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Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago was awarded $500,000 between 2017 and 2020, including 5 grants in Chicago Commitment.

$50,000

2020 • 7 months • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1992, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago (AAAJC) is a pan-Asian, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build power in the Asian American community through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity. With this award, AAAJC counters anti-Asian and other discrimination stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic by planning and implementing a series of locally-led bystander intervention trainings for community members to address hate incidents.

$75,000

2019 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1992, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago (AAAJC) is a pan-Asian, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build power in the Asian American community through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity. With this award, AAAJC supports three grassroots leadership programs: one for immigrant youth, one for adult refugees, and one for community members at large.

$200,000

2018 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1992, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago (AAAJC) is a pan-Asian, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower the Asian American community through advocacy by utilizing research, education, and coalition-building. With this award, AAAJC expands the activities of two existing leadership programs, one for Asian American youth and one for immigrant and refugee adults. It also allocates funds to support general operations, enabling it to respond to rapidly changing immigration laws and policies affecting the diverse Asian American immigrant population in the Chicago metropolitan region.

$50,000

2017 • 9 months

Founded in 1992, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago is a pan-Asian, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower the Asian American community through advocacy by utilizing research, education, and coalition-building. With this award, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago offers information workshops and legal screening to Asian American immigrant communities across the greater Chicago metropolitan area facing aggressive federal immigration enforcement policies. The organization educates immigrants and their families on changes to law and policy that may render some subject to deportation, and on to bars on entry to the United State for refugees and individuals from certain nationals. It helps Asian American residents of the Chicago area understand their legal rights, obtain legal screening, and prepare emergency plans.

$125,000

2017 • 1 year, 5 months • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1992, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago (AAAJC) is a pan-Asian, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower the Asian American community through advocacy by conducting public education. With this award, AAAJC expands the activities of two existing leadership programs, one for Asian American youth and one for immigrant and refugee adults. The programs provide training to equip participants with the tools to engage in grassroots organizing and advocacy. AAAJC's goal is to enhance Asian American civic participation around issues of racial justice and immigrant integration.

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