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ILF 國際領袖基金會 - ILF Civic Fellowship Accepting Applications for 2018

國際領袖基金會宣布2018年暑期公共事務實習計劃
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國際領袖基金會(International_Leadership_Foundation) 2018年度「暑期公共事務實習計劃」開始接受報名,報名截止日期20171215日止。國際領袖基金會每年暑期都會選拔約30名傑出的亞太裔大學生,前往華盛頓首都的聯邦政府機構、白宮及國會山莊實習參加期十個星期的公共事務實習計劃。
2018年暑期公共事務實習計劃,現在開始接受報名。被選入此計劃的學生,除在聯邦機構的實習工作外,還將在週末期間,參加國會山莊的領袖才能討會,學習發展人際關係的技巧,掌握美國政府系統最有價和第一手的知識。
暑期公共事務實習計劃費用由基金會承擔,學生們需自付旅行及食宿費用,但可獲得基金會$2000元的資助。公共事務實習計劃申請者資格,需亞太裔大學本科生學生,具美國公民身,擁有3.0及以上的GPA成績。欲了解更多信息或提交申請,請www.ILFnational.org 國際領袖基金會在提升亞太裔社區參與公共服務方面有傑出的記錄。亞太裔社區需要在政府中有更大的代表性,因此,基金會致力於訓練年輕的一代,希望他們在各自領域中成成功的領袖,從而提升亞太裔社區的聲音和能見度。
 爲達成這一目標,國際領袖基金會辦的公共事務實習計劃,將會把參與該計劃的學生,安置到十數個聯邦政府機構,甚至有機會到位置極有限的白宮,希望體驗及了解政府內部運作的年輕亞太裔學生提供化的訓練,有效提升他們的領袖才能。
2017年的公共事務實習學生進入了10個聯邦政府部門、16個辦公室(其中包括國務院、國防部、商務部等)進行了8個星期的實習,公共事務實習學生達30位之多,白宮連續從國際領袖基金會中挑選實習生。至今止,本會還過千名的美國亞太裔,特別是華裔大學生提供學金和領袖訓練。2017 有超過200名傑出大學生參加基金會各項計劃,還有超過150名傑出的美國亞太裔學生參加由國際領袖基金會和「美國亞裔領袖訓練會」合辦的培訓項目「美國華府領導人才討會」,依日程分別辦不同性質及內容的「領袖人才培訓及講習」活動。
本基金會理事會董事長徐紹欽博士表示 “國際領袖基金會以導亞裔未來的領袖如何進入美國主流社會促進美國亞裔參與公共服務宗旨,了解如何我們社區爭取最大權益 學生們在實習中,對美國國會、白宮的運作及政策發展會有更深入的了解;並組團拜訪國會及政府各部會,以提升美國亞裔權益;推展國際交流計劃,企業與領袖高峰論壇,提供國際年領袖人才培訓,讓來自亞太地區國家與美國的優秀企業及社區領袖、年學員,彼此互相討國際事務,共創未來,形成全球年領袖社群。本會創會會長董繼玲說 " 美國亞裔族群在美國社會中,是十數年間最新、最迅速崛起的新移民族裔,大部分亞裔移民家庭都注重育,是目前美國少數族裔中,經濟實力最優越的。我們華裔就是屬於美國亞裔族群的成員,各方面皆飛快發展,成就卓越,這些傑出的表現,都可以作美國少數族裔的典範。但在參政及從政的比例,與其經濟實力的對比,卻非常的低;能亞裔代言,爭取權益的領袖人才也太少。正因如此,亞裔的力量並未受到主流社會足重視,屬於最沉默的族群。故而需要培訓更多優秀的年,日後能亞裔族群在社會上隨時爭取自身的權益,並適時加入美國政經界,學習美國聯邦政府在國際國內事務實際運作的程序與方式,充分瞭解政府公共政策對亞裔社區發展的重要,積極結合與善用各級政府的各項資源,來擴大對國際社會的影響力"
基金會每年度的「全球傑出人士楷模」,主要是表揚在政治、經濟、科學、文化、藝術方面傑出貢獻的亞裔人士,以作所有美國年領袖的學習楷模,當中包括 美國聯邦交通運輸部前勞工部部長趙小蘭部長 ,美國聯邦商務部交通運輸部前部長峰田部長 ,美國參議院多數黨領Mitch McConnel, 國會參議員Hirono,國會外交委員會主席 Ed_Royce, 以及華裔國會議員趙美心孟昭文,  劉雲平,國際名探李昌鈺博士等。

