LEAP in 2013!
Everything that LEAP is able to accomplish is
only possible with the generous support of people like you who believe
in our mission of growing leaders.
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Recent LEAP newsletters:
LEAP February Newsletter
LEAP Corporate Training Opportunities for
LEAP's Statement on Recent New York Times
Gratitude and Thanks to LEAP Annual Contributors
LEAP is proud to thank a special group of organizations who have joined with LEAP in partnership to show their commitment to diversity in the workplace, encourage LEAP's mission to grow leaders - specifically engaged, talented, and diverse leaders, and supports the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
For over 30 years, LEAP has changed the lives of over 125,000 people across geographies, generations, and genders; supported the strengthening of diverse Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities and influenced over 2,500 organizations across the private, public and nonprofit sectors. We are immensely proud of the impact we have made in "growing leaders" and we're pleased that we will be able to continue doing so with the help of the LEAP Annual Contributors.
you to our latest sponsors -- Walmart, General Motors, and Philipps 66!
LEAP would like to thank Walmart for their support of the Executive Directors
Leadership Program! The Executive Directors Leadership Program (EDLP) is
a three part, six-month program designed to give Executive Directors the
knowledge, skills, and support they need to effectively lead, manage and
move their organizations forward.
In addition, The Walmart Foundation is currently providing free federal
and state tax preparation and filing assistance to eligible Americans nationwide
through www.myfreetaxes.com/walmart. Since 2009, Walmart and its partners
have helped 4.5 million families claim nearly $6 billion in tax refunds,
tax credits and tax preparer fee savings through MyFreeTaxes. Visit www.myfreetaxes.com/walmart
to see if you are eligible for assistance.
LEAP would also like to thank General Motors for their support! With their
support, we will be able to redesign our website. Our friends and
supporters will be the first to know when the new site is ready!
In addition, General Motors has an exciting scholarship opportunity for
high school seniors and current college undergraduates, The Buick Achievers
Scholarship Program. (www.buickachievers.com) This scholarship, funded
by the GM Foundation, will award up to $25,000 per year for 100 students
(renewable for 4 years and $100,000) and $2,000 one-time awards for 1,000
Finally, LEAP would like to thank Phillips66 for supporting our mission
and our programs. Their support will help us to continue providing high
quality programs for all of our participants!
NEW Leadership Research Series Report
2012 API Representation on Fortune 500 Boards
LEAP’s 2012 API Representation on Fortune 500 Boards marks the eighth report in the series and the fourth edition of research focusing on the private sector. It reveals that while corporate America continues to benefit from the growing strength of the API consumer sector, it still offers too few opportunities for APIs to participate in corporate leadership. Nowhere is this more evident than in company boardrooms.
Since 2010, when LEAP published its first research on API representation on corporate boards, only 16 additional companies in the Fortune 500 now have APIs on their board, which means that 77.2% of these companies lack API representation in their boardrooms. While board seats held by APIs have increased 24 percent in the last three years, we must put these numbers in perspective. It is startling that the fastest growing community in the nation, with the highest college graduation rates, still holds just 2.6 percent of board seats in the entire Fortune 500. The good news is that the comparative data over the past 3 years shows a very slow but positive trend towards adding more directors, gaining more seats, and just as important, more Fortune 500 companies are electing new directors of API descent. In 2012, 129 APIs held 144 board seats in 114 Fortune 500 companies, compared to 96 API directors, 115 board seats at 98 companies in 2010.
Read the key findings of the report, or download a PDF copy of the full report.
Full Report (36 pages) Download: PDF
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Self-Paced. On-Demand. Web-Based Leadership Development Program
LEAP is answering the needs of corporate clients for cost and time effective leadership education for Asian and Asian American professionals through its newly developed plug and play eLearning Series.
Designed by LEAP with cutting edge and fully integrated technologies, the proprietary 60-minute modules, are interactive in nature with activities, case study scenarios and knowledge checks to increase the impact of Asian and Asian American professionals enabling them to achieve strategic objectives and drive organizational results.
With nearly 30 years of experience in successfully developing people and growing leaders through professional development programs, LEAP’s self-paced, on-demand, web-based leadership development program for Asian and Asian American professionals create the perfect complement to ongoing, in-person training programs.
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Live Life to the Fullest: Join AARP through LEAP
In addition to becoming a 2012 LEAP Annual Contributor, AARP is partnering with LEAP and making an additional donation for every LEAP supporter who purchases an AARP membership.
When you purchase AARP membership through LEAP you'll enjoy access to a wealth of benefits designed to help everyone age 50+ live life to the fullest. AARP members can access a world of information and benefits including the nation's largest circulation magazine, trusted information, everyday discounts, travel deals, tools for finance and healthy living, volunteer opportunities and more.
For each membership purchased, AARP supports LEAP through a payment of $5 for each year of membership you elect to take (or $50 for a lifetime membership).
There are 1/3/5 year and Lifetime membership terms available, all at a special rate. Already an AARP member? This offer will extend your membership.
Under age 50? Use this offer to give the gift of AARP membership to a loved one at the same discounted rates. To gift a membership, please enter your loved one's information (name, address, and birth date) on the registration page (website listed below).
VISIT WWW.AARPMEMBERSHIP.ORG/LEAP TO JOIN OR GIVE THE GIFT OF AARP MEMBERSHIP NOW. Download Flyer PDF
Executive Director Leadership Program is Now Accepting Applications.
The Executive Directors Leadership Program (EDLP) is a three part, six-month
program designed to give Executive Directors the knowledge, skills, and
support they need to effectively lead, manage and move their organizations
Applications will be accepted until the class is filled.
To download applications or for more information about the program visit: www.leap.org/empower_edlp.html
now open for the Leadership Development Program for Higher Education (LDPHE).
July 10-13, 2013 / Pomona, CA
An intensive 4-day experience, the Leadership Development Program in Higher
Education (LDPHE) enhances the professional development of Asian and
Pacific Islanders (APIs) and prepares college/university administrators,
faculty, and staff to move into leadership positions and to take on positions
of greater visibility and influence on their campuses.
To register, see video testimonials, or for more information visit: http://www.leap.org/develop_ldphe.html
LEAP Supported Events
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Intern at LEAP
LEAP is always looking for volunteers and interns to help with our various projects and programs. We are currently looking for an intern to help with our Leadership Research Reports and our marketing and communications implementation and strategy. Contact Nancy Yap at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have any questions.
Additional Ways to Support LEAP
Make Goodsearch.com your search engine.
LEAP is one of the many organizations that you can designate on goodsearch.com, a website that donates money to nonprofit organizations while you search the internet. Partnered with Yahoo Search, Goodsearch donates $.01 for every search conducted through their website to the organization of your choice. They also provide coupons to popular online shopping sites and will donate a percentage of your online purchase to the organization as well. Currently, you can also download the Goodsearch toolbar which will automatically alert you if a website has an available coupon. www.goodsearch.com
Follow, Friend, or Link to LEAP.
LEAP is now a part of Twitter, Facebook, and Linked In. Join our network and stay up to date on the events and activities that LEAP is a part of. Also, spread the word about LEAP and our mission to your networks.
Linked In: LEAP has two groups. Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) as well as a group that is for our alumni, LEAP Alumni Group.
Donate to LEAP online or give to
LEAP through the Asian Pacific Community Fund,
network of community organizations focused on enhancing the lives of
Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) throughout Los Angeles County. For more
LEAP is now hiring a Director of Training. Please click HERE for more information.