AYC 32nd Anniversary Celebration & Awards Ceremony

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32 nd Anniversary Celebration& Awards Ceremony GATHER Reception and Silent Auction WELCOME Gigi Yam CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP AWARD Pacific Plaza Premier Development Group COMMUNIT Y LEADERSHIP AWARD Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health AYC BOARD PRESIDENT REMARKS Ricky Choi VIDEO PRESENTATION AYC in Action COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIP AWARD Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) PRESIDENT ’S RECOGNITION AWARD Ted Chen, General Assignment Reporter, NBC4 CLOSING REMARKS Fiona Tseng and Hansen Ao, Youth Emcees YOUTH PERFORMANCES WORLDWIDE PREMIERE VIDEOS Tiger Herda performing Halo Hip Hop dance performance by AMinor featuring, Wenona Wenb, Cici Wu and Lotus Yong Silent Auction bidding continues until Sunday, October 24 at 12 midnight 3

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B OA R D P R E SIDEN T ’S ME S S AG E DEAR FRIENDS, On behalf of the AYC Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome you to our 32nd Anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony. Tonight’s theme, “Harvest Harmony: Planting the Seeds and Cultivating Youth Led Social Justice,” celebrates the power of youth participation and highlights AYC’s initiatives that promote social change and uplift our communities. AYC was founded in 1989 by Congresswoman Judy Chu and the late May L. To in an effort to address the unmet social service and health needs of Asian immigrant youth in the San Gabriel Valley. Over the past three decades, AYC has grown and expanded to serve and empower low-income, immigrant and at-risk youth and families of all ethnicities throughout Los Angeles County including the San Gabriel Valley, East Los Angeles, South Los Angeles and the Antelope Valley, to overcome barriers to success while providing culturally and linguistically competent education, employment and social services. This past year has definitely presented many unique challenges and required us to be innovative to navigate these unprecedented times to meet the needs of our most vulnerable populations. During the pandemic, we pivoted from in-person and school based services to digital services including online tutoring and classes. We also significantly scaled up our Emergency Food Program from distributing 1,800 meals per month to nearly 70,000 meals per month. And in response to the increasing rise in violence against Asian Americans, AYC has focused on addressing anti-Asian hate with social justice and youth leadership development, community partnerships and education, and other Stop Asian Hate projects. Through it all, AYC remains committed to our mission of empowering youth and families of all communities. The resilience of our tireless staff is truly an inspiration and we are fortunate to have such an incredible team of passionate individuals dedicated to improving the lives of the youth and families we serve. As a matter of fact, AYC was chosen as a 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year, an impressive honor which is a testament to the amazing work of our talented staff. I would like to express my gratitude to my fellow Board Members for their invaluable contributions and wise counsel and to our Executive Director Michelle Freridge for helping lead AYC during one of the most extraordinary years in modern history. As we continue to navigate this time of uncertainty, it is our collective action that provides renewed hope for the future. With your support and generosity, AYC is able to serve thousands of youth and families in our communities every year, empowering each person to build their skills and achieve their goals. Thank you for making a positive difference so that all youth can succeed in school, at work, and in life! Sincerely, Ricky Choi President 3

