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
Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – deadline approaching
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
Danielle Cochran is the newest Executive Committee Member
2014 Special Election results announced (September 2014) From Liz Berger, APAEA National Chair... APAEA Members, I am pleased to announce our newest Executive Committee Member. Please join me in welcoming Danielle Cochran, Forest Products Financial Assistant from the Deschutes National Forest to your APAEA Executive Committee. Congratulations Danielle! We’re excited to have Danielle join us and are looking … Continue reading Danielle Cochran is the newest Executive Committee Member
Voting Ends Friday: Special Election – Executive Committee Member
Reminder: Special Election voting closes 9/12/14, 11:59pm (Pacific). Read candidate statements, bios, and other election info. (Member Forum -> APAEA Elections) Executive Committee candidates: Hilda Kwan (Hydrologist, Upper Lake RD, Mendocino NF - R5) Danielle Cochran (Forest Products Financial Assistant, Deschutes NF S.O. - R6) Irvin Fox-Fernandez (Acting Asst. National Wildlife Ecologist, Wildlife Fisheries and Watershed group … Continue reading Voting Ends Friday: Special Election – Executive Committee Member
Special Election: Executive Committee Member – Candidates Announced
Voting: August 25 - September 12, 2014. Candidates for Executive Committee member, special term (mid-September 2014 through December 2015)... Hilda Kwan (Hydrologist, Upper Lake RD, Mendocino NF - R5) Danielle Cochran (Forest Products Financial Assistant, Deschutes NF S.O. - R6) Irvin Fox-Fernandez (Acting Asst. National Wildlife Ecologist, Wildlife Fisheries and Watershed group - WO) Read candidate … Continue reading Special Election: Executive Committee Member – Candidates Announced
Why do we need AAPI representation in public service?
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?
2014 FAPAC Challenge Teams – Deadline Extended: Aug 15
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
Featured in R8 Civil Rights Newsletter: FAPAC National Leadership Training Program
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.
All Members Meeting (7/30/14) Recording
Watch the replay... get inspired. Thanks to Christina Liang (Pacific Southwest Research Station, Hilo, Hawai'i), Fred Wong (Stanislaus NF), Chinling Chen (Modoc NF), and John Kusano (WO/R&D, Retired) for setting up and hosting the meeting! Thank you to Liz Agpaoa and Dale Hom for sharing your time and candor! Congratulations Eunice Lee (WO, CAPAL Intern) for … Continue reading All Members Meeting (7/30/14) Recording
APAEA All Members Meeting: 30 July 2014 (2-3pm ET)
Please join APAEA on Wednesday, July 30th from 2-3pm ET (11 12pm PT / 8-9am HI time) for our 2nd All Members Meeting of the year. We will have the opportunity to hear from Forest Service leaders, who also served as APAEA National Chairs. Dale Hom was instrumental in increasing Asian Pacific American leadership in … Continue reading APAEA All Members Meeting: 30 July 2014 (2-3pm ET)