CAUSE Welcomes 2017 Veterans Initiative Fellows


Contact: Haidee Pan

Director of Marketing & Communications

Phone: 626-356-9838


CAUSE  Welcomes 2017 Veterans Initiative Fellows

Los Angeles, CA – August 25, 2017 – Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) will host the 2017 Veterans Initiative Kickoff on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Hershey/Crocker Room of the Omni Los Angeles Hotel (251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012), from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Join us as we welcome the 2017 class of Veterans Initiative fellows!

The kickoff will feature keynote speaker, The Honorable Jay Chen of the Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees & Lieutenant of the US Naval Reserve.

The CAUSE Veterans Initiative is a fellowship and civic leadership program for veterans and reservists who are seeking community leadership roles outside of the military. The Veterans Initiative program was specifically designed for veterans interested in increasing the accessibility and awareness of available veterans resources as well as learning how to effectively advocate on behalf of Asian Pacific American (APA) veterans issues. In this program, participants are provided with mentors, professional development opportunities, and issue/policy briefings.

During this program, participants will not only gain insight on issues related to the veteran community and how to provide assistance, but will also be exposed to opportunities for individual professional development. Exclusive access to a network of prominent mentors and enhanced political awareness are a few notable examples.

This program is open to the public. Elected officials, community leaders, press members, family, and friends are welcome to join. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at

$15 valet parking. Nearby parking lots are available at varying rates.

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization with a mission to advance the  political empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community through nonpartisan voter outreach, training, and education as well as leadership development.

For any further inquiries, please contact CAUSE via phone at (626) 356-9838 or email at General information can be obtained from our website at Our office is located at 260 S. Los Robles Avenue, #115, Pasadena, CA 91101