OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates held the 2014 National Convention in Los Angeles, CA from August 7-10. The Forest Service has participated in this annual event since 2001 when the event was held in Seattle, WA. This year’s event was attended by almost 700 individuals. Forest Service recruiters were available to meet with interested … Continue reading FS at OCA National Convention: networking with Chinese heritage museums
While many people overlook the needs of AAPI students and mistakenly assume that all AAPI students are financially well-off and high-achieving academically, the truth is that many AAPI groups experience some of the lowest high school graduation and college degree attainment rates in America. Additionally, nearly half of AAPIs enrolled in higher education are attending … Continue reading Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – deadline approaching
An outstanding new video has inspiring messages for AAPIs (Asian American Pacific Islanders)! Bonus: valuable insight for public agencies striving to better serve our AAPI communities. Best viewed in HD. The poignant video was produced by APAEA member Eunice Lee, and her team of CAPAL interns. Eunice shared: As I know that diversity and inclusion is a hot topic at … Continue reading Why do we need AAPI representation in public service?
Gain valuable skills, serve the APA community and your agency through... Apply now! - DEADLINE EXTENDED: 8/15/14 Are you a federal employee who wants to be a better leader, communicate more effectively, manage projects, and work with a high-performing team to address significant and complex issues? Then apply now to the Challenge Team Program, sponsored by … Continue reading 2014 FAPAC Challenge Teams – Deadline Extended: Aug 15
Forest Service's participation at FAPAC (Federal Asian Pacific American Council) National Leadership Training Program is featured in R8 Civil Rights newsletter (July 2014). APAEA members who attend this FAPAC training often find themselves in career-enhancing detail assignments, promotions, and new jobs soon after! Learn about APAEA's annual involvement with FAPAC training.
This year, the Forest Service participated in 29th National Leadership Training Program hosted by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) in the Southern Region in Charlotte, North Carolina, May 4-8, 2014. The theme of the conference was “Diverse Leadership + Expanding Opportunity: An Imperative for America.” Since 1985, FAPAC has worked to represent the … Continue reading Forest Service at FAPAC National Leadership Training Program
The U.S. Forest Service is a proud partner of the GRIT: “Asian Pacific Pioneer Across the Northwest” exhibit currently on display at the Wing Luke Museum of the Pacific American Experience (Wing). GRIT uncovers the true stories of the men and women who migrated to the Pacific Northwest from the Asia Pacific to start a new life. The exhibit highlights … Continue reading Grit Exhibit: Asian Pacific Pioneers Across the Northwest
The federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) presented the Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation to the US Forest Service and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, for the partners' joint Asian Pacific American Heritage program. “This program has done a great deal to make the public more aware of the important contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to our national history … Continue reading Forest Service & Wing Luke Museum Partnership Earns Historic Preservation Achievement Award
APAEA and Forest Service's ongoing participation with OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates blossomed at this year's 40th Anniversary National Convention held in Washington, DC on July 18-21. As a champion for APAEA, Leslie Weldon, Deputy Chief National Forest Systems, supported a WO partnership to engage with this robust nationwide Asian Pacific American civil rights organization. … Continue reading Forest Service and APAEA successful partnership at OCA National Convention – Asian Pacific American Advocacy
CAPAL (Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership)’s 2013 interns launched a community action project to raise the visibility of Asian Pacific American leaders. InspiringAPA showcases a variety of Asian Pacific American professionals’ career paths and their bicultural perspectives. The website aims to counter widespread misrepresentation and underexposure of Asian Pacific Americans. Several APAEA members are … Continue reading CAPAL project challenges the stereotypes: “…but Asian Pacific Americans are not in the _____ career field…”