CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City.

Currently, we have three programs organizing low-income Asian immigrants in Chinatown and Queensbridge Public Housing for racial, gender, and economic justice.


Chinatown Tenants Union

Our Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU) develops the leadership of immigrant Chinatown residents to organize against tenant displacement, fight gentrification, and advocate for housing policies that protect affordable housing for low-income tenants.

NYCHA Organizing Project

CAAAV’s newest project, the NYCHA Organizing Project, develops the leadership of Bengali, Chinese, and Korean public housing to fight for language access, advocate for healthier living conditions, and participate in a larger multiracial fight for public housing preservation.

Asian Youth in Action

Asian Youth in Action (AYA) is a 7-month internship program running from February 2016 to August 2016 for youth ages 14-21. This is an opportunity for Asian young people who speak Bangla, Korean, Mandarin, and/or Cantonese to serve low-income Asian immigrant communities. Through this internship, AYA aims to bring together a group of vibrant, compassionate Asian youth, who will gain valuable professional development, experience, and personal growth through our organization.

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