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Thank you for your interest in API Forward Foundation’s Forward Leadership Program for college students. The program aims to inspire, motivate and empower undergraduate college students to develop their leadership potential.
Through three and half months of mentorship, collaboration and leadership training, we hope to instill confidence, integrity, knowledge, experience, connection and greater understanding of the importance of equity practice. Our program seeks to inspire participants to lead change for Asians, Pacific Islanders and others.
The 2018 application period is now closed. The application for the 2019 program will be available by July 2019. Please check back then.
1. Leadership training
2. Pairing with mentors
3. Research and field work
4. Project presentation
5. “Pay it forward” volunteer work with a nonprofit organization
Participants of the API Forward Foundation’s Forward Leadership Program must participate in all five components. Click below to expand:
Applicants who are selected are expected to participate in all components of the program, including monthly leadership trainings. They will also work in teams on a project arranged by API Forward in partnership with a government agency, community organization or organization. The project will focus on issues related to diversity, inclusion and/or equity.
The final presentations will be judged by a team of community members. Upon completion, participants will be financially rewarded for their work and join a growing network of API change-makers in the Pacific Northwest. Graduates of this program will be required to volunteer for at least 20 hours of services at a nonprofit within 18 months after completion of this program. API Forward will assist in matching the student with a nonprofit organization.
All applicants will be required to:
*Disclosure: Applicants must disclose any personal relationships with an active board member.
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