August 12, 2014

Seeking Mentors for Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute

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(2013-2014 API-CLI cohort)[/caption]

Dear All,

We are seeking volunteers to serve as Mentors for our Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute - a 6 month intensive leadership development and advocacy program organized by APANO and IRCO. We hope you may be interested! The online application is available by clicking here. For more information about the APICLI program, read about it here.

Purpose of APICLI Mentoring

  • Establish a safe and confidential space for personal growth and focusing of leadership interests
  • Build racial justice analysis
  • Contextualize participant training
  • Strengthen a culture of action/reflection
  • Increase access to network of API leaders, particularly in context of action project

Mentors are expected to meet one-on-one at least 3 times over a 6 month period. In conjunction with the Cohort Fellow retreats and the Community Action Projects, mentors round out the creation of a safe and supportive space for the API-CLI Fellows to gain leadership skills and increase their civic engagement and advocacy in Oregon.

Application Deadline and Submission

  • Applications must be received by Friday, September 5, 2014
  • The program year begins September 2014 and ends April 2015

Selection Criteria

  • Experience in speaking out and/or building an API advocacy voice
  • Experience in addressing racial and ethnic inequities
  • Hold accountable relationships with an API community
  • Value alliance building with/among other API communities and communities of color

For more information please contact Karn Saetang, APANO Community Organizer at:

  • email:
  • work: 971-340-4861

Click here for the API-CLI Mentor Application