基金會在全美及亞太地區共有15個分會 ,包括傑出的企業家、社會領袖、僑界翹楚、或各專業領域有傑出成就,服務績效卓著者。全美分會會長包括林美蓮 (舊金山),   (紐約),   劉馨儀  (洛杉磯),   孔慶超(底特律),  傅惠芬 (芝加哥),   (華盛頓DC) ,嚴培達 (奧蘭多) ,  鄭漢城 (邁阿密), 葉超吳子平 (新英格蘭), 吳小燕 (西雅圖),   安利 (橙縣), 簡衛 (亞特蘭大)其他榮譽會長和委員會主委包括孫陳小鳴,  吳來蘇董殿會,陳鈞亞,  沈郭逸媛等,。具秀慶執行主
The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2018 Civic Fellowship Program is open and ongoing until December 15, 2017. Every year, ILF’s selection committee identifies approximately 30 outstanding Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander college students to spend 8 to 10 weeks interning at a federal agency in Washington D.C. during the summer.
Students accepted into the program are known as Civic Fellows and will receive a stipend of $2,000 upon program completion. In addition to their full-time federal internships, they will attend weekly professional development workshops and leadership training. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, housing, and living expenses.
“One of ILF’s goals is to prepare and advocate for the next generation of leaders in public service,” shared Chairman of ILF Dr. Paul Hsu. “It is so important to increase exposure and understanding of civic engagement so that young leaders can take action to support their communities in relevant ways.”
Based on the interests and majors of selected Civic Fellowship candidates, ILF will help place them with federal agencies, congressional offices, or the White House.
Undergraduate students of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders heritage are encouraged to apply. Requirements include United States citizens, minimum 3.0 GPA, and current undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Additional documents and application materials required. Applications will open November 1, 2017 and must be submitted by December 15, 2017. 
To learn more or submit an application, visit www.ILFnational.org

About ILF The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes the civic engagement, leadership empowerment, and economic prosperity of the Asian Pacific American community to enhance the representation of diversity in our country. Our mission is to develop young leaders in the United States, Asia, and Pacific Rim countries in the fields of public service, entrepreneurship, and international business and politics through a network of business and community leaders. Our mission is accomplished through civic leadership training and support from the ILF’s network of 15 national and global advisory boards. Since 2000, ILF has provided scholarships and educational programs with over 7,000 students to cultivate the pipeline of emerging leaders.

 Learn more about ILF at www.ILFnational.org



2nd annual ACE Next Gen Conference






***Link to the special $150/night room at the Westin Bonaventure:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/acefoundation2017***

Join fellow civic minded Asian American Entrepreneurs in a weekend of networking, workshops,
 and fun at the 2nd annual ACE Next Gen Conference! This is an invite-only event and there are only 75 tickets available. If you know of someone who you think would be great for this conference, please let us know!
The event will be held at the beautiful Cross Campus co-working space in Downtown LA. Network with Millennial, Millennial-ish, and more tenured Asian American entrepreneurs.
Schedule:
August 18th @ Seoul Sausage Company
7pm-10pm - National ACE Board & ACE NextGen Entrepreneurs mixer

August 19th @ LA Cross Campus
MC: Lily Kim, Principal, Ascene Chicago
(Workshops will be seperated into two tracks, the Venture Track aimed at general audiences, and the Growth Track for more established businesses with employees)

Keynote: Cultivating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs by Bill Imada of Founder IW GroupPBS Board Member, and former member of PresidentBarack Obama's Advisory Commission on API's
9:00AM

Interactive Group Discussions with experts/speakers on the following subjects: Selling Without Selling, Financing Your Business, Take A Break, Communicate Effectively, Social Entreprenuership, eCommerce, Run Better Kickstarter Campaigns
9:40AM

Growth Track: Build A Business With A Soul - The Story of Boba Guys by Founder Andrew Chau
10:30AM

Venture Track: The Beach Office: How to Build a Business Around the Lifestyle You Want by Dale Ting, Founder of The Bucko Products & Founder of EntreAsians - A Community of Entrepreneurial Asians
10:30AM

Lunch & Networking
11:20AM

Entrepreneurship: The Asian Advantage by Joon Han, Board Member of UC San Diego, Consultant/Founder of Better San Diego (www.bettersandiego.com), and author/TedX of Get Ahead by Giving Back.
12PM

Growth Track: Smashing the Bamboo Ceiling by Executives of Fortune 500 companies (speakers TBD)
2:10PM

