Welcome Braden & John to the ACLF Board!

Braden Hirasawa grew up in the Bay Area and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Merced.  With a group of friends, he co-founded the Nikkei Student Union on campus to bring awareness of the rich Japanese-American history within the Central Valley.  After graduating in 2010 with a degree in Human Biology, Braden … Continue reading Welcome Braden & John to the ACLF Board!

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We’re looking for our 2018 CLP Cohort!

ACLF is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Leaders Program! If you are interested in applying or know someone who would be interested in our program, please join us at our CLP information session to learn more about the program and application process! You can also email us at aclfnw@aclfnorthwest.org. CLP 2018 Info Session … Continue reading We’re looking for our 2018 CLP Cohort!

Announcing our Executive Board for 2017-2018!

On December 13, 2017, the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) board of directors elected: Alex Johnson, Board Chair Marissa Vichayapai, Vice Board Chair Maria Williams, Secretary Florence Sum, Treasurer Chosen for their experience, vision, values-alignment with the mission of ACLF, and dedication to the community, and their respective skills, the new executive board … Continue reading Announcing our Executive Board for 2017-2018!

CLP 2017 invites you to their Project Report Back!

The Community Leadership 2017 cohort is presenting their project, a community needs assessment on identifying leadership gaps within the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the greater Seattle area. Please join us for a night of community and meaningful dialogue. Event Details Tues, Nov 7th @ 5:30PM Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church 3001 24th Ave S Seattle, … Continue reading CLP 2017 invites you to their Project Report Back!

International Examiner UPSTANDERS Challenge

In honor of Upstanders Season 2, the Starbucks Foundation is launching the “Upstanders Challenge” to celebrate charities that are making a difference in their communities. The Foundation will award twenty-five (25) $25,000 grants to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the US. In addition, the first 200 submitters will receive a $20 Starbucks eGift. Share  from this … Continue reading International Examiner UPSTANDERS Challenge

Advocacy Journalism Fellowship Program Accepting Applications

Advocacy Journalism Fellowship Program is a joint collaboration between ACLF and the International Examiner. Fellows will receive seven months of training and be assigned to one of the following four community groups (Cambodian, Pakistani, Samoan, and Thai) identified as being under-represented within the larger Asian Pacific Islander American community: APPLY TO BE A FELLOW:  https://goo.gl/forms/dAnyAJrRgSNARec93 QUALIFICATIONS: … Continue reading Advocacy Journalism Fellowship Program Accepting Applications

Welcome Tony Vo to the ACLF Board!

Tony is from White Center and grew up in Rainier Beach and High Point, Washington. His parents fled Viet Nam from political persecution to provide the family a brighter future. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Tony founded a student organization named Asian Coalition for Equality that highlights invisibilities of the Asian community. … Continue reading Welcome Tony Vo to the ACLF Board!

JACL Leadership Seminar: Gaining Influence – Developing Leaders for Equity and Social Justice in Private, Public, and Nonprofit Sectors

Sat, September 30, 2017 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT Keiro Northwest 1601 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122 This seminar on leadership development is for emerging leaders, early career professionals, students, and other young adults. Participants will meet some of the most influential Asian American leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, and … Continue reading JACL Leadership Seminar: Gaining Influence – Developing Leaders for Equity and Social Justice in Private, Public, and Nonprofit Sectors