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
Board of Directors
Chair

CC Vision New America

C.C. Yin
Board of Directors

Nelson Vision New America

Nelson Huang
Board of Directors
Treasurer

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Anthony Ng
Executive Director and Secretary of the Board

Anthony Ng brings over 30 years of experience in working with faith- and community-based, non-profits organizations in the area of strategic planning, comprehensive fundraising and capital campaign, non-profit management, program development & evaluation, public relations & marketing campaign, specialized executive coaching in Arts and culture, philanthropic advisory to individual donors and family foundations.

After graduating from Drexel University with a Master degree in Arts Administration (comprehensive curriculum in non-profit management), Anthony worked with an array of institutions range from state Government, arts and culture, education, social service, community development and private foundations. Such as Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Prince Music Theatre, African American Museum, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Barnes Foundation, Nueva Esperanza and the Latin American Economic Development Association, to name just a few. An advocate for Arts for social change and international leadership development, Anthony grew up in Hong Kong, is an avid traveler and an award winning composer and a gourmet cook.

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Linda Pham
Operations Manager

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