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Asian American Pacific Islander Emphasis Program

Vermont Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) Emphasis Program

The AA/PI Emphasis Program Manager role is to ensure that Vermont NRCS job vacancies and recruitment efforts are available to American citizens who are AA/PI, and to report to the  NRCS State Conservationist about employment and customer service to the AA/PI group.

Links to AA/PI information on the Web

Asian Pacific Islander Organization
http://www.apio.org/
The APIO is a non-profit organization formed to provide a forum for USDA-NRCS employees to exchange ideas, network, mentor, train, and add value to the agency by being a linguistic, cultural, and ethnic bridge to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and other employee organizations.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
http://asianpacificheritage.gov/
A collaborative project between a number of federal agencies, museums and organizational entities to provide a portal of resources relating to Asian American and Pacific Islander history, heritage, and public laws and proclamations relating to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Center for Educational Telecommunications
http://www.cetel.org/about.html
The CET is non-profit devoted to producing, publishing, and consulting in the area of multi-culturalism in Asian and Asian American concerns.  Their website has an extensive list of links for articles and other sites devoted to Asian American history.

Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
http://www.refugees.org/about-us/where-we-work/vrrp/
The VRRP is a local office of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) and the VRRP brings hope and opportunity to the lives of immigrants by defending human rights, promoting self-sufficiency, and forging community partnerships, including housing, translation, and employment advocacy.

Association of Africans Living in Vermont
http://www.aalv-vt.org/
AALV helps new Americans from all parts of the world gain independence in their new communities through a range of integration services, including case management, workforce development, behavioral health awareness and interpreter services programming.

Asian Pacific Environmental Network
http://apen4ej.org/who-we-are/
APEN brings together a collective voice to develop an alternative agenda for environmental, social and economic justice.  APEN holds the vision of environmental justice for all people, and their work focuses on Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Vermont Bhutanese Association
http://vermontbhutaneseassociation.org/
Membership offered to all Bhutanese Vermonters as well as friends, volunteers and well-wishers of the local Bhutanese community.

Tibetan Association of Vermont
http://www.vermonttibet.org/
The mission of the TAV is to preserve and promote Tibetan Culture, heritage and religion, and to uphold the American value of multiculturalism, and to work together to build innovative, productive and peaceful American Tibetan Communities in the USA.

Israel Center of Vermont
http://www.icvt.org
A site the provides a directory guide of Israel-centered resources including organizations, religios centers, food and events.

Barangay Filipino in New England
http://barangayfilipino.com/index.html
A site with directories of New England wide Filipino events, Filipino owned businesses and in-state individual organizations.

The Japan America Society of Vermont
http://www.jasv.org/
Dedicated to improving cultural understanding and business interaction.

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont
http://accvt.org/
Asian Cultural Center of Vermont is an educational resources agency dedicated to connecting people through the arts and cultures of Asia.  Connections come through festivals, films, forums, exhibitions, presentations, and other community learning/sharing opportunities.

The Vermont China Council
http://www.vermontchina.org/about.html
The Vermont China Council is a nonprofit organization that promotes intercultural understanding and knowledge to support strong and lasting ties between Vermont and China.

AA/PI Demographics

Which Are Considered Asian or Pacific Island Nations?

Map of Asia

Map showing all of the nations of Asia.

AA/PI Emphasis Program Business

 An AA/PI Heritage reading list.

 

For more information, please contact our AA/PI Special Emphasis Program Manager.