Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ABOUT NAAAP SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

In Southern California, NAAAP SoCal serves the greater Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego communities, and localizes the NAAAP National mission on a regional level in the most concentrated Asian community in America. While the entire team collaborates on key signature events through the year such as the Regional Leadership Symposium or Annual Gala, each chapter does cultivate and sustain separate leadership committees and teams. Through these leadership and volunteer positions, all members are able to participate in many activities that join other Asian-American professionals in community service, professional development, and networking.

While NAAAP focuses on promoting diversity in America with particular interest in Asian Americans, NAAAP welcomes people of all backgrounds who are motivated to work together on career advancement while making significant contributions to the community. 

Please like us on our facebook page:  www.facebook.com/naaapsocal 

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HISTORY OF NAAAP

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking.  NAAAP members collaborate to accelerate the career success of Asians & Pacific Islanders and to make a positive impact in communities. Put very simply – NAAAP makes leaders.

Founded in 1982, NAAAP now has a presence in 26 cities in the United States and Canada.  With more than 4,000 active members, our message of leadership and professional excellence reaches more than 20,000 Asians & Pacific Islanders in North America.

NAAAP has a growing membership base that includes a diverse group of individuals, ranging in ages from 20 to 50+ years, and representing various levels of educational and professional backgrounds.  The NAAAP community is made up of professionals from corporate, small business, non-profit, academic, entertainment, and government organizations. NAAAP is the only North American-based organization that inspires Asians & Pacific Islanders of all descents to work together on career advancement and to make significant contributions to the workplace and community.

 

In 1982, a group of Asians in New York City saw the need to create an organization that empowered young Asian professionals to become involved in civil rights and be active in paving their professional destinies. Originally called the National Association of Young Asian Professionals, the organization that formed in reaction to the murder of Chinese-American Vincent Chin has grown to establish a globally diverse network of professionals now known as the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP).

Dedicated to providing a broad range of professional and education services to meet the needs of individuals, corporations, governments through willing volunteers, the concept spread to various cities across the U.S., starting with Boston in 1986. It then caught on in Chicago in 1987, Houston in 1994, and Atlanta in 1997. In 1991, NAAAP National held its first retreat in Cape Cod, Massachusetts to expands its membership base and structure its growth. During the same year, NAAAP National’s first president, Robert Tanzil, was elected to oversee the National Board of NAAAP.

Since then, NAAAP has continued to expand by establishing an administrative board, attracting corporate sponsorships, and services for career advancement in various professional fields. Now in 22 cities across the U.S. and Canada, NAAAP continues to gather the best and brightest, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, and community service.

Past NAAAP Leaders include:

Jerry Yang, former CEO of Yahoo!
Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo
Guy Kawasaki, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures and evangelist for Apple
The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor
The Honorable Michael Honda, U.S. Congressman of the California15th district
Jane Hyun, author of “Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling”
Qui Duc Nguyen, host and producer of KQED Public Radio
Former Washington State Governor, Gary Locke

NAAAP NATIONAL TIMELINE

1982 - NAAAP first founded in New York City
1986 - Boston chapter formed
1987 - Chicago chapter formed
1992 - First NAAAP convention held in Chicago
1997 - Atlanta chapter founded
1999 - Toronto chapter, 1st Canada joined
2001 - First NAAAP winter retreat in Dallas
2003 - NAAAP National Advisor Board created
2007 - NAAAP National Career Center launched
2008 - NAAAP Orange County founded 

2009 - NAAAP is 30 chapters and over 3000 members strong 
2010 - NAAAP Los Angeles founded 
2012 - NAAAP celebrated its 30th anniversary
2012 - NAAAP Southern California / NAAAP-SOCAL is founded 
2013 - NAAAP San Diego joins NAAAP-SOCAL 

 

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ABOUT NAAAP SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

In Southern California, NAAAP SoCal serves the greater Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego communities, and localizes the NAAAP National mission on a regional level in the most concentrated Asian community in America. While the entire team collaborates on key signature events through the year such as the Regional Leadership Symposium or Annual Gala, each chapter does cultivate and sustain separate leadership committees and teams. Through these leadership and volunteer positions, all members are able to participate in many activities that join other Asian-American professionals in community service, professional development, and networking.

