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Congratulations to our 2022 Youth Leadership Institute Graduates

APIDC is proud to announce the 2022 graduating class of its annual Youth Leadership Institute!

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Clockwise from top Left: Nicole Kaiwi, Cypress College; Soe Paing, College of San Mateo; Aaron Nhan, Pasadena City College; Gerard Paul Mangubat, Oxnard College and Moorpark College

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) students received information about the Asian American and disability rights movements; research on APIs with disabilities, public speaking tips, writing effective resumes, how to put your best image forward during job interviews, dispute resolution skills, the importance of positive media images, how to create a realistic budget on a college student income, and finding your career path. Special presentations were also offered on breathing, yoga and meditation.

APDIC is grateful for the generous expertise shared by our trainers/speakers:

Johnna Cho (APIDC Vice Chair), Jackie Dai (APIDC YLI Program Chair), Annie Haga (Cal State University Los Angeles), Kristen Higa (YLI alumnus), Christina Kataoka (Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center), Barbara Kim (, Patricia Kinaga (APIDC Chair), Millie Kronsteiner (The Nielsen Company), Raymond Kwong (YLI alumnus), Derek Li, Trisha Murakawa  (Murakawa Communications), Phuong Nguyen (Bank of America), Hector Ochoa (Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living), Timothy Saito (Superior Court of Los Angeles County), Wendy Shiba, Peter Wong (APIDC Research Director)


Additional support from Chester Hashizume

The YLI program is possible through the generous support of Bank of America, Southern California Edison, individual donors and community partners.

Learn more about YLI and to apply for the 2023 YLI
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