Our Mission is to

Inspire Civic Participation

by supporting grassroots organizations that are public policy education driven

 

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What We Do

We currently fund and cultivate youth leadership internships and young professionals programs that promote civic engagement through the implementation of real world experience development, hands-on training and education. We also provide nonprofit consultation services, fiscal-agency partnerships, educational enhancement grants, and various scholarships and stipends to expand our alumni network and advance our mission.

Our Story

The Vision New America Foundation was founded in 1997 by a local cohort of Bay Area individuals who were inspired by community activism and advocacy for equal representation within the United States government. In the beginning, for nearly two decades, our main focus was on fostering the growth of individual youth leaders, by providing hands-on experience learning public policy and engaging our local communities and elected officials in social impact projects. Our signature Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement internship program trained and fostered the development of over 450 high school and college students to become individual leaders. During their program years, these core alumni served over 54,000 hours in elected officials' offices from Congressional to City Council; volunteered over 45,000 hours creating and enacting community impact projects; and registered and educated over 6,750 new voters. Our annual International Leadership Conference and Cross Cultural Exchange program is attended by college students and young professionals from three different countries and 28 cities.

 

20+

years serving our community

Inspiring civic participation since 1997

 

75+

grants & programs funded

Giving support all across our nation

 
 

850+

alumni at large

Expanding our network of engaged alumni

 

Board of Directors
& Staff

Sandy Vision New America

Sandy Chau
Chairman | Board of Directors

Hsing Vision New America

Hsing Kung
Board of Directors
 

CC Vision New America

C.C. Yin
Board of Directors

Nelson Vision New America

Nelson Huang
Board of Directors
 

Liliana Vision New America 2017

Liliana Li, MSW
President & CEO
Board of Directors

Nancy Vision New America

Nancy Pham
AVP | Marketing

Alice Vision New America 2017

Alice Yi
Manager | Alumni Relations
 

Linda Vision New America 2017

Linda Pham
Manager | Operations

HONORARY
Board of Directors

George Ariyoshi
3rd Governor of Hawaii
First AAAPI Governor in US

Clayton Fong
President, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

Mike Honda
CA 23rd Assembly District '01
US House Rep.CA District 17
2001-17

Gary Locke
21st Governor of Washington
US Secretary of Commerce '11
US Ambassador to China '14

COMMUNITY
Board of Advisors

Yoshihiro Uchida
President & CEO
Uchida Enterprises
 

Maeley L. Tom
President & CEO
Tom & Associates
CalPERS Board Member

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Isabel Chiu
Partner
Isabel Chiu & Co, LLP

 

Amor Santiago, DPM, MPH
Executive Director
APA Family Supportive Services

Evan Low
CA 28th Assembly District
Former Mayor of Campbell
 

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Honorable Ron M. Del Pozzo
Judge, Superior Court of CA
Santa Clara County
 

Gerrye Wong
Writer/Columnist
Asian Week

 

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Chester Wang
Partner
Acorn Campus

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Elaine K. Alquist
CA Senator District 13 '12
CA 21st Assembly District '02
 

Daphne Kwok
VP Multicultural Markets & Engagement for AARP
 

David Lee
Executive Director
Chinese American Voters Education Committee

Dr. Michael Chang
APALI Executive Director
SC County Board of Education,
Trustee Area 2

Joseph C. Wu
General Partner
Bluehill Investment Group
 

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E.O.C. "Ned" Ord, Esq.
Ord & Norman