Forward Promise Innovation Grantee

East Bay Asian Youth Center:

Addressing Violence and Trauma with Southeast Asian Young Men

“Inspiring young people to be lifelong builders of a just society.”

East Bay Asian Youth Center supports youth to be lifelong builders of a just and compassionate multicultural society. Focusing on Southeast Asian young men who have experienced trauma, the Center works to support their social and emotional development through intensive outreach to high-risk juvenile offenders and their parents/caregivers. The Center also provides comprehensive case management support to each youth, connects routinely with teachers and administrators to monitor academic progress, works with probation officers to promote compliance with probation conditions, and offers therapeutic activity groups to engage youth in addressing the impact of trauma on their lives.

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EBAYC: Building a Compassionate Multicultural Society in Oakland

September 24, 2013 – The Razoo Blog features an interview with Jenny Soi, Development Manager at EBAYC to learn more about the organization and what has made them such a success.


Vincent Huegra, East Bay Asian Youth Center

Vincent Huegra, alumnus and program coordinator

Vincent was 13 years old and on probation when he joined East Bay Asian Youth Center. The Oakland resident, son of Filipino immigrants, quickly became an active participant in a therapeutic-activity group that focused on video production. Vincent’s involvement grew. He became a high school teaching intern and later an after-school academic mentor. Today, Vincent is the new program coordinator of Streetside Productions, the Center’s video production unit. Currently a father of one son and enrolled as a student in film and television production at San Francisco State University, Vincent draws upon his experience to engage, support, and mentor other young men of color.