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Asian American Professional Association

Developing a community of future leaders

aka AAPA   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.aapamentoring.com

Mission

To advance Asian American professionals to leadership roles through training, networking, and collaboration.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Karen Loong

Main address

360 E 2nd Street Suite 800

Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

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EIN

33-1065327

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Biennial Leadership Symposium

This annual leadership symposium serves to heighten awareness of the ongoing under-representation of Asian American & Pacific Islanders (API) in corporate leadership positions, and to discuss opportunities and career advancement challenges of APIs in the workplace.Speakers, noted researchers on Asian-American leadership issues, and expert panels will include executives and leaders from various business sectors and universities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Academics
Veterans

Through one-on-one mentoring, networking opportunities, and workshops, the Mentorship Program develops mentees into more capable leaders of color. These mentees are better equipped to deliver more added-value, provide diverse perspectives, and bring greater talent to their companies and organizations. Workshop topics include DEI for Leaders; Assertiveness: Find Your Voice; Effective Communication; Cultivating Your Network; Sphere of Influence; and Team Culture. With over 94 volunteer mentors, over 200 training workshops, and over 1,300 alumni, our Mentorship Program has delivered proven results with over 70% of mentees receiving inline promotions.

Population(s) Served

The Board Leadership Program (BLP) creates a pipeline of diverse leaders to serve as effective members of the nonprofit community. Participants gain first-hand knowledge of what it takes to be a board member. Over the past 8 years, over 200 individuals have been trained and developed through the BLP with over 80% of participants placed as influential board members of an AAPI nonprofit board. Aspiring leaders and current board members are provided with practical skills, broaden their networks, and are equipped with the training to successfully serve as board members. Topics include Nonprofit Board Governance; Advocacy; Asian American and Pacific Islander Community History; leadership challenges; Executive Director evaluations; finance; fundraising; marketing; meeting management; and strategic planning; as well as an Executive Panel that is comprised of business and nonprofit leaders sharing their experiences about leading and serving on nonprofit boards; and an Alumni Panel.

Population(s) Served

As a supplement to the Mentorship Program, during the pandemic we launched virtual IdeaTalks and in its first 2 years hosted 14 events with over 521 attendees on a diverse range of topics that were community-informed. The IdeaTalks have since involved to support employee resource groups. AAPA collaborates with the ERG leads to provide resources, guidance, and networking opportunities for employees that align with the ERG’s goals for diversity, inclusion, talent acquisition, and brand enhancement, strengthening internal DE&I efforts and employee engagement.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups

The AAPA Toastmasters Club is open to everyone in the community. The group meets every two weeks on Saturdays. Attend your first meeting for free, meet the officers and members, and see what the AAPA Toastmasters Club can do for you! Participate in a facilitated meeting with peers and practice your leadership, speaking, and communication skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Awards

Achievement in the Field of Education 2013

YWCA

Achievement in the Field of Education 2013

YWCA

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of hours of coaching

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, People of Asian descent

Related Program

Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Mentoring Program provided General Sessions, Leadership Workshops and One-on-One Mentoring. The Number of hours of coaching are based on the annual session and workshop hours offered to mentees.

Number of clients who self-report increased skills/knowledge after educational program/intervention

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, People of Asian descent

Related Program

Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, People of Asian descent, People of Latin American descent

Related Program

Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of Mentees, Board Leadership Program participants and Toastmasters Club members.

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of Asian descent

Related Program

Biennial Leadership Symposium

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of attendees at the biennial Leadership Symposium. Executive Forum, Achievement Awards, IDEATalks, Speaker Sessions, Workshops and social events.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

AAPA inspire, develop and promote Asian Americans and other minority professionals to maximize their career and leadership potential in Corporate America. Through AAPA's leadership development programs, corporations will have a pipeline of talented leaders and a more diverse workforce that reflects their clients, customers and partners, helping them to succeed in the competitive economy.

1. Inspire and develop Asian Americans to maximize their career and leadership through a multi-year curriculum of researched based leadership development workshops and year-long one-on-one mentoring by the passionate and dedicated mentors.
2. Influence the mindset of future leaders through exploring possibilities, sharing their success stories and deliberating on new approaches through a series of leadership symposium, executive forums and round table discussions.
3. Partner with corporations and community organizations to develop pipelines of qualified and diverse leaders through partnership program and Board Leadership Program.

AAPA recruited over over 75 passionate and dedicated executives and senior managers who volunteer their time and share their life experience as mentors.
AAPA developed a robust and continue improving curriculum of leadership development workshops based on academic research and real life experience.
AAPA partner with other community service organizations to leverage common resources and build synergy in outreach and execution of workshops and events.
AAPA established a Leadership Maturity Model to measure and monitor the performance and results of our participants.

AAPA has accomplished our stated goals. In 2017, we would like to offer our successful programs to other regions and locations in California, which will require additional sponsorship, donations and more dedicated mentors.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Asian American Professional Association

Board of directors
as of 11/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew Cheung

SoCalGas

Term: 2021 - 2024

Mei-Chan Chan Duan

IBM

Andrew Cheung

SoCalGas

Linda Kim

Bank of America

Richard Cheung

CHIROCENTER

Yashica Wiley

Southern CA Edison

Pabitra Mohapatra

City National Bank

Yogita Mantri

CAS

Jannelle Andes

LVMH USA

Eric Quon-Lee

Operations Leader

Evangeline Dejoras

​Kaiser Permanente

Clint Chien

Peking Handicraft​

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/13/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data