About Us

A visual presentation of our hxstory and background: https://tinyurl.com/aboutMOVE

Our Hxstory

Inspired by the UC Berkeley Public Service Center and Seeding Change’s National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing and Civic Engagement, REACH! (the Asian/Pacific Islander Recruitment/Retention Center at University of California, Berkeley) launched MOVE: AAPI Community Organizing Fellowship in Spring 2017. We were a small team dedicated to bridging the gap between the university and the larger community. Currently, in our fourth year, MOVE: AAPI Community Organizing Fellowship has grown to work with 25 student fellows and 8 different host organizations in the Bay Area.

MOVE aims to connect the on campus and off campus AAPI community to develop the next generation of AAPI community organizers. Through a year long fellowship, MOVE facilitates the political and educational growth of student fellows through social justice based on experiential learning, fellow seminars, and an end of the year community project.

Our Goals

– To collaborate with AAPI organizations in the Bay Area in creating a campus to community pipeline to develop the next generation of AAPI organizers and build towards a social justice movement through project-based work, relationship building, political education, and our collective knowledge of our history.

-To foster relationships between fellows, REACH!, the Asian Pacific American Student Development Office, Asian American Asian Diaspora Studies, host organizations, and the community to build current and future organizing efforts and projects.

-To root the political growth and education of AAPI student organizers in historical API organizing and social justice work.

Our Core Values

Chelsea Lee, a past MOVE fellow at Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ) created a zine to present her experience and growth as a fellow
  • Student Led, Student Run
  • Community Power
  • Community Wisdom
  • Youth Activism
  • Intergenerational Relationship Building