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Partner Event - A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in LA County

Friday, August 28, 2015
10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
The California Wellness Foundation
6320 Canoga Avenue, Suite 1700, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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SCG, The California Wellness Foundation, and Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy - Los Angeles Chapter (AAPIP-LA) invite you to explore opportunities to support Asian American populations - one of LA's fastest growing and most diverse communities.

What do we really know about this population? Who are the emerging populations within this group? What can funders learn by digging deeper?

In a conversation featuring Connie Chung, Executive Director of Korean American Family Services, and Michael Nailat, Program Officer at United Way of Greater Los Angeles, we'll explore these questions and more.

We hope you can join us to discuss how SoCal philanthropy can ensure that diverse community members throughout our region are able to thrive.

This program is presented in partnership with AAPIP LA (@AAPIP) and The California Wellness Foundation (@calwellness).

Lunch will be provided after the program.

Recommended Reading - A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County, 2013



Connie Chung
Executive Director, Korean American Family Services (@KFAMLA)

Connie Chung, a former public interest attorney, is active in advocating for and addressing the needs of API communities. She has been executive director of Korean American Family  Services (KFAM) since 2009. Specializing in culturally and linguistically appropriate services to Korean immigrants, KFAM was founded in 1983 with the mission to support and strengthen Korean American families in the greater Los Angeles area through counseling, education and social services. Under Connie’s leadership, KFAM has nearly doubled its budget and staff to serve more than 7,000 clients per year. She serves as the Vice-Chair of Planning of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), a consortium of 40+ API-serving organizations throughout LA County. Connie is the former co-chair of the API Domestic Violence Task Force of LA County, a network of shelters, social service organizations, law enforcement and elected offices working together to address the needs of API DV victims. Connie has been honored for her work by the Asian Pacific Women’s Center and Asian American Drug Abuse Program. Connie received her BA in Spanish and International Relations from USC and her JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Michael Nailat
Program Officer, United Way of Greater Los Angeles (@LAUnitedWay)

Michael Nailat is a Program Officer at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and is the newest member of the AAPIP-LA Steering Committee. At the United Way, Michael oversees initiatives meant to improve the quality and performance of programs serving the homeless, and leads a collaborative focused on making homelessness data accessible and impactful. Prior to that, Nailat led similar efforts at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. He also worked for many years at Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, where he developed programs around youth leadership, political engagement, information technology, and music education. He is the founder of Sessions LA, an afterschool DJ and music production program for urban youth. He has a Master's Degree in Public Policy from USC.

No cost to participate

Who May Attend:
Open to current SCG member, grantmakers eligible for SCG membership, and current AAPIP members who are grantmakers.

SCG members: register online. You must log in to your SCG account to register.

Grantmakers eligible for SCG membership: register online. If you do not yet have an SCG account, contact us at [email protected].

AAPIP-LA members: please register by submitting full contact information to [email protected].

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