Tuyet M. Le is an independent consultant for nonprofits and government. Previously, Ms. Le served as executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) in Chicago for nearly 19 years. Established in 1992, AAAJ-Chicago is a pan-Asian, nonprofit organization that builds power through collective advocacy and organizing in order to achieve racial equity.
During her tenure, Ms. Le grew the organization from one staff person to a staff of 14 full-time employees. AAAJ-Chicago’s programs included civic engagement, community organizing, leadership development, and legal advocacy. Her current board service includes Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago and One People’s Campaign. She has been a panelist, keynote, and rally speaker on a wide range of issues including immigration, disability rights, the census, redistricting, and political empowerment.
Ms. Le is a polio survivor, and came to the United States as a refugee at the age of three from Vietnam. Some of her previous board service includes the Illinois Coalition for Immigrants and Refugee Rights, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Disabilities Fund, and the Leadership Fellows Association for Leadership Greater Chicago. She was also a 2013 Rockwood Leadership Institute Fellow, and a 2004 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow.