An evolving list of research and resources for people and organizations in the field.


  • Build the Wheel is an online clearinghouse of workshops and trainings where staff and community leaders from diverse organizations, neighborhoods, cities and issue areas can come together to share and build upon each others’ practice, experiences and learning in popular political education and leadership development. This is a space where community leaders and organizations seeking to affect policy change through community organizing and civic participation strategies will gain access to tools, curricula and resources to more effectively educate ourselves and the community constituents, members and leaders we work with.
  • Wellstone Action and Progressive Technology Project publish a set of community organizing, civic engagement and technology how-tos and tools for the progressive sector.


    • AAPI Data: Demographic Data & Policy Research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders - AAPI Data seeks to make policy research and demographic data on AAPIs more accessible, striving to keep the information current and useful, with data and research that are as rigorous and accurate as possible, while also regularly helping journalists, community organizations, and decision makers make better sense of data and research.
    • Ktown'92 - an interactive online project by documentary filmmaker Grace Lee of the 1992 LA Civil Unrest/Uprising to provide a path to better understand Los Angeles before and after 1992, and to expand the archive of stories moving forward.
    • Left or Right of the Color Line: Asian Americans and the Racial Justice Movement (2012): In order to better understand the racial position of Asian Americans, and how Asian American identity functions in the realm of racial politics, ChangeLab conducted in-depth, confidential interviews with 82 Asian American organizers, leaders, intellectuals, and artists working in the racial justice field throughout the United States. ChangeLabs also talked to five non-Asian American racial justice leaders doing promising work that cuts across all communities of color.
      Soya Jung, ChangeLabs
    • Profiles of the Korean American Community in Orange County (2009)
      Mikyong Kim-Goh, Cal State Fullerton

    Data Compilations

    • A Community of Contrasts: The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice's A Community of Contrasts series attempt to present the latest data on Asian American and NHPI population, population growth, and key social and economic characteristics, such as income, poverty, education, and language.
    • Race Counts: A project of the Advancement Project, Race Counts measures the overall performance, amount of racial disparity, and impact by population size of every county in California. Also from the Advancement Project: Healthy City.
    • The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized, provided by the Office of Immigration Statistics of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security