As an Asian American Organization Leader, you are cordially invited to join the upcoming National Civic Leadership Forum (NCLF) in Washington DC on August 15-18, 2019. This NCLF event is sponsored by Civic Leadership USA (CLUSA) and Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affair (APAPA) and supported by many AAPI organizations.
The long term goal of the NCLF is to build unity among a diverse group of AAPI to fight against racial bias and achieve equality for the AAPI community. The forum will provide a platform for our community to interact and build trust through collaboration. It is also an opportunity to show strength and unity and to interact and work with Congressional Members and the White House on issues pertaining to the AAPI community. The theme of this Forum is “Empowering Asian American & Pacific Islanders for 2020” – the year that the AAPI community will make a difference.
At this Forum, you will
Please register for the NCLF through our website (Invitation Only. Free Registration. Travel subsidy up to $1000 for qualified organization sending their top executive officers.)
Please note: There are two venues that the Forum will be held: Crowne Plaza Crystal City Washington DC (September 15, 16, & 18) and the Rayburn House Office Building (September 17).
50 Guest rooms are blocked in Crowne Plaza from September 15-18 at $165/night. Please contact us at 2019NCLF@gmail.com should you want to stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
To recognize the outstanding civic engagement services provided by our AAPI organizations, we have created 3 community awards to be given in our event. Please submit your nomination using the attached application form.
Looking forward to meeting with you and learning together,
Dr. SK Lo
2019 NCLF Planning & Steering Committee Chair
For more detailed information, please check the link at https://bit.ly/2KvMYr8
Civic Leadership USA – 2019 National Internship Essay Contest
Purpose of the Essay Contest:
Although Asian Americans are high achievers in many areas, our civic participation levels are relatively low when compared to other ethnic groups. CLUSA is pleased and highly encouraged that up to 30 AAPI organizations nationwide and approximately 240 outstanding young men and women are participating in this year’s Public Service Internship program. The 2019 Internship Essay Contest by CLUSA is open to all the interns to join and share their amazing experiences and stories
The purpose of this Essay Contest is to:
The contest is open to all 2019 CLUSA internship grant participants. Only one essay per participant(intern).
Contestants are encouraged to use their own internship experience this year to write about:
Essays should be about 500 words in length.
You can enter the Essay Contest from July 15 – August 31, 2019.
The final essay must be submitted by August 31, 2019.
The judging period is from September 1 – 30, 2019.
Winners and Prizes will be announced in early October 2019.
Judging and Essay Review Committee:
Joel Wong, Chair, CLUSA Editorial Committee
Sandy Chau, CLUSA Founder and Chair
Congressman David Wu, CLUSA Vice Chair
Diana Ding, Founder and CEO DingDingTV
Dr. Michael Chang, APALI Founder and Executive Director
Anthony Le, APALI Deputy Director
Anthony Ng, CLUSA Executive Director
Qing Bai, CLUSA Director of Admission and Education
Wen Yuan, CLUSA Director of IT and Communication
Chuck Ng, CLUSA Director of Community Outreach and Development
Other Judges invited from the grantee organizations and the AAPI community
First Prize (1) – $ 500
Runners Up (2) – $ 300
Third Prize (3) – $ 100
Merit Awards (up to 20) – $ 50
All Essay Participants will be awarded a CLUSA Certificate of Merit for participation.
Selected Essays will be published on the CLUSA website, promoted on Facebook, DingDing TV, and other public media.
How to Enter:
Please click the link below and follow the specific instructions to participate.
Please contact Qing Bai, Director of Administration & Education, CLUSA