• our mission

    ACLF Northwest is a community-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supports the leadership
    and civic engagement of
    Asian Pacific Islanders with a commitment to social justice, community empowerment and public service.

  • our sponsors



ACLF Mourns Loss of Founder Kip Tokuda

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) is greatly saddened by the loss of our founder, community advocate and mentor to countless people in our community Kip Tokuda.

Kip opened his heart and home to countless people and taught them the meaning and importance of social justice, community empowerment and public service. He taught us how to lead with compassion and humility.

His warm smile welcomed many into the Asian Pacific Islander community and his kind words, encouragement and unconditional support helped many achieve their goals and motivated them to serve their community.

Kip’s spirit, passion and vision of an organization that would train, develop and support Asian Pacific Islanders who are committed to social justice were the driving force behind the founding of ACLF in 1999. ACLF and its more than 160 alumni will continue their good work and be inspired by Kip’s memory to advocate for greater economic, social and political justice.

We also extend our deepest condolences to the entire Tokuda family and all those who were fortunate enough to be touched by Kip.

Kip Tokuda

Kip at the 2011 ACLF Summer Social, hosted at his home in Seattle.

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