Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Youth and Parent

The mission of Advancing Justice - LA’s School-based Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations is to empower school communities to improve inter-ethnic group relations, student academic achievement, democratic participation and community involvement.

The program seeks to provide social justice curriculum training and support for Los Angeles schools with a special emphasis on secondary campuses in the Central Los Angeles area, where campus and community resources and support are provided to create model schools through school course, student participatory research, teacher training and community service projects.

Advancing Justice - LA also offers a Parent Leadership Program for parents of K-12 students in the San Gabriel Valley and Lincoln Heights/Chinatown neighborhood to provide them with tools to actively engage with, and advocate for, their child’s education.  Parents take part in a six-week academy and a six-week facilitation training and leadership training. The sessions are conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation and written materials in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

Parents and guardians also can take advantage of the program’s adult literacy project, which gives adults a basic introduction to the English language through a critical perspective.

Both the School-based Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations and Parent Leadership program take part in Advancing Justice - LA’s Annual Family Forum, a community gathering that brings together parents, youth and community resources to provide support on issues such as immigration, housing, and employment.


"This mural project "Flourishing Together/Floreciendo Juntos" is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission."


Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.