Asian Youth in Action

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. Interns will gain hands-on experience through:

–  Working with the Chinatown Tenants Union or the NYCHA Organizing Project for 10 hours each month.

– Monthly leadership skills trainings and social issue workshops. Including racial justice, feminism, housing rights,  economic justice, multilingual interpretation, and more.

– Monthly team-building workshops to develop friendships and events with other youth and immigrants from across the City.

– Building a youth-directed project as a group that centers the uplifting of our communities

 

#MicUpAgainstPoliceBrutality Open Mic to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Yong Xin Huang's death by NYPD and #BlackLivesMatter

#MicUpAgainstPoliceBrutality Open Mic to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Yong Xin Huang’s death by NYPD and #BlackLivesMatter

Through this internship, AYA aims to bring together a group of vibrant, compassionate Asian youth, who will gain valuable professional development, experience, friendships, and personal growth through our organization.

In addition, upon completion of the program, interns will receive a transportation stipend, community service hours (if applicable), and letters of recommendation upon request.

 

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Coordinators of the AYA 2016 Street Fair introducing the interactive games for tenants and local youth to learn their housing rights!

 

Apply online!

*Application deadline: January 2nd, 2017

*We are seeking applicants with basic Bangla, Korean, Mandarin, and/or Cantonese skills because interns will work with tenants with limited English proficiency!

Contact our Program Coordinator Carol Lin at aya@caaav.org for more information

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