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Searching for Deputy Director of Development, Finance and Operations!

Job Announcement: Deputy Director of Development, Finance and Operations Position Description: The Deputy Director will work to lead CAAAV in individual and institutional fundraising, personnel, administration, operations, communications, and organizational and infrastructure development. This position is supervised by the Executive Director and will supervise CAAAV’s Program Associate. About CAAAV: CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities builds the leadership[…..]

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City Planning Commission’s Public Hearing: Tenants, youth, and staff testified!

On October 17th, CAAAV tenants, youth, and staff testified in the City Planning Commission’s public hearing on the proposed Two Bridges waterfront development in Chinatown. Community organizations, residents from the Lower East Side/Chinatown, supporters, and elected officials also joined this public hearing and voiced their concerns and opposition against the development of the towers. Elected[…..]

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Welcome Sasha, CAAAV’s New Executive Director!

Dear Friends, We write with exciting news! Following an extensive nationwide search, we are thrilled to announce that Sasha Wijeyeratne will be the new Executive Director of CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities. A talented organizer, strategist and thinker, Sasha comes to CAAAV from the National Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), where they served as[…..]

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Community Board 3 Meeting: Two Bridges Area

On August 14th, Community Board 3 had a public hearing where local organizations, tenants, and supporters gathered to share their concerns regarding the Two Bridges Large-Scale Residential Development proposal projected to build three high-rise buildings in the Lower East Side. CAAAV is in alliance with local groups Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) and Tenants[…..]

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Families Belong Together!

On June 30th, CAAAV marched and chanted side by side with immigrant/refugee rights groups, housing rights organizations, and police accountability organizations calling for the reunification of the families detained by ICE but also the end of family detentions. Grassroots organizations for decades have called to #AbolishICE, and it shouldn’t take a crisis for the mainstream to pick[…..]

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CAAAV’s Annual Karaoke Battle Fundraising Event!

With the help of our donors and supporters, WE DID IT! We were able to surpass our goal of $15,000, and raised over $20,000! We weren’t allowed to bring in glitter or confetti but this did not stop teams from being creative and stepping up their costume game! The diversity in songs and energy from the[…..]

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CAAAV Searches for Next Visionary Executive Director

After five years at the helm of CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, Cathy Dang will be transitioning from her role as Executive Director in the fall of 2018. This transition comes during a time of tremendous growth for CAAAV. Under Cathy’s formidable leadership, CAAAV has significantly expanded our staff, membership base, programs and budget, led important[…..]

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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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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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