OCCET believes that long-term change happens when anchor organizations lead the strategy for the respective communities that they organize and mobilize. Meet our partner organizations:
The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) is dedicated to enhancing the health, and social and economic well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Orange County, California. Established in 1997, OCAPICA works to improve and expand the community’s opportunities through service, education, advocacy, organizing and research.
OCCCO develops transformational leaders within diverse, multicultural, interfaith communities who together have the power to shape equitable public policy throughout Orange County. Orange County is a community where ALL people live with dignity and thrive.
Orange County Environmental Justice (OCEJ) is a 501(c)4 multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environmental justice organization formed in 2016. OCEJ is developing grassroots leadership and advancing an environmental justice agenda within the ancestral homelands of the Acjachemen and Tongva Nations, now known as Orange County, California.
The Orange County Voter Information Project (OCVIP) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to facilitate civic participation via voter registration and promotes civic engagement throughout Orange County.
Resilience Orange County promotes resilient youth leaders that engage in the critical work of building youth-oriented institutions in Orange County. We are a youth oriented institution that works towards social-systemic transformation while promoting healing, trauma-informed and culturally relevant practices that are inclusive of all members of the community. Resilience O.C. envisions Resilient Youth, Thriving Communities of Color and a Transformative Movement.
VietRISE advances social justice for low-income Vietnamese and immigrant communities in Orange County. We create transformation and systematic change through organizing, shifting narratives, cultural empowerment, and civic engagement. VietRISE aims to create ongoing opportunities for leadership development, increase civic participation, and foster transformative relationships and practices in the Vietnamese community in Orange County that would empower our community to have the self-determination and tools to address these issues together through campaigns, direct action, policy change, leadership development, interpersonal and community growth and healing.
AHRI Center is a social justice organization dedicated to youth organizing, civic engagement, immigrant legal services and education, working in Asian American immigrant communities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, grounded in the values of long-term collective justice, movement wellness, grassroots organizing, and welcoming change and struggle.
California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative is a statewide grassroots organization that addresses health, environmental, reproductive justice, and other social issues faced by its low-income, female, Vietnamese immigrant and refugee workforce. Using a multi-tiered approach that blends community organizing, grassroots policy advocacy, and community-based research, the Collaborative builds power of the nail salon community to develop solutions that benefit the nail salon workforce, their families, small immigrant and refugee owned businesses, and their communities.