FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Haidee Pan
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: (213) 269-4639
Executive Director, CAUSE
Director, Operations and Business Intelligence, United Way of Los Angeles
2017 Political Institute* Alumnus (*Now Leadership Institute)
Senior Vice President, Consumer Banking Regional Manager,East West Bank
Senior Manager of Community Engagement, Local Public Affairs,Southern California Edison
Board Member, CAUSE
CAUSE Leadership Institute
Field Representative, California State Senator Janet Nguyen
Director, Impact in Schools, Teach for America
Former Field Director, CA-25, California Democratic Party
Consultant: Global Programs & Operations
Muppies: Muslim Urban Professionals
Programs Associate, Equality California
Christopher Teng Balmaseda
Vice President, Taiwanese American Professionals-Los Angeles Chapter (TAP-LA)
Co-Founder & CFO, Arclyte Technologies, Inc.
School Board Member, Mountain View School District
Principal Consultant, Clint Weirick Consulting
Communications Specialist, Public Affairs, Southern California Edison
Chair, Board of Directors, Taiko Community Alliance
Public Finance Analyst, Los Angeles Chapter President, MUFG
Office Manager, Young Kim for Congress
AAPI Liaison, Field Deputy, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis
Commissioner, California Healthcare Policy Commission
Community Relations Associate, Stanford University Office of Government & Community Relations
Senior Analyst / Planning Commissioner (Vice Chair), Southern California Edison
Senior Director, Colliers International
Policy & Research Analyst, Advancement Project California
Caseworker, Office of Congressmember Karen Bass
Community Coordinator, Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles
Community Relations Manager, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Project Manager ll, SoCalGas
Vice President, OCA-GLA
Staff Assistant, Office of Senator Ling Ling Chang
Project Director, WE Empowerment Center
What: The CAUSE Leadership Institute (CLI), is a six-month fellowship program for high-potential working professionals that develops leaders to effectively advocate for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.
Through CLI, fellows are empowered with the knowledge, access, and network to embark on their own civic leadership paths. Fellows emerge from the program prepared to support advocate and serve as leaders of the APA community. Every CLI session addresses each aspect of the curriculum to ensure continuous exposure to the qualities that make a CAUSE leader.
CLI Fellows graduate the program with dedication to lead change in their industry and build cross-sector connections for positive change. They will have new perspectives, respect for the complicated nature of our civic landscape, and renewed vigor to lead that change themselves.
When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Where: Pasadena Conservatory of Music, PCM Auditorium
100 North Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
On-site parking is available.
Why: The CAUSE Leadership Institute Graduation celebrates the 2019 Leadership Institute fellows' accomplishments and completion of the program. Join us in recognizing and celebrating this year's cohort!
Interviews may be conducted at the discretion of attending Leadership Institute fellows. For press-related inquiries, please email Haidee Pan, Director of Marketing & Communications, at email@example.com.
Graduating Leadership Institute fellows
Jasmeet Bains (Keynote Speaker)
Claire Kitayama (MC)
Business attire is appropriate.
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 (213) 269-4639 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. General information can be obtained from our website at www.causeusa.org. Our office is located at 1605 W. Olympic Boulevard, Suite #1027, Los Angeles, CA 90015.