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.
The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) is pleased to announce that Seema Agnani will be joining the organization as Director of Policy and Civic Engagement starting in January 2015.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate confirmed Erika Moritsugu to serve as the next Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“Over the years, Erika Moritsugu has been a strong advocate for the needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and other underserved communities and I am confident that she will bring this same commitment to her work at HUD,” said Lisa Hasegawa, executive director for the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD).
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.