The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) is a coalition of more than 100 community-based organizations spanning 21 states and the Pacific Islands. Our members work in low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to improve housing security and preserve our neighborhoods. We disseminate national resources locally, share best practices, and advocate for community needs at the national level. Our coalition exists by and for YOU! Member organizations comprise more than 70% of our Board of Directors, and help us to develop our policy and program areas. As a National CAPACD member, you help us advance our collective vision, and empower our local communities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Why Join National CAPACD?
We believe engagement starts with understanding the local needs of our member organizations. We value intentionally connecting with you to learn about your important work, and ensuring that our coalition is responsive to your needs.
We offer structured opportunities for technical support, including housing counseling, small business, financial capability, and neighborhood organizing programs. We provide scholarship opportunities for our members to attend trainings to increase organizational capacity. Our leadership development program, Community in the Capital, trains the next generation of AAPI organizational leaders by building their advocacy and communication skills.
We believe that our network is stronger when we learn from each other. We convene peer to peer learning spaces through webinars, online meetings, in person events, and our bi-annual Convention. When you join National CAPACD, you commit to sharing and learning from others in the network because working together strengthens our movement.
We ensure that our members have sufficient and sustainable organizational capacity, funding, and resources. National CAPACD currently re-grants almost 50% of its operational budget directly to local community based organizations. (Please Note: While membership doesn’t ensure that an organization will receive pass-through funding, National CAPACD acts as a fiscal intermediary because of our commitment to growing the organizational capacity of local AAPI organizations).
We work with our members to change the national narrative about low-income AAPI communities. As a member organization, we actively encourage you to shape and inform our national policy and research agenda. Similarly, through our communications strategies, we seek to amplify and elevate your local community work. Our national work centers local community needs and voices.