The Smithsonian Highlights Khmer Girls in Action!

Khmer Girls in Action Featured in National Museum of American History Series by the Smithsonian Institution


Without a doubt, youth have shaped the course of history and fought fiercely for our democracy. Southeast Asian youth in Long Beach have empowered those with deep-rooted fear and trauma with the government to participate in civic engagement and turn out in elections.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History archives generations of courage and resistance in Young People Shake Up Elections (History Proves It) a video series where KGA is featured in Episode 4: Getting Informed!

Check Out the Whole Series Here: https://americanhistory.si.edu/democracy-exhibition/education/young-people-and-elections

GET YOUR VOTE ON | Read our latest Newsletter

GET YOUR VOTE ON!

We have a lot of things happening, read on to find out how you can help!

11 Days to Vote!

The California Voter’s Choice Act brings 11 days of voting starting this weekend, Saturday, February 22nd through election day on Tuesday, March 3rd!  

This new model makes voting accessible for everyday people to vote on weekends and have access to translated materials in 13 languages!  

Our vote is our power!  Visit www.lavote.net for more information.

PHONE BANKERS

Thursday, February 27th- Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 is a big year to connect, educate and mobilize our communities to vote! Our Integrated Voter Engagement Program is seeking volunteers to phone bank this week and for our summer and fall field campaigns.

Bi-lingual speakers in Khmer and Spanish and those with experience in canvassing are strongly encouraged to sign up and volunteer!

TUTORS

Every Monday & Wednesday 3:30- 5:30 PM

Our LIFE Program is seeking tutors from March through May. If you have experience working with high school students and/ or excel in the subject areas of Math, English and Science, consider volunteering today! Sign Up to Volunteer.

Read on in our Latest Newsletter: Click Here


 

 

13th Annual Yellow Lounge- We Love, Believe & Care!

Celebrate summer time in the LBC at KGA’s 13th Annual Yellow Lounge on Saturday, August 3, 2019!

One of our favorite times in the year is gathering our community together to support and celebrate youth power, culture, and talent!

This summer, we invite you to our 13th Annual Yellow Lounge: WeLBC- which is all about showing the young people in our lives that WeLove, Believe, and Care about their well-being and future!

Through storytelling, art, and performances learn how youth leaders are fighting for our future and empowering our City to establish the first- ever Fund for Long Beach Children and Youth & so much more!

SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER TODAY!

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Roosevelt Elementary
1574 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

Doors Open: 4 PM
Youth Performances: 5 PM- 7 PM
Free Parking on site

Yellow Lounge is a free event with an optional sliding-scale donation!

 

Apply to our Youth Leadership Programs Today!

Khmer Girls in Action is ready for another exciting year of empowering youth, building leadership and community power!  We are now accepting applications to our Young Women’s Empowerment Program and our Young Men’s Empowerment Program!

If you are a Khmer/ Southeast Asian sophomore or freshman who wants to make this school year fun while learning about your identity, culture and social justice then apply today!

Applications are due on Thursday, January 31st!

YOUNG WOMEN’S EMPOWER PROGRAM (YWEP) Application
YOUNG MEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (YMEP) Application

We prioritize Southeast Asian freshmen and sophomores who attend Poly, PAAL or Wilson and who live in Central Long Beach or in zip codes: 90806, 90813, and 90804.  However, if you have transportation to and from our office and back to your home, then please apply!

Not sure if you qualify? If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Alisha – alisha@kgalb.org  or Johnny- johnny@kgalb.org
You can also message us on IG @kgalongbeach

Our workshops take place once a week at our office which is located at
1355 Redondo Avenue Suite #9
Long Beach, Ca 90804
562.986.9415 | www.kgalb.org

The Welcoming and Safe Schools for All Model Resolution

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The Welcoming and Safe Schools for All model resolution focuses on expanding “safe haven” schools to include all students impacted by the current climate of fear, hate, and discrimination. It provides commitments for local education agencies to take action in three broad areas to proactively uplift Welcoming and Safe Schools for All Students––Safety and Protection, Supports and Services, and Affirming and Celebrating Diversity.

