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The 2022 Q1 -Civic Leadership Grant Program – Awardees

Congratulations to Our 2022 Q1 awardees

We are very excited to announce the 2022 Q1 awardees on the civic leadership grants program!

The overall objective of this grant program is to build a living and dynamic system of organizations by outsourcing and forming strategic partnerships dedicated to Civic Leadership Development that are sustainable financially, with focus on leadership succession.

The awardees for the 2022 Q1 are:

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The 2022 Civic Internship Program Grant RFP Q&A Video Recording

CLUSA provides Civic Internship Program grants to API nonprofit organizations to support their civic internship programs, which train and send API students to government/ government agencies to do internships. 

In the recorded information session, we introduced our organization, team members, grant objectives, organization verification, grant application procedure and Q&A. 

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any more questions or need any support. Please contact Qing Bai through email: qbai@clusa.org.

Click on the “APPLY NOW” icon to apply for or find out more detailed information about the 2022 Civic Internship Program Grant. 

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The 2022 Q1 National Grant Review Committee Members

Kudos to our national grant review committee members for dedicating their time and expertise in this highly competitive cycle of the civic leadership grant program.

Their hard work will help our board identify the appropriate grantees, which might eventually be the significant contributors to impact the AAPI community in the future.

We are grateful for their insights and professional recommendations in this intense and thorough review process. Again, thank you for their collective efforts and all their valuable inputs in fine-tuning the program. 

The 2022 Q1 National Grant Review Committee Members’ bios & photos; please click here.

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Catalyst Donates More Than Half-Million Pieces of PPE to Help Protect Illinois Families and Youth

Consumer electronics company known globally for protecting electronic devices, partners with government and community agencies to protect the state’s most vulnerable populations

CHICAGO, IL (March 3, 2022) Catalyst, known globally for their protective cases for smartphones and electronic devices, is donating more than 530,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC) in order to help protect the state’s most vulnerable populations. Catalyst has a strong global distribution network, with U.S. warehouses in Illinois and Nevada. They are making the donation of face masks, KN95 filtering masks, face shields and other protective items to help communities where their business is rooted and growing.

The donation will provide more than 405,000 pieces of PPE to DCFS for distribution to employees and agency partners throughout the state. Another 125,000 pieces will be donated to CBCAC for distribution to member organizations and the local community. The donation, valued at $425,000 was facilitated through a partnership with Civic Leadership USA.

“At the height of the pandemic, when the world was scrambling to find appropriate PPE and medical supplies for daily protection, Catalyst was able to leverage our global networks and supply chain resources to secure millions of pieces of PPE in order to provide access and fill a critical need,” Catalyst CEO June Lai said.

While PPE is more widely available now than in the early stages of the pandemic, access is not always equitable or affordable. There is no better way we can think of to support Illinois communities than to provide this recourse to those who need it the most.”

DCFS and its private agencies employ more than 8,000 people statewide. The agency has more than 20,000 youth in its care. In any given year, DCFS interacts with nearly 50,000 clients through its state offices and private agency offices including counseling offices, residential facilities, group homes, transitional and independent living homes and more. These populations are typically the most vulnerable with limited access to recourses including PPE.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, DCFS employees have relied on PPE to help protect themselves and the children and families we serve,” DCFS Director Marc D. Smith said. “To help ensure our employees’ health and well-being, DCFS provided all of our staff across the state as well as our private not-for-profit partner agencies with PPE. This generous donation from Catalyst will help ease pressure on our budget and will be put to immediate use to provide a positive health benefit to our agencies and youth.”

The CBCAC works to impact the greater Chinatown community – which now totals over 27,000 – by uniting the resources of member organizations and individual members to empower Chinese American communities in Chicago.

“This gesture of support means a great deal to the Chinese American community,” CBCAC Executive Director Grace Chan McKibben said. “A donation of this magnitude brings assistance directly to our community members and we’re grateful to Catalyst for their generosity during a time when many are still struggling through the pandemic.”

“This is a fantastic example of the impact we can have as a global community when we’re ready and willing to help one another,” Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago said. “Thank you to Catalyst for the tremendous gesture of support and commitment to Illinois through business and community.”

Catalyst is providing a range of high quality, appropriate PPE to support the state need. Catalyst worked closely with a team of specialists throughout the sourcing, design and manufacturing process of their PPE, including regulatory and legal consultants with more than 60 years’ collective experience working at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure the Catalyst products and processes met FDA guidelines and CDC recommendations.

