IMPACT AWARDS

June 27, 2024 at The Pierre NYC

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Empowering New York’s Asian American Community Since 1989

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Immigrant Integration

Empowering New Americans

All Asian American immigrants deserve a chance to achieve their dreams in America. With 70 percent of 1.3 million Asian New Yorkers being foreign-born, AAF is committed to providing Asian immigrants with opportunities to learn skills that allow them to thrive and integrate easily into American life.

AAF provides resources for new Americans to acquire expertise such as job skills, English language classes, workshops for parents and children, and training to improve physical and mental wellness, to help them assimilate into, and navigate, American life smoothly.

We also ensure that elected officials, policymakers, and the media are aware of emerging needs within the immigrant community; lead efforts to strengthen data collection to track changes within the community, and hold policymakers accountable when new Americans are targeted or discriminated against because of their immigration status.

Latest Research

Hidden in Plain Sight: Asian Poverty in New York City (2018)

Hidden in Plain Sight: Asian Poverty in New York City (2018)

This report quantifies what our member agencies are facing on the ground citywide, a rapidly growing population of poor Asian New Yorkers. This report will focus on New York City, but will also include a glance at upstate regions of […]

NYC’S Economic Engine: Contributions & Challenges of Asian Small Businesses (2016)

NYC’S Economic Engine: Contributions & Challenges of Asian Small Businesses (2016)

Asian-owned small businesses are an important source of jobs for new immigrants and provide an opportunity to learn skills specific to the American workplace. While this important economic engine is celebrated by leaders and policy makers, there is a seeming […]

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