Monday, December 04, 2006

Asian Immigrant Women Advocates

Asian immigrants to the Bay Area are thought of as being well educated, middle-class and prosperous. But many immigrants are struggling working-class with limited english. And it's the women who have the hardest time settling in California because they must manage a home, children, work and school.

Asian Immigrant Women Advocates uses peer teachers to train low income women in computer skills, workplace literacy, immigrant rights, worker rights, health care access, and leadership development.

"AIWA programs include:

  1. Weekly workplace literacy classes in Oakland and San Jose taught using an innovative peer teaching model
  2. Leadership development training that move immigrant women into leadership roles within AIWA and the broader community
  3. Strategic justice campaigns which build power for immigrant women to win real changes at the workplace and in their communities."

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