SOURCE: Mayor of D.C.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Awards the Vietnamese American Youth Empowerment and Capacity Building Grants
CONTACT: Andrew Chang (EOM) 202.727.5560; firstname.lastname@example.org
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA) awarded its first time Vietnamese American Youth Empowerment (VAYE) grant in the amount of $43,169.48 to community-based organizations (CBOs) providing culturally and linguistically competent, mentoring and academic, direct services to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Additionally, the VAYE grant will help increase the capacity of low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrants to achieve independence within the general community. OAPIA also awarded two capacity building grants totaling $3,500 to support the ability of CBOs to fulfill its mission over time, and to enhance their ability to create a positive impact on the lives of District residents.
“The VAYE grant is a new grant opportunity that will help provide much needed supplementary mentoring and academic services to Vietnamese American youth in the District,” said OAPIA Director Soohyun “Julie” Koo. “We are excited about this first time funding for the Vietnamese community and hope the capacity building funding furthers the longevity of CBOs in serving the District.”
The VAYE grant was awarded to Asian American LEAD and two capacity building grants were awarded to the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project and Many Languages One Voice. The capacity building grants will help the grant recipients address needs pertaining to fundraising and management development.