Tag Archives: language diversity

Nurturing Community Leaders: Emmy

  CAA aims to more deeply engage community members through our direct services and community-based advocacy efforts. One example of how we are doing this is through our robust wrap-around services for community members who face multiple barriers in seeking … Continue reading

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English-limited Residents Can Turn to New City Program to Protect Their Language Rights

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A new community- and City-supported initiative will help limited-English San Francisco residents understand and protect their language rights.

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TAKE ACTION: Support Better Language Access for All in San Francisco

In San Francisco, 44 percent of residents speak a language other than English at home. In 13 percent of households no one over the age of 14 is able to speak English well. And, yet,  the City spends less than … Continue reading

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Letter from A Client

Once in a while, we get a letter from a client that reminds us of the real challenges that our community faces and reaffirms why we do what we do. Mr. Liang, a CAA employment client, came to us for … Continue reading

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CAA Applauds Supervisors Avalos, Chiu, Chu, Mar, Maxwell, and Mirkarimi for Their Firm Commitment to Providing Language Access to City Residents (Press Release)

San Francisco, CA – Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) applauds Supervisors Avalos, Chiu, Maxwell, and Mirkarimi for approving $400,000 to improve citywide translation and interpretation services during yesterday’s Budget Committee meeting. CAA also commends Supervisors Carmen Chu and Eric Mar for including the translation budget in their “add-backs”, paving the way for the Budget Committee’s decision yesterday. Continue reading

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SF Supervisors Approve $400,000 to Improve Translation and Interpretation Services in City

Good news! Just last night, the Budget Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved $400,000 to improve citywide translation and interpretation services, based on recommendations made by CAA to increase language access in the City. CAA applauds Supervisors … Continue reading

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Community Urges BOS to Adopt Equal Access to Services Ordinance

In San Francisco, where nearly half the households speak a language other than English, government agencies cannot be run effectively unless they can communicate in multiple languages. Over the last year CAA has developed and ultimately helped secure passage of … Continue reading

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City Government Notices will Combine English, Chinese and Spanish (World Journal)

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu and Rules Committee chair David Campos are serious about a bill that will be heard in the Rules Committee on the 30th which would provide language services to the City’s non-English speaking residents. The two not only publicized the legislation at a morning press conference on July 29th, but personally pointed out places in city hall where language services were insufficient. Continue reading

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Supervisor David Chiu Pushes Legislation to Improve Language Services (World Journal)

Chinese for Affirmative Action Executive Director Vincent Pan, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors David Chiu, and chair of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Rules Committee David Compos attended a press conference at City Hall on the morning of July 29th to promote a language access bill which would strengthen public services for non-English speakers in the City. Continue reading

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Press conference announcing a City bill to amend the Equal Access to Services Ordinance

CAA, San Francisco Supervisors David Chiu and David Campos, and fellow language rights advocates will host a press conference announcing a City bill to amend the Equal Access to Services Ordinance (EAS) on Wednesday, July 29th at 10am at City … Continue reading

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