Announcing the 2017-2018 Emerging Leaders Program Participants

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a three-part, six-month program designed to build nonprofit organizational capacity by developing Asian and Pacific Islander (API) staff for future and current leadership and management roles in nonprofit organizations as well as increasing the retention of APIs who are committed to working in the nonprofit sector. The program provides 16 participants each year with an opportunity to receive 80 hours of leadership development training and 6 hours of executive coaching.

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We Stand with the DREAMers

Los Angeles, CA - LEAP, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to uncapping talent in the Asian and Pacific Islander community, is deeply disappointed with the announcement to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The end of this program will mean that over 800,000 young and talented people (DREAMers), many who are friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors, will be pushed back into the shadows, forcing them to abandon their dreams and depriving us all of their full potential.

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Congratulations to the Leadership In Action 2017 Interns!

The 2017 Leadership In Action (LIA) program kicked off on June 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. LIA is an eight-week paid summer internship program for college student leaders. The program provides participants with practical leadership skills, professional work experience, and the opportunity to work hands-on in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in Southern California. Throughout the summer, selected interns work at a partnering Southern California community-based organization for four days out of the week (Monday through Thursday) and spend one day (Friday) at LEAP to continue receiving leadership development. Additionally, the first week of LIA begins with five days of foundational leadership training and team building activities.

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2017 LEAP 35th Anniversary Celebration Recap

If you missed our 35th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, July 20, we have the next best thing for you: The Dream Big Recap. All the highlights from our evening together are captured right here. If you attended, this recap will take you back to the delicious food, the band, the good times, and good friends.

As LEAP strives to “Uncap Talent” in organizations and communities nationwide, we intend to stay grounded in the communities and businesses that are our foundation.  This event embodied all the different aspects of the organization, from its past to its future.  
 
Thank you to Little Tokyo for being our home.
Thank you to our honorees for paving the way.
Thank you to our friends for Dreaming Big with us.

 

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Meet LEAP's 2017 Honoree Fatima Bustos-Choy

Get to know our honorees before the LEAP "DREAM BIG" 35th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, July 20, 2017! Presenting one of our Individual Leadership Award recipients, Fatima Bustos-Choy!

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Meet LEAP's 2017 Honoree Kenneth Kasamatsu

Get to know our honorees before the LEAP "DREAM BIG" 35th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, July 20, 2017! Presenting one of our Individual Leadership Award recipients, Kenneth Kasamatsu!

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