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.
Team members: Sylvia Peng, Charlotte Rhodes, Jessica Lee, Angela Li, An Pham
Community Partner: Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Goal: Highlight the influence of technology with case studies showcasing how technology is utilized by AANHPIs in a variety of fields – from running businesses, in academia, and when confronting sexual and domestic violence.
Team members: Ashley Tjhung, Tingyao Li, Cassidy Pregil, Hannah Hsieh, Sally Pak, Samantha Mori
Community Partner: The 1882 Foundation
Goal: Research Range 99, a section of the Historic Congressional Cemetery, and justify memorializing the site and develop a fundraising plan for the 1882 Foundation to implement, ensuring funds are secured for a memorializing project.
Libraries Without Borders: Chinatown Senior Center
Team members: Michelle Chung, Yvonne Shih, Jeremy Lee, Xiong Her, Angela Zhao
Community Partner: Libraries Without Borders
Goal: Create standard curricula/training modules for weekly workshops for elderly AANHPIs, providing resources on health, legal assistance, financial literacy, and language learning. so they may be run by volunteer groups from surrounding schools and organizations.
Impact of Gentrification on Health of Low-Income AANHPIs
Team members: Angela Tran, Patricia Choi, Kelly Chang, Sharon Le, Sara Kang
Community Partner: National CAPACD
Goal: Gather and map data and indicators measuring the impact of gentrification and displacement in hot market neighborhoods. The mapping tool will include AAPI poverty trends, national housing preservation data, environmental and neighborhood health metrics to assess the impact of displacement on low income AAPI communities.
AAGEN Standard Operating Procedures
Team members: Télyse Masaoay, Nashi Gunasekara, JungJun Cho, Mark Dong, Anita Mathias
Community Partner: Asian American Government Executives Network
Goal: Become familiar with AAGEN by serving as volunteers at the annual Leadership Workshop to best learn of the logistic processes feeding into the successful implementation of a workshop, and work with advisors to craft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for this and AAGEN’s other operations and programming.