2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Rialto Presidential Suite
Session Title: Leveraging Partnerships for Meaningful Change in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community
This session led and sponsored by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) will focus on leveraging partnerships to create meaningful, measurable and scalable change for the AAPI community. This discussion will include lessons learned by APIASF, community leaders and educational partners to improve collaborations and implement evidence-based models to measure impact.
Participants will have the opportunity to engage speakers through an interactive panel and roundtable dialogue. The session will culminate in recommendations to help strengthen partnership at the local, regional and national level among each of the various constituents represented. Participants will also explore different tactics for planning, implementing and executing collaborative efforts.
This session is beneficial for higher education professionals, policy makers, corporate professionals, nonprofit professionals, community advocates and students.
Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). APIASF creates opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education; thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their careers, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a more vibrant America. Since 2003, APIASF has distributed more than $80 million in scholarships to AAPI students across the country and in the Pacific Islands. APIASF manages three scholarship programs: APIASF’s general scholarship, the APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander – Serving Institutions scholarship program and the Gates Millennium Scholars/Asian Pacific Islander Americans funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.