Venture Track: Breaking the $1M Revenue Barrier by Ray Chang of Motorsport Lab Experiences, Founding Venture Partner of NextGen Angels (www.nextgenvp.com)
2:10PM

Growth Track: Sell to Large Companies: Perfect Your B2B Pitch by Rebecca Okamoto, Principal & Founder of Evoke.pro
3:10PM

Venture Track: The Rewards of Gender Diversity by Lavanya Jawarharlal, CEO of STEM Center USA, and Shark Tankcontestant.
3:10PM

Asian Misrepresentation in the Media by Michael Tow & Teja Aboleda, of Tow-Arboleda Films, award winning creators of API social justice films, and have acted/produced in R.I.P.D.Unfinished BusinessMaster of None and PBS
4:10PM

Build A Company That Lasts by Wally Tusha of Saturn Electronics, Amar Shokeen of RJT Compuquest Inc.

ACE NextGen LA Pubcrawl - Come party only as entrepreneurs do. The night will start off at barcade/lounge and we will ratchet it up with karaoke and clubbing to end the night.
7PM - ????

August 20th
Hangover Recovery Time - Location TBD
11AM-2PM
Mastermind Groups
You will have the opportunity to present your business to a small peer group in a Mastermind session and get feedback and help from a diverse group of people!
Food and Networking
Of course, we all love to eat. All meals are included with your conference registration. Here's what we have planned food-wise:
  • Friday Evening - Seoul Sausage in DTLA
  • Saturday Lunch - TBD, working on a food truck!
  • Saturday Dinner - Choice of Korean BBQ or Mediterranean Food
Hotel
We have a hotel block at The Westin Bonaventure in Downtown LA for the great price of $150/night. There are only 20 rooms available at this price so book your hotel room right away! Book your hotel room with this link only for the special rate.
Roommate requests: Sign up and connect with other attendees with this Google Doc
Logistics
Plan on arriving Friday afternoon and leaving late Saturday evening or Sunday.
  • Friday evening - Networking Event at Seoul Sausage
  • Saturday daytime - Conference programming: Workshops, discussions, and speakers
  • Saturday evening - Networking and dinner in Koreatown/Downtown LA
Register now! There are only 75 tickets available and 20 hotel rooms. Early bird price is $100, good until July 20 when it goes to $150.
Note: Your name, company name, website, and company description will be shared with other attendees!
For more information, see our website at www.acenextgen.com.


The White House Internship Program (WHIP) website and application are now live! The White House Internship Program selection process is highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to submit a thorough application that illustrates their qualifications, character, and commitment to public service. Those who want to apply to be part of the WHIP Spring 2018 Class, which will run from January 10 – April 27, 2018, can find more information and complete the application at this link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships/apply. The application deadline is 11:59 pm ET on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Intern with ILF 

TIMELINE: ILF is currently looking for interns to start immediately. Applications are processed on a rolling basis.

PLACE OF WORK: The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Suite 700

Washington DC 20004

COMMITMENT
5 – 30 hours per week from now until May 31 (depending on your schedule and our specific needs)
40 hours per week from June 1 to July 31. However, work schedules may vary. During each summer, ILF has many evening and weekend events.
Gala Week: Scheduling will be unconventional and availability will be expected upon request.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
30% of Administrative/Secretarial Support:
Assist in general office operations (buy and organize office supplies, answer phone calls, assist meetings, take notes of meetings, welcome/escort guests, reserve conference rooms, coordinate with office receptionists, order catering service, copy and print documents, receive and send out mails and packages, etc.
40% of Writing/Communications:
Interns will write and edit formal letters, press releases, newsletters, and/or ILF alumni, program books, flyers, brochures, content for the Company’s website, and other publications.
Interns will take a responsibility of developing the ILF website, writing posts, and managing social media outreach (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter).
30% of Event Management (for ILF Annual Conference & Gala and ILF local Advisory Board/Alumni events):
Write and print ILF Annual Conference & Gala books, working with printing companies
Reserve a venue, take a tour of the venue in advance, set up the venue with ILF logos, marketing materials, and program books
Manage RSVP lists, create name tags and table numbers/names
Manage a registration desk and slides and AV equipment during each event, welcome and escort guests
Interns will be encouraged to attend Company official events and meetings and be involved in networking
Additional service or amendments to the services described above may be agreed.
QUALIFICATIONS
Current sophomore, junior, or senior student in college – we do not accept high school students.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Must speak and write English fluently. Additional language skills (Chinese) preferred.
Be an excellent writer/editor and have experiences in editing formal letters, press releases, newsletters, policy papers, and/or speech notes.
Design skills (Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Publisher, Photoshop) and web skills (WordPress, New Media platforms, Google Docs, Mailchimp) are highly desired.
Interests in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, public policy, government relations, public relations, and/or non-profit.
Prior experience in event management and logistics (i.e. catering, set-up rooms and A/V equipment, order banners and signs, welcoming guests) and office management.
CONTACT: Please send resume and cover letter to ebui@ileader.org

