Sponsorship

Korean American Association for Rehabilitation of the Disabled (KAARD)

Since 1991, KAARD's mission is to help the underserved and non-English speaking individuals with disabilities to function in mainstream society by providing social, educational, recreational, advocate and entitlement services. Programs include vocational and rehabilitation programs for individuals with disabilities, door-to-door transportation services, as well as early intervention and after-school programs for autistic children.

New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC)

Founded in 1982 as the first domestic violence organization on the East Coast to serve Asian-American communities, NYAWC helps battered women overcome violence and govern their own lives, free of abuse. The Center also works to raise public awareness about domestic violence, advocate the rights of battered women, and create an agenda for social change. All of NYAWC's services are free and confidential, including a 24-hour multilingual hotline, counseling, advocacy, translation/interpretation, support groups, entitlement assistance, education/employment assistance, ESL instruction, emergency shelters, and program for children.

YWCA of Queens

The YWCA of Queens was founded in 1978 by a close-knit group of nine Korean-American women seeking to provide services to other Korean- American women and their families. Since then, the Flushing Branch has served the needs of the Queens community with multi-generational and multi-cultural programs that benefit all residents, particularly low-income and immigrant families. Globally, there are over 300 YWCA's operating in 80 countries, representing more than two million women, girls, and their families.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. ACS seeks to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Their focus is devoted to the following programs: cancer research, cancer information services, international cancer programs, cancer advocacy and public policy, and cancer community programs and services.

Coalition of Asian Children and Families (CACF)

Founded in 1986, CACF is an advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children in New York City. CACF is the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization. CACF has projects focusing on school advocacy, child welfare advocacy, community mental health, and public education. CACF reaches over 600 professionals, students, and policy makers each year through public speaking, trainings, and advocacy efforts.

Korean-American Community Center of New York

The Korean American Community Center of New York, Inc. is a services and community development organization servicing Korean Americans in New York City. The Center offers immigrant assistance/advocacy, entitlement assistance, health care services, citizenship classes, and presentations on health insurance in Korean. The Center also provides after-school and summer programs for children, adult ESL classes for day workers, an SAT preparation for high school students, and a Korean cultural program.

Korean-American Senior Citizens’ Association of New Jersey

Korean-American Senior Citizens’ Association of New Jersey is dedicated to improving the well-being of senior citizens and promoting programs that enrich the quality of life for senior citizens in New Jersey. They provide assistance in overcoming language barriers through ESL instruction, overcoming cultural barriers, receiving government benefits aimed at senior citizens, providing food to low-income families in times of need and reintroduction of Korean culture to first and second generation immigrants.

Milal Mission in New York

Milal Mission in New York was established in 1993, as a branch of the greater Milal Mission in Korea which was founded in 1979. Milal Mission is a non-profit faith-based social service agency that serves Korean-Americans with mental disabilities and their families in the New York Metropolitan area. Since 1998, the organization has been running a group home to provide shelter and support to underprivileged individuals with severe cerebral palsy and autistic disorder. In addition, the organization also offers after-school programs for youth with disabilities, sign language services, and medical services.

American Wheat Mission in New Jersey (AWMNJ)

American Wheat Mission in New Jersey provides distinct and essential services to those with disabilities in the Korean American community and their families focusing on residents in New Jersey. AWMNJ provides Saturday day-care and educational programs for disabled children and young adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities.

Asian Women's Christian Association (AWCA)

Asian Women’s Christian Association started as the New Jersey Korean YWCA in 1986, and was established as AWCA, an independent 501(c)(3) organization, in July 2000. AWCA provides professional counseling, social welfare services, cultural and educational programs for Asian-American immigrant women, family, and the elderly. AWCA’s focus is on senior citizens, offering senior day care programs including English classes, physical fitness, day trips, picnics and other cultural workshops. AWCA also provides medical care, physical therapy, and home care by licensed health aides. Other programs include a family counseling program to help immigrant families’ daily obstacles including domestic, school and legal matters. This organization was funded from a gift in 2003 from the Chairman of the Khym Foundation, Mr. David Khym.

Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)

Asian Americans for Equality, Inc., a non-profit organization established in 1974, seeks to advance the rights of Asian Americans and others in need. During the past 30 years, AAFE has evolved into a nationally recognized affordable housing developer and an experienced social service provider. With offices in Chinatown and Flushing, AAFE is the only citywide community development corporation serving New York City's more than 800,000 Asian American residents. AAFE’s services include community development and housing preservation, housing legal services, community education, citizenship preparation, and social services. AAFE’s affiliate organizations, AAFE Community Development Fund and Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, provide homeownership counseling and small business training.

Rainbow Center

The Rainbow Center offers bilingual support services to women of Korean and other Asian descent in bicultural family crises. Founded in 1993, the organization offers these services to enhance the women’s sense of dignity and self-respect, and to help end their oppression from sexism, racism, and classicism. The Rainbow Center’s primary role is to provide a temporary shelter and community for women and children who seek support and professional help. Specific services include: crisis hotline; temporary shelter; legal advocacy and translation; peer support; bilingual group and individual counseling; transportation; job counseling and training; housing facilitation and settlement; volunteer training; open lunch program; feast and fellowship; reunification of families; and physical and mental health maintenance.

Sanctuary for Families

Sanctuary for Families is New York’s largest nonprofit agency exclusively dedicated to serving the clinical, economic, legal, and shelter needs of domestic violence victims and their children. Founded in 1984, services include crisis and transitional housing, individual and group counseling, legal services, housing and benefits assistance, a mentoring program, and a specialized program for children who have witnessed or experienced abuse. Sanctuary is also involved in extensive training, public awareness, and advocacy programs.