For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders announced the Obama administration’s efforts to improve the lives of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities under served by federal resources.
The Initiative will collaborate with top agency officials and community leaders in roundtable discussions on education opportunities, housing, jobs, employment issues, and health disparities. Experts with hands-on community experience will advise federal agencies on critical issues and share innovative models of proven success.
Like all Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are suffering due to the severe challenges in the current economic crises. AAPIs have experienced the largest decline in home ownership of any racial group over the last year. Poverty rates, work-related injuries, and job losses have also increased. ♦
For more information about the initiative, visit aapi.gov.