ASIA, INC.’S AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM RECEIVES GRANT FROM GAR FOUNDATION
Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.) receives $50,000 grant from GAR Foundation to fund International Community Empowerment Project (ICEP) Program
Akron, OH – The Distribution Committee of GAR Foundation awarded Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.) $50,000 to fund the International Community Empowerment Project (ICEP) at its August 2015 meeting.
ICEP works with immigrant and refugee youth by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate school readiness guidance and education as well as acculturation assistance. “ICEP is the oldest program at ASIA, beginning in 1995. The GAR foundation has been an anchor funder for this very critical program,” said Michael Byun, Executive Director.
The award from GAR will be used for the 2015-2016 ICEP elementary school program and the 2015-2016 ICEP middle school program. We encourage you to learn more about ICEP and ICEP’s involvement in Summit County at www.asiaohio.org/ICEP.
Asian Services In Action
Founded in 1995, Asian Services In Action’s mission is to empower and advocate for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs); and to provide AAPIs access to quality, culturally, and linguistically appropriate information and services. Visit www.asiaohio.org to learn more or follow us @asiaohio.
GAR Foundation is a private foundation established in 1967 by Galen and Ruth Roush. Mr. Roush was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Roadway Express. GAR Foundation invests in Greater Akron to promote quality of life, education, and economic opportunities for its people, in a culturally vibrant community. Since its inception, GAR has distributed more than $225 million to nonprofit organizations working in the Foundation’s areas of interest. Funding priorities include: Education, Basic Needs and Independence, Arts and Culture, and Civic Enhancement. The Foundation’s offices are housed within the historic Andrew Jackson House at 277 E Mill Street in Akron, Ohio. Visit www.garfoundation.org for more information.