The model resolution emerged from a successful delegation meeting of youth leaders from organizations affiliated with Youth Organize! California network with State Superintendent Tom Torlakson’s office, organized by the Advancement Project and Movement Strategy Center in May 2017. Since May 2017, an ad hoc committee of youth organizations including Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network, Californians for Justice, RYSE Center, Khmer Girls in Action, Del Norte and Tribal Lands Building Healthy Communities, Resilience Orange County, Dolores Huerta Foundation, and InnerCity Struggle have worked with the Advancement Project and Movement Strategy Center to draft a model resolution on Welcoming and Safe Schools for All.

The resolution highlights the experiences and needs of indigenous, African American, Latinx, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander students, undocumented, immigrant, and refugee students, transgender and LGBTQ students, Muslim and Sikh students, homeless students, English Learner students, foster youth, low-income students, students with special needs, and students impacted by the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

For more info visit https://yocalifornia.org/content/welcoming-safe-schools

 

KGA’s 5th Annual Halloween HOTEL OF HORRORS!

Join us if you dare!! Friday, October 26th from 6 PM- 9PM KGA’s office will be haunting our community as the Hotel of Horrors!

This free, family- friendly event features a haunted maze, interactive photo booth, music, dancing, raffle and resources to inform and get local residents ready to vote on the the November 6th mid-term elections!

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Halloween is a fun and frightful time of year when youth and adults hide behind masks and costumes and trick-or-treat around neighborhoods. Hotel of Horrors hopes to expose what’s really haunting our communities and aims to inspire youth and local residents to vote for the change we want to see in in our city and state!

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Through entertainment and education, attendees will leave frightened but enlightened on the importance of voting and supporting Yes on local measure WW and Yes on Statewide Proposition 10 which impacts women workers and low-income communities of color.

What are you afraid of?
RSVP TODAY!!!

Now Accepting Applications for our Youth Programs!

Khmer Girls in Action is ready for another exciting year of empowering youth, building leadership and community power!  We are now accepting applications to our Young Women’s Empowerment Program and our Young Men’s Empowerment Program!

If you are a Khmer/ Southeast Asian sophomore or freshman who wants to make this school year fun while learning about your identity, culture and social justice then apply today!

Applications are due on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH!!!

YOUNG WOMEN’S EMPOWER PROGRAM (YWEP) Application
YOUNG MEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (YMEP) Application

We prioritize Southeast Asian freshmen and sophomores who attend Poly, PAAL or Wilson and who live in Central Long Beach or in zip codes: 90806, 90813, and 90804.  However, if you have transportation to and from our office and back to your home, then please apply!   If you are not Southeast Asian but would still like to be part of KGA, you can also join our school club!  More info on clubs coming soon!

Not sure if you qualify? If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Alisha – alisha@kgalb.org  or Johnny- johnny@kgalb.org
You can also message us on IG @kgalongbeach

Our workshops take place once a week at our office which is located at
1355 Redondo Avenue Suite #9
Long Beach, Ca 90804
562.986.9415 | www.kgalb.org

 

Apply to Our Youth Leadership Programs!!

Khmer Girls in Action is ready for another exciting year of empowering youth, building leadership and community power!  We are now accepting applications to our Young Women’s Empowerment Program and our Young Men’s Empowerment Program!

If you are a Khmer/ Southeast Asian sophomore or freshman who wants to make this school year fun while learning about your identity, culture and social justice then apply today!

Applications are due on Friday, September 14th!

YOUNG WOMEN’S EMPOWER PROGRAM (YWEP) Application
YOUNG MEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (YMEP) Application

We prioritize Southeast Asian freshmen and sophomores who attend Poly, PAAL or Wilson and who live in Central Long Beach or in zip codes: 90806, 90813, and 90804.  However, if you have transportation to and from our office and back to your home, then please apply!

Not sure if you qualify? If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Alisha – alisha@kgalb.org  or Johnny- johnny@kgalb.org
You can also message us on IG @kgalongbeach

Our workshops take place once a week at our office which is located at
1355 Redondo Avenue Suite #9
Long Beach, Ca 90804
562.986.9415 | www.kgalb.org