AYC extends a big THANK YOU to California State Assemblymember Ed Chau for his fifth annual "Operation Gobble" turkey giveaway! Participants of AYC's Emergency Food Program and qualifying low-income families in our ACE, TLCC, and Project NEO after-school programs received free turkeys in honor of the holiday season. We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
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PAMPHLETS, POPCORN, and PRIZES! Thank you to all of our community partners for being a part of AYC's first ever Parent Resource Fair on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Over 70 youth and families attended the event... We can't wait to do it again!
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
- Adventist HealthCare
- Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers - APCTC
- Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc.
- CH Financial Services
- City of Hope Mammogram Booth
- Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled
- Center for the Pacific Asian Family
- Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Devlin Chung
- La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center
- The Los Angeles County Bar Association - LACBA
- Learning Rights Law Center
- The National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse(NAPAFASA)
- New York Life Insurance Company
- Royal Business Bank
- San Gabriel Police Department
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Last week, the Asian Youth Center (AYC) a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering low-income, immigrant and at-risk youth through education, employment, and social services, received a $5,000 grant from Royal Business Ban.
The $5,000 check for AYC’s Youth Employment Services was presented by Yves Mombeleur, Director of Community Lending/CRA Officer of Royal Business Bank and Larry Pang, Analyst. Michelle Freridge, AYC Executive Director, accepted the check on behalf of AYC along with students from AYC’s ACE Summer Program.
“AYC deeply appreciates the $5,000 grant from Royal Business Bank for employment services for low-income youth.” said Michelle Freridge, Executive Director of AYC. “Last fiscal year, AYC served over 682 unduplicated individuals with employment services. We strive to serve more youth and serve them better each year, and this grant from Royal Business Bank will help us achieve that.”
Thank you, Royal Business Bank, for your partnership and support!
Yves Mombeleur, Director of Community Lending/CRA Officer and Larry Pang, Analyst of Royal Business Bank presenting the $5,000 check to AYC
A few weeks ago, we announced a matching-gift campaign in partnership with Asian American Cultural & Artistic Foundation (AACAF) and 17-year old singing talent Sammi Su.
On Saturday, July 22, Sammi performed a charity concert (and her first solo concert!) where all proceeds go to AYC. For every dollar that AYC sold in concert tickets, AACAF agreed to match that amount up to $5,000.
The final numbers are in!
AYC raised a whopping $6,200 in ticket sales. Including AACAF’s matching donation of $5,000...a total of $11,200 was raised to support art education at AYC! We surpassed our fundraising goal of $10,000!
We couldn’t have done it without our amazing supporters:
Dr. Gay Yuen, Ph.D
Law Offices of Daniel Deng
Frank & Sonia Contreras
A huge THANK YOU to all of our donors, AACAF, and Sammi Su! Congratulations to Sammi on an amazing concert that will last in our memories for a lifetime!
In case you missed the concert, here are a few highlights below:
On Friday, July 14, Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) coordinated with AYC to provide a panel discussion on Asian American presence in the media. For our students, it was their first time participating in a panel discussion and they enjoyed asking questions to the panelists which included the very talented Suzy Nakamura, Krista Marie Yu from the ABC show "Dr. Ken", and Leonardo Nam from the HBO show "Westworld." Our students learned so much about the importance of diversity in the television and film industry, and so much more. This was a wonderful, positive experience for our students and they were reminded that they can achieve their dreams as long as they work hard and never give up!