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Mon Yuck-Yu

Mon Yuck-Yu

Meet Mon Yuck Yu, she is a public health advocate and community leader inspired to change the narrative for immigrant families like her own and close their resource gaps. A daughter of immigrants and raised by a single parent, Mon Yuck has always been inspired by the women around her to be strong, independent and passionate for serving others.

Mon Yuck is the co-founder and Member of the Board of Directors at the Academy of Medical & Public Health Services (AMPHS), a not-for-profit organization founded in 2010 dedicated to addressing healthcare barriers affecting underserved immigrant populations, and serving over 10,000 individuals per year. She started the organization in response to the health access inequities she witnessed as her father, an immigrant, struggled with terminal illness when she was a child. In her role, Mon Yuck has overseen organizational strategic planning, operations, community relations, and development. During the COVID-19, Mon Yuck led emergency relief efforts for food and cash assistance, while building an active coordinated network of community stakeholders to address pandemic response. She has also led community safety efforts in Sunset Park to offer bystander intervention trainings, self-defense workshops, safe zone planning, and unity-building with the arts.

Mon Yuck speaks 4 languages, and I put her translation skills to the test when she gave instructions to the participants of our self-defense seminars in Spanish, Cantonese and Mandurian. She also seamlessly translated a reading of Where’s Tuo Tuo with me at the AMPHS lunar New Year Festival.

AMPHS is currently running the Give in May fundraiser for organizations that support AAPI communities. This year the funds go to support their food program, through which they provide fresh food and nutrition education workshops for our community members. For more information please visit.
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