$30,000 / 2010, 2011
807 Broad Street, Box 36
Providence, RI 02907
Chanravy Proeung, Executive Director
PrYSM started in 2001, when a series of repeated Cambodian gang fights and resulting deaths, inspired youth and local college students to fight for positive change in the community. In 2003, PrYSM became a non-profit Southeast Asian American youth-led organization with a vision is end all forms of violence and to support Southeast Asian high school students to launch social justice campaigns. In 2009, SOUL, one of PrYSM’s three programs, elected to fight against police practices of racially profiling and harassing to create policy change to decriminalize Southeast youth. Hazen’s $30,000 core grants in 2010 and 2011 will support PrYSM’s organizing efforts, increasing the leadership capacity of Southeast Asian youth to mobilize around a social justice policy and campaign to improve police-community relations.