Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrating the First 5 Family Resource Centers

Since the earliest Asian and Pacific Islanders made this place their home, APIs have been a strong and resilient community, even in the face of extreme adversity. As we look back at all those that came before us, helping to pave the way for those to come, we are incredibly honored to be able to share with you a piece of Wu Yee’s history and the impact of our work with families yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Founded in 1977 by social workers and parents concerned about the challenges faced by new immigrants in Chinatown, Wu Yee has grown into a city-scale agency serving diverse families throughout San Francisco.

The phrase “wu yee” means “caring for children” in Cantonese, and children are at the heart of everything we do. Every day we partner with parents, as well as countless individuals and organizations across San Francisco, to provide a network that strengthens and connects a diverse, resilient community around our children.

First 5 San Francisco is one of the many partners that we work with to ensure culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services for our beautifully diverse communities that call San Francisco their home.

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month and every month of the year – We don’t stand by. We stand up for children. Always.

We’re pleased to participate in the Asian Pacific Fund’s #GiveInMay Campaign this month. To support our children, families, and educators, please make a contribution at giveinmay.org/organization/Wuyee.

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