While applying for ECAASU 2013-2014 National Board, you may be asking what we have done this past year. The following is a list of accomplishments as of 3/29/13:
Advocacy: main projects focused on education initatives in order to edcuate and to inspire the next generation of AAPI student activists. Below are several of our main accomplishments to date:
-Created an Interactive Asian American Studies Map. -Compiled an Asian American Studies Suggested Reading List. -Expanded our Asian American Studies Initiative - a large network of students, faculty, and administrators involved in the Asian American Studies Movement across college campuses. -Developed the Important Dates in American American Studies History Timeline. -Worked with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on policy statements. -Partnered with APIAVote! and AALDEF on Voter Registration and Voter Protection efforts for the 2012 Presidential Elections. -Maintained the ECAASU Fact of the Week. -Presented three advocacy workshops at the 2013 ECAASU Conference at Columbia University. -Released the 2012 AAPI Milestones Info-graphic and AAPI Electorate Info-graphic.
Development: main projects geared toward increasing funding opportunities for ECAASU National initiatives (and at times, 2013 Conference initiatives) through grant writing, sponsorship outreach, and fundraising initiatives. To encourage greater communication between local AAPI artists and student leaders on the East Coast, the Development Team also created and expanded several projects that expand the outreach of AAPI artists and place these artists on the map for interested student leaders looking for programming opportunities.
- Expansion of the Artist Directory to more than 40 artists - Surveyed students and artists to better serve both populations in the Artist Directory - Hosted the ECAASU Open-Mic Concert in New York City featuring artists from the Artist Directory in January - Title Sponsorship for Trailblazer Awards by Zhang Financial - Title Sponsorship for Campus Tours by NAAAP - Book Review of Vincent Yee's Purple Heart - Fundraised through Macy's Shop for a Cause - Completed the first Artist Raffle - Completed several grants (>3) - Sold T-shirts at various ECAASU events
- Increase in blog activity – point person posted 93times starting 04/10/12 to 03/29/13 - Awarded the $1,000 Trailblazer Award presented by Zhang Financial that recognizes outstanding individuals who have heavily impacted their communities through their work to an undocumented student, Ray Jose, who is a vocal proponent of ensuring that education opportunities are afforded to undocumented students. - The ECAASU Campus Tour Presented by NAAAP was hosted at 7 universities, 1 conference and reached over 240 students from 20 universities to support and forward issues important to university communities Bi-Monthly Digest – 19 sent starting from April 2012 to March 2013
- Held a Youth Summit with WHIAAPI in June 2012 - Doubled the size of the Campus Ambassador Program; 20 ambassadors from 18 different campuses who discussed ideas on how to improve Asian American awareness at each of the ambassador's respective campuses - Expanded the Internship Program