The Community Action Project (CAP) is a collaborative effort between CAPAL Scholars and Interns to build leadership and public policy knowledge and involvement within the Asian Pacific American community, in service of the mission to CAPAL. Scholars and interns will work together to develop tangible ways to connect and engage in initiatives important to them.
Title: Hate Crime/Incident Reporting and Elderly AAPI
Team members: Jordan Choy, Neil Decenteceo, Vivian Kim, Ting Lin
Community Partner: Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Goal: Create an awareness campaign that effectively engages older AAPIs to engage in hate incident reporting.
Team members: Ariel Higuchi, Alain Xiong-Calmes, Richard Fu, Evan Yoshimoto
Community Partner: Asian Pacific American Vote
Goal: Design a deliverable workshop presentation highlighting landmark Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) political movements to generate appreciation for AANHPI civic engagement, and perform background research on historical and contemporary AANHPI identity.
Title: Energy Burden or AANHPI Communities St. Paul
Team members: Starla Couso, Emi Okikawa, Bernadette Mead, Justin Rose, Javan Santos
Community Partner: National Resources Defense Council
Goal: Supplement the deficit in data surrounding energy burdens of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) households.
Team CAPACD and ACDC
Title: Housing and Gentrification
Team members: John Camara, Areeba Haider, Richard Li, Carlo Tuason, Steven Xie
Community Partner: National CAPACD and Asian Community Development Corporation
Goal: Prove the displacement of AAPIs from Boston’s Chinatown and create a guide as to how to use a mapping tool to better analyze housing trends.
Title: Methods of Bystander Intervention
Team members: Melody Fan, Crystal Im, Farjana Islam, Justine Kim, Marcia Saeteng
Community Partner: Domestic Violence Resource Project
Goal: Create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) detailing three methods by which a bystander can intervene in situations of domestic violence. Translate the PSA into English, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese
Title: How Federal Education Policy Affects Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
Team members: Anna Casalme, Michelle Liu, Maki O’Bryan, Camille Sanchez, Jun Min Zhong
Community Partner: National Education Association
Goal: Produce and execute a webinar targeted towards the Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community on engaging with state and local educational agencies on the 2017 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plans.