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Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation awards Paj Tshab (“Reward”) Circle
Akron, Ohio, March 17, 2014- Asian Services In Action, Inc (ASIA, Inc.) is pleased to announce a grant from the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation that will help address the issue of domestic violence in the Akron Hmong community around abusive international marriages. Hmong community members are aware of the issues surrounding domestic violence in the Hmong community. The grant will help ASIA provide two culture and language-appropriate educational support groups for Hmong women, fostering connectedness through the art of Hmong needlework, and exercise and dance. ASIA,Inc. is grateful to the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation for its continued support.
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. Follow ASIA on Facebook and Twitter!
About the Women’s Endowment Fund
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation was established in 1993 as a permanent endowment committed to encouraging the advancement of Summit County women and girls. To date, it has grown to nearly $3 million and awarded more than $650,000 in grants. Contributions of any amount are welcome and can be made online at www.akroncf.org/give/WEF or mailed to Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, 345 W. Cedar St., Akron, Ohio, 44307. For more information, call 330-376-8522 or visit www.akroncf.org/wef.