Join us to help provide non-profit social justice work experience to student activists!
MOVE: API Community Organizing is a social justice based experiential learning program that places Asian Pacific Islander (API) students into local community organizations, in order to develop the next generation of community organizers.
Fellows work 8-12 hours per week and attain non-profit work experience, gain critical knowledge on topics related to social justice, and build strong relationships with supervisors who become mentors and even future employers. We are an empowered team grounded in our mission for public service and commitment to social change, and hope that you are able to support our work today.
To the right is our fellow, Kimmie Tran, outreaching with Banteay Srei, an anti-sex trafficking and anti-sexual exploitation of children organization under Asian Health Services in Oakland.
Founded in 2017, we are a new organization looking to secure funds in order to continue the successes we have accomplished thus far. In our third year, MOVE has impacted 18 student fellows and partnered with 8 community organizations that work with various underserved populations (e.g. Asian Prisoner Support Committee & Chinese Progressive Association).
Below is our fellow, Chelsea Lee, mobilizing a group of students to directly discuss with Alameda tenants about tenants’ rights.
Our fellows support organizations that are often low on staff/ resources for their important work, including but not limited to: supporting current and formerly incarcerated people, building Queer and Trans API power, fighting against wage theft of Chinese working class people, and leading youth development programs.
We would like to increase funds to support our work, so we can effectively provide students with this experiential learning opportunity and assist various local non-profits and underserved communities.
With the large amount of time spent as a fellow, our cohort is often unable to maintain a job to sustain themselves financially; thus, your funds would compensate the fellows’ work, as well as exercise fair labor practices. Providing this small stipend also ensures that we can be inclusive to all fellowship applicants, assuring that we are not overlooking qualified fellows who cannot afford to work with no pay.
In addition, your funds will support the fellows in traveling to and from their host sites via Bay Area Rapid Transit trains, as well as our community banquet which is a time for showcasing final projects and networking.
Please donate today to support our mission in providing an incredible social justice and community based learning experience.
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