We urgently need to bring to our communities the limitless capacity to love, serve, and create, for and with each other. We urgently need to bring the neighbor back into our hoods, not only in our inner cities but also in our suburbs, our gated communities, on Main Street and Wall Street, and on Ivy League campuses. 


Grace Lee Boggs, American civil rights activist, author of The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty First Century, and philosopher (1915 - 2015)


Programs at The Bittermelon are made to be inclusive and welcome students of all backgrounds to learn about the history and diverse identities of Americans of Asian descent. Our programs are not solely focused on filling the academic void of U.S. History class, but also providing emotional and mental health support for Asian American youth.

Did you know the leading cause of death among Asian American teens is suicide?

 It is time to talk about our struggles and challenges to accessing affordable and supportive mental health programs, including therapy


We are multi-generational Americans, Asian immigrants, adoptive,

bi-racial, members of the LGBTQIA+...

We are Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Catholic, and more.

Some of us speak one language, others speak multiple languages.  

We come from all economic classes. Some of us have failed math class.

That's right. We are not the model minority.

We are diverse Americans and it is time for us to be seen and heard.

Our in-person programs are based out of the land of the Lenape tribe Westchester County, New York, but students from elsewhere are welcome to sign up for virtual programs. Because we are a grassroots group, our programs have limited capacity. Students who complete our programs may lead future programs. Email us to inquire about any of our programs at