Today, the Obama Administration announced Doua Thor as the new Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), stepping into a position held by Kiran Ahuja for the past six years. Ms. Ahuja will move to serve as the Chief of Staff of the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
We are celebrating 15 years of movement building among our membership and allies! Our theme this year, “Moving Forward, Rising Together: United for Thriving Communities,” reflects our renewed focus on working in coalition with communities of color on issues of racial justice.
This white paper highlights the initial success and momentum of the pilot project, Immigrant Integration Financial Capability Project, a 2014 nation-wide demonstration project that resulted in significant improvements in the financial capability of low-income, Asian/Pacific Islander immigrants.
Headquartered in Washington, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development released a report after surveying fourteen different Asian American immigrant communities on financial services. The report ound that non-English-speaking families are more likely to be financially vulnerable. Most Chinese immigrants do not know their credit score and do not know how you can take advantage of gaining more knowledge about financial management.