At the completion of our 1st Annual Youth Summer Career Exploration Program, Asian Leaders Alliance awarded the following awards to the following organizations.
North Star Awards are awarded to individuals/organizations that have been the moral compass and guilding light for the Asian Leaders Alliance. Ensuring that the organization continues to do what is best for the community.
Chinatown SF YMCA
Vietnamese Youth Development Center
Spartian Awards are awarded to individuals/organizations that have gone above and beyond to contribute to Asian Leaders Alliance and the community. These individuals/organizations took the first steps and action to do what is best for the greater good.
City & Country of San Francisco - CAAGE
Dolby - PAX (Pan Asian eXperience)
EY - EY PAPN (Pan-Asian Professional Network)
Google - Filipino Googler Network
Grant Thornton LLP - Pan Asian Business Resource Group
HSBC - APIC
Marsh - Asian Colleague Resource Group (ACRG)
Mckesson - Pan Asian Voices For Excellence
Salesforce - Asiapacforce
Square - API-Squares
Uber - Uber Asian Heritage ERG
On May 10th, 2018; Patricia C. Bates, California State Senator, sent a letter to Asian Leaders Alliance acknowledging the work of the alliance and the 1st Annual Summer Exploration program.
May 10, 2018
Welcome to the Asian Leaders Alliance Kickoff event! On behalf of the California Senate Republican Caucus, I join you in celebrating a wonderful evening that will benefit the YMCA of San Francisco Chinatown and the Vietnamese Youth Development Center.
According to the Pew Research Center, in 50 years, Asian Americans will make up 38% of all U.S. immigrants and are projected to become the largest immigrant group in the country. The Asian American population in the U.S. grew 72% between 2000 and 2015, from 11.9 million to 20.4 million, which is the fastest growth rate of any major racial or ethnic group. The Pew Research Center also states fast population growth suggests that Asian Americans will eventually be the nation's largest immigrant group.
Organizations such as the Vietnamese Youth Development Center and YMCA of San Francisco Chinatown equip our underserved immigrant communities with the skills and resources they need to succeed in life. Such assistance provides an avenue for our immigrant students to achieve the American Dream. My good friend and colleague, Senator Janet Nguyen, has achieved that dream where she was an immigrant who left her war-torn country, Vietnam, and is now the highest ranking Vietnamese American elected to the California State Senate. Her story of perseverance is inspiring to all of us and she serves as a role-model for our immigrant communities.
Once again, I wish Asian Leaders Alliance a successful event. Thank you for the work that you do.
PATRICIA C. BATES
Senate Republician Leader
California State Senate, 36th District