National CAPACD seeks a collaborative, highly organized, and flexible individual to organize teams of member organizations across the U.S. to move forward a community development/community control advocacy agenda while implementing related programs. We believe that community residents and stakeholders – particularly low-income residents and people of color – should have more power and control over the physical, social, cultural, political, and economic future of their neighborhoods. Towards these ends, this position will require work with local, community-based nonprofit organizations around implementing and coordinating programming related to neighborhood planning and development, community organizing, and policy advocacy fighting gentrification and displacement.
In response to the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Lisa Hasegawa, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) issued the following statement:
“We stand in solidarity with Michael Brown’s family and friends and express sadness and outrage at the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
By: Miriam Axel-Lute
September 23, 2014
I attended my first ever Assets Learning Conference, put on by CFED last week, and I have to say it was mighty impressive.
And I was particularly pleased to see that economic justice and things like reforming the tax code to be less regressive and reward savings by low- and middle-income Americans, rather than mostly the already wealthy, were being given an important place next to what feels like the aset-building movement's bread and butter discussions of savings programs and financial education.
June 11, 2014 (Washington, DC) – The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) announced earlier this week that they will be receiving a $1 million grant over two years from JP Morgan Chase & Co. to implement innovative financial capability programs for low- and moderate-income Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). With this investment, National CAPACD will support its membership of AAPI-serving organizations as they establish and grow programs that promote greater financial inclusion and economic security amongst youth and residents of affordable housing.