Advocacy & Civic Engagement

AAU advocates for the needs of immigrant, refugee and non-English speaking students and their families. Current focus areas include, immigrant rights/community resistance, language access – especially in the School District of Philadelphia, neighborhood development, and building bridges across racial divides in the broader Philadelphia community. Much of our work is done in collaboration with local, statewide, and national organizations. 

Begun in 2014, our multi-generational Chinatown Vote civic engagement program focuses on voter registration, citizenship/naturalization status, GOTV and language-assistance at polling sites.

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