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.
1,000+ youth reached with Homeroom Anti-Bullying Workshops featuring fashion designer and media personality Tan France
40+ youth trained and empowered through our Youth Ambassador Program
Rallied the nation annually since 2019 to mark the National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate commemorating the birthday of Vincent Chin, May 18
Key engagements with national leaders across the country including First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden, Second Gentleman Douglass Emhoff, star professional basketball player Jeremy Lin, Senators Mazie Hirono and Tammy Duckworth, Congresswoman Grace Meng, actor Randall Park, social media influencer Bretman Rock and many more