Asian Youth Center (San Gabriel, CA)


  • Name:Michelle Freridge
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Asian Youth Center
  • Address:100 West Clary Avenue
    San Gabriel, CA 91776
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:6263090622
  • Main fax:6263090717

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  • Mission:
    The Asian Youth Center (AYC) exists to empower low-income, immigrant, and at-risk youth and families, of all communities, to overcome barriers to success through culturally and linguistically competent education, employment, and social services. We help youth succeed in school, at work, and in life!

    AYC’s core competencies are in Educational Enrichment Services, Employment Services for Youth, Youth Development, Parent Education, and Community Outreach & Education. AYC is culturally and linguistically competent in Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish & English.

  • Overview:
  • AYC primarily provides three types of services.

    1) Youth & Family Services including: Home-Based Case Management, Gang Intervention, Gender Specific Services in the Community, Parent Education and an Emergency Food Program.

    2) Employment Services including: Workforce Investment Act Program, the Educational Pathways & Vocational Opportunities Program and the Summer Youth Employment Program.

    3) Educational Enrichment Services including: Accelerating Children’s Education (ACE) After-school and full-day summer program serving grades 1-8; SAT Preparation Program for youth in grades 9-12; and Friday Night Club.

    There is a huge and growing need for effective after-school and summer school educational services, employment services, and social services for low-income, at-risk, probation, foster care and immigrant youth in the South Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley and Antelope Valley areas of Los Angeles County. AYC provides these services, for these target populations in these geographic areas.

    According to the 2010 Census the Asian American Population in the U.S. grew 46% since 2000, faster than any other racial group including Latinos. California’s Asian-American population continues to be the largest in the nation, numbering over 5.5 million. In Los Angeles County, Asian Americans make up 13.7% of the population and more than half the population of the County speaks a language other than English in the home.

    Fifty-three (53%) of services provided last year were in the cities of San Gabriel, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Rosemead, and Temple City which are located in the West San Gabriel Valley. This area of Los Angeles County is home to the largest concentration of Asian-Americans (and Asian immigrants) in both the County of Los Angeles and in the State of California. In each of these cities between 52% - 66% of residents are Asian-American and many are low-income and live in overcrowded conditions. Between 45% and 57% of all residents were foreign born (compared to the County Average of 35.6%), and between 61.8% – 80.6% speak a language other than English in the home (compared to the County average of 56.4%).

    Youth growing up in low-income and immigrant families have a greater risk of poor academic performance and high-school drop-out, and face more barriers to post secondary education and employment in the job market than other youth. The fact that these youth are Asian-American does not eliminate the problems they face or insure that they will complete high school and be prepared for post secondary education or vocational training. In 1966, the term "model minority" was coined in The New York Times magazine by sociologist William Petersen to describe Asian-Americans as ethnic minorities who, despite marginalization, have achieved success in the United States. The model minority label relies on the aggregation of success indicators, hiding the plight of recent first-generation immigrants under the high success rate of more established Asian-American communities. While some communities of Asian-Americans that have been in the U.S. for 3-4 generations are generally wealthier, first generation immigrants still experience great poverty. In addition, aggregated data hides the fact that some ethnic minorities experience significantly more poverty and barriers to success than others.

    The reality is that many Asian-American youth here in our communities are not succeeding. They are failing in school, dropping out of high school, becoming involved in gangs, drugs, and other delinquent activities. Immigrant youth are struggling to learn English and adapt to American culture, and have trouble connecting with their parents to get the support and guidance that they need because of linguistic and cultural barriers. Many low-income families have both parents working so many hours to pay the rent and put food on the table that youth are often unsupervised during after-school hours.

    The “model minority” myth is dangerous because it implies that because some Asian-Americans are succeeding, no Asian-Americans need help. Thus, the myth directs funding and programming away from Asian-American youth in need of services that will help them overcome the barriers they face and succeed in school, post-secondary school and vocational opportunities.

  • History:
  • The Asian Youth Center (AYC) was founded in 1989 to meet the social service and health needs of Asian immigrant youth and families in the San Gabriel Valley. Over the years the agency grew from a small annual budget of $160,000 serving less than 100 youth in a small geographic area, to the organization it is today, with an annual budget of more than $4 million, serving more than 3,000 youth and their families over almost a third of Los Angeles County. Along the way, AYC has expanded its scope and services to include youth and families of all ethnicities, while still retaining its core cultural and linguistic competence with Asian immigrants. Today, AYC provides services in Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish and English.

  • Year established:1989
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:24
  • Advisory board size:21
  • Staff size:65


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:33-0383691

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:330383691
  • Organization Name:ASIAN YOUTH CENTER
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:100 CLARY AVE
  • Organization City:SAN GABRIEL
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:91776-1374
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 1989
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):328
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P84Z
  • Asset Amount:$3,333,065
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,134,756
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$4,134,756
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 12:02:13 pm

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