FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4/9/2010

CONTACT: Sonja Choi
2123445878, Ext:23
sonja.choi@aafederation.org


ASIAN AMERICAN FEDERATION GRANTS OVER $500,000 TO COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE NORTHEAST FOR CENSUS 2010

As part of its major census outreach initiative, Census 2010 Community Engagement Campaign, the Asian American Federation grants over half a million dollars to Asian community based organizations in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia

NEW YORK- Since its outset at the end of 2009, the Asian American Federation’s Census 2010 Community Engagement Campaign, has partnered with over 30 community based organizations in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia for Census 2010 outreach and promotion. In total, the Federation has granted $543,000 to its partner agencies to raise awareness and urge its community members to participate in this year’s census. Federation Executive Director, Cao O says “our partner agencies across the region have intensified their outreach efforts in recent weeks. Over 10 agencies are conducting phone banking and/or neighborhood canvassing to encourage residents to participate in the census. ” Additionally, the Federation partners are operating more than a dozen in-language hotlines for those who need further help in completing the form.

The Asian American Federation’s Census 2010 Community Engagement Campaign grant recipients are-

Citywide Student Poster Contest administered by APEX (New York) $90,000
Asian Americans for Equality (New York) $40,000
Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (New York)$5,000
Asian Women's Christian Association (Bergen County)$10,000
Brooklyn Chinese-American Association (New York)$26,000
Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia)$10,000
Chinese American Women's Sisterhood Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia)$5,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades (New York) $12,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades – Philadelphia Branch (Philadelphia)$10,000
Chinese Club of West New York (Buffalo, NY)$5,000
Chinese-American Planning Council (New York)$30,000
Council of Peoples Organization (New York)$30,000
Damayan Migrant Workers Association (New York)$12,000
Family in Touch (Bergen County)$5,000
FGS Korean Community Center (Bergen County)$5,000
Greater Philadelphia Korean American Census Complete Count Committee (Philadelphia)$5,000
Indochina Sino-American Community Center (New York)$25,000
International Institute of Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)$5,000
Japanese American Association of New York (New York)$15,000
Japanese American Social Services Inc. (New York)$10,000
Korean American Census Task Force of New York & New Jersey (New York & New Jersey)$25,000
Korean American Family Services Center (New York)$10,000
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (New York)$25,000
MinKwon Center for Community Action (New York)$25,000
National Federation of Filipino American Associations - Region 1 (Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia )$5,000
Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League (Hudson County)$10,000
Philippine American Friendship Committee (Hudson County)$5,000
South Asian Americans Leading Together (Philadelphia & New Jersey)$20,000
Chhaya CDC, Adhikaar, SEVA, South Asian Youth Action, South Asian Council for Social Services (New York)$63,000

TOTAL $543,000

The Federation’s campaign brings together an ethnically diverse group of community organizations to conduct community outreach & education on Census 2010, as well as, providing those organizations with an unprecedented level of funding support and census training.

For additional information about the Federation’s Census 2010 Community Engagement Campaign, please contact Sonja Choi at (212)344-5878 ext.23 or sonja.choi@aafederation.org.

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Established in 1989, the Asian American Federation is a nonprofit umbrella organization of over 40 community service agencies. The Federation’s mission is to advance the civic voice and well-being of Asian Americans. Our areas of focus include health & human services, education, economic opportunity, civic participation, social justice, and strengthening community nonprofits.