Awards & Achievements

2015

4/22/14

As Housing Crisis Ensues, LA City Council Hears and Passes 2 Policy Solutions. Councilmember Cedillo Responds to Renters’ Call for Action

KTLA

NBC

Homes for All

FOX

2014

6/3/14

Victory for Thai CDC’s clients in the Global Horizons Human Trafficking Case which is the largest human trafficking case in United States History. Over 500 Thai farmworkers were served justice and monetary compensation through the work of Thai CDC and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

EEOC News

NBC News

Bloomberg

Khon

KITV

LAW 360

 

2012

12/10/12

Received invitation from the White House to debrief the committee on the issue of human trafficking for President Obama.

11/3/12

Thai CDC’s Executive Director was awarded Phenomenal Woman Award by the California State University Northridge’s Gender and Women’s Studies Department.

9/16/12

Received recognition and congratulations from the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles Board of Public Works, State of California Senate, and California Legislature Assembly for Eastern Thai Town Inauguration Ceremony.

7/17/12

Thai CDC was awarded $75,000 from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to construct the Thai Town Marketplace.

5/3/12

Received recognition from the State of California Senate and California Legislature Assembly, and Congressional Certificate of Achievement for the Grand Opening of East Hollywood Certified Farmer’s Market.

2011

12/9/11

Inclusionary Award was given to Thai CDC for the advancement of Living Conditions of Asian Immigrants in California.

11/22/11

Victory in the Thai Welder Case legal case which involved the first male human trafficking case in US history.

10/13/11

Thai CDC Awarded $67,623 from USDA for its Farmers Market Project.

10/12/2011

Thai Community Development Center Awarded a Subcontract by US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants to Continue Anti-Trafficking Program.

10/27/11

The California Community Foundation Invites Thai CDC Executive Director on to the Council on Immigrant Integration.

3/21/11

Release of Thai’s in LA. Photo collection and compilation of Thai and Thai-Americans experience in LA.

2010

7/18/10

Received recognition from the Royal Thai Consulate General for outstanding work and valuable contribution in the successful campaign for US Census.

7/10/10

Received recognition from the California State Assembly for outstanding efforts hosting the Fabric Opening Night Reception.

7/10/10

Received congratulation from the City of Los Angeles for Thai CDC’s 16th year anniversary celebration & commemoration in the 15th anniversary of the El Monte Case.

7/10/10

Partnered with the US Census Bureau in making sure Thais are being counted.

6/29/10

Received resolution and recognition from the City of Los Angeles that on 6/29/10 is Thai Community Development Center Day.

2009

October

Received recognition, congratulations, resolution, and appreciation from the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department, State California Senate, and 33rd Congressional District for celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Thai Town.

April

Received recognition, commendation, and congratulation from the City of Los Angeles, State Board of Equalization, Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department, and 33rd Congressional District for the 6th Annual Thai New Year’s Day Songkran Festival and for the Los Angeles Curry Festival.

2008

9/21/2008

Received resolution, commendation, and congratulation from the California Legislature Assembly, State Board of Equalization, County of Los Angeles, and 33rd Congressional District for Thai Town Preserve America Neighborhood Designation.

7/19/2008

Received appreciation from the Mayor of Los Angeles for commitment and support to the Mayor’s Central Area CommUNITY Day of Service. Signed by Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor.

7/11/2008

Awarded the Preserve America Neighborhood Designation of Thai Town, by White House.

2007

3/24/2007

Received resolution from the State Board of Equalization for organizing the Entrepreneurial Training Program promoting business growth and opportunities. Signed by Judy Chu, Member.

6/15/2007

Received congratulation from the City of Los Angeles for the Thai Town Gateway Inauguration. Signed by Eric Garcetti, President LA City Council.

2006

12/8/2006

Aided 49 Thai welders in reaching a $1.2 million settlement against Trans Bay Steel Corporation for civil rights violations.

 

Received Thai Town Market Funding from the United States Department of Agriculture.

6/5/2006

Received recognition from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for outstanding leadership to promote and support “Money Smart” FDIC’s adult financial education program. Signed By Linda Ortega, Community Affair Officer.

2005

Received the Congressional Record Statement: Recognizing the 10th Anniversary of the Landmark El Monte Garment Slavery Case, signed by Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis

 

Received the Spirit of Hope Award from the Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches

 

Received the Minority Business Champion Award from the United States Small Business Administration.

 

2004

April

Founded the Thai New Year’s Day Songkran Festival in Los Angeles collaborating with Royal Thai Consulate, the Thai Health and Information Services, and the Thai Community Arts and Cultural Center

 

Received the Local Hero of the Year Award from KCET in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month

 

Received the National Program Innovation Award from the Association for Enterprise Opportunity.

 

2003

12/1/2003

Received The Wellstone Award from the Freedom Network for an outstanding contribution to combating human trafficking and slavery in the U.S.

 

Co-sponsored the first Asian Pacific Islander Business Expo.

 

Received Minority Business Advocate Award from the United States Small Business Administration.

 

2002

Received both recognition and appreciation from the Royal Thai Consulate for Thai CDC’s line of works to the Thai Community in Los Angeles.

 

Launched the first Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP)

 

Completed and presented findings from Surveying East Hollywood: A Profile and Needs Assessment of the Business Community

2001

10/24/2001

Recognized by the California State Assembly, for of outstanding services and dedication to building coalitions to better serve the Asian American Community. Signed by Assembly Member George Nakano.

 

Received the Community Partner Award from the California State Assembly, for outstanding dedication to serving community. Signed by Assemblyman Dario Frommer.

 

Completed the first pilot study of our community health survey of 220 Thais.

 

2000

December

Recognition by the Emma Lazarus Fund of the Open Society Institute on behalf of immigrant and refugee communities in Los Angeles County, 2000

 

1/29/2000

Assembly Resolution recognizing Thai Town by Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Speaker of Assembly

 

Created the first Thai Town Merchants Association.

 

In collaboration with UCLA students, completed the first Land-Use Needs Assessment Survey of Thai Town

 

1999

Won the City of Los Angeles designation of Thai Town.

 

7/17/99

Received Recognition from the State of California Senate for Outstanding service to the community. Signed by State Senator Hilda L. Solis.

 

3/29/1999

Held the first annual Thai Health Fair providing health education and a vast array of health services attracting over 1,500 people

 

8/12/1999

Helped seek federal conviction of Thai employer for indentured servitude and human trafficking charges on behalf of Thai domestic workers in the case of U.S. vs. Veerapol.

 

1996

Started the Business Assistance Center.

 

1995

Played a pivotal role in the liberation, resettlement and empowerment of 72 Thai garment workers from the infamous El Monte slave shop.

 

1994

Provided LA riot and earthquake relief assistance to Thai victims.

Completed the Community Needs Assessment Survey of Thai Town.

 

August 13, 1994

Founded Thai CDC.

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