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EX ECU TI VE D I RECTOR’S M ESSAGE DEAR FRIENDS, What a summer! Record heat, drought, fires and Delta Variant uncertainties – but Asian Youth Center (AYC) is still here for lowincome, immigrant, and at-risk youth and families. We continue helping people overcome barriers to success through our culturally and linguistically competent services like the Emergency Food Program and digital services including after-school programming, social emotional learning, diversion, and re-entry case management services. We help youth succeed in school, at work, and in life! This year we want to highlight our youth-led social justice programming. AYC is partnering with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) to deliver Bystander Intervention Trainings for adults in English, and we are in the process of translating the curriculum into Chinese. We are also planning to adapt the curriculum into a teacher training version and a student-centered version. We are also partnering with Advancing Justice-LA to conduct an inlanguage community survey interviewing Asians and Asian Americans in the San Gabriel Valley about their experiences with hate incidents, their thoughts on solutions for public safety, and other community needs. Finally, we have incorporated Stop Hate subject matters into our youth programs, including the Summer of Justice: Pass the Mic internship for high school youth at Alhambra High School, our K-8 virtual summer program, and into all our community outreach programs. We will continue working with other local partners to engage the community and amplify the message that hate is unacceptable. I would like to give a very special thank you to Pacific Plaza Premier Development Group. Your generous Diamond Sponsorship makes a huge difference for the youth we serve! We deeply appreciate this year’s Platinum Sponsors: Cathay Bank, Gay Yuen Ph. D., H Mart, NBC4, Royal Business Bank, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, and Tawa Charitable Foundation. Your sponsorships are the fuel for our programs and services! I also want to thank the Dinner Committee Co-Chairs Todd Becker, Bruce Lazenby, and Elizabeth Yang, and their awesome Dinner Committee, as well as the fabulous Asian Youth Center Board of Directors, led by President Ricky Choi. It is a pleasure to work for you all and I deeply appreciate all that you do for AYC! Thank you! To all AYC’s supporters – please accept my deepest gratitude and appreciation – both long-time patrons and new friends – thank you so much for your generous contributions! Your support empowers the Asian Youth Center to continue making a difference in the lives of thousands of people who need our services. You are truly making the world a better place! We hope you enjoy the event and thank you again for joining us. Sincerely, Michelle Freridge Executive Director

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A B O U T AYC HISTORY The Asian Youth Center (AYC) was founded as an independent, community-based nonprofit organization in 1989 by a United Way Task Force and then local Asian-American community leaders, Judy Chu and May L. To, to meet the social and health needs of Asian immigrant youth and families in the San Gabriel Valley. Over the years, AYC has grown significantly in size and scope, becoming a diverse multi-service organization with an annual budget of over $4 million. MISSION AYC exists to empower low-income and immigrant youth, families, and young adults of all ethnicities to succeed in school, at work, and in life. WHO WE SERVED In 2020-2021, AYC served 1,430 unduplicated individuals with services and reached more than 23,032 community members through community outreach and education. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of individuals served lived in low-income households. Fifty-three percent (53%) of all people served identified as Asian Pacific Islander, while 25% identified as Latinx or Hispanic, 8% as African American, 4% as Caucasian, and 2% as mixed race, and 8% as another race or ethnicity. Thirty-seven percent (37%) of individuals receiving services spoke English, 46% spoke Chinese only (Mandarin or Cantonese), 12% spoke Spanish only, 4% spoke Vietnamese only, and 1% spoke another language including: Arabic, Cambodian, Japanese, K’iche, Korean, Mongolian, and Nepalese.

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PROGRAMS AYC’s programs are divided into three departments: 1) Youth & Family Services (YFS) which is composed of social services like Gang Intervention and Re-entry Intensive Case Management Services; 2) Employment & Emergency Services which is composed of youth employment and the Emergency Food Program; and 3) Education & Community Engagement (ECE) which is composed of after-school programming and community outreach, community education and community engagement projects. In 2020 and 2021, AYC scaled up our emergency food program from serving 50 families a month to more than 800 (including distribution of PPE) to meet the needs of the local families impacted by the pandemic. We implemented COVID-19 education in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Spanish and English and to date AYC has made more than 11,000 educational contacts with community members. YOUTH LED SOCIAL JUSTICE In 2020, the Youth & Parent Leadership Development (YPLD) program joined AYC and served 4

