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Community Partners Network

Asian American Justice Center

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2002–December 31, 2004
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Community Partners Network was established in 1995 to build the capacity of emerging Asian Pacific American (APA) community organizations to participate in advocacy on policies affecting the civil rights of their communities and to engage in building bridges across racial and ethnic lines with other communities.Multiyear funding will support activities that include conducting training and providing technical assistance to community partners; engaging in collaborative efforts with other national APA, African-American, Latino and Native American organizations working on race relations and civil and human rights issues; identifying and disseminating model anti-bias initiatives on campuses and building relationships with APA student organizations; increasing public awareness and support programs addressing race relations; and building a coalition of national APA and other ethnic minority organizations to monitor, document and address anti-APA incidents in the media.During the past five years, the network has grown to include more than 80 local, regional and national community-based organizations nationwide from 44 cities in 24 states and the District of Columbia.