Community Action Projects

Community Action Projects

The Community Action Project (CAP) is a collaborative effort between CAPAL scholars and interns in service of the mission to CAPAL. Students will work together in small groups with community partners, creating deliverables to give back and address issues facing the AANHPI community. The groups then present their final projects at the Summer Closing Ceremony. Click below to view past Community Action Projects.

2017 Scholar and Intern Projects

 

Title: Hate Crime/Incident Reporting and Elderly AAPI
Team members: Jordan Choy, Neil Decenteceo, Vivian Kim, Ting Lin
Community Partner: Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Goal: Create an awareness campaign that effectively engages older AAPIs to engage in hate incident reporting.

Click here to download their project. 

Title: APIAVote
Team members: Ariel Higuchi, Alain Xiong-Calmes, Richard Fu, Evan Yoshimoto
Community Partner: Asian Pacific American Vote

Goal: Design a deliverable workshop presentation highlighting landmark Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) political movements to generate appreciation for AANHPI civic engagement, and perform background research on historical and contemporary AANHPI identity.

Click here to download their project. 

Title: Energy Burden or AANHPI Communities St. Paul
Team members: Starla Couso, Emi Okikawa, Bernadette Mead, Justin Rose, Javan Santos
Community Partner: National Resources Defense Council

Goal: Supplement the deficit in data surrounding energy burdens of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) households.

Click here to download their project. 

Title: Housing and Gentrification
Team members: John Camara, Areeba Haider, Richard Li, Carlo Tuason, Steven Xie
Community Partner: National CAPACD and Asian Community Development Corporation

Goal: Prove the displacement of AAPIs from Boston’s Chinatown and create a guide as to how to use a mapping tool to better analyze housing trends.

Click here to download their project. 

Title: Methods of Bystander Intervention
Team members: Melody Fan, Crystal Im, Farjana Islam, Justine Kim, Marcia Saeteng
Community Partner: Domestic Violence Resource Project

Goal: Create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) detailing three methods by which a bystander can intervene in situations of domestic violence. Translate the PSA into English, Korean,  Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese

Click here to download their project. 

Title: How Federal Education Policy Affects Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
Team members: Anna Casalme, Michelle Liu, Maki O’Bryan, Camille Sanchez, Jun Min Zhong
Community Partner: National Education Association

Goal: Produce and execute a webinar targeted towards the Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community on engaging with state and local educational agencies on the 2017 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plans.

Click here to download their project. 

2016 Scholar and Intern Projects

Topic: Voter Engagement
Team members: Janny Jang, Stephanie Xiao, Leangelo Acuna, Allen Lo

Goal: To showcase how all issues, including those that are not considered “traditionally AAPI” are relevant to our community and can impact voter engagement of the generally untapped political power of AAPIs. They want to create a holistic image of AAPI issues but also to deconstruct them to uncover the less talked about issues.

Click here to download their project. 

Topic: The Intersectionality of Asian and African Americans
Team members: Megan Matthew, Peter Liu, Devin Tran, Stephanie Xiao, Grace Kim

Goal: To provide a history that weaves the relatively short history of Asian Americans with that of black America. To allow others to see how relations between these two groups were shaped through history and what Asian and black solidarity can look like in the upcoming years.

Check out their presentation here.

Topic: Fetishization of AAPI Women
Team members: Nancy Luo, Abigail Wang, Sylvia Guan, Ashley Truong,

Goal: To give AAPI women an opportunity to speak about the fetishization and marginalization of their identities to bring more awareness to the complexity of race and gender in their lives.

Check out their presentation here.

Topic: The Importance of Racial Diversity Across Environmental Government Agencies, NGOs, and Foundations.
Team members: Divina Li, Victoria Vong, Philip Samuel

Goal: To examine real examples of environmental injustice – the historic Warren County PCB landfill, Richmond CA’s Chevron Oil dispute, and D.C. Chinatown’s gentrification – and to reveal how race or nationality of victims, as well as of the organizations and agencies trying to help, can impact outcomes in disadvantageous and unfair ways.

Click here to download their project.

Title: How Federal Education Policy Affects Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
Team members: Anna Casalme, Michelle Liu, Maki O’Bryan, Camille Sanchez, Jun Min Zhong
Community Partner: National Education Association

Goal: Produce and execute a webinar targeted towards the Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community on engaging with state and local educational agencies on the 2017 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plans.

Click here to download their project. 

Topic: LGBTQ AAPI Allyship and Nonprofit Advocacy
Team members: Miru Osuga, Sooji Yang, Olivia Flechsig, Tien Weber, Rosa Keller, Marisa Paipongna

Goal: To bring LGBTQ allies into a conversation on the the diversity of the AAPI community when it comes to gender and sexual identity. To highlight the importance of nonprofit or advocacy work within this sphere. To be a proactive call for action in supporting our LGBTQ brothers, sisters, and non-binary siblings.

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Click here to download their project.

Topic: AAPI Representation on Capitol Hill
Team members:  Felicia Wong, Bichnga Do, Juhi Patel, Rachel Chiu

Goal: To illuminate the current state of AAPI representation on the hill and point towards how the AAPI community can affect change on the hill and vice versa to “progress” AAPI-significant issues.

Click here to download their project.

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