CAAAV is currently focused on two programs:
The Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU) was founded in 2005 as a space for residents to come together and provide a unified community voice on issues relating to gentrification and development. The CTU organizes Chinatown residents – youth, low-wage workers, and tenants – against community-wide displacement and gentrification in order to preserve Chinatown as a neighborhood for working-class Asian immigrants.
CAAAV’s newest project Asian Youth in Action (AYA) builds on our legacy of developing young leaders who engage their communities for social change. We organize high school students ages 13-20 to work towards CAAAV’s mission of building power among low-income Asian immigrants and refugees in New York City.