Boeing Wednesday announced more than $300,000 in grants to organizations serving Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County as part of a $1.1 million investment package to combat anti-Asian hate, advance appreciation for Asian-American and Pacific Islander history and culture, and fund community service projects and leadership development programs in communities throughout the United States.
The four grants locally will go to:
— Asian Americans Advancing Justice to fund national legal and civil rights support for low-income Asian Pacific American communities across the U.S. with a focus on the greater Los Angeles area;
— Little Tokyo Service Center to provide a social welfare and community development services to Asian-American and Pacific Islander persons in need, contribute to community revitalization and cultural preservation in Little Tokyo and neighboring AAPI and other low income communities;
— United Cambodian Community to provide social services to the Cambodian community in Long Beach, home of Cambodia Town, the largest population of Cambodians in the nation; and the
— Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance to enhance the health, and social and economic well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Orange County.
“At Boeing, we know that being a truly equitable, diverse and inclusive company requires a commitment to our team members here at the company and in the communities where our employees and partners live and work,” said Tim Keating, Boeing’s executive vice president of government operations.
“These investments build on Boeing’s longstanding commitment to supporting those in underserved and marginalized communities and recognizes the challenging issues currently being faced by the Asian American and Pacific Islander community,” he said.