BENEFITING: ASIAN YOUTH CENTER
About asian youth center Our mission is to meet the needs of low-income, at-risk, and immigrant youth and families regardless of ethnicity. The AYC was founded in 1989 by a United Way Task Force, which had identified serious and unmet social service and health needs of Asian immigrant youth and families in the San Gabriel Valley. Over the years, the agency grew from an annual budget of $140,000 serving 50 youth in a small geographic area, to the organization it is today with an annual budget of $4.5 million serving more than 5,000 youth and family members across one third of Los Angeles County. The agency's scope and services expanded to include youth and families of all ethnicities, while still retaining our core cultural and linguistic competence with Asian immigrants. Today, AYC provides services in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish and English. Last fiscal year (July 1, 2012 - June 30 2013), AYC served 4,249 people. Ninety percent (90%) of people served were low-income.