Meet Our 2015 Honorees!

Interested in attending LEAP's 2015 Leadership Awards Gala this July?  Want to know more about this year's honorees? Conitnue to read more below.

In addition, Linda Akutagawa, LEAP President and CEO, will be interviewing each of our 2015 honoree in our Online Fireside Chats Webinar Series.  These webinars will cover various topics about Asian and Pacific Islander leadership and the challenges and success stories of our honorees. To register for the webinar, visit

For more information about this year's gala, visit:

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Applications for the 2015 Leadership In Action Now Available

Approaching its 18th year, LEAP's eight-week Leadership In Action (LIA) Summer Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for personal leadership development with hands-on training and exploration of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) nonprofit sector.  Interns will be placed at a nonprofit organization four days a week and will receive leadership training with LEAP once a week.  Nationally recognized trainers will deliver workshops in critical skill areas. Issue discussions are on local or timely topics of interest and are facilitated by local community leaders/activists and LEAP trainers.

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Community Reception in Los Angeles

The LEAP Board of Directors cordially invites you to the LEAP Community Reception!

Please join us for this Los Angeles opportunity to meet the LEAP Board of Directors and network with LEAP supporters and Asian and Pacific Islander community leaders. Hosted by Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. Beverages sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company.

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Chubb Los Angeles Office
555 South Flower Street | Los Angeles, CA 90071
Attire: Business Casual


Space is limited. Please RSVP by January 30, 2015.

RSVP here:


UPDATE on Parking:

  • Chubb underground parking for $15 after 5pm
  • Paragon outdoor parking for $18 all day
    • Located at 557 South Hope Street
  • Standard Hotel for $20 all day (valet)
    • Located at 550 South Flower Street 


Please contact Nancy Yap if you have questions at (213) 361-7844.

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Emerging Leaders Program 2014-2015 Part 1 Concludes

LEAP just wrapped up Part 1 of the 2014-2015 Emerging Leaders Program for nonprofit staff this past Friday, December 12, 2014. The Emerging Leaders Program 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.

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LEAP Volunteer Leadership Blogs

In order to create a more interactive online space, LEAP is proudly launching the LEAP Volunteer Leadership Blogs.

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Proud Father travels from Tennessee to California to Celebrate Son’s accomplishments

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) Leadership In Action Intern, Kenny Ung, was placed at the Asian Business Association. He worked on numerous projects, events, and assessments at the organization.  He is currently an MBA student at Boise State University and a graduate of Azusa Pacific University.  Below he tells LEAP who he would like to have present at his Leadership In Action graduation and why.

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