Southeast Asian American Action and Visibility in Education (SAVE) Program

The Southeast Asian American Action and Visibility in Education (SAVE) Program focuses on domestic education policies and advocacy affecting Southeast Asian American students.  While there is a focus on closing the achievement gap of Southeast Asian American students and reforming America’s high schools so they work for Southeast Asian Americans, the SAVE Program also works on issues that affect all Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and all communities of color.  With great victories such as student loan reform and health care reform, policy makers are moving towards reforming K-12 education.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Common Core Standards (CCS) Movement, and the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) have all begun moving on the federal and local levels.  The SAVE Program combines capacity building, organizing, advocacy, and action-oriented research to connect the real experiences of Southeast Asian American students to the conversations of other AAPI organizations and civil rights organizations so that they can move policy at the local, state, and federal levels.

SAVE Partners

SEARAC continues to work with our four SAVE Partners:

These partnerships entail:

  • Individual work plans with each organization to engage local communities in education advocacy
  • Monthly check-in calls to follow up on annual work plans
  • Site visit and attending local conference by PrYSM 
  • Including SAVE Partners at our Leadership & Advocacy Training

The SAVE Program is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AT&T and Citi.