06.07.06

Schiff Secures Funds in House Bill for Asian Youth Center of San Gabriel

Washington, DC – Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) today announced the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, and District of Columbia has agreed to provide funds to renovate the Asian Youth Center (AYC) of San Gabriel.  The measure now must be approved on the House and Senate floors and then sent to the President to be signed into law.
 
“As a long-time mentor through the Big Brother program, I know first-hand how successful youth centers can be in helping at-risk youth to develop and achieve their full potential,” Schiff said.  “I am pleased that this funding will enable the Asian Youth Center to improve the services it provides to help ensure our next generation is guaranteed a brighter future.”

“The Asian Youth Center is grateful to Congressman Adam Schiff for the long-term impact that this grant will bring to our agency and the community,” said May To, Executive Director of the Asian Youth Center.  “Facility expansion will allow AYC to house additional staff, provide additional services, reach more youth and help move the next generation of Americans toward successful adulthood.”

The appropriation measure includes $75,000 for the AYC to renovate, improve and furnish its 6,000 square foot youth center facility.  The AYC is a 16-year-old, community-based, non-profit organization with a mission to meet the emerging education, social service, and health needs of low-income, at-risk, and immigrant youth in Los Angeles County.  Their initiatives and services are provided in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Vietnamese, Spanish, and English to more than 5,000 youth annually.  AYC provides youth services at its youth center in San Gabriel, a children’s annex building in San Gabriel, a satellite office housed in a Los Angeles City Cypress Community Center, and 20 on-site elementary, middle, and high schools.

Congressman Schiff has introduced a "Kids First" agenda of initiatives to improve education, safety, and health care for our children. He is the co-founder of the Democratic Study Group on National Security and a member of both the House Judiciary and International Relations committees.  He represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.

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