On March 30, 2017, LEAP’s Emerging Leaders Program for nonprofit staff concluded in New York City. With a special keynote conversation with Geri Mannion, Program Director, U.S. Democracy and Special Opportunities Fund at the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The seventeen participants of the 2016-2017 Emerging Leaders Program shared personal stories about their experience and received certificates amongst friends, funders, and trainers at China Blue over dinner.
Read on to hear from Mai Youa Moua, one of the alumni from this year’s program. She is the Assistant Program Director at Genesys Works in Minnesota.Read more
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