Announcements

  • National CAPACD Urges Senate to Block Steven Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury


    Today, the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury. The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) urges members of the Finance Committee to reject President Donald Trump’s pick for this post.

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  • National CAPACD Strongly Condemns Trump’s Anti-Muslim, Xenophobic Executive Orders

     

    The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) strongly condemns the series of divisive, hateful, and xenophobic actions that President Trump has announced since he has taken office. In his first week, Trump has issued Executive Orders that will ban the entry of Muslims and refugees into this country, increase immigrant detention and deportation, begin construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico, and withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities— cities that protect undocumented immigrant families who might otherwise be deported by federal immigration law enforcement officials.
     

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  • National CAPACD Board of Directors Announces Next Executive Director

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    The Board of Directors of National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) is proud to announce that we have selected Seema Agnani to serve as our next Executive Director. Seema will assume her new leadership role in January 2017.  

     

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Media

  • Interview: Gordon Chin, Founding Executive Director of the Chinatown Community Development Center

    By: Josh Ishimatsu, Director of Research and Capacity Building at National CAPACD

    Reposted from: Shelterforce

    Posted: January 29, 2016

    Gordon Chin started San Francisco Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), a longstanding CDC well-known in the field, in the mid-1970s. In June 2015, he released Building Community, Chinatown Style, a book about his professional life, the founding and evolution of CCDC, and the future of community development. Josh Ishimatsu, director of Research and Capacity Building at the National Coalition for Asian-Pacific American Community Development, and a regular Shelterforce contributor, spoke with Chin about where community development is going, and where it should go.

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  • In the News: Gentrification Is More Widespread Than You Think

    By: Josh Ishimatsu, Director of Research and Capacity Building at National CAPACD
    From: Rooflines
    Posted: November 17, 2015

    In Miriam Axel-Lute’s recent post here, “Place Matters But Place Changes,” she references “a study done by Governing magazine that found a 20 percent gentrification rate for census tracts in the past decade in the largest 50 cities in the country, a greatly accelerated rate from the previous decade.” She goes on to note that, while an increase over past rates of gentrification, a 20 percent gentrification rate still means that 4 of 5 low-income neighborhoods are not gentrifying.

    These are basic, straightforward conclusions to draw from the Governing study.  However, there are a few huge, inter-related problems with the underlying study in being able to adequately describe our current round of gentrification.

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  • National CAPACD's New White Paper: The Critical Moments of Immigrant Integration

    This white paper highlights the initial success and momentum of the pilot project, Immigrant Integration Financial Capability Project, a 2014 nation-wide demonstration project that resulted in significant improvements in the financial capability of low-income, Asian/Pacific Islander immigrants.

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