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亞美政聯實習生 致力為亞太裔發聲 (World Journal)

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影音來源:記者王全秀子

亞美政聯16日晚在阿罕布拉市舉辦「領導才能實習生」(CAUSE Leadership Institute)畢業典禮,共有17位實習生透過六個月的實習項目培養領導才能,年齡均在20至30歲之間,希望日後能為亞太裔發聲,成為未來的領導者。

他們的畢業項目是為一個非營利殘障組織募款,當晚在畢業典禮中向該組織贈與5000元支票。六個月的實習項目涉及各個領域和熱門議題,包括住房、土地資源、能源、環境保護、社區健康等。

實習生之一、華裔王耀正(Alton Wang)表示,目前他在亞太裔統計機構AAPI Data上班,希望未來的研究方向是研究亞太裔人口如何投票,他們生活狀況如何等議題。認為透過參加亞美政聯領導才能實習生項目,加強了自身能力,提升自己人生和職業的發展,日後做一個強有力的領導者。

透過幾個月學習,他學到了和各種不同族裔人士的相處模式,認為學到的種種經驗不論是對他個人還是所有實習生,日後發展都非常重要。他表示,幫助亞太裔人口在政治中發揮更大的影響力,如果沒有強有力的領導者,開闢新道路,日後就無法在亞太裔社區中創造更多新機會,因此讓亞太裔的聲音能被主流聽到,是他致力奮鬥的目標。

2017 CAUSE Political Institute – Now Accepting Participants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Contact: Lindsey Horowitz

Director of Programs

Phone: 626-356-9838

Email: lindsey@causeusa.org

 

2017 CAUSE Political Institute – Now Accepting Participants

 

Pasadena, CA – November 28, 2016 – Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) is now officially accepting candidate forms for the 2017 CAUSE Political Institute.

 

The CAUSE Political Institute (CPI) is a political leadership and advocacy training certificate program for high-potential professionals with seasoned leadership experience and a passion for serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community in California. The program was co-founded by CAUSE and the USC Dornsife Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics in order to ensure a pipeline of political and civic leadership for the APA community.

 

CPI trainings consist of policy seminars, skill development workshops, intimate roundtable discussions with notable leaders, and group work. Training sessions and activities are led by a unique array of seasoned politicians, campaign professionals, and other civic and issue experts who will share their best practices and personal insights. Participants complete the program armed with the skills, knowledge and network vital to advocate for the APA community and run for elected office.

 

CPI is open to participants through a nomination-only process. Elected officials at the state and federal levels are invited to look within their networks to identify and nominate two candidates per year for the program: one in public service, and one from the broader community. While this program is geared towards individuals pursuing public office, the program is also highly recommended for individuals desiring community leadership roles in the private and non-profit sectors.

 

If you are interested in participating in this program, please click here. The candidate information form and nomination package must be received by Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.  All submitted materials will be carefully reviewed by the CPI Selection Committee.  Please contact CAUSE at info@causeusa.org or at (626) 356-9838, if you have any questions.

 

It is the policy of Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

 

 

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 registration and education, community outreach, and leadership development.

 

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

 

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