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How We Started
In May 2021, a group of strangers got together to offer FREE self-defense classes to the community due to the surge in attacks targeting the seniors in the AAPI community. After hosting our first class, we decided to form a 501(c)3 nonprofit to continue helping the community.
Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We have 7 core team members and over 300 volunteers to help the day of the events.
Since May 2021, we have successfully hosted more than 27 free self-defense workshops to over 5,000 members of the community.
In June 2022, our nonprofit was awarded the Nonprofit of the Year award from the California State Legislature. Thank you Assembly Member Phillip Chen for the prestigious award.
Making a difference,one class at a time
Each senior is someone’s grandparent, parent, brother, sister, friend, or loved one. We strive to protect and defend our elders by sharing tools, knowledge, and resources.
This program was formed to provide FREE self-defense classes for AAPI seniors and anyone 18+ are able to attend.
How do we achieve this?
Our organization is 100% volunteer-run: Every single person has a day job, but is very passionate about giving back to the community. If you’d like to join our team, please complete the volunteer form.
We are fortunate to receive support from organizations, government agencies and elected officials to continue hosting workshops from the community. If you’d like to partner with us on future classes, we would love to connect with you.
President & Co-Founder
Program Director & Co-Founder
Director of External Affairs & Co-Founder
Director of Strategic Operations &
Volunteer Outreach Manager
Seniors Fight Back
Non-profit of the Year Award 2022