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



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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Keeping Hope in Face of the Challenges Ahead

Our collective communities are reeling from the results of Tuesday’s election. We grieve, our allies grieve, and our communities grieve from the hurt that has been created by this campaign and the anticipation of the challenges ahead.  We must also come together to respond to the hateful rhetoric and violence directed towards Muslims, immigrants, LGTBQ communities, women and communities of color during this presidential campaign. We must work together to protect those vulnerable communities whose very right to exist has been challenged during this campaign.


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National CAPACD is Hiring!

National CAPACD seeks an Asset Building Program Coordinator to support implementation of the organization’s financial empowerment and small business assistance programming. This is a full-time position based in our Oakland, CA office. The Program Coordinator will support capacity building of member organizations (via National CAPACD’s Asset Building and Small Business Networks) to integrate, innovate and document a continuum of financial inclusion strategies that increase the capability of low-income AAPIs to save, build credit, reduce debt, and invest in their economic future. Find out more here

Also check out our other job openings here!

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Network of Community Nonprofits Launches National Campaign Against Housing Discrimination

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) and National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) have launched a National Fair Housing Media Campaign, to engage and inform communities at risk of housing discrimination about their rights under the federal Fair Housing Act, and assistance available to them from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The comprehensive media and community outreach campaign will focus on discrimination based on national origin and will engage target audiences through social media, multilingual marketing, local media engagement, and grassroots outreach. To find out more about the campaign, read the full press release here.

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Join National CAPACD's Policy Team!

National CAPACD is seeking a Director of Policy and National Organizer to join our policy team in Washington, DC.
National CAPACD seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of Policy to oversee the organization’s policy and civic engagement initiatives aimed at improving the lives of low- and moderate-income AAPIs. The Director of Policy will be a key member of the organization’s senior management team and will assist in charting the future of the organization. For more information, click here
National CAPACD seeks a dynamic and committed individual for the position of National Organizer and Policy Manager (Policy Manager). This is a full-time position based in our Washington, DC office. Through this position, National CAPACD seeks to support our members’ efforts to empower low-income AAPI communities and to advance housing and community development policies which serve low-income AAPIs. The Policy Manager will engage our membership on national-level housing and community development policy issues and to mobilize our coalition toward collective advocacy and action. For more information, click here.
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Thank you and we'll miss you, Uncle Bob


National CAPACD is deeply saddened by the passing of "Uncle" Bob Santos this past Saturday, August 27, 2016.  Uncle Bob was not only a founding father of National CAPACD, but also a mentor and a friend to many of our past and current staff and Board.  


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National CAPACD's 2016 Convention Registration Now Open!

National CAPACD is very pleased to invite you to its 16th Convention, "Mobilize for Our Neighborhoods and Our Homes" from September 19-21st, 2016 in St. Paul, MN. Registration is now open- be sure to take advantage of early bird rates! Click here to register. Additional discounted rates are available for members. Contact for more information.


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National CAPACD & CNHA Release Report on Displacement in AAPI Neighborhoods


The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) released Our Neighborhoods: Asian American & Pacific Islander Anti-Displacement Strategies at their report launch today. This timely report highlights twenty-four innovative strategies used by community-based organizations across the country to address the increasing displacement of residents and small businesses in their neighborhoods, using the local context as a springboard for federal policy recommendations. 

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