• 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

Save-the-Date for our 2016 Annual Graduation Dinner!

It’s time to celebrate our 16th CLP Class and we want to celebrate it with you! The ACLF Annual Graduation Dinner & Fundraiser will be at the Wing Luke Museum in the Chinatown/International District. We’re excited to see you there and please invite others to save the date with you!

Talk to a 2016 CLP class member or ACLF Board Member if you have questions!



Register Now! Oct 29th, ACLF 12th Annual Graduation Dinner

For 12 years supporters like you have helped the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) develop the next wave of leaders in the API community.  On October 29, 2011 you are invited to celebrate with us our 12th Community Leaders Program graduates.  Learn about their group project with SCIDpda, catch up with old friends and help us continue to train the future leaders of the API community.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

5:30 PM – cocktails

6:00 pm – dinner program

South Seattle Community Center

Brockey Center

6000 16th Ave SW

Seattle, WA 98106

Register here!

ACLF Joins the Seattle Japan Relief Coalition

ACLF is proud to join the Seattle Japan Relief Coalition. There are plenty of ways to get involved. Please visit http://seattlejapanrelief.org to make a monetary donation towards disaster relief in Japan. See below some other creative ways to get involved with the relief effort, and stay tuned for more events to be posted.

Many thanks in advance to everyone!

Happenings around town:

  • April 6th (Wed): Red, White Unite! A group of restaurants will donate 10% of their total sales to Peace Winds America for Japan disaster relief. Click here for a list of participating restaurants and dine with your family and friends tomorrow!
  • April 9th (Sat): Stand for Japan Garage Sale & April 10th (Sun) Japan Relief Benefit Concert by ArtRise Dance: proceeds to American Red Cross. Click here for event details.
  • American Red Cross needs volunteers to help collect donations at Mariners games on April 8-13th! Volunteer, then watch the game for free! To participate, please contact: volunteerscheduling@seattleredcross.org.
  • Uwajimaya stores are still taking donations at the register!
  • Artists for Japan raised $92,000!
  • Ganbaro Japan and Go Feisty’s Operation Tomodachi OXOX have been organizing various community fundraising events!
  • Northwest Chinese School PTA raised $468 for American Red Cross Japan relief!
  • UW Tacoma’s “Showcase for Japan” raised $788 for Peace Winds America!
  • What else? Stay up to date by checking what’s on our SJR Community Events Calendar!

Register now! Thu Nov 4: ACLF 11th Annual Graduation Dinner & Auction!

Fri, Oct 29: KEEP REPORTBACK and Fundraiser

Support our CLP 2010 participant, Jennifer Seayoung Yim, as she reportsback about her trip abroad to Korea for the Korea Education and Exposure Program (KEEP)!


**KEEP REPORTBACK and Fundraiser**

Friday, October 29th @ 7pm-9pm

Delicious Korean Food!

Location:  The 2100 Building

2100 24th Ave

Seattle, WA 98144-4637

Suggested Donation $10

Mark your calendars! Sahngnoksoo members Meejin Richart and Jennifer Seayoung Yim recently traveled to Korea on the Korea Education and Exposure Program. (http://nodutdol.org/index.php/KEEP/)  They met with and were inspired by various organizations in Korea working towards justice and peace.  In this reportback will discuss the impact of President Lee Myung Bak’s neoliberal policies in Korea, current Korean movement work and explore the role of allies in the Korean diaspora.

We hope to see you there!

Donations will support the work of Sahngnoksoo, a Seattle-based grassroots progressive organization of Koreans and Korean Americans creating social change.  A portion of the night’s proceeds will benefit select social justice organizations based in Korea!

More about Sahngnoksoo: Together, we work to build political power for the self-determination and liberation of Koreans of all identities. Together, we create a new path for activism in the Korean and Korean American community. And together, we pave the way for stronger Korean and Korean American participation in the larger social justice movement.



More about KEEP: The mission of KEEP is to increase awareness of and strengthen the global movement for peace and justice on the Korean peninsula and in the United States and North America. Through building relationships and communities, KEEP seeks to broaden our understanding of and participation in the liberation struggles and unification of the Korean people.

Can’t make it? Still want to support the work of Sahngnoksoo? We have PayPal! http://sahngnoksoo.org/2008/donate/donate.html

Thur Oct 14: CLP Community Project Presentation!

ACLF and the Community Leaders Program Class of 2010

invite you to the

Washington State Racial Justice Report Card

Community Project Presentation

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:15-8:30pm

Location: ACLF- 611 S. Lane Street, Seattle, 98104

2010 Community Project: WA State Racial Justice Report Card

The WA State Racial Justice Report Card is an objective tool that any community group or individual can use to be informed on racial justice issues at the State level, the communities of color make-up in our state, and how the State Legislature votes in each of these issues’ racial justice bills.  This is achieved by working in coalition with local and/or state organizations whose mission and stakeholders are impacted by bills that fit into our racial justice criteria. CLP 2010 performed research on the effectiveness of the Racial Justice Report card through focus groups,  and collecting input from the coalition members and community leaders.

Attend their presentation to learn about their process, findings, and recommendations for the sustainability of this project!

Please RSVP to yayoi@aclfnorthwest or 206.625.3850 or via facebook!

ACLF Fundraiser (7/31) Promoted on KEXP!

ACLF board member, Monica Ghosh, promoted the JUICE fundraiser benefiting ACLF and Giant Magnet on KEXP this week.

Juice is a quarterly fundraiser organized by KEXP Wo’ Pop DJ Darek Mazzone, benefiting globally focused organizations. For four years, Darek Mazzone has raised over $100,000, creating successful fundraisers in a lively, party atmosphere.

Listen to the KEXP promo and come out and support ACLF on Saturday, July 31st!

listen to the on-air promo