What Issues And Trends Shaped Our Thinking About The Future?

ACASI operates in a complex and dynamic environment in which current and emerging trends present potential opportunities as well as challenges to our ability to carry out our mission. Disparities in health, education, the justice system, and income, based on socioeconomic status, and political affiliation are generally on the rise among youths, mainly slum-dwelling youths. 

Why Do We Exist?

We inspire underprivileged youths and mobilize resources to strengthen their living conditions and effectuate change in their respective communities.

What's The Future We Seek To Bring About?

We envision a society where all youths have equal rights to education, economic opportunities, and basic human needs

What Core Ideas Guide Our Decisions And Actions?

We listen to and learn from our community. We address the root causes of youths living in slum communities and issues that affect such communities and mobilize resources for the common good.


We strive for equity and we focus primarily, but not exclusively, on people who are vulnerable.


We practice and champion inclusiveness in our community. We honor diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community.


We serve as stewards for our community investments and honor the charitable intentions of our donors to meet current and future community needs. We hold   ourselves   to   the   highest   standards   of   ethics,   integrity, service, and fiduciary responsibility.