And don't forget that Mother's Day is May 12
NeighborWorks celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. NeighborWorks America recognizes the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders—and the many diverse cultures that broadly encompass those demographics—in the United States and as part of the more than 245 member organizations that make up the NeighborWorks network.

A 2017 report from the Pew Research Center notes that 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, and the 19 largest origin groups together account for 94 percent of the total Asian population in the United States. Between 2000 and 2015, the U.S. Asian population grew 72 percent (from 11.9 million to 20.4 million), making it the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group, according to Pew's data. By comparison, the population of Hispanics (the group with the second-fastest growth) increased 60 percent in the same period.
Don't forget that Mother's Day is May 13. NeighborWorks and its member organizations help moms from all walks of life—working mothers trying to make the most of the family's finances; single moms searching for sustainable housing; mothers balancing career, family and school; grandmothers on a fixed income who want to age in place—providing homeownership and renovation resources, financial capability training, education opportunities and much more. Read the third story in this week's newsletter for a Mother's Day example of the NeighborWorks network at work.
Sports complex will connect Japanese-American culture and community
Little Tokyo Service Center, a NeighborWorks network member in Los Angeles, California, soon will complete the first year of construction for its upcoming multipurpose community center and sports complex, the Paul I. Terasaki Budokan.
NeighborWorks member provides resources for a diverse population
In a recently released video, Asian Americans for Equality highlights program participants who have benefited from the organization's youth, small-business, housing and new-immigrant initiatives.
Mother's determination to provide a stable home is the foundation for daughter's success
Divorced with three young daughters, a North Dakota single mother moved from place to place while getting her college degree and working multiple jobs, eventually finding an affordable home in which to settle down.

Her youngest daughter, who recently became Miss North Dakota 2018, credits her mom's tenacity and a stable home life with giving her the self-confidence and ability to overcome childhood challenges.

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