APIAHF’s AA and NHPI-focused Racial Equity Initiaitve is part of the broader W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s America Healing initiative, a five-year initiative to address racial inequities in the U.S. and to ensure that all children have equal access to opportunity. APIAHF partners with and supports AA- and NHPI-serving organizations that are working to promote racial healing and eliminate structural racism with an emphasis on four geographic regions (Michigan, Mississippi, New Orleans/Gulf Coast, and New Mexico). Additionally, APIAHF, in partnership National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, serves as an anchor institution in the America Healing initiative, along with several other national organizations that include Applied Research Center, Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, NAACP, National Congress of American Indians, National Council of La Raza, National Urban League, PICO National Network, and Poverty & Race Research Action Council.
APIAHF’s goals for this initiative include:
- Eliminating structural racism and institutionalizing racial equity
- Fostering racial healing in order to propel vulnerable AA and NHPI children and their families to success in the programmatic focus areas: Food, Health, and Well-being, Family Economic Security, and Education and Learning
- Supporting local community collaboratives and partners on community-led and community-driven programs and coordinated efforts for change advocacy
- Promoting cross-racial and cross-cultural dialogues and solutions to address inequities that are adversely affecting the lives of AA and NHPI children and families