Mission


Mission | Objectives | Vision

CACF advocates for equity and opportunity for marginalized Asian Pacific American (APA) children and families.

CACF builds a community too powerful to ignore by:

  • Using and sharing information that counters the model minority myth and sheds light on community needs,
  • Activating APA youth and community members as “social justice” leaders, and
  • Mobilizing a coalition of partners to fight for systems and policy change.

Our vision is for all children and families, including Asian Pacific Americans, in New York City to be safe, healthy, and able to reach their full potential in life.


Guiding Values + Principles

CACF believes in:
✓ The importance of long-term and on-going commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of our children and families;
✓ An equity and social justice orientation/lens in everything we do;
✓ Policy and advocacy goals and strategies that are community informed;
✓ Operating collaboratively with our members, partners, stakeholders, and supporters; and
✓ Promoting a movement for community change that builds and mobilizes a broad base of progressive community leaders.