National CAPACD Announces 2013-2014 Community in the Capital Fellows

November 12, 2013
Kevin Sanada
(202) 223-2442
National CAPACD Announces 2013-2014 Community in the Capital Fellows
WASHINGTON, DC - National CAPACD is proud to announce our 2013-2014 Community in the Capital (CITC) fellows! As part of CITC, fellows will address growing poverty in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities by focusing on federal policies that support strategies that help individuals to build assets and achieve economic security. The fellows will examine the federal government’s role in ensuring that low-income communities have opportunities to achieve economic security through a strong social safety net, good jobs, affordable homes, and safe and affordable financial products. The fellowship will begin at the National CAPACD Advocacy Institute, taking place next week in Washington, DC. 
This year’s fellows are: 
Desiree Vea – Hawaiian Community Assets; Honolulu, HI
Mindy Au – Interim Community Development Association; Seattle, WA
Imtiaz Hossain – Chhaya CDC; Jackson Heights, NY
Sarah Teater – East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation; Oakland, CA
Grace Shim – MinKwon Center for Community Action; New York, NY
Stephen Lee – Center for Pan Asian Community Services; Atlanta, GA
Kimberly Tang – Chinese Community Center; Houston, TX
Michael Yee – Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority; Seattle, WA
Kim Train – Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment; Los Angeles, CA
Yunie Hong – Hmong National Development; Washington, DC
Mike Murase – Little Tokyo Service Center CDC; Los Angeles, CA
Congratulations to all of our fellows and we look forward to working together to advance economic opportunity for low-income AAPI communities in this country!
About CITC
The Community in the Capital Fellowship Program is a year-long fellowship program that provides 10-15 experienced management-level staff from our member organizations with opportunities to build strategic relationships with other community leaders; deepen their perspectives on critical issues and concerns impacting AAPI communities at the federal level; develop a coordinated national and local advocacy strategy around an identified AAPI policy agenda; and engage with federal agencies, elected officials, and national advocacy organizations. For more information, please check our website.
About National CAPACD
The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) is a national advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the housing, community and economic development needs of diverse Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Visit our website at