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Successful Land Use Meeting with Unanimous Support

This month, CTU made a major step in the fight against gentrification in our community! On October 18th, the Land Use Committee of Community Board 3 voted unanimously to co-sponsor our application to rezone the Two Bridges waterfront area near Chinatown. This is an important step forward towards long-term protections for tenants and small businesses[…..]

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Donate to CAAAV’s 2017 People-Powered $10K Challenge (#PP10K)

The People-Powered $10K Challenge (#PP10K) is CAAAV’s 10-day grassroots fundraising campaign that activates the collective power of our friends, families, and social networks to raise $10,000 or more to support racial and economic justice. YOUR CONTRIBUTION CAN HELP US REACH $10K. DONATE NOW! Last year’s #PP10K, 65 People Movers fundraised over $14,000. That $14,000 resulted in major impact for low-income[…..]

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CAAAV Awarded Community Land Trusts Learning Exchange for Community Controlled Development

CAAAV is proud to receive an award to join the Community Land Trust (CLT) Learning Exchange that will provide technical assistance towards forming a Community Land Trust in Chinatown. To ensure low-income Asian immigrant communities have homes, we need to support housing development models that emphasize community control, not unchecked private housing development that prioritize[…..]

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Asian Youth in Action Gender Justice Summer

Asian Youth in Action (AYA) Gender Justice Summer is an 8 week program running through July – August 2017 for Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian women, trans, and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth ages 14-20. As young women and TGNC people, our experiences are not often well represented in society or within our own communities.[…..]

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CAAAV Statement on Proposed Federal and Local Housing Cuts

New York City depends on the tenants/working people of NYCHA and low-income housing to maintain and run this City as its blue-collar workforce – City and State workers, maintenance, construction workers, domestic workers, retail workers, restaurant workers, sanitation and the list goes on. The announced proposed cutting of $6 billion to HUD and $150 million[…..]

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LES/Chinatown Stands against Hate!

The Lower East Side and Chinatown stand on a long history of Jewish, Chinese, Latino, and Bangladeshi immigrants, refugees, and people of color who make up the fabric of this community. It is a rich history of tenant, worker, and community organizing that has brought us the legacy it has today. That was only possible[…..]

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Legal Aid’s Fact Sheet on Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders

Donald Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration threaten the well-being of many immigrant communities in the United States. Our allies at the Legal Aid Society created this fact sheet summarizing the executive orders that were issued and those that were drafted, but not signed. Immigration Executive Orders Fact Sheet (English) We know immigrant communities who[…..]

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Post-Election: “Beyond Fear, We Have Each Other”

From: November 11, 2016 This week has been a devastating week for this country and the world. With Donald Trump as the President-Elect, Supreme Court justices to be appointed by Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and a Republican Congress committed to pushing an agenda to roll back strides made in history for directly impacted communities,[…..]

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Asian Youth in Action 2017 ***Applications Open***

  Asian Youth in Action (AYA) is a 7-month internship program running from February 2017 to August 2017 for youth ages 14-20. This is an opportunity for Asian young people who speak Bangla, Korean, Mandarin, and/or Cantonese to serve low-income Asian immigrant communities. Learn more and apply now!

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Support NQAPIA At Plate by Plate 2016

From Project by Project: Give back to the community while tasting dishes from the city’s hottest restaurants at Plate by Plate 2016! On October 21st at the Metropolitan Pavilion (123 W18th St) from 7-10 p.m., chefs from the kitchens of All’onda, Annisa, Thalassa, and more will offer samples of their trademark dishes. Proceeds will be[…..]

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