous predecessors. As we anticipate the challenges of the new millennium, the organization is grateful and energized by the emergence of a [...]