Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Northeast

A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Northeast, 2013 provides community organizations, policy makers, foundations, businesses, and others with the latest data on the Northeast’s growing Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities. The report features data on 30 ethnic groups, highlighting the social and economic diversity within Asian American and NHPI communities and promoting a better understanding of their needs.

 

  • Asian Americans and NHPI are two of the Northeast’s fastest-growing racial groups.
  • Asian Americans and NHPI contribute significantly to the economy through job creation, business ownership, and consumer spending.
  • Political power in Asian American and NHPI communities has grown through increased naturalization and voter participation.
  • Immigration continues to fuel the growth of and shape Asian American and NHPI communities in the Northeast.
  • Asian Americans and NHPI in the Northeast continue to face language barriers and need language assistance to access critical service
  • The educational needs of Asian Americans and NHPI are diverse; these communities continue to have a stake in the future of public education.
  • The economic crisis has impacted Asian American communities in the Northeast as increasing numbers are unemployed and living below the poverty line.
  • Asian Americans and NHPI in the Northeast continue to face barriers to achieving housing security.
  • Asian Americans in the Northeast are disproportionately impacted by disease yet face barriers accessing care.

A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Northeast, 2013 was made possible by the generous support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Cyrus Chung Ying Tang Foundation, and Bank of America.

 

 

 

For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.