Give In May is an opportunity for our communities to come together in the face of crisis and use the power of generosity to generate hope and healing. More than ever, especially in this pandemic, we are ensuring that our members can access community care through holistic leadership development programming that includes culturally relevant, social-emotional, and academic support. The guidance, political education, and leadership opportunities that youth receive now determine how our communities will rise up from this moment and beyond.
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 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.
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 tosign up and volunteer!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Join us for our Annual Holiday House Party & Fundraiser! Celebrate the victories and milestones that we have reached in 2018. Show your support, love, and solidarity and rock new swag to ring in the new year!
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.