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279 unduplicated youth at 6 high schools with: Leadership Development; Community Organizing, Advocacy & Systems Change; Health & Wellness; Legal Supports for immigrant youth and families; and Academic Supports & College Access. These services were provided through 12 student clubs; drop-in hours at the Dream Centers (on-site and virtually); a food pantry in partnership with the AYC Emergency Food Program; 12 school and community events; and a parent advocacy group. The most recent youth policy advocacy projects included podcasts and art projects on Black Lives Matter, Stop Asian Hate, and LGBTQ Rights. Community Organizing & Advocacy projects have included housing rights (rental moratorium) ballot measures, voter registration, census education, etc. STOP HATE In 2021, AYC began a series of projects addressing anti-Asian hate. AYC incorporated Stop Hate subject matters into its youth summer programs, including the YPLD Summer of Justice: Pass the Mic internship for high school youth at Alhambra High School and Mark Keppel High School, and our K-8 virtual summer program. AYC will continue to include addressing hate and bullying in the school-year programming on-site at schools in the San Gabriel Unified School District, Alhambra Unified School District, and Los Angeles Unified School District. In partnership with the San Marino School District, AYC is piloting a mental health program to provide counseling and support for students experiencing Aanti-Asian hate or anti-immigrant bullying. Other Stop Hate projects include: Bystander Intervention Trainings: AYC is partnering with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles to deliver Bystander Intervention Trainings available for the public. Currently, trainings are offered for adults in English, but we are in the process of translating the curriculum into Chinese. Community Survey: AYC is also partnering with Advancing Justice-LA to create and administer a survey interviewing Asian Americans in the San Gabriel Valley about their experiences with hate incidents, their thoughts on solutions for public safety, and other community needs. The feedback from this survey will shape the way AYC implements future Stop Hate projects. Outreach and Engagement: In partnership with LAvsHate, AYC will continue to create and support local initiatives working to stop hate in our communities such as the mural project. Information and Resources: AYC will continue to use its program contacts and social media network to distribute information to the public on how to report hate incidents and crimes and to share resources for those impacted.

AYC I N 2021 23,032

Community Members reached through community outreach and education

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Educational Contacts made through COVID-19 outreach education in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Spanish, and English

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Unduplicated Individuals served in 2020-2021 through social, educational, employment, and emergency food services

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Low-Income Families served by the Emergency Food Program monthly

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Unduplicated Youth in 20202021 participated in educational, employment, and other programs

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Youth Clients participated in Youth and Parent Leadership (YPLD) programming in high school Dream Centers at 6 different campuses

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AYC LEA DER SHI P BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ricky Choi, President Bryan Chau, First Vice President Elizabeth Yang, J.D., Second Vice President Chief Eugene Harris, Secretary Steve Arce, Treasurer Mary Wong, Past President Russell Arnold Lily Baba Todd Becker, J.D. Marissa Castro-Salvati Hon. Adam Y. Chang Henry Chang Bruce Yu Chen Kenny Chung, J.D. Frank Feng

Raymond Ho Bruce Lazenby Steve Maekawa Michael Matoba, J.D. Damien Orozco Hon. Sasha Perez Helen Romero Shaw William Wu, J.D.

COMMUNIT Y ADVISORY BOARD Hon. Adele Andrade-Stadler Hon. Michael D. Antonovich Sally Baldwin Stephen Chan Angela Chang Ted Chen Dennis Chiappetta Hon. Judy Chu, Ph.D. Mark Delgado Daniel H. Deng Hon. Michael Eng Anna Jung Hon. Ruth Kwan Hon Ronald S.W. Lew Hon. Hans Liang

Hon. Carol Liu Thomas Mone Jones Moy Susan Parks, Ph.D. Hon. Anthony Portantino Hon. Adam Schiff Hon. Hilda Solis Thomas Tam, M.D. Emily Wang Ada Chan Wong Charles Wong Cordelia Wong Edward Wong, Ph.D. Chun Fun (Jack) Yao Gay Yuen, Ph.D.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Michelle Freridge, M.P.A., J.D.

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AYC S TAFF Michelle Freridge, M.P.A., J.D., Executive Director Alex Banh, Deputy Director Jerica Finley, Director of Contract Compliance & Evaluation Alfredo Miller, Director of Youth & Family Services Manith Thaing, Director of Education & Community Engagement Cinthia Alvarado, Program Coordinator Melissa Avila, Program Manager Mimilanie Balino, Staff Accountant Nathan Bang, Senior Accountant Sabrina Chu, Development Manager Johanna Cuevas, Program Coordinator Phoebe Larimore, Program Coordinator Florence Lin, Community Relations Manager

Yajaira Mansilla, Program Manager Bertha Morales, Program Manager Cindy Shihab, Program Coordinator Lauren Shinohara, Executive Assistant Richard Toledo, Program Coordinator Michael Trimble, Program Manager Cindy Valladares, Development Coordinator Xuanyu (Julian) Zhu, Program Coordinator