For more information about Catalyst visit www.catalystcase.com

About Catalyst

Catalyst, through Labworks International Design Limited, is a design and innovation company that has built a global brand creating and manufacturing protection for electronic devices. Through precision engineering, Catalyst products are designed to help people, businesses and organizations protect themselves and their personal devices and company assets. For over 10 years, their range of protective cases have allowed users to experience life on their own terms while always keeping their valuable devices safe and secure.

Catalyst is available in more than 70 countries including the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, China, Japan, Korea, Australia and the GCC.

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Eligibility Verification

All applicants for our grant programs must meet our eligibility requirements  (fill in the verification form & receive approval) before submitting your proposal to CLUSA.  
  • Once we confirm your verification form, which means you are/will:  
  1. Eligible to apply for any of our grant programs during the grant program application periods
  2. Need to update your organization information on an annual basis
  3. Receive our latest grant program information 
  • To complete the verification form, please:
  1. Download the file here
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Send it back to the grants@clusa.org to verify/get an approval
We will verify all of your information and reply with an email in 5 working days.
Please send us any questions you may have to grants@clsua.org; we will check and reply in 2 working days.
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Welcome our new President

Welcome On Board

“If you want to go far, fly together.” Sandy Chau, Chairman of Civic Leadership USA once said in our 2018 Leadership Retreat with over 30 civic leaders from around the country and planned the seed for this expansion.

We are excited to welcome our new President of Civic Leadership USA, Andy Li to join our team and further our two mandates: (1) Civic leadership development with a moral compass; and (2) coalition building among AAPIs and beyond.

Currently, Andy is serving as board member of the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board, president of API Coalition and Secretary of Asian Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators (APITA) caucus in California, in addition to the award committee of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) at the national level in community college.

A longtime local Rotary member, he is also serving as a board member of the Leadership San Ramon Valley Program, steering committee member of San Ramon Valley Diversity Coalition. In the past, he served as the PTA Committee Chair, School Site Council and as a committee member in local government, including the City of San Ramon’s Economic Development Advisory Committee, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, and Contra Costa County Managed Care Commission.

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Welcome Back

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New 2022 Grant Programs

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Civic Leadership USA in civic leadership development and coalition building among AAPIs and beyond. With diligent and thoughtful assistance from our Strategic Development Consultant, Julian Munoz, and our committed National Task Force Planning Committee, we have discussed and listened to many #AAPI organization leaders in developing a more relevant and comprehensive #grants guideline. The Request for Proposal (#RFP) of 2022 and appendix are truly a labor of love and teamwork. Together we can turn the tide.

For more details about RFP, check here.

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#civicleadershipusa#CLUSA#AAPI#leadershipdevelopment#leadership#grants

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Solidarity- The AAPI Community ~ September 24-25, 2021

On September 24-25, the community partners organize a series of virtual webinars and in-person events for all AAPI communities nationwide. They provide a wide range of opportunities for all attendees, from a government career fair to leadership development training. In addition to networking with many civic/community leaders and public servants from different city, state, and federal levels. Join us to stand up & speak out together!
Explore more about all events&webinars: shorturl.at/xyEFK
 

Thanks to all organizers from the community nationwide:

Asian American Unity Coalition

Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)

Commonwealth Club of California

San Francisco Community Alliance for Unity, Safety, and Education -SF CAUSE

and more……..

Like us (CLUSAcivicleadershipusa) on #fb and follow us (@civicleadershipusa) on #Ig to receive the most updated information regarding the #AAPI community and beyond!
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Civic Leadership Forum: 《爸爸妈妈们,如何说话,青少年才会听》—曾经的青少年举办Parents Workshop

时间:April 17,2021 4pm PST

您经历过下列情景吗?

您问家里的青少年:”您今天过得怎么样?”,他们简短的一句”还好”就进了自己的房间并关上了门。
您不明白为什么您的青少年不了解积极,努力,自信的重要性吗?
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我们知道那是怎么一回事,因为我们就是那些曾经的青少年!我们现在是Young Adult,都来自湾区,分别毕业于哈佛,斯坦福,伯克利大学。我们愿意与各位华裔家长合作,帮助家长和青少年更好地了解彼此,并建立健康的亲子关系。

参加本次讲座,您会了解如何与青少年交流,使他们做出回应,愿意倾听您的意见,并与您进行更加坦诚的沟通。研讨会将涵盖以下主题:

1.青少年为什么这么别捏?

