Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment, Inc.

aka CAUSE   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.causeusa.org

Mission

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization with a mission to advance the political empowerment of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through nonpartisan voter registration and education, community outreach, and leadership development.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Ms. Nancy Yap

Main address

360 E. 2nd Street, Ste 819

Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

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EIN

95-4458597

NTEE code info

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

Single Organization Support (R11)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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CAUSE Leadership Academy

The CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA), is a six-week internship program for college undergraduates that prepares the next generation to lead and represent the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.

Founded in 1991 as the California Asian American Student Internship Coalition (CASIC), CLA’s goal is to develop a pipeline of civic leadership for the APA community. As the fastest growing community in the United States, it is key that representation and leadership in the public, private, and non-profit sectors keep pace with our country’s changing demographics.

Through CLA, students are exposed to thought leaders, policymakers, and the issues of the day. Interns gain a deeper awareness of the civic issues facing the APA community in California. By the program’s end, students will have an understanding of how to engage in the politics of the day to affect the change they want to see in the world. Graduates of this program have gone on to run for political office and become leaders in politics, business, and nonprofits.

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The CAUSE Leadership Institute (CLI), is a six-month fellowship program that develops visionary leaders who can effectively advocate for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.

Through CLI, fellows are empowered with the knowledge, access, and network to embark on their own civic leadership pathways. Fellows emerge from the program prepared to support, advocate, and serve as leaders of the APA community. Every CLI session is rooted in a comprehensive curriculum that ensures fellows receive continuous exposure to the qualities that make a CAUSE leader.

CLI Fellows graduate the program with dedication to lead change in their industry and build cross-sector connections for positive change. They will have a renewed respect for the complex intricacies of our civic landscape, as well as fresh perspectives and vision on how to effectively navigate that landscape. CLI Fellows will be equipped to be the leading changemakers on behalf of the APA community.

The program was co-founded by CAUSE and USC Dornsife’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics to ensure a pipeline of political and civic leadership for the APA community.

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The CAUSE Leadership Council & Network (CLC & CLN) moves the Asian Pacific American (APA) community forward through education, networks, and advancement.

The CAUSE Leadership Council serves as the governing body over the Network and provides the overarching strategy for the overall network. It is comprised of an even ratio of private, public, and nonprofit sector experience.

The CAUSE Leadership Network is an invitation-only, membership program and platform for millennial leaders to channel skills, expertise and passion for the purpose of cross-sector advancement and the empowerment of APA communities. Through opportunities for key connections, knowledge-sharing, and dialogue, CLN is a space dedicated to the mutual advancement of emerging APA leaders across all sectors. CLN members are committed to creating space for and driving our collective APA community forward.

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In order for Asian Pacific American (APA) communities to be aware, mobilize, and vote in future elections, our Voter Outreach, Training, & Education (VOTE) Initiatives provide culturally-aware outreach resources to encourage civic participation. We understand that our communities need to have the knowledge, access, and network to be fully immersed in our democracy.

Throughout the year, CAUSE conducts various VOTE Initiatives to empower the APA community to be active political participants. VOTE Initiatives ensure awareness of the issues and access to the information on how to participate in the political process.

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In 2020, CAUSE launched a historic initiative to partner with Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) and Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL), in consultation with the Los Angeles Times. The goal of the initiative was to bring diverse communities together for a series of public, cross-cultural dialogues that would increase understanding and collaboration among communities of color. The results of the first poll were released in February, indicating some foundational data about race relations in California. As COVID-19 spread internationally and civil unrest erupted in the United States, this initiative decided to continue the poll series and cross-cultural dialogues to capture the changing sentiments around race and current issues in California. In 2020, three polls were conducted, assessing Californian's perceptions of race relations and identity, and capturing sentiments on presidential preferences, 2020 General Election ballot measures, and COVID-19 and its impact. The Los Angeles Times covered the surveys three times, building stories about race relations, school reopening, and general election sentiments from the survey data.

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Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Charles Woo

Megatoys

Ben Wong

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