Evelynn Arauz, Case Worker Evelin Castañeda, Site Supervisor Megan Crisp, Program Assistant Mel-C Escobar Sanchez, Site Supervisor Charles Fleming, IT/Operations Associate Edlyn Flores, Case Worker Alexys Garcia, Community Health Worker D’marie’ Harrell Lacey, Case Worker Sarahi Hernandez Rico, Case Worker Kwannam (Magnus) Ho, Tutor Bryan Kim, Site Supervisor Hue (Anna) Lam, Community Relations Translator Jennifer Levin, Clinical Supervisor Jayme Anne Lizaso, Case Worker Melissa Lucas, Development Associate Joshua Mach, Community Health Worker

Brianna Molina, Tutor Vanessa Murillo, Tutor Angela Nguyen, Community Health Worker Jorge Nunez, Case Worker Heidi Ortega, Case Worker Caden Pak, Tutor Isela Pasillas, Community Health Worker Leslie Pinedo, Case Worker Eduardo Romero, Community Health Worker Michael Sanders, Case Worker David Sigala, Case Worker Ajanee Simons, Food Program Lead Assistant Kevin Silva, Site Supervisor Nhu (Ivy) Trinh, Accounting Clerk/HR Associate Jason Wallace, Community Health Worker

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DIN N ER COMMI T TEE DINNER CO-CHAIRS

Todd Becker

Bruce Lazenby

Attorney Becker Law Group

Executive Director of Business Development Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary

Elizabeth Yang Attorney Law & Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang AYC Board Second Vice President

DINNER COMMIT TEE MEMBERS

Lily Baba Ricky Choi Sophia Chou Marissa Castro-Salvati

Helen Romero Shaw Fong Sam Julie Sigala Jessica Zheng

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CORP O R ATE PA RT N E RS HI P AWA R D PACIFIC PLAZA PREMIER DEVELOPMENT GROUP Pacific Plaza Premier Development Group is one of Southern California’s leading private real estate developers with extensive experience designing, developing, building, and managing innovative projects. Pacific Plaza Premier is driven by its commitment to making valuable and enduring contributions to the communities in which it builds. Pacific Plaza Premier partners with cities, local leaders, and community organizations to build stronger communities and more robust economies in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. With more than 35 years of experience as a leading full-service real estate company in Southern California, Pacific Plaza Premier has developed a diverse portfolio of multifamily, retail, hospitality, industrial, and mixed-use projects, and properties. Pacific Plaza Premier invests in communities that share their passion for growing the physical beauty and economic health of their neighborhoods. Pacific Plaza Premier delivers a 360-degree suite of real estate services, including acquisitions, entitlements, construction management, property rehabilitation and reinvestment, sales and leasing, and asset management. Since 2015, Pacific Plaza Premier has developed or is constructing more than 645,000 square feet of new multifamily, hospitality, and retail uses across just five projects. More than 2 million square feet of new multifamily, retail, and industrial uses are in the entitlement pipeline. Pacific Plaza Premier’s mission is to be the premier, full-service real estate company in the San Gabriel Valley by serving communities through thoughtful and innovative investments and delivering Class A service to all of their clients and properties. In 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Safer at Home shutdown, the Asian Youth Center (AYC), identified a critical and growing community crisis with food security. AYC scaled up our emergency food program from serving 50 families once a month to more than 400 families 2-4 times per month over 8 weeks. AYC published a call to the community to donate and support the Emergency Food program and Pacific Plaza Premier responded to our call. They made a generous donation and mobilized an army of local businesses and community members to also make donations. This funding helped carry the Emergency Food program through until pandemic relief funds, foundation, and government funding kicked in. As a result, AYC was able to serve every family that needed food. AYC honors Pacific Plaza Premier Development Group for their commitment to the community and their contributions to AYC and the people we serve. Presenting the Corporate Partnership Award is Ms. Julie Kuo, President, Avre. Accepting on behalf of Pacific Plaza Premier Development Group will be Ken Lee, Vice President of Development. 10

