In October 2015, President Obama’s White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), in partnership with the Sikh Coalition and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, launched Act To Change, a national public awareness campaign on bullying prevention among youth — including Asian American, Pacific Islander, Sikh, Muslim, LGBTQI, and immigrant youth.
In 2018, the campaign transitioned into 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by actor and former White House AAPI Commissioner Maulik Pancholy. Act To Change is now the only national non-profit organization with the mission of protecting AAPI youth from bullying.
Act To Change is building on its history of success over the past years and aims to continue empowering students, families, and educators with the knowledge and tools they need to become active anti-bullying ambassadors in their communities.
Act To Change is run by a fully volunteer board, and is thankful to have the support of over 300 organizations and corporations.