We learned late today
that President Obama plans to zero out a key spending item in his
proposed budget. The Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC)
funding is a long-standing program that has helped hundreds of
immigrant and refugee youth in our International Community
Empowerment Project (ICEP). The youth that come to ICEP are from
inner-cities, they are low-income, and newly arriving. Majority of
the participants have struggled academically because of language and
cultural barriers. Through the one- on-one support and guidance,
participants have thrived and gone on to succeed academically. More
importantly, these young people have developed strong self-esteem
and have made tremendous progress toward reaching their personal
goals in life. Every year, we have ICEP past participants come visit
our office to share where they are in life today. We are extremely
proud of these youth.
ICEP is ASIA’s longest standing program, and we
ask for your support to let President Obama know the importance of
keeping the SDFSC funding intact in his budget. Below is information
on how you can send a fax blast to your legislators. Community
Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is a national advocacy
groups that works on behalf of nonprofit organizations across the
country in the area of alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention.
We thank you in advance for your support.
Acting Executive Director, Asian Services In Action