Groups partner up to help undocumented APIs enroll in DACA

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) and 21 Progress announced a partnership to help undocumented Asian Pacific Islander youth connect with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) resources.

“In Washington state, more than 4,000 API eligible youth have yet to apply for DACA,” said Sharon Maeda, executive director of 21 Progress. “We need to reach all undocumented youth, especially APIs, to make them aware and help them take advantage of this opportunity.”

The ACLF and 21 Progress’ project will identify barriers and resources within the Asian Pacific Islander community and develop a strategic outreach plan to connect with DACA eligible API individuals and community organizations.

The project is part of ACLF’s Community Leaders Program (CLP), a six-month leadership program that offers training and mentorship to individuals with an interest and passion in social justice and leadership roles in their community. The CLP participants attend bi-monthly workshops and network with community leaders and complete a group project that benefits and contributes to a healthy and vibrant API community. (end)

For more information, contact Nicole Keenan at 206-473-0324 or aclfnw@aclfnorthwest.org.

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