Meet our 2016 Honorees!

Interested in attending LEAP's 2016 Leadership Awards Gala this July? Want to know more about this year's honorees? Continue to read more below. To RSVP for this year's gala, please contact Grace Toy at gtoy@leap.org. You can also find additional information below or at www.leap.org/gala.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Dispelling the Model Minority Myth: A Message from LEAP’s President and CEO

On Sunday, Nicholas Kristof wrote an op-ed, “The Asian Advantage”, for the New York Times generalizing Asian Americans as the model minority and writing that “Asian-Americans are disproportionately stars in American schools, and even in American society as a whole.”  He focuses on Asian American exceptionalism by citing aggregate statistics about the Asian American community, US Census data showing higher overall educational attainment and median household income for Asian Americans, and excerpts from The Asian American Achievement Paradox

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Community Reception in Atlanta on October 16, 2015

The LEAP Board of Directors cordially invites you to the LEAP Community Reception!
Please join us for this Atlanta opportunity to meet the LEAP Board of Directors and network with LEAP supporters and Asian and Pacific Islander community leaders. Hosted by The Coca-Cola Company.

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: One Coca-Cola Plaza Atlanta, GA 30313
Attire: Business Casual

*Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, October 9, 2015.

RSVP at: www.leap.org/empower_atlreception

 

Please contact Nancy Yap if you have questions at nyap@leap.org or (213) 361-7844.

 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Congratulations to the Leadership In Action 2015 Interns!

On August 7, 2015, LEAP completed its 18th Annual Leadership In Action (LIA) summer internship program. Leadership In Action is an eight-week paid summer internship program designed to develop emerging young leaders by providing college students with practical leadership skills and the opportunity to work hands-on in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in Southern California. Selected interns are placed at their assigned community based organization for 4 days out of the week and 1 day at LEAP for leadership development.  The graduation was held at Search to Involve Pilipino Americans in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles, and attended by over 70 people which included intern supervisors, family, friends, and LEAP sponsors. 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Developing People: Congratulations to the LDPHE Participants!

An intensive 4-day experience, the 2015 Leadership Development Program for Higher Education (LDPHE) was held on July 8-11, 2015 at Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The LDPHE is a program designed to enhance the professional development of Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) and prepare college/university administrators, faculty, and staff to move into leadership positions and to take on positions of greater visibility and influence on their campuses. The LDPHE program has been around since 1997, conducted by LEAP in partnership with the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE). LDPHE is the only program in the United States that combines leadership training through a unique understanding of Asian and Pacific Islanders with personal coaching and the invaluable insights of successful API leaders in higher education.

 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Applications for the 2015-2016 Emerging Leaders Program Now Open

A three-part, six-month program, the Emerging Leaders Program is 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. 

Read more
1 reaction Share