LEAP kicked off its sixth Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), a selective 6 month, 3-part program supporting and developing mid- to senior-level Asian and Pacific Islander leaders in nonprofit organizations. Selecting 17 exceptional leaders from diverse non-profit organizations across 9 states, LEAP brought together the 2016-2017 cohort in Los Angeles this past November to expand and strengthen their individual leadership skills for Part 1: The Learning Component.
In 2014, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) selected seventeen (17) emerging leaders from Asian and Pacific Islander serving nonprofits. These leaders were asked to commit time to developing their leadership skills and continue to build their capacity as nonprofit leaders. The participants ranged in age from 26 to 55, were of 9 different ethnic backgrounds, and live in 8 different cities. Many of these leaders work in small nonprofits with little to no support for personal professional development. With the support of America Express Foundation, General Motors Foundation, Ong Family Foundation and Southwest Airlines, LEAP was able to bring these diverse leaders together, many of them visiting New York and Los Angeles for the first time.Read more
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.Read more