Projects in the USA
Asian Pacific Development Center
The Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC) is a local non-profit organization geared toward serving the needs of Colorado’s growing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. APDC promotes wellness and self-sufficiency among immigrant and refugee families through culturally sensitive and linguistically proficient services. In 2011, the Nathan Yip Foundation made a pledge to APDC’s Capital Campaign, funding their new Resource and Research Library. In April 2011, the Nathan Yip Foundation also partnered with APDC and several other community organizations to put on the “Power of Solidarity” benefit concert to raise funds for the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Japan.
Escuela de Guadalupe
Escuela de Guadalupe is an innovative English-Spanish dual language emersion school located near downtown Denver, Colorado. Escuela de Guadalupe serves a diverse student population from across the Denver-metropolitan area and prides itself on making its quality educational program financially accessible to all families. Half of Escuela students are native English speakers when they begin, and half are native Spanish speakers. All students emerge with full literacy in all subjects in both languages. The highly trained faculty delivers a program of excellence everyday and all teachers and literacy tutors work tirelessly to prepare students for academic excellence not just in one language, but two. At the 2012 Chinese New Year Gala, the Nathan Yip Foundation was proud to partner with Escuela de Guadalupe by contributing funds raised through the Red Envelope raffle sales to their school.
Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families
Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families is a local non-profit organization that offers educational programs and camps for adopted children and their families to learn about cultural heritage. Their mission is to provide educational, cultural, and family related experiences, which support the healthy development of families formed by adoption with children from diverse heritages. For two years the Nathan Yip Foundation has supported the Heritage Camp’s More Than Me Program. This program teaches the camp’s middle-school students to give back to the places they came from by raising money for a charity who’s mission is aligned with their birth heritage. The Nathan Yip Foundation is honored to have been a recipient of funds raised through the Chinese Heritage Camp’s More Than Me fundraising efforts for the past two years.
My Book Foundation
Started by a retired special education and library sciences teacher, the My Book Foundation is a non-profit foundation that provides children with Caldecott and Newbery Award winning books. In 2009, the Nathan Yip Foundation became involved and donated books to the students of Denver Public Schools. Volunteers from the Nathan Yip Foundation also spent an afternoon reading to students at a local elementary school.
Summer Scholars is an award-winning, year-round extended learning program partnering with 20 Denver elementary schools to provide high-quality reading, language and math tutoring, enrichment, and family literacy to 2000 children and their families each year. At the 2011 Chinese New Year Gala, the Nathan Yip Foundation was proud to partner with Summer Scholars by contributing funds raised through the Red Envelope raffle sales to their program.