APANO Launches Youth Leadership Council


This past Wednesday, APANO held our first youth-led leadership council with Portland High School students. The group will aim to develop youth-leadership skills through community organizing. With 20 youth in attendance at the first meeting, students talked about core values they want to uphold, upcoming projects, […]

By |2016-11-18T23:23:45+00:00September 18th, 2014|Education, Jade District|

Take Action to Improve ESL Equity & Accountability

By the close of Oregon’s next legislative session, nearly 800 English learners will drop out of high school*, many of whom are Asian and Pacific Islanders.   Less than 50% of our English language learners in Oregon graduate from high school in four years, negatively impacting their future livelihood.  APANO has been fighting to make changes […]

By |2016-11-18T23:23:47+00:00July 17th, 2014|Education|

Yes for Beaverton Schools



Beaverton welcomes people from many cultures, including a growing Asian and Pacific Islander community.  Our public schools are giving kids a great education, and education is a foundation for opportunity and prosperity.    APANO endorses the Beaverton School Bond because our communities are better when our children and […]

By |2014-05-14T16:04:30+00:00May 14th, 2014|Education, Elections|

PPS Increases Opportunities for ESL Students

APANO Statement on Dual Language Immersion Expansion

January 27, 2014
Dr. Diana Pei Wu
Director of Organizing
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Good evening. My name is Diana Pei Wu and I am the Director of Organizing for the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO).

APANO has over 3,000 constituents, who work to ensure the […]

By |2016-11-18T23:23:47+00:00January 29th, 2014|Education|

Have you downloaded our annual report?

2013 was a banner year for APANO. We had an incredibly successful legislative session, won a tremendous opportunity to do more organizing in the Jade District, and helped convince the Portland Public School district to create one of the nation’s first Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion Programs. We’ve also laid the groundwork for a growing and […]

By |2014-01-21T11:00:41+00:00January 21st, 2014|Education, Leadership, Legislative Advocacy|
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