2017 ILF CIVIC FELLOWS ASSEMBLE IN DC TO CULTIVATE PUBLIC SERVICE EXPERIENCE


The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) was pleased to welcome its 2017 class of Civic Fellows at the Fellowship Program Orientation this past Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. After orientation, the Fellows participated in the program’s inaugural Welcome Dinner and career networking, where they met and interacted with distinguished dignitaries from the International Trade Administration in U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“In my opinion, the most exciting aspect of the ILF Civic Fellowship program is absolutely the opportunity to meet and talk to so many young, driven Asian Americans in one setting,” said 2017 ILF Civic Fellow and New York University student Hank Wu. “I particularly enjoyed the initial welcome dinner because I was able to meaningfully discuss business, politics, and even life itself with a group of people that cares about these topics as much as I do. In many ways, the high energy environment that ILF facilitates for its civic fellows is its greatest asset.”

This year’s cohort is comprised of 32 astute and ethnically diverse students from over 20 distinguished colleges and universities across the nation. The Fellows will intern across 25 offices within nine federal agencies and four offices at the U.S. Congress. Each Fellow will serve an 8-week tour of duty and participate in educational seminars to develop a deeper understanding of public service and policy.







Class of 2017 ILF Civic Fellows

“I am grateful and excited for the opportunities that the ILF program presents. ILF’s mission to empower the AAPI community is inspiring and resonates with me as I passionately believe that the voices of the AAPI community need to be heard,” said 2017 ILF Civic Fellow and University of Southern California student Kathryn Jian.” “During orientation and the welcome dinner, we were able to learn more specifically what this program encompasses. I think it is important as young people to understand how our government is working and how we can change things for the future. Being able to create our own policy agendas seems like an effective, hands-on experience and I appreciate the opportunity to be able to share our own ideas. I am looking forward to learning and growing through this internship!”







2017 ILF Civic Fellowship Orientation and Career Counseling/Networking with ILF Co-Founder Mr. Joel Szabat (middle of first row); Mr. Farook Sait, former Special Counsel to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (second left of first row); Mr. Tim Wang, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce (second right of first row)


Started in 2000 with just six Fellows, the ILF Civic Fellowship program has since grown and provided internship placements and scholarships to over 400 alumni, with approximately 30 students in every summer class. This year, ILF is continuing its implementation of the ILF Fellow alumni e-mentors, who will provide guidance to the Fellows over the course of the program.

Executive Director Soo Kyung Koo said, “I’m extremely excited to meet with students who have leadership potential and passion for public service and community development. The ILF Civic Fellowship program and its civic leadership training will make them emerging young leaders and future policy makers at the end of this summer. The ILF team will also connect them to leaders and key players in D.C. so they can forge their legacy and expand their horizons. Today, as part of the orientation, they are mentored by government officials from four different agencies about career paths in public service and each federal office’s mission.”

