AYC has a long history of providing community outreach and education programs in Chinese, Spanish and English in the San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles County to ensure that community members receive up-to-date information about health, public safety, and other issues that affect them.
In the past, AYC has conducted outreach and education on a variety of topics including contaminated fish, breast cancer, HIV, Hepatitis C, voter registration, immigration and naturalization, traffic safety, pedestrian safety, mental health, suicide prevention and other important issues.
Last year, AYC reached more than 523 unduplicated people with educational outreach on a variety of topics including:
Medi-Cal, Medi-Care and CalFresh eligibility
Immigration & Naturalization
Disaster Preparedness & Relief
Cancer Prevention & Screenings
Women’s Health & Mental Health
Health Care Access; and
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Emergency Food Program
AYC has been providing emergency food for hungry families for more than nine years through partnerships with the LA Regional Food bank and other community partners. In the most recent year, however, because of shortages at the food bank, we have had to begin doing local quarterly food drives and developing partnerships with manufacturers and distributors to donate goods. Last fiscal year more than 400 families received emergency food. In order to provide more adequate food security services to Asian Pacific Islander families, AYC requested and received support from the APCF Board of Directors & Friends Giving Circle Grant in order to procure, process, and distribute more ethnically appropriate foods geared toward APIs. The funds were utilized to establish partnerships with various Asian food manufacturers, distributors, and retail vendors to increase donations of typical Asian foods and to work in partnership with local businesses to conduct food drives. In addition, AYC recruited and train volunteers to carry out the collection, packing, and distribution process.