About – FAQ
What does AAAYA do?
It’s more than just cocktail parties and happy hours. We organize volunteer days at Asian American organizations. We fund community service summer internships for Yale undergrads working with nonprofits serving Asian American communities. We educate our members on issues facing our Asian American communities. We organize cultural, educational, and professional development opportunities of special interest to Asian American alumni. We sponsor spring break externships for Yale undergrads and provide other forms of mentoring and assistance to undergrads.
Who can join AAAYA?
AAAYA is open to Yale alumni of all schools and all ethnic/cultural backgrounds.
Where is AAAYA? Is it nationwide?
AAAYA is a nationwide organization, but most of its activities are concentrated in major metro areas with large numbers of Asian American Yale alumni. We currently have local chapters in New York, Northern California (San Francisco), Southern California (Los Angeles), and Chicago. We’re also organizing in Washington, DC., and Boston.
How can I get involved?
Sign up if you’re not already on our mailing list to learn about upcoming events. And we’re always looking for volunteers to help organize activities, upgrade our website, host spring break externships, connect us with nonprofit organizations, etc. If you’re interested in volunteering, indicate it when you sign up, or contact us and let us know.
What if I don’t live in one of those cities? How can I get involved?
There are still plenty of opportunities to get involved. Contact us to learn more.
Are there membership dues?
No, though we do occasionally raise funds to support internships for Yale undergrads with Asian community organizations as well as other activities.