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2019 GRANTEE PARTNERS (in alphabetical order)
Community Inclusion & Development Alliance (CIDA)
The Sibling Net Program -$12,500
Funding will be used to support CIDA’s Sibling Net Program, a family support program dedicated to thousands of Korean-American youth and adults who have brothers and sisters with special health problems, developmental disabilities, or mental health concerns. The primary purpose of this program is to assist these Korean-American youth and adults with service information concerning their siblings with disabilities, social and emotional support for themselves, and early involvement in future planning. The program particularly focuses on providing intensive support to those who carry or will carry the role of caretaker and/or legal guardian of their brothers and sisters with disabilities. We anticipate that this program will significantly decrease family stress and strengthen the capacity of these families. In the long term, this program will empower them so that they can live active and inclusive lives within the community.
Family Touch USA
Single Parent Family Empowerment Program-$12,500
Funding will be utilized to provide Family Touch’s “Single Parent Family Empowerment Program” an opportunity for participants to enhance parent-child relationships through Family Camp and Family Empowerment School. Family Touch will provide a safe space for single-parent families to share their struggles and create a supporting community for each other. The Single Parent Family Empowerment Program will provide single families an opportunity to be part of a Family Camp that teaches communication skills and activities to single-parent families annually. The Single Parent Family Empowerment Program will also provide a program for 10 single parents for 8 consecutive weeks, utilizing the Family Principles for Raising Emotionally Healthy Children curriculum, during which parents will learn parenting principles and communication skills. Children will learn social and leadership skills using the Leader in Me curriculum by Stephen Covey. The families will also have access to counseling for additional support, including individual counseling and art therapy for children and adolescents.
Funding will be used to support the Joyful Learning After-school Program for children from low-income immigrant families. The program provides quality education through individualized homework assistance and tutoring services for children who are experiencing academic delays due to the lack of educational opportunities or cultural barriers. For a well-rounded experience of growth, the program includes English and Math tutoring sessions, Art/Science Projects, and Music, Theater, and Chess classes. Operational hours are Monday to Friday, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. with learners from kindergarten to 7th grade.
Korean American Civic Empowerment for Community, Inc. (KACE)
The Legal Task Force to Protect Immigrants-$12,500
Funding will be used to support Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) and its Legal Task Force to Protect Immigrants to provide legal services and educational programs from the lawyers who participate in the project. In particular, the program will cover a part of the staffing cost to support the lawyers with the administrative works and procedural tasks, so that the participating lawyers can focus on their essential tasks to offer better community services in the more efficient work process. With the enhanced services by the Legal Task Force to Protect Immigrants, KACE will reach out to more people in the community to help them meet their needs for legal services that will protect their civil rights as immigrants.”
Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) (Sponsored by Southpole Foundation)
Hodori “Little- Tiger” After School Program – $5,000
Funding will support the Hodori “Little-Tiger” After School Program, which currently enrolls 83 students, Monday through Friday from 3pm-6pm, and is designed to provide holistic support to children of low-income families in the Korean/Asian American community and beyond, including children and families experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
Korean American Family Service Center(KAFSC) (Sponsored by Southpole Foundation)
Shelter maintenance for domestic violence victims-$10,000
Funding will support services for Asian and Korean women and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and/or extreme poverty. The shelter is a 24/7 safe haven that provides them with a safe emergency housing and access to culturally familiar Korean/Asian meals, counseling, and bilingual staff who provide comprehensive services with cultural understanding.
Korean-American Youth Foundation
We are Future Leaders-$12,500
Funding will be used to support and expand our newly updated leadership program for Korean-American high schoolers in the New York Metropolitan Area. Our revised program will work to improve presentation skills, public speaking, professionalism, and character building, which are all key aspects in becoming confident, Korean-American, young adults. This year’s program also integrated group community change projects to touch on social issues that arise in our community. Interacting with group members give the students a sense of belonging in their community while encouraging leadership, confidence, and self-awareness. This is achieved as they work together throughout the year, setting up programs and volunteering. Along with our bi-weekly sessions, we will collaborate with other community organizations so the students have the chance to actively participate and volunteer in our Korean-American community affairs.
New Beginning with Special Needs
NBSN After School & Day Care Program-$12,500
Funding will be used to support the NBSN after-school program for children with disabilities, which opened in January 2018, and the daycare program for adults over 21 years of age that will open in 2019. It provides education and training for individuals with disabilities to acquire the skills and experiences needed to participate in the community, consistent with the participant’s needs. This includes activities to build skill-sets in the areas of problem-solving, self-help, social interactions, adaptive living, and leisure.
NBSN tries to provide the entire spectrum of services and programs for individuals with disabilities who are part of thefamily our community.
New York Classical Players (NYCP)
2019 concerts specifically targeting low-income neighborhoods and audiences with disabilities-$12,500
Funding will support New York Classical Players free concert programs in the metropolitan area, especially performances designed to engage underserved families and communities. Together, a special concert series for families affected by autism will expand in its second year of partnership with the NY Nanum Foundation to engage more families and young people in high-quality performances of classical masterworks and exciting new works.
Queens Dream Center
Homeless Support Program-$12,500
Funding will be used to support and expand our program for homeless men in the New York Metropolitan Area. Our primary objective is to help this community of undocumented immigrants, alcoholics, drug addicts, gambling addicts, poverty-stricken, and unemployed by providing them basic necessities like an education, food, and toiletries. Along with this, we intend to administer plenty of medical care, rest and encouragement to give these men a sense of belonging in their community which will encourage leadership, confidence, and self-awareness. By devoting much of our efforts to providing education, counseling, and job placement, we intend to help these people become self-reliant and strengthen them back into society with a new life.
Past Nanum Grantee Partners
- Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence
- Sakhi for South Asian Women
- Korean American Youth Assistance Coalition Inc. (KAYAC)
- Korean American Youth Foundation (KAYF)
- Garden of Hope
- Jesus Love House Mission
- Child Center of NY
- Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)
- American Wheat Mission in New Jersey
- APEX for Youth
- Asian Americans for Equality
- Asian Professional Extension
- AWCA’s Grace Hotline
- Brooklyn Elder Korean-American Foundation
- Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)
- Community Fund for Manhattan
- Community Senior Center of Flushing (CSCF)
- Child Center of New York
- Day One
- EnoB, Inc.
- Family Touch
- FGS Korean Community Center FGS (KCC)
- Hamilton Madison House
- Hana Mission
- Jabiwon Social Services Center
- Korean American Family Services Center (KAFSC)
- Korean American Senior Citizens Association of New Jersey
- Korean American Senior Citizens Association of New York
- Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS)
- Korean-American Special Education Network (KASPED)
- Korean American Behavioral Health Association (KABHA)
- Mil Al Mission in New York
- MinKwon Center for Community Action
- Post 21
- Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College
- Service and Education for Korean American (SEKA)
- South Asian Council for Social Services
- The Asian American Writer’s Workshop
- Women In Need Center (formerly Rainbow Center)
- YWCA of Queens
- AHL Foundation