Center for Asian Pacific American Women
The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW) is an American non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of leadership skills for Asian American women, including native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Based in San Francisco, the organization addresses community development, education and employment.
Founded in 1996 by Martha Lee and 18 Asian American women, the organization was called the Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute. It started with a hundred "Founding Sisters" in Denver, Colorado who each donated a hundred dollars to further the leadership skills of a hundred Asian Pacific women professionals, politicians and labor organizers. The institute was also financially supported by the Kellogg Foundation which granted over $600,000. In 2006, the name was changed to reflect the extended outreach of programs which not only cover the original three-week leadership training courses but contribute to locally oriented initiatives. The organization also holds annual conferences.
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