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!
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 email@example.com. CLP 2018 Info Session … Continue reading We’re looking for our 2018 CLP Cohort!
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!
It's almost been a month since we saw you last. Can you believe we completed our 18th Graduation & Celebration Dinner for the CLP cohort? THANK YOU for helping to make this possible and for all of those who were able to join us on a Saturday evening. We are still channeling the energy from the performances, incredible community, delicious … Continue reading Thank you for the Dinner, ACLF Fam!
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!
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 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
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!
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
On July 22, 2017: The 2017 CLP cohort met with Alex Johnson and Marissa Vichayapai at the Seattle Central Library at the mid-point of their ACLF experience. The first half of the retreat was a check-in with the cohort about where they were at and discussed their group project. This year’s group project will be … Continue reading The 2017 CLP cohort are half way through!