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Immigrant Women's Economic Literacy Leadership Academy

Asian Immigrant Women Advocates

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2002–July 31, 2005
  • Location Oakland, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus California

About this grant

The goal of the Immigrant Women Leadership Academy is to develop a national network of new immigrants with strong female leadership. The program trains and engages new leadership through an economic literacy approach. Using linguistically and culturally sensitive curriculum, the program involves women in active learning about their communities and their histories and enables them to envision a better future.Multiyear funding will support efforts to create an effective, culturally appropriate and multi-lingual leadership development curriculum for low-income Asian immigrant women workers. Activities will include identifying training issues and conducting speaker’s forums; selecting participants for leadership development; establishing curriculum and organizing staff retreats; and evaluating and documenting the program for national dissemination.Recent activities included developing culturally appropriate curricula in Chinese, Korean and English for prospective leaders and staff; holding two retreats for Chinese and Korean speakers; and promoting participation in efforts for occupational health and safety, workplace literacy and community equity.