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COMMU NI T Y L EAD ERSHI P AWARD DR. BARBARA FERRER Director of Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer is a nationally-known public health leader with over 40 years of professional experience as a philanthropic strategist, educational leader, researcher, community advocate, and public health director. Currently, Dr. Ferrer is the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which protects health, prevents disease, and promotes equity and well-being among LA County’s more than 10 million residents. She oversees a budget of over $1.3 billion, directs a multidisciplinary workforce of nearly 5,000 staff, and works to integrate services with her colleagues at the Departments of Health Services and Mental Health. Most recently, Dr. Ferrer served as the Chief Strategy Officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, overseeing programming and mission driven investments. Prior to working for the Foundation, Dr. Ferrer was the Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, the city’s health department. Under her leadership, the City of Boston saw significant improvements in health outcomes, including a decrease in the rates of childhood obesity, smoking, and infant mortality. Dr. Ferrer also held various leadership positions at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, including Director of Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention, and Director of the Division of Maternal & Child Health. She also served as a Headmaster at a district high school in Boston. Dr. Ferrer received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Brandeis University, a Master of Arts in Public Health from Boston University, a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Asian Youth Center (AYC) honors Dr. Barbara Ferrer for her long history of service in public health, for the role model she is for girls and young women, and for her recent leadership in the greater Los Angeles area addressing the Covid-19 Pandemic. Presenting the Community Leadership Award to Barbara Ferrer, Director of Los Angeles County Department of Health is Mr. Phil Cohen, CEO, Monterey Park Hospital.

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COM MU NI T Y PA RT N ER SH I P AWA R D ASIAN PACIFIC POLICY AND PL ANNING COUNCIL (A3PCON) Manjusha (Manju) P. Kulkarni is Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), a coalition of more than forty community-based organizations that serves and represents the 1.5 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders(AAPI)in Los Angeles County. She co-founded Stop AAPI Hate, the nation’s leading aggregator of COVID-19-related hate incidents against AAPIs. Additionally, Manju is a Lecturer in the Asian American Studies Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Manju was recently recognized by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential individuals in 2021 with the co-founders of Stop AAPI Hate, Cynthia Choi and Russell Jeung. AYC honors A3PCON for its long history of service to the AAPI Community in the greater Los Angeles area, as well as its recent national and local leadership addressing anti-Asian hate. Presenting the Community Partnership Award is Mr. Stewart Kwoh, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Asian American Education Project and President Emeritus, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles. Accepting on behalf of A3PCON will be Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Executive Director.

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PR E SIDEN T ’S RECOG NI TI ON AWARD TED CHEN General Assignment Reporter for NBC4 Ted Chen serves as a general assignment reporter for NBC4. Joining the station in 1995, he can be seen weekly on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Chen has reported on many major news stories. He covered the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, reporting live on the goldmedal winning accomplishments of Team USA, as well as the impact of economic transformation in a country of more than one billion people. Chen has a passion for politics and has reported on major political stories and has covered elections for more than 20 years. In 2002, Chen traveled with then Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn on his historic economic development trip to Asia and filed live reports from Seoul, South Korea and Beijing, China. In 2004 and 2005, Chen covered the Scott Peterson Trial in Redwood City, California. Chen came to NBC4 from KGTV in San Diego and prior to KGTV, Chen was an anchor at KSEE-TV, the NBC affiliate in Fresno, California. Before that, he served as a reporter and anchor for KRNV-TV in Reno, Nevada. Chen is the recipient of an Emmy award and two Golden Mike awards for his reporting, anchoring, and hosting NBC4 specials, including “Life Connected: Asian Pacific Heritage Month,” in which he interviewed political and entertainment newsmakers such as Justin Lin, director of the “Fast and Furious” franchise. In 2002, Chen was honored by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s Workshop on Journalism, Race & Ethnicity for his series of news stories on Asian Americans. The pieces covered Asian American political power, the role of Chinese schools in shaping Chinese American children, and the forgotten heroes of Chinese American World War II veterans. Chen is on the Advisory Board for the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles, as well as the Asian Youth Center in San Gabriel. He regularly serves as master of ceremonies for many community events in Los Angeles and throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Asian Youth Center honors Ted Chen for his many years of service on AYC’s Community Advisory Board, as well as serving as the MC at AYC’s galas and other fundraising events for more than 25 years. Presenting the President’s Recognition Award to Ted Chen, General Assignment Reporter for NBC4, is Ricky Choi, Board President of AYC.

