- Our mission is to bring culturally-relevant services to the Asian Pacific American population in Southern Nevada. We do this through - We aim to decrease domestic violence and sexual violence in our community.
.Leadership Development: YLS Investing in youth is an important goal for Bamboo Bridges. In past years, we held a Youth Leadership Symposium (APAYLS) to help adolescents identify their strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, build confidence, and refine communication skills.
Attendees explored cultural identity, gained leadership skills, and met other students from different schools. With positive role models, we hope to inspire the youth to make strong contributions in their homes and communities.
Domestic Violence Awareness/Advocacy
Asian Pacific American women experience domestic violence with at least the same frequency as non-Asian women, with some APA ethnic groups having higher rates. Additionally, fatalities resulting from domestic violence are higher in APA communities due in part to cultural and linguistic barriers. Bamboo Bridges is committed to breaking the silence that kills and keeps women trapped in violent relationships.
We recruit people from our community to become trained advocates so that we can offer support to those who need it. Click on our Project Resilience tab for more information about how we offer support to those impacted by domestic violence.
Bamboo Bridges participates in a number of coalitions and partnerships which focus on raising awareness about the challenges faced by APA women and their families. To that end, Bamboo Bridges collaborates with various organizations to bring awareness to the issue of power-based violence. Throughout the years, we've established relationships with law enforcement, colleges, service providers, legislators, Clark County School District, and other community groups.