Teresa Engst

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Teresa Engst


Teresa Engst joined Asian Americans United in 2015 as AAU’s Youth Program Coordinator. She comes from a diverse background working in low-income legal services, labor organizing, and youth programming. Teresa is bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English.[1]

She is the daughter of Bill Engst.

215 People’s Alliance canvassers

215 People’s Alliance May 17, 2015 · Edited:

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Yesterday we completed our goal of knocking on every door in 8 divisions in the 9th Councilmatic District. Here's the canvas crew minus Nancy Dung Nguyen and Teresa Engst who were already out in the field. Alexa Ross, Ralph Branch, Todd Wolfson, Emily Mayer, Bryan Mercer, Patricia Eakin.

215 People’s Alliance

215 People’s Alliance May 14, 2015;

5 DAYS LEFT. Youth Organizer Teresa Engst:

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"I'm voting justice because I believe in our schools, our youth, and our communities. We need resources to go into our communities, not out. We need our elected officials to be accountable to us. That is why I choose the 215PA #VoteJustice slate."

Asian Americans United - 28th Anniversary

Asian Americans United November 19, 2013:

Cheers and thanks to all who volunteered (Go AAU, go!), sponsored, hosted, donated, presented, emceed, deejayed, cooked, mixed sangria, performed and celebrated at AAU's memorable 28th anniversary benefit concert/dance featuring Nobuko Miyamoto with Theo Gonzalves! Intergenerational groups presented AAU's Standing Up for Justice Awards to Grayce Uyehara, John Elliott Churchville, and 1Love Movement. Emcee Kao Khue wove the program together like poetry.

Nobuko wrote and sang a new song for the first time: ”You are the ones we've been waiting for...” And all joined in singing: ”We are the ones we've been waiting for.”

...with so much gratitude for all who build communities and work for justice.

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<3 — with Eric Joselyn, Duong Nghe Ly, Matt Tae, Regina Liu Kerr, Lai Har Cheung, Srey Boss, Chi-Ser Tran, Grace Rustia, Emily P. Lawsin, Scott Kurashige, Mary Yee, Laurent Widjaya, Paul Uyehara, Alix Mariko Webb, Rorng Sorn, Senn Font, Linh Nguyen, Bryan Mercer, K. Naroen Chhin, Masaru Edmund Nakawatase, Neeta Patel, Tai Joselyn, Doua Xiong, Renyu Wu, John Elliott Churchville, Kavita Levy, Judy At Aau, Theo Gonzalves, Ana Cruz, Janeya Hisle, Ellen Somekawa, Wei Chen, Helen Gym, Sookyung Oh, Dawn Werme Pratson, Xu Lin, Betty Lui, Peter Van Do, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kao Nhia Kue, Jean Hunt, Teresa Engst, Alice Vuong and Maxine Chang.

Asian Americans United - 30th Anniversary

Helen Gym December 15, 2015.

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30th anniversary of Asian Americans United - what a crew! — with Linda Deafenbaugh, Chi Joselyn, Betty Lui, Jay Zou, Ed Nakawatase, Eric Joselyn, Maxine J. Chang, Teresa Engst, Wei Chen, Lai Har Cheung, Alix Webb, Sachie Hopkins Hayakawa, Judy At Aau, Mary Yee, Xu Lin, Neeta Patel, Kay Yoon, Paul Uyehara, Ken Hung, Debora Kodish and Alice Vuong.

The Legal Aid Society

In 2009 Teresa Engst was a paralegal in The Legal Aid Society’s Health Law Unit, in New York City.

Community Legal Services

On October 26, 2010, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation organized a Tenant Rights Work-shop for tenants in Chinatown who speak limited English. People with limited English proficiency are less likely to go to unfamiliar service agencies for help. The goal of the workshop was to help tenants learn their rights and get familiar with some of the service providers. Rachel Garland, and Teresa Engst from Community Legal Services (CLS), Phil Lord from Tenant Union Representative Network (TURN), and San Chin from Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission were invited to speak during the workshop. About 50 tenants in Chinatown attended the informative workshop.

With Viet leftists

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Nancy Dung Nguyen August 19, 2016, with Trang Dang, Bay T. Nguyen, Teresa Engst and Huynh Amy.

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Nancy Dung Nguyen August 19, 2016 ·

With Lan Dinh, Bay T. Nguyen, Long Luu, Wei Chen, Teresa Engst, Jenny Nguyen, Duong Ngha Ly and James Nguyen.

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