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MIS T R E S S OF CERE MO NI ES GIGI YAM Gigi Yam (‫ڗ‬ዪዪ) is a TV personality and Event MC in Los Angeles. She hosts several shows on Chinese broadcasting television station SkyLink TV. Gigi started her career as a model and show host with TVB and AM1430. Besides working on TV and events, Gig enjoys her time doing volunteer work. She is the Vice President of Morning Light Foundation and President for the Hong Kong School Alumni Federation, both educational foundations helping scholars with financial need. Gigi also hosts for many international and community organizations throughout California as well as politicians’ fundraising events. Gigi is a strong supporter for many charitable organizations and hosts many of their events including the Chinese American Museum, Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled and Chinese Christian Herald Crusades annually. Gigi has been a supporter and volunteer MC for AYC’s gala’s and other fundraising events for more than 10 years and we deeply appreciate her time, support, and friendship!

YO UT H E MCE E S AYC is proud to partner with Unistar to feature up and coming youth talent as part of our celebration. Here are the rising stars... HANSEN AO Age 16 Hansen is an award winning bilingual multi-talented teenager specializing in emceeing, voiceover, Hip Hop dance, and magic. Hansen has been receiving training, real projects, performing competitively since age of six. FIONA TSENG Age 13 Fiona is a bilingual talent with acting, emceeing, voiceover, and modeling experience. Her hobbies include fashion design and jewelry making.

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YOUT H PERF ORM ANCES WO R L DWIDE PREMIERE M USI C VI D EOS TIGER HERDA Age 10 | Performing Halo Tiger has been performing since 5 years of age, he is quite a charmer with many talents including acting, voice acting, and of course singing. He is a frequently requested performer, most recently including the South Coast Plaza Annual Lunar New Year celebration event and Asian Expo.

AMINOR Performing Hip Hop to a dance mix including Like A Boy by Ciara AMinor is a Hip-Hop Dance trio featuring Wenona Wenb (age 9), Lotus Yong (age 10), Cici Wu (age 10). The all-girl group trains intensively and their latest new dance is already promising to be a crowd pleaser. Their Choreographer is a renowned World of Dance top performer, Cammie Tolleshaug. For more information on all of the youth performers please visit https://unistarkids.com.

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OUR S UPPORTERS F RIENDS OF AYC Partial List

Alhambra Unified School District Bill Wong Bings Merchandising Inc. Bryan Cook Cheryl Shellhart Chiung Sally Chou City of San Gabriel Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled David Chiang Deanna Stanley Emily Wang Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley Gary and Mary Scott Gigi Yam Global Construction Inc./ King Young Builders Harry and Sally Baldwin Hon. Adele Andrade- Stadler Hon. Henry Lo Hon. Mike Eng Hon. Thomas Wong James Symonds Jessica Hefes Kathy Rice Ken Lee Consulting Lee Andrews Group Lily Baba

Marilynn Fong Mary Wong Media Portfolio Meng Law Group Nancy L. Luke, CPA NBC4 Nina Hsu Corporation Preferred Bank Raymond & Rebecca Che Raymond Ho Rosemead Chamber of Commerce Russell Arnold San Gabriel Bar Association San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Sen. Susan Rubio Simon Lee & Associates Stratiscope Suellen & Munson Kwok Tak Lau Charity Foundation Tammy Scorcia Temple City Chamber of Commerce The Alhambra and Ratkovich Company Upper San Gabriel Municipal Water District Vincent Cummings

SPE CIAL THANKS Eva Hsiung Fong Sam Ginger Chang Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel and Juli Costanzo Innovate Marketing Group Jessica Mei Jessica Zheng Kathy Chang OC Lee Shirley Woo Supermimi Design The Flower Shop at Rose Hills and Bruce Lazenby Unistar, Ivan Lam and Bing Bing Ao. 3

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S I L EN T AU CT ION D ONORS 7 Leaves Adam Y. Chang Ajisen Ramen Anonymous Aquarium of the Pacific Aquarius Casino Resort Battleship IOWA Museum Benihana Bento Box Animation BJ’s Arcadia Bodega Wine Bar BRONCA Brookside Golf Club Bruce Lazenby Bryan Chau Chipotle Clara Chiu Clearman’s North Woods Inn Cline Family Cellars Davey’s Locker Din Tai Fung Eugene Harris Fogo de Chão Frank Feng Fresh Brothers Gallery Nucleus Gingi Skin Care Helen Romero Shaw Henry Chang Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel Hollywood Wax Museum - Hollywood Huntington Library In-N-Out Burger Intelligentsia Coffee Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Jen Wong Kenny Chung LATHER Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Lily Baba

