The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) is a community-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supports the leadership of Asian Pacific Islanders (API) with a commitment to social justice, community empowerment and public service. ACLF’s purpose is to provide an environment which fosters the development of individual leadership, community strength, and inter-community unity to promote issues critical to API’s. The key components of our organization include leadership training, political empowerment, community organizing, and mentorship. ACLF is non-partisan and involves any API community interested in participating.
The Executive Development Institute (EDI) is the only Pacific Northwest non-profit organization that focuses on leadership training for multiethnic professionals. EDI’s culturally-tailored leadership programs position Asian and Hispanic professionals to advance in leadership positions. Visionary trainers, coaches and mentors share insights drawn from extensive leadership experience. Companies recognize that cultural competence, particularly targeting lucrative markets, is a critical management skill. Companies are integrating ethno-cultural diversity into their marketing, sales and customer service as they compete in a global arena. Top companies seek multicultural, multilingual world-class leaders who are attuned to international markets and the shifting U.S. demographic landscape. EDI’s programs reinforce the value of multicultural insights and global perspectives in [...]
The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) aims to increase awareness about the needs and challenges facing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in U.S. higher education. They conduct applied research on the demography of AAPI students, their educational trajectory, and their barriers to college access and success. CARE is a collaboration between a national commission, research advisory group, and research team. The project is housed in the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The mission of our organization, Open Doors for Multicultural Families, is to ensure that diverse families who have family members with developmental disabilities and special health care needs have equal access to culturally and linguistically appropriate information, resources, and services. We promote culturally competent services through community collaboration, training and partnerships. The organization was formed in June, 2009 by a diverse group of passionate parents of children with disabilities and professionals who care about people with disabilities and valued community volunteers after their collaborative work together for more than a decade. Since then, we have grown from one full time volunteer position to one full time and seven part-time staff [...]
Mission "Our Future Matters," exists to help Pacific Islanders students their parents and community leaders create positive change and enhance our success in education. Description "Our Future Matters," exists to help Pacific Islanders students their parents and community leaders create positive change and enhance our success in education. We are committed to: 1) creating an environment that increases and encourages involvenent and engagement with parents and families, 2) work on increasing the presence of PI educators 3) Raising awareness of PI culture through curriculum, 4) Encouraging the ongoing training of faculty in PI Culture Through OFM, students learn how to exercise their voice to advocate for and create change. They [...]
Rainier Valley Corps cultivates immigrant and refugee leaders to strengthen the capacity of ethnic-led nonprofits. We create space for collaboration between diverse communities of color to affect systemic change. Project model: RVC will recruit cohorts of 10 to 15 emerging leaders from diverse communities of color each year; provide training, support, and mentorship to these emerging leaders to further develop their leadership capacity and knowledge of non-profit management, capacity building, civic engagement, and working with community dynamics; and place them to work full-time in ethnic-led CBOs to develop the organizations’ capacity. In this way, capacity and impact of ethnic-led CBOs is strengthened while leadership from within communities is deepened and [...]
The REACH Center assists agencies with strategic planning and training for: individuals, young and old alike, to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to function in a culturally and racially diverse world. educational institutions, businesses and communities to value the human diversity that is found within their educational and/or workplace environments. Through its quality services, the Center creates learning experiences for schools and districts which inspire and empower people to participate in their own personal growth, as well as involve them in activities that: Connect participants with current concepts, resources and information. Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding. Examine the basic components and the historical, institutional power of the "isms" [...]
SEA3eD is a grassroots organization located in Washington’s South Puget Sound dedicated to advancing the educational empowerment of Southeast Asians. To promote solidarity among the Southeast Asian American community by working together with students, families, the local community and stakeholders to address educational needs from K-12 and higher education To raise awareness regarding the educational access issues and resources for Southeast Asian American students Promote the facilitation of educational access resources and services for Southeast Asian American students and families To promote a community wide climate and initiative that is conducive to personal growth, empowerment, equity and leadership for the Southeast Asian American community
The Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC) is a collaboration of community based organizations, community activists, and other stakeholders who are working to improve schools in Southeast Seattle. The Steering Committee of the coalition comprises representatives of primarily ethnic-based organizations that work on a regular basis with children, parents and families who live in Southeast Seattle. Many member organizations provide afterschool and other enrichment activities, and interact on a daily basis with our local schools. We believe that in order for schools to succeed, all stakeholders—CBO’s, principals, teachers, the District, parents, students, and neighbors—must all work together.
The communities and the people that we work with have always guided our mission and are the reason we love what we do. Our mission is to create communities in southwest Seattle and King County in which culturally and economically diverse families, youth, and children thrive and prosper. In partnership with families, schools, and communities, we promote healthy family functioning, early childhood learning, student academic success, and youth development.