January 18, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Please contact: Kimlee Sureemee
Assistant Manager of Policy, Advocacy, and Development
ASIAN SERVICES IN ACTION, INC. COMMITTED TO INCREASED FINANCIAL EDUCATION
Cleveland, Ohio – Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.) is pleased to announce it has received a $150,000 grant from the Cleveland Foundation to increase financial education in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. These funds will support the Financial Capability Capacity Building program, under the Self-Sufficiency Department at ASIA, Inc.
The purpose of the grant is to build the financial acumen of AAPIs in the community through financial education, financial counseling, and peer lending circles. The program is expected to serve at over 200 community members within a two year period. “The program will provide the newly resettled families and opportunity to enter the American financial system with the support and guidance from ASIA, Inc.”, said ASIA, Inc. executive director, Michael Byun.
We are excited, and thank the Cleveland Foundation for their support of ASIA, Inc.’s programs and services. We encourage you to learn more about the Self-Sufficency Department and the programs offered to the AAPI community in Cleveland and Akron by visiting our website at www.asiaohio.org/self-sufficiency
Asian Services In Action, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Asian Services In Action, Inc.’s (ASIA, Inc.) 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. For more information about ASIA, Inc., the six department and community health center, visit www.asiaohio.org. Stay connected by following ASIA, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube at @asiaohio!
The Cleveland Foundation
Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest today, with assets of $2.2 billion and 2014 grants of $98 million. Through the generosity of donors, the foundation improves the lives of Greater Clevelanders by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues. The foundation tackles the community’s priority areas – economic transformation, public-school improvement, youth development, neighborhood revitalization, and arts advancement – and responds to the community’s needs. For more information on the Cleveland Foundation, visit ClevelandFoundation.org/100Plus1 and follow us on Facebook.com/ClevelandFoundation, Twitter @CleveFoundation and Instagram @CleveFoundation.