Lisa Mayekawa Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra More Sunday Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Museum of Tolerance Natural Dye Kits Nothing Bundt Cakes - Pasadena Nothing Bundt Cakes - West Covina Paradise Pet Parlor Pasadena Ice Skating Center Pasadena Playhouse Pie ‘n Burger Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs PRP Wine International Polly’s Pie Raising Canes Raymond Ho Ricky Choi Rose Hills Memorial Park Ruth’s Chris San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Santa Ana Zoo Santa Anita Park Stephen Arce Tanaka Farms The Academy of Magical Arts The Broad Toyo Miyatake Studio Urban Plates USS Midway Museum Verde Canyon Railroad VJB Cellars Vroman’s Bookstore Wellington Cellars Wheel Fun Rentals Wood Ranch Yipfitness Zulu Nyala Group 3

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WAYS TO SU PPORT A S I A N YOU T H CE NTER - AYC Your donation will support AYC to strengthen our programs and mission to serve vulnerable youth and families in our service areas. The generosity of our donors make the difference in the lives of our community and will support our Youth Led Social Justice to combat anti-Asian hate, as well as, youth and family programs, COVID -19 outreach, and our Emergency Food Program. Work with our team to realize your philanthropic priorities and to maximize tax benefits with your giving.

STOCK GIFTS Consider donating stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to AYC. The total value of the financial instrument is tax-deductible allowing you to avoid capitol gains taxes on appreciated stocks.

MATCHING GIFTS Many companies offer employees the opportunity to match their philanthropic donations. Inquire with your company to see if it has a matching gift program and you will be able to increase your gift dollars. Just fill out your company’s matching gift form and send it to AYC.

BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS Remembering AYC is easy and you can make a lasting impact by naming AYC as a beneficiary on a retirement account, insurance plan, or other financial account. You can maintain control of your assets today and they will pass to AYC when you no longer need them.

BEQUEST AND ESTATE PL ANNING Join AYC’s Legacy Circle and support our mission by including AYC through a planned gift. Express your philanthropic legacy with a designation in your will or trust to support AYC’s future.

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE To donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle, call AYC and we will help you with the process. For more information or assistance and to hear about more ways to give to support our work, contact: Asian Youth Center’s Development Department Tel: 626-537-0954 or Donate@aycla.org

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AYC LE GACY CI RCL E ASIAN YOUTH CENTER LEGACY CIRCLE, AT A GL ANCE • Enables you to leave a gift to AYC through a will or trust • Provides lifetime recognition in AYC publications • Invitations to exclusive Legacy Circle events • Ensures that members’ wishes will be honored faithfully

It’s i m p o r t an t fo r m e to know t h at I c an conti nue t o s u p p o r t t h e m uch ne eded s er v ic es tha t AYC p rov ides to the comm u n it ies t h at I ca re so m u c h ab o u t .

~ Gay Yuen, Ph.D. Early Contributor

WHAT IS THE AYC LEGACY CIRCLE? The AYC Legacy Circle honors forward-thinking donors who have left a gift to AYC through a will or trust. WHO SHOULD CONSIDER JOINING? For those who have a special interest in creating a legacy beyond their lifetime, the Legacy Circle allows donors to ensure their philanthropic dollars are used in the way they intended. AYC encourages you to consider becoming a member of the Legacy Circle as part of your overall estate planning strategy.

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MIKE ENG Assemblyman (ret), & California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board Member Congratulates ASIAN YOUTH CENTER Celebrating Thirty Two Years of Amazing Service & Honorees: Dr. Barbara Ferrer Pacific Plaza Premier Development Group Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) Ted Chen



















Specializing in Real Estate & Corporate Law










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AYC MISSION

Asian Youth Center (AYC) is a community-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN #33-0383691) whose mission is to empower low-income, immigrant, and at-risk youth, of all communities, to overcome barriers to success through the provision of culturally and linguistically competent education, employment, and social services. We help youth succeed in school, at work, and in life!

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