Empower Communities & Impact Tomorrow
Sponsored by the Civic Leadership Forum Foundation (CLFF) and other future grant-giving institutions, UCA Civil Leadership Forum (CLF) aims to train Asian Americans to fully participate in America’s civic and political life by creating a pipeline for its leaders for a representative democracy and a just society. Traditionally, Asian Americans have been underrepresented in the political sphere on both the local levels and national stages. It is therefore critical for each of us to be part of the solution by developing such future leaders. Our goal is to unite our community across the country, to empower our civic and political leaders. We hope to light the fire, rally the troop, and march on to build better communities and a more perfect Union of both today and tomorrow.
In the fall of 2017, with the generous support from the CLF Foundation, UCA successfully organized four Civic Leadership Forums in Milwaukee, Twin Cities, Chicago and Salt Lake City, based on the understanding that what Chinese American community needs most is much more civic engagement. These events drew a combined total of 250 community activists, civic leaders, and youth. In 2018, 4 more forums are planned for Iowa, Philadelphia, North Carolina, and Texas. UCA will continue to engage our community nationwide on this fundamental issue as one of its highest priorities.
Increase civic leadership pool: Introduce CLF to the broader Asian American community and include local CLF participants to the CLFF contact database.
Build up communal intelligence: Video record of forums, for online training library in the future; training material so prepared.
Impact future: Build a stronger pipeline for civic and political leaders.
Number of registered CLF participants and partner organizations involved;
A number of people rising up from audiences to run for office, get trained to run for office and to gain political and judicial appointments.
A Successful Civic Leadership Forum
To bring a CLFF conference to your community, please contact:
Lily Chen, Lily.firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaoyu Xie, Chaoyu.email@example.com
Civic Leadership Forum Foundation (CLFF): www.clff.org