We build bridges of awareness, knowledge, and understanding between the diverse Asian American Pacific American (AAPI) communities in Colorado and the general public.
ASIAN AMERICAN HEROES OF COLORADO
Each year, heroes are selected by a committee comprised of members from OCA Colorado, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Asian Avenue magazine, Mile High Japanese American Citizens League, Colorado Asian Pacific Youth Association, Asian Pacific Development Center, Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network, and National Association of Asian American Professionals.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak hit Colorado (March 2020), Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have been subjected to increased rates of harassment and discrimination. Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network (CACEN) has been working in partnership with local organizations to respond to these concerns as well as support Asian families and businesses during these difficult times.
2021 Asian American Heroes of Colorado Awards was postponed. We look forward to continuing the awards program in 2022!