Fellowship Opportunity: The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing

“The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing” develops the leadership of a new generation of activists and organizers who are deeply invested in building the power of and improving the lives of working-class Asian immigrant communities.

During ten weeks of intensive training, ground work and reflection, Fellows will learn about and support struggles at their host sites, work to connect the larger API Movement across the country and build lasting relationships with peers, mentors and community members.

Host Sites:
Boston:  Chinese Progressive Association
Long Beach:  Khmer Girls in Action
Los Angeles:  Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
New York:  CAAAV – Organizing Asian Communities
San Francisco:  Filipino Community Center and Chinese Progressive Association

This is an intensive full-time, volunteer program for the summer.  Applicants are also encouraged to seek additional and alternative funding sources (include campus work-study programs, scholarships and stipends).  All cost (including travel to host site cities and housing) will the responsibility of each Fellow.  A limited number of scholarships ranging from $500 – $2000 are available.”

If you are interested in working with some awesome API organizations over the summer. Refer to their website for more details and for the application: http://www.fellowshipforjustice.org/

Internship: Occupational Health

This is a great program that is seeking potential host organizations in San Diego that work on workplace rights. The organization would get 2 paid interns this summer. This program is also seeking 2 interns to fill these positions. 

Do you know any potential host organizations in the San Diego area that can host 2 interns to work on a workplace rights project? (see attachment)

Do you know any professors and under/grad students in the San Diego area that may be interested in applying for this paid internship this summer?  (see below flyer)


Workshop Series: Lunch & Learn

Lunch and Learn

Presented by: ICWJ

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The Interfaith Center for Worker Justice is offering FREE workshops to the public. Get your juices flowing with this inquisitive workshops and don’t forget to invite a friend! They’ll be owing you lunch for this one.

Winter Session: Faith and Social Justice in Diverse Traditions

Every Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. from March 4, 2014 through April 1, 2014

MARCH 4th – Protestant and Evangelical Christianity | Reverend J. Lee Hill, Jr. and Reverend Wayne Riggs

MARCH 11th – Catholicism | Sister Justine Church, MMS

MARCH 18th – Islam | Imam Taha Hassane

MARCH 25th – Judaism | Rabbi Laurie Coskey

APRIL 1st –  Unitarian Universalism | Reverend Dr. Beth A. Johnson

Spring Session: What you always wanted to know about Labor

Every Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. from May 6, 2014 through May 27, 2014

MAY 6th – A Snapshot of the U.S. Labor Movement | Kelly Mayhew and Jim Miller

MAY 13th – San Diego Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A Panel of Labor Leaders | Panelists: Virginia Cobb, Brigette Browning, and Richard Barrera

MAY 20th – Let’s talk about Contracts, Neutrality, and Project Labor Agreements | Instructors: Mickey Kasparian and Murtaza Buxamusa, Ph.D.

MAY 27th – Field Trip to the Electricians Training Facility – What it takes to become a Journeyman | Johnny Simpson and IBEW staff

Meet at our NEW Office: 3758 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104

RSVP with Elizabeth Elizabeth@ICWJ.org or 619-573-4654

Questions? Contact Rabbi Laurie at RabbiLaurie@ICWJ.org


Webinar: “Jump Start Your Professional Goals”


Kick your year off right by reconnecting with the LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.)  community (7,500+ and growing!) and focusing on your career aspirations.

LEAP launching a new series of webinars designed to reinforce the strength of our community, continue the leadership discussion, and remind you that LEAP is forever a resource for you.

“Jump Start Your Professional Goals”

March 14, 2014

10:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. MT / 12:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. ET

Facilitator: Janice Won

Cost: FREE

Register today to attend the March 14, 2014 webinar!*

What are your aspirations and true potential? How can you take proactive steps to achieve your career goals?

According to the report, “Asians In America: Unleashing the Potential of the ‘Model Minority” by the Center for Talent Innovation, Asians are more likely than Caucasians to aspire to hold a top job, value being highly paid and having a prestigious title, but more likely to feel stalled in their careers and reduce ambitions. Join LEAP’s inaugural webinar for a thought-provoking session to illuminate your career vision and explore strategies to advance your professional goals. Be invigorated to take charge of your career and inspired to be the leader of your own career.

*This event will be hosted on Webex. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with webex login information for the webinar.

To register for this webinar visit: https://leapwebinar031414.eventbrite.com. There are limited seats, so register today! If you have any questions regarding this webinar, feel free to contact Nancy Yap at nyap@leap.org.

Future workshops are already scheduled, so mark your calendars now!

Session titles and details coming.

Ø Friday, May 30, 2014

Ø Friday, September 26, 2014

About Janice Won
Janice Won is a certified instructor and faculty member for LEAP, as well as an executive coach for graduates of the Senior Managers’ Leadership Forum, Executive Directors Leadership Program and Emerging Leaders Program. She is also Founder of The WON Principles, an executive coaching and consulting practice. Previously, Janice was a Senior Vice President in Human Resources with JPMorgan Chase where she advanced corporate diversity initiatives, coached business executives and led merger integrations.

About LEAP
Envisioned as a vehicle to develop future leaders, LEAP is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) through leadership, empowerment, and policy. LEAP works to meet its mission by: Developing people, because leaders are made, not born; Informing society, because leaders know the issues; and Empowering communities, because leaders are grounded in strong, vibrant communities. Unmatched in vision and scope, LEAP offers leadership training and programs, publishes leadership research and conducts community education to advance a comprehensive strategy of API empowerment. With over 30 years of experience, LEAP has delivered over 2,500 leadership development programs, workshops, and presentations to over 115,000 participants across the country.