State Farm Awards Grant for APIA U and APA Y-Advocate Programs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
31 January 2017
Kendall T Kosai | Director
202 223 5500 | email@example.com
Washington, DC | OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is pleased to announce they received a grant from State Farm to fund OCA’s APIA U Leadership Program and APA Y-Advocate Program.
APIA U: Leadership Training promotes State Farm’s strategic focus of Education Excellence, Strong Neighborhoods, and Diversity. APIA U: Leadership 101 is a day-long training that helps students understand their identities, develop their leadership, and become community advocates. The training provides students with the skills necessary to become and remain active participants in their communities and to realize their economic and personal goals.
Last year, the leadership training program served approximately 500 students during the academic school year across the nation at 11 colleges and universities. This year’s first quarter trainings will take place at the following colleges and universities:
- APAICS Leadership Summit; February 3, 2017; Orlando, FL
- East Coast Asian American Students Union Conference; Feb 17-18, 2017; Raleigh, NC
- Wayne State University; April 1, 2017; Detroit, MI
- Southeast Regional Conference for Asian American Leaders; April 1, 2017; Boca Raton, FL
- Midwest Asian American Student Union Conference; April 7-9, 2017; Ann Arbor, MI
APA Youth-Advocate is a half-day interactive training focused on equipping our youth with skills to enhance their personal lives as well as providing them a stronger platform before going to college. Students participate in a highly interactive program that will lead to responsible habits in personal financial management, career planning, and leadership-driven community engagement.
Last year, the leadership training program served approximately 400 students during the academic school year across the nation at over a dozen community sites. This year’s first quarter trainings will take place at the following colleges and universities:
- Westchester/Hudson Valley, NY; March 5, 2017
- Long Island, NY; March 18, 2017