2.让青少年倾听的五种技巧

3.问答

青年导师:

(Carl Shan)5岁那年随父母由北京来到湾区, 他在两种不同的文化中长大,青少年期间与父母有很多冲突,有很多困惑。 如今,28岁的卡尔成熟了,也积累了很多智慧。他自愿担任亲子关系工作坊负责人,以帮助父母了解他们的青少年,并建立更牢固,健康的关系。 他曾担任3年的高中老师,积累了很多支持青少年又让他们承担责任的心得。 他的工作坊已吸引1,500多位家长参加。

他拥有加州大学伯克利分校的统计学士学位,并在LinkedIn担任高级数据科学家。2021年秋季将就攻读斯坦福计算机硕士学位。

Carl Shan is the son of immigrants from mainland China. His family moved to the Bay Area when he was 5 years old. He grew up navigating the two different cultures, and often fought with his parents. Now that Carl is an older (and slightly wiser) 28 years-old, he volunteers as a workshop leader to help parents understand their teens and build stronger, healthier relationships. He spent 3 years working as a high school teacher, where he developed many techniques for supporting teens while holding them accountable. He holds a BA in Statistics from UC Berkeley and works as a Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn. His workshops have reached over 1,500 parents.

克里斯蒂·林

(Christie Lin)在湾区和台北长大,毕业于哈佛大学。 在大学期间,她遇到了一些亚裔同学,尽管他们看起来都很”成功”,但在精神健康方面仍然很挣扎。 他们的许多挑战都来自于与和父母的关系,她开始意识到年轻人的心理健康的重要性。

 毕业后,克里斯蒂(Christie)回到了湾区,工作之余参与RICE,与父母分享了第二代的经历。 她现在在BetterUp工作,该公司是一家通过教练帮助个人建立自我意识和沟通技巧的创业公司。

Christie Lin grew up in the Bay Area and Taipei before moving to the East Coast to attend Harvard. While in college, she encountered many Asian American peers who struggled with mental health despite their outward “success.” Many of their challenges were tied to their relationships with their parents, and she began to see intergenerational communication as critical to the mental wellbeing of many young adults. After graduating, Christie moved back to the Bay Area, where she ran panels and other initiatives to share the 2nd generation experience with parents. She now works at BetterUp, a startup that helps individuals build self-awareness and communication skills through coaching.

Cat Xu的大部分时间都在湾区度过–她在Cupertino长大,毕业于在斯坦福大学human-computer interaction专业,现在居住在旧金山在LinkedIn担任产品经理(远程)。 她热衷于弥合两代之间的鸿沟,并致力于在亚裔美国人家庭中建立健康而充实的关系。 她认为,良好的沟通是建立良好关系的关键,她曾在中国和旧金山举办过沟通研讨会。

Cat Xu has spent most of her time in the Bay Area – she grew up in Cupertino, studied human-computer interaction at Stanford, and now lives in San Francisco where she works (remotely) as a product manager at LinkedIn. She’s passionate about bridging intergenerational gaps, and building healthy and fulfilling relationships within Asian-American families. She believes good communication is the key to a good relationship, and has taught communication workshops in China and San Francisco.

Chloe Lim:

Chloe在东湾长大,毕业于加州大学伯克利分校,学习统计和计算机科学,现在在一家非营利性科技公司担任高级软件工程师。 十几岁的时候,Chloe与母亲在小事上经常反复吵架,关系很不好。 现在,她在花了很多年改善与父母之间的关系并治愈了她青少年时期的伤口之后,她热衷于帮助其他家庭重建他们的家庭关系。 她之前曾在湾区与父母一起举办过研讨会,探讨如何跨越代际和文化鸿沟与青少年建立联系。

Chloe grew up in the East Bay, studied Statistics and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, and now works as a Senior Software Engineer at a nonprofit tech company. As a teen, Chloe had repeated awful fights with her mother over small things and felt a deep loss of connection. Now, after having spent many years improving communication with her parents and healing wounds from her teenage years, she is passionate about helping other families similarly rebuild their relationships. She has previously conducted workshops with parents in the Bay Area on how to connect with their teenage children across generational and cultural gaps.

我是Carlos!我在北加州长大,上了个竞争比较厉害的高中.我上学期间经常打游戏,熬夜.哈佛大学毕业后我在Facebook工作了四年,然后最近跳到Google了.我在做软件工程.

我爱好是篮球,弹钢琴,和唱karaoke.

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