While NAAAP focuses on promoting diversity in America with particular interest in Asian Americans, NAAAP welcomes people of all backgrounds who are motivated to work together on career advancement while making significant contributions to the community. 

Please like us on our facebook page:  www.facebook.com/naaapsocal 

NAAAP-Southern California | Promote Your Page Too

 

 

HISTORY OF NAAAP

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking.  NAAAP members collaborate to accelerate the career success of Asians & Pacific Islanders and to make a positive impact in communities. Put very simply – NAAAP makes leaders.

Founded in 1982, NAAAP now has a presence in 26 cities in the United States and Canada.  With more than 4,000 active members, our message of leadership and professional excellence reaches more than 20,000 Asians & Pacific Islanders in North America.

NAAAP has a growing membership base that includes a diverse group of individuals, ranging in ages from 20 to 50+ years, and representing various levels of educational and professional backgrounds.  The NAAAP community is made up of professionals from corporate, small business, non-profit, academic, entertainment, and government organizations. NAAAP is the only North American-based organization that inspires Asians & Pacific Islanders of all descents to work together on career advancement and to make significant contributions to the workplace and community.

 

In 1982, a group of Asians in New York City saw the need to create an organization that empowered young Asian professionals to become involved in civil rights and be active in paving their professional destinies. Originally called the National Association of Young Asian Professionals, the organization that formed in reaction to the murder of Chinese-American Vincent Chin has grown to establish a globally diverse network of professionals now known as the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP).

Dedicated to providing a broad range of professional and education services to meet the needs of individuals, corporations, governments through willing volunteers, the concept spread to various cities across the U.S., starting with Boston in 1986. It then caught on in Chicago in 1987, Houston in 1994, and Atlanta in 1997. In 1991, NAAAP National held its first retreat in Cape Cod, Massachusetts to expands its membership base and structure its growth. During the same year, NAAAP National’s first president, Robert Tanzil, was elected to oversee the National Board of NAAAP.

Since then, NAAAP has continued to expand by establishing an administrative board, attracting corporate sponsorships, and services for career advancement in various professional fields. Now in 22 cities across the U.S. and Canada, NAAAP continues to gather the best and brightest, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, and community service.

Past NAAAP Leaders include:

Jerry Yang, former CEO of Yahoo!
Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo
Guy Kawasaki, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures and evangelist for Apple
The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor
The Honorable Michael Honda, U.S. Congressman of the California15th district
Jane Hyun, author of “Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling”
Qui Duc Nguyen, host and producer of KQED Public Radio
Former Washington State Governor, Gary Locke

NAAAP NATIONAL TIMELINE

1982 - NAAAP first founded in New York City
1986 - Boston chapter formed
1987 - Chicago chapter formed
1992 - First NAAAP convention held in Chicago
1997 - Atlanta chapter founded
1999 - Toronto chapter, 1st Canada joined
2001 - First NAAAP winter retreat in Dallas
2003 - NAAAP National Advisor Board created
2007 - NAAAP National Career Center launched
2008 - NAAAP Orange County founded 

2009 - NAAAP is 30 chapters and over 3000 members strong 
2010 - NAAAP Los Angeles founded 
2012 - NAAAP celebrated its 30th anniversary
2012 - NAAAP Southern California / NAAAP-SOCAL is founded 
2013 - NAAAP San Diego joins NAAAP-SOCAL 

 

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OUR VISION STATEMENT:

 

    • “NAAAP is the premier leadership organization for Asian professionals.

OUR MISSION:

    • Cultivate and empower leaders for professional excellence
    • Connect accomplished professionals for mutual success
    • Engage and participate with the community-at-large
    • Inspire leaders to make a meaningful difference in government, education, business, and society.

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