Statement of Values and Code of Ethics published by Independent Sector)
Asian American Council adheres to the following fundamental ideals and
for pluralism and ethnic diversity in the context of social justice inclusive
of respect for individual’s beliefs, customs, culture and personal values
for the worth and dignity of individuals
to public good and the maintenance of public trust
to excellence and encouragement of personal and professional growth
stewardship of resources and accountability
with American way while maintaining core ethnic values that define the
responsibilities of nation building and good citizenship
CODE OF ETHICS
Asian American Council (formerly known as Asian American Advisory Council) was originally
conceptualized and created as a necessary bridge between the New York City
Police Department and the diverse Asian American communities to create a
platform from which the Asian American communities could voice their concerns
over issues involving police relations and to educate the community about
police tactics, procedures and policies. The purpose was to improve tactical
and operational strategies in reducing crime in Asian American communities and
in improving communications and law enforcement efforts.
with the changing times, the council has evolved and expanded its scope to
improve the quality of life of the people, address critical public policy
issues, promotion of benevolent works and to promote friendship between local
governments and international counterparts.
Council has an active governing body responsible for setting the mission and
strategic direction of the organization and oversight of finances, operations,
governing body ensures that that the members or trustees have the necessary
skills, experience and wisdom to carry out the mission and duties of their
office. It also ensures that the organization conducts its transactions and
dealings with integrity, honesty and honorably; that it is fair and inclusive,
and has the capacity to carry out its programs effectively. It likewise ensures that the resources of the
organization are responsibly and prudently managed.
with the Law
Council is knowledgeable of, and complies with, all laws, regulations and
applicable international conventions.
information about the Council will fully and honestly reflect the policies and
practices of the organization.All
reports will be complete and accurate in all material points.
Council regularly reviews program effectiveness and has mechanisms to
incorporate lessons learned into future programs. The Council is committed to
improving program and organizational effectiveness and develops mechanisms to
promote learning from its activities.
Council is truthful in its solicitation materials. It also respects the privacy
concerns of individual donors or sponsors. It discloses important and relevant
information to potential donors.
The Asian American Council Michael S. Limb Executive Chairman
The Asian American Council was formed and organized in 1984 in collaboration with the New York City Police Department under the guidance and leadership of Mr. Michael S. Limb, Executive Chairman. Together with the Deputy Commissioner of Community Affairs of the NYPD, they created a necessary and welcome bridge between the Asian American Community and the Police Department of the City of New York.
The Council was formed to improve communication and cooperation between Asian Americans, the police and other law enforcement agencies. The council through conferences and workshops, provided incentives for the Asian American community to understand and appreciate the knowledge, skills, and discipline needed to become combat different types of crimes.
From its inception and continuing up to the present, the Asian American Council's mission was, and still is, to improve the quality of life for Asian Americans living in New York and its surrounding metropolitan areas by conducting seminars on immigration, consumer affairs, fire safety, health, housing, schools, transportation, and economic development issues. The council broadened its scope to work with members of the NYC Police Department, the NY Fire Department, NYC Department of Health , Queens District Attorney's office, the Mayor's Community Assistance Unit, New York State Government and its agencies, US Department of State, US Department of Homeland Security through its Citizenship and Immigration Service, Customs Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation New York Offices.
The Asian American Council also acted as liaison and collaborated with the New York Police Department for the training of police officers from several Asian countries. The training includes, among things bomb disposal and counter terrorism. The Council has also recruited its members to attend the FBI, police and fire department citizen academy programs. These self contained special education programs improved Asian Americans' understanding and awareness of the role they can play in helping to keep the city safe for everyone. As the world today becomes more complex and dangerous, and the terrorist threats to disrupt the very fabric of society by creating chaos and fear cannot be discounted, the Asian American Council would like to expand the number of people participating in these programs to provide large numbers of trained and disciplined citizens to respond to emergencies when needed by the authorities. The Asian American Council and its members are uncompromising in their support of democracy and the people who protect us.
Last August, 2006 the Asian American Council hosted an immigration seminar for the general public. The dignitaries from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement elucidated on the laws and policies of the government. The seminar proved to be a catalyst of understanding between the government and the general public, more particularly the immigrants to this great county of ours.
The Asian American Council also assists worthwhile projects of non-profit organization not only here in the United Stated but also in other parts of the world. The Asian American Council is in full support, and acts as liaison, of Stop AIDS Organization headquartered in Japan, and composed of the diplomatic corps of the different African nations to that county. The said organization will be sponsoring Africa AIDS Orphan Soccer Project at the United Nations on October 25, 2006 to assist and give medical and other necessary assistance to children suffering from AIDS. or have been orphaned by the disease.
The Council has assisted many Asian Americans assimilate themselves into American mainstream society by making valuable contributions to the economic, social, cultural and political fields. Our 22nd anniversary tribute celebrates this.