Cathy Dang, Executive Director
With roots in Queens, NY and Los Angeles, CA, Cathy has been a community and worker center organizer leading campaigns for just living and working conditions in immigrant and communities of color for nearly a decade. Her former day job as a labor organizer with unions, worker centers organizing restaurant and retail workers is what sustains her true love and passion for community organizing in immigrant communities. Contact Cathy at cdang [at] caaav.org.
Ruben An, Program Coordinator of Asian Youth in Action
Ruben joined the CAAAV staff in the summer of 2013 after graduating from college. He is excited about being back in his hometown of New York and organizing within low-income, immigrant, and Asian communities. Ruben has previously interned with Asian Americans United in Philadelphia as a teacher in their Youth Summer Program and firmly believes youth have a powerful role to play in envisioning and creating social change. Contact Ruben at ran [at] caaav.org
Jason Chan, Director of Chinatown Tenants Union
Jason joined staff in September 2011 after working as an active volunteer of Chinatown Tenants Union since 2009. Before joining CAAAV staff, he worked at the China Institute as the Program Manager of the Adult Chinese Language and Tutoring Program. Contact Jason at jchan [at] caaav.org.
Zhi Qin Zheng, Tenant Organizer
Ms. Zheng has been a member of CAAAV since 2005 and is one of the founding members of the Chinatown Tenants Union. She became part-time staff in July 2010. Ms. Zheng has lived in Chinatown for more than 20 years, and prior to becoming involved with CAAAV has worked in the garment industry for 20 years. Contact Ms. Zheng at (212) 473-6485.
KahEan Chang, Volunteer Staff
KahEan first became involved in CAAAV’s youth program in 2001 while she was a sophomore in high school. Over the years she became a trainer and is currently volunteering her time as leadership in CAAAV’s programs. Contact KahEan at kchang [at] caaav.org.