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4.19.2010

oca-gla civil rights fellowship program

The OCA-Greater Los Angeles chapter has announced its inaugural Civil Rights Fellowship Program for 2010-11. If you're in the Los Angeles area, this is a cool opportunity open to young Asian Pacific Americans looking to develop leadership skills and a better understanding of social justice issues in the community. Here's the announcement:
OCA-GLA ANNOUNCES NEW CIVIL RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

LOS ANGELES - OCA-Greater Los Angeles (OCA-GLA) chapter will launch its inaugural Civil Rights Fellowship Program for 2010-2011. Applications will be accepted until May 14, 2010.

"OCA-GLA is proud to offer this fellowship as an opportunity for the next generation of Asian Pacific Americans to develop their leadership skills, and to increase a deeper understanding of social justice issues that face our community," said Ed Lew, OCA-GLA vice president and head of the Civil Rights Fellowship Committee.

Upon selection, the OCA-GLA Civil Rights Fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000 and will work with the chapter for 12 months. The Fellow will have an opportunity to work on advocacy issues critical to the Asian Pacific American community, participate in professional and leadership development programs, receive hands-on experience managing a community based non-profit organization, fundraising, website management, and media relation

About OCA-GLA

Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Since its 1991 inception, the Greater Los Angeles chapter of OCA has worked to assist Los Angeles residents of all backgrounds through the advancement of civic participation and promotion of civil rights. www.oca-gla.org
This sounds like a really great way to get hands-on experience working on advocacy issues critical to the APA community. It probably won't be easy, but you will learn a great deal. The deadline to apply to the fellowship is May 14. For more information, visit the OCA-GLA website here.