Photo: Courtesy Leong Family. When George Leong arrived at Stanford inhe lived in the modest Chinese clubhouse since torn down along with a handful of other Asian American students. Leong not only got a head start on his studies at Stanford—he finished his degrees in short order, taking just three years to complete a PhD in physiology.
We promote economic justice and alleviate poverty by increasing the financial resilience and sustainability of community-based nonprofits and enterprises. Through flexible financial products and sound advice, we create opportunities to make socially responsible investments that revitalize Northern and Central California communities. We envision financially strong and culturally vibrant communities where each person has access to decent jobs, homes, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
We are appreciative of their support to our cause. JoyLife Club offers free information and educational materials to anyone who is affected by cancer. To ensure no one faces cancer alone, they provide comfort, care and professional support to cancer patients and their families.
Our programs serve youth, adults, and families, and are located in San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties. AARS programs offer:. We offer culturally-tailored community-building activities that motivate the populations we serve to be resilient and healthy.
Asian Americans for Community Outreach AACO is an organization dedicated to creating a forum in the San Francisco Bay Area where Asian American professionals and students can meet and foster the common goal of community service, benefiting the extended community as a whole. Our members range in age from the 20s to 30s. AACO organizes community service and social events and promotes awareness of social and political issues relevant to Asian Americans.
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Our story is the compendium of unfinished travels through change. We wish, we hope and most importantly, we try. We are trained to try.
AABA was founded on the principle that our Asian American community must stand together to ensure equal access to justice and opportunity. Although we have come a long way in the 42 years since our founding, the events of the past few years remind us that our work is not yet complete. As Martin Luther King, Jr.
Purpose: To describe the results of efforts to recruit Asian Americans into longitudinal research on cognitive decline in aging. Many were primarily Chinese speaking with low levels of education. Participants who enrolled were relatively highly educated, tended to be interested in learning about their cognitive abilities, and were supportive of the goals of research.