Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) raises awareness of the experience of Immigration into America through the Pacific. AIISF collects and preserves the rich stories and personal journeys of thousands of immigrants, and shares them with visitors and everyone living in America through education initiatives and public programs. AIISF reminds us of the complicated history of immigration in America. It serves as a symbol of our willingness to learn from AIISF’s past to ensure that our nation keeps its promise of liberty and freedom.
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO), was founded in 1975 as Nihonmachi Legal Outreach to promote the development, empowerment, and self-reliance of the community through the provision of culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal, social, and educational services to those with extraordinary needs. APILO works to break the cycle of violence against women, youth and seniors, to advocate for the rights of immigrants and those with disabilities, to promote the dignity and independence of seniors and advocate for the basic rights such as affordable housing and the rights of tenants.
Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) was founded in 1988 to address the needs of women, children and transgender survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, especially those who are immigrants and refugees. The survivors we work with every day embody the true meaning of courage, hope, and determination. They inspire our unrelenting commitment to end violence in our families, communities, and world.
The federal REAL ID Act places new rules on which forms of identification may be used to board flights within the United States and enter secure federal facilities, such as military bases, federal courthouses, and other federal facilities. A California-issued REAL ID driver license or identification card meets these new requirements and is marked with a gold bear and star. You can apply for REAL ID at DMV Virtual Office. For more info about the DMV Virtual Office, click HERE. (여기를 누르세요)
The Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco (KACF-SF) was founded in January 2014 in an effort to address the needs of the Korean American community in the greater Bay Area. KACF-SF is committed to making a difference by: raising awareness, providing grants and capacity-building assistance and fostering philanthropic giving.
Since 1977, Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB) has had its finger on the pulse of the cultural, social, and political fabric of the Bay Area’s Asian American communities. KCCEB is a leading Korean agency that provides comprehensive service, education, community resource development and advocacy for immigrants in the Bay Area, with a focus on East Asians.
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) was founded in 1984 by coalition of volunteers who recognized the need for a strong artistic and cultural force in the Chinatown area. Since opening it own facility in 1996 in the heart of Oakland’s Chinatown districtm the OACC has prsented countless high-quality cultural programs including performances, workshops, festivals, school tours, classes, and exhibitions.
Simple Steps is a nonprofit organization founded in 2017 to help female immigrant talent in their professional goals. Simple Steps wants to see an inclusive and diverse workplace where women can overcome systemic barriers and fulfill their professional dreams.
Founded in 1974, Silicon Valley Korean School (SVKS) is the largest Korean language school in the US. With over 1,000 students and more than 50 teachers, SVKS is able to offer various programs educating the Korean language and heritage. SVKS language program is divided into 50 classes by both the level of fluency and age group from pre-kinder aged children through adults. SVKS elective program consists of 26 classes including Korean traditional dance and music as well as other various classes that help students develop their hobbies.
*All activities at this year’s Chuseok Festival are being offered free of charge to participants (vendors as well as attendees), recognizing the challenging times many are facing. For those in a position to make a donation, KCI would greatly appreciate any financial support to help offset festival costs, as well as to support our social services and programming for seniors.
No amount is too small. Thank you in advance for your support!*