June 3, 2020

Highlighting Our Economic Justice Clients During COVID-19

Pictured: Photo from our Hospitality Vocational Training Program Graduation in 2019 Since San Francisco’s shelter in place order has been implemented, CAA’s economic justice staff have remotely helped 130+ limited english proficient Chinese community members with accessing unemployment insurance and…
April 30, 2020

Help Restore Affirmative Action and Create Economic Opportunity

CAA speaks alongside State lawmakers and civil rights groups introducing ACA-5 in March In mid-March, Chinese for Affirmative Action was honored to stand with dozens of community and civil rights leaders in the State Capitol to announce ACA-5. ACA-5 is…
April 3, 2020

CAA Lifts Up Census Despite COVID19

CAA celebrated  #CensusDay the best way we know how – by getting out the count. For every person not counted in the #2020Census California risks losing up to $20,000 of federal funding for crucial public programs. In addition, an undercount…
March 30, 2020

CAA Economic Justice Work Responding to Slowing COVID-19 Job Market

San Francisco’s Shelter in Place program shifting CAA’s Economic Justice work from in-person direct service to by phone assistance with new challenges.Pictured: CAA’s Hospitality Vocational Training Program Graduation Ceremony. In a downturn economy, CAA’s Limited English Proficient immigrant workforce clients…
March 20, 2020

Fight COVID-19 Xenophobia. Help #StopAAPIHate

Report COVID-19 Related Harassment, Discrimination, and Bigotry. CAA has teamed up with Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON) to launch the STOP AAPI HATE Reporting Center. We are asking all those who have witnessed or experienced micro-aggressions, bullying, harassment,…
March 11, 2020

Statement on the Repeal of Prop 209

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) was founded in 1969 to address historic and persistent institutional racism that systematically excluded Chinese Americans from major sectors of the labor market, denied us equal access to vital public resources and services, and obstructed…