100 West Clary Avenue

San Gabriel, CA 91776

Phone: 626.309.0622

Fax: 626.307.0717


9/23 - 9/30/2014

Ashley, Kristin, and Nathan from the ACE program show us their art melody using paper, cut-outs, and string.

The Asian Youth Center has just received a matching gift challenge from EDI Media, Inc! On Tuesday, September 23rd, AYC and the Asian American Cultural & Artistic (AACA) Foundation will begin a week-long fundraising campaign to raise $10,000 for after-school arts education. When the campaign ends on September 30th, EDI Media, Inc. will match dollar for dollar every dollar raised up to a total of $20,000!

"Art is more than just recreation for youth," said AYC Executive Director Michelle Freridge. "Arts education stimulates creativity in youth, and that is the secret to American innovation and success. What is missing from the traditional STEM approach to education is art. When we think about the success of Apple, for example, it's because they took a functional product and made it expressive. We want the youth at AYC to be able to infuse creativity into their current studies and future careers."

Because this challenge lasts only a week we must move fast! Please consider the following options to make your donation:

*Make a check payable to the Asian American Cultural & Artistic Foundation (EIN 1336345) and mail it to the Asian Youth Center, 100 West Clary Avenue, San Gabriel, CA 91776.

*Make your donation in person at AYC: 232 West Clary Avenue, San Gabriel, CA 91776 between 10am-6:30pm Monday - Friday, and 9am-1pm on Saturday.

Thank you for supporting our matching gift challenge! Keep track of our progress and see other after-school artworks on our facebook, instagram, and twitter. We can do it!


On display at the May L. To Educational Center: Variation of hand outlines using color pencils and markers.

AYC 25th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Dinner

Friday, September 26, 2014


The AYC Anniversary Celebration & Awards Dinner is an evening event that honors donors and community leaders. The event features a sit down plated dinner, celebrates the achievements of pioneers who have laid the groundwork for strong communities and concludes with an opportunity drawing and live and silent auctions. Click here to learn more.

Download the electronic invitation.

Anniversary Dinner Edition
Insider's Guide, September 2014

Now that you know where the dinner is being held and how to reserve your spot...here's more on who will be there and what you can expect. As our emcees we are having NBC4 Southern California's Ted Chen, and media consultant Gigi Yam -- both have had illustrious careers and we're so excited to able to share our milestone with them! And this year, as a special treat, we are having award-winning writer, TV-Radio host, life coach and motivational speaker Panney Wei as our auctioneer for the evening!

The September 2014 Insider's Guide is now available. Click here to get the full scoop.

Client Success Story


Client Success Story -- This month we hear from Nicholette Espinosa, Director of Educational Enrichment Services who leads AYC's Accelerated Children's Education (ACE) after-school program. The ACE program currently enrolls a total of 86 students including 28 students on-site at Jefferson Middle School in San Gabriel, CA.

Here, in her own words, is William's story.
Click here to read his story.

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