• National CAPACD Board of Directors Announces Next Executive Director



    The Board of Directors of National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) is proud to announce that we have selected Seema Agnani to serve as our next Executive Director. Seema will assume her new leadership role in January 2017.  


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  • Keeping Hope in Face of the Challenges Ahead

    Our collective communities are reeling from the results of Tuesday’s election. We grieve, our allies grieve, and our communities grieve from the hurt that has been created by this campaign and the anticipation of the challenges ahead.  We must also come together to respond to the hateful rhetoric and violence directed towards Muslims, immigrants, LGTBQ communities, women and communities of color during this presidential campaign. We must work together to protect those vulnerable communities whose very right to exist has been challenged during this campaign.


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  • National CAPACD is Hiring!

    National CAPACD seeks an Asset Building Program Coordinator to support implementation of the organization’s financial empowerment and small business assistance programming. This is a full-time position based in our Oakland, CA office. The Program Coordinator will support capacity building of member organizations (via National CAPACD’s Asset Building and Small Business Networks) to integrate, innovate and document a continuum of financial inclusion strategies that increase the capability of low-income AAPIs to save, build credit, reduce debt, and invest in their economic future. Find out more here

    Also check out our other job openings here!

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  • Interview: Gordon Chin, Founding Executive Director of the Chinatown Community Development Center

    By: Josh Ishimatsu, Director of Research and Capacity Building at National CAPACD

    Reposted from: Shelterforce

    Posted: January 29, 2016

    Gordon Chin started San Francisco Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), a longstanding CDC well-known in the field, in the mid-1970s. In June 2015, he released Building Community, Chinatown Style, a book about his professional life, the founding and evolution of CCDC, and the future of community development. Josh Ishimatsu, director of Research and Capacity Building at the National Coalition for Asian-Pacific American Community Development, and a regular Shelterforce contributor, spoke with Chin about where community development is going, and where it should go.

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  • In the News: Gentrification Is More Widespread Than You Think

    By: Josh Ishimatsu, Director of Research and Capacity Building at National CAPACD
    From: Rooflines
    Posted: November 17, 2015

    In Miriam Axel-Lute’s recent post here, “Place Matters But Place Changes,” she references “a study done by Governing magazine that found a 20 percent gentrification rate for census tracts in the past decade in the largest 50 cities in the country, a greatly accelerated rate from the previous decade.” She goes on to note that, while an increase over past rates of gentrification, a 20 percent gentrification rate still means that 4 of 5 low-income neighborhoods are not gentrifying.

    These are basic, straightforward conclusions to draw from the Governing study.  However, there are a few huge, inter-related problems with the underlying study in being able to adequately describe our current round of gentrification.

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  • National CAPACD's New White Paper: The Critical Moments of Immigrant Integration

    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.

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