Celebrating Asian & Asian American Heritage

May was chosen in recognition of the immigration of the first Japanese person to the United States on May 7, 1843, and the official completion of the transcontinental railroad — constructed in large part by Chinese immigrants — on May 10, 1869. Today, it is a month that recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders to the history, culture, and achievements of this nation. Learn more about our nation's commitment to honoring the innumerable contributions, vibrant cultures, and rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

Our theme for this month is disaggregating identity and building community brought together by our Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Network and allies in collaboration with the Equity and Justice Center of Excellence. 


Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage

We are honoring Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage in August! The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities are not a monolith. Each community is a diaspora of rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and beliefs. And in honor of our communities' wishes to recognize their contributions separate from Asian & Asian American heritage celebrations, we will be sharing resources and celebrating in August with our Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities.



Diversity & Inclusion

The Y is a place where people of all backgrounds, faiths and other dimensions of diversity can come together, strengthen community together, and gain a greater appreciation for one another. 

Unleashing Potential for All

Catch up on our series of equity and justice in athletics from non-traditional sports, to the Olympics, to young athlete leaders in our community.

Equity and Justice Community Fund

This community fund is the engine that drives innovation, learning, and action in creating equitable and just communities that thrive.