Asian Immigrant Women Advocates Inc

Oakland, CA   |  www.aiwa.org

Mission

Asian Immigrant Women Advocates empowers low-income, limited English speaking immigrant women and youth through education, leadership development and civic participation programs.

Ruling year info

1985

Principal Officer

Young Shin

Main address

310 8th St Ste 301

Oakland, CA 94607

EIN

94-2977665

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

Leadership Programs:Leadership programs at AIWA include Leadership Development Trainings, event planning, committee involvement, public speaking engagements and intensive leadership opportunities for youth and women to build their skills and confidence, while reinvesting their collective efforts back into the low-income immigrant and other disadvantaged communities. In 2019, over 45 women and 30 youth developed their leadership skills and knowledge by participating in leadership trainings, activities and opportunities. Additionally, AIWA prepared 17 immigrant women workers to be Peer Trainers on the topic of chemical safety. The Peer Trainers collectively outreached to and trained 241 immigrant workers to recognize chemical hazard labels and mitigate exposure risks. In total, over 353 immigrant women and youth participated in AIWAs leadership programs in 2019.

Expenses
$138,840
Revenue
$0

Educational Programs:Educational programs include English literacy classes, thematic workshops for adults, and after school general meetings and workshops for youth. All of AIWAs educational classes are designed to develop leadership and civic participation as well as technical skills.In 2019, AIWA offered 6 basic English literacy classes for 47 immigrant women. The curriculum included lessons on using public transportation, applying for jobs, worker safety, communicating with medical personnel and immigrant experiences. AIWAs youth program held educational workshops for 50 youth in 2019 covering community resources, youth leadership and the role of community organizations. A total of 97 immigrant women and youth participated in AIWAs educational programs in 2019.

Expenses
$17,080
Revenue
$69

Civic Engagement Activities: Civic engagement projects address the surveyed needs of low-income immigrant women and youth. Activities include issue identification and education, self-advocacy and networking with other organizations. In 2019, a committee of home care workers met with union representatives and Alameda Countys In Home Support Services (IHSS) agency to address issues of concern including language barriers affecting workers, keeping wages in compliance with minimum wage laws, and worker trainings with timekeeping systems. A group of 9 AIWA leaders participated in a networking convention of home care workers from around the country and made presentations at a California university about their work. AIWA women and youth also participated in various meetings and events to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of immigrants, women, and workers.

Expenses
$10,558
Revenue
$0

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