Youth Leadership

New Leaders Collective (NLC) is our leadership development program for youth who are 18-24 years old. Through our organizing campaigns and community outreach, NLC equips young Asian Americans with the tools to organize with and for their communities. Participants will examine their own identities, learn community organizing theory, and plan their own community-based projects.

Amy Tran

“Before the internship, I never considered going into education and I thought I would want to become a psychologist in a private practice, but the work I did at Hamkae Center in addition to my college courses have led me to my new dream of becoming a elementary school psychologist because of how accessible that makes mental health care for students. I am facilitating a workshop at the ECAASU conference about APIDA mental health care and the abolition of police within schools, which is primarily based on my project I did for this internship. These victories would not have been possible without you guys- so, thank you!”

Amy TranOrganizing For Change 2020 Intern
NAKASEC VA youth School of Change
NAKASEC VA staff, NLC, and canvassers having dinner at Kogiya
youth art workshop
2020 Fall NLC

Get Involved

If you have any questions or want to know the latest opportunities, contact Jasmine Leu at