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ABOUT ASIAN AMERICANS UNITED (AAU)

Executive Director: Ellen Somekawa
1023 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
t: 215-925-1538 | e: aau @ aaunited.org

Founded in 1985, Asian Americans United’s mission is to build leadership in Asian American communities to build our neighborhoods and unite against oppression.

AAU has worked in Philadelphia’s Asian American communities and in broader multiracial coalitions around quality education, youth leadership, anti-Asian violence, immigrant rights, and folk arts and cultural maintenance.

Among our accomplishments are: initiating and monitoring the settlement of a lawsuit with the School District of Philadelphia to improve services to immigrant students; developing the leadership of hundreds of youth through the Community Youth Leadership Project and the Asian American Youth Workshop; creating the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival; and founding the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School.

AAU is the recipient of numerous awards for services to youth, folk arts programs, organizational excellence and intergenerational leadership.

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Thank You to Our Funders

Thank you to the funders who generously support AAU’s work: Asian Mosaic Fund, Bread and Roses Community Fund, The Philadelphia Foundation, Douty Foundation, Emergency Aid Foundation, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Greater Philadelphia Traditions Fund, Allen Hilles Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Seybert Institution, Union Benevolent Association, William Penn Foundation, Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial, Youthadelphia.

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