AAFE’s 9th Annual Community Development Conference is coming up Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at NYU’s Kimmel Center.

Each year, Asian Americans for Equality convenes more than 250 policy makers, advocates, community leaders, philanthropists, and community development practitioners from across New York City and the country to discuss emerging issues facing Asian, Asian American, immigrant, and low-income communities.

The conference provides an opportunity for attendees to develop strategies, share tools and best practices, and join the dialogue to advance civic participation, civil rights, asset building, housing and economic development, and grassroots leadership within the diverse Asian / Asian American / immigrant community and to promote an equitable city for all those in need.

The theme of this year’s conference is Social Movement // Social Enterprise. Through this year’s theme, we will explore best practices and innovation in the tools, movements, and resources needed to build, sustain, and expand the impact of our communities’ journey toward a shared vision of equality and prosperity for all.


Scholarships Available! Each year, AAFE and Equality Fund aim to make the annual conference accessible for all who want to attend. Free and discounted registration is available for a limited number of students, government employees, and staff, board and members of grassroots organizations. Apply for a scholarship today.

EqualiTalks is Back! Nominations are in for your favorite speakers and this year’s crop is excellent! We will be announcing the winners soon, so stay tuned and thanks to everyone who submitted.

Become a Sponsor! Want to show your support for Asian American and immigrant community development? Want to leverage your resources to make our conference the best one yet? Are you interested in subsidizing the cost of attendance so all can attend? Sponsorship packages available at many levels. Check out our sponsorship packages here or contact Isabelle Leighton at isabelle_leighton@www.aafe.org to customize an option for you.

Stay tuned for updates Check out our website.

Questions? Contact us at: equalityfund@www.aafe.org, subject line 2016AACDC Registration.