Civic Engagement


The South Asian Voter Initiative (theSAVI) was YP4 Fellow Janesh’s project aimed at registering, educating, and mobilizing South Asian voters in the Chicago area. Janesh recognized that this work required a long-term commitment and expanded the scope of theSAVI slowly, in order to build community buy-in and support. In its first election cycle, theSAVI targeted students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, training volunteers and conducting outreach to the South Asian community, and participating in larger student engagement opportunities.