Our programs and civic engagement activities have helped St. Louisans of all ethnicities become more involved citizens. Our participation in the JACL and OCA Leadership Summit in Washington, DC has increased our visibility and helped inform our community and our elected officials about issues of vital importance. We work with our national staff on issues that affect us through out the country.
From art exhibits to volunteer work, engaging with corporations, agencies and organizations leads to greater understanding of the hopes, dreams and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans – and allows us to find common ground. We have also developed deeper relationships with communities across St. Louis.
Mentoring Asian Pacific Professionals (MAPP) aims to cultivate the next generation of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) professional leaders through mentoring, skills building, and networking. The program pairs AAPI professionals with experienced leaders in their field.
In the years prior to the pandemic, our MAPP program exceed over 1,000 participants nationwide, operating in MO, MI, CA, IL, GA, TX, Washington DC, and other states.