Samuel S. Fels Fund


Asian Americans United

Funding Focus

Arts & Culture

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Grant Amount


Grant Purpose

General Support

Building Youth Leadership in Asian American Communities

Asian Americans United’s mission is to build leadership in Asian American communities, build neighborhoods and unite against oppression. AAU works with Philadelphia’s Asian American communities by focusing on education, youth leadership, anti-Asian violence, immigrant rights, folk arts and cultural maintenance.

Why we funded
  • AAU’s youth leadership development work guides young people to become individually, socially, and politically aware, exercise their voice and participate in active struggles for justice
  • Young people have a central role in determining the organization’s activities
  • The organization has a strong track record in effecting change, and promotes from within, hiring youth who have developed through their program
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