Other 2017 ILF Fellows have had the following to say about their experience so far:
“I decided to be a part of ILF this summer because I saw the need for more AAPI representation in the government and the public sector. I hope to learn from current AAPI leaders in government and to develop more skills to strengthen my leadership and ability to represent AAPIs in our communities. I am looking forward to more opportunities to learn, reflect, and grow! Orientation and the Welcome Dinner were great opportunities to become more oriented about the current AAPI representation in the public sector here in D.C. and to learn about the past, present, and future of ILF. I am very grateful for all the work and passion that ILF puts into fostering future AAPIs leaders.” –Jin Mi Sohn, Middlebury College
” I value this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in the Department of Treasury provided by ILF because not many people, especially as a college rising sophomore, can work in a program that collects over 12 billions dollars annually. I also value the connections I will be making with the fellows. I believe the orientation and the welcome dinner were very helpful for me to get to know all the fellows and to get prepared for all the opportunities in front of me. Thank you!” –Yijun “Tom” Feng, New York University
“I am looking forward to the opportunities given to me as an ILF Fellow to meet more leaders and possible mentors within the D.C. public service community. I enjoyed meeting the ILF staff and the other 2017 Fellows during orientation and getting to know them better over dinner. I feel that this experience overall will help me get a better idea of what I want to do in the future, while being part of a great community.” –Neha Manu, University of Virginia
“The ILF program orientation was a helpful introduction to an engaging and fruitful summer in D.C. Meeting the ILF staff and other Fellows was an exciting opportunity to reflect on my own personal and professional goals for this summer, and I am excited to immerse myself in the processes of decision-making that unfold in the nation’s capital.” –Ryan Lee, Brown University
“Through ILF, I hope to gain the critical analytical and leadership tools needed to address gaping needs in the Asian American community not just at home, but throughout the United States. Through the orientation day and the welcome dinner, ILF has pushed me to a great start in that regard: I have met with leading AAPI civil servants who have dedicated their lives to serving the needs of others, and I have obtained tools necessary for me to pursue my D.C. goals.” –Kion You, Brown University
“I’ve enjoyed the in-depth discussions with experienced individuals in Washington, D.C that we’ve met either at the orientation, Welcome Dinner, or other ILF events. Their insights were extremely helpful in not only allowing us to explore different opportunities in public service, but also in providing a means which to go forward with concrete goals we might have for the public good. I look forward to the policy project and other ILF events in the coming summer.” –Angela He, Washington University in St. Louis
“When I met my fellow ILF cohort members for the first time at our orientation and welcome dinner, I was able to be part of a comfortable space where AAPIs talked about politics, dream careers, and individual passions. It was both exciting and empowering, and it still continues to be. Throughout this fellowship, I hope to improve my leadership skills, learn more about policies through my own research and our federal policy project, and learn how I can engage more AAPIs to enter fields that lack their representation. ” –Na-Yeon Park, Rutgers University
“Although I came in a week late and was not able to attend Orientation or the Welcome Dinner, I’m hoping to network with other fellows and appreciate the opportunity I have been provided to connect with great professionals, key players, and awesome leaders in D.C. Getting the chance to meet with mentors and supervisors within my department allowed me to realize that public service incorporates a lot of people with different backgrounds and interests and range of career paths. This definitely has catapulted and contributed to my plan of possible career goals.” –Florrie Li, University of Washington
“When I was accepted into ILF, I thought to myself about the type of experiences I would immerse myself in and what I would think back on in 10, 20, or 40 years. Since arriving in DC, I feel like I will walk away with new connections, new values, and new opportunities that were hidden to me before. On this journey, ILF will help me along that way by connecting me with environments that will challenge me to grow as well as mature the values I hold close to myself.” –Benjamin Soong, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
“ILF launched us right into orientation with a diverse set of peers and capped the evening off with an informative welcome dinner among public service professionals. I fully intend to work in D.C. upon graduation, and I look forward to ILF’s upcoming professional development events throughout this summer.” –So Jung Kim, University of Michigan
“From the very start, our mentors have been looking out for us. Not only have they helped us find internships within federal agencies, but they have also shared their invaluable knowledge and perspective with us. Furthermore, I’ve found great opportunities to connect with DC insiders, which has been an incredibly educational experience. I’m looking forward to better understanding our federal government and how we can effectively act within its framework. I have no doubt that I will emerge from ILF’s civic fellowship program a stronger and more experienced leader.” –Alexander Li, University of California, Berkeley
“As a current ILF Fellow, I feel confident moving forward in my career goals of eventually serving in government. ILF directly connected me with important government officials and key individuals through events, such as our Welcome Dinner. Orientation was thorough, yet succinct, and helped me prepare for an internship in DC. The Welcome Dinner was a wonderful chance to not only meet government officials, but also get to know my fellow cohort as well.” –Megha Torpunuri, University of California, Berkeley

Along with its yearly commitments to managing and enhancing the Fellowship Program, ILF has maintained its partnership with other leading D.C. Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) organizations, sponsoring another 120 college students in similar leadership training programs. The strength of the Civic Fellowship Program continues to affirm ILF’s mission in facilitating AANHPI leadership development and its constitutive presence among the sweeping changes occurring across the U.S. and the world.

Founded in 2000, the International Leadership Foundation (ILF) has promoted the civic awareness, public service, and economic prosperity of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community as a non-profit organization. ILF cultivates young leaders in the United States, Asia, and Pacific Rim countries in various professional fields especially in public affairs through support from ILF’s own national network of business and community leaders across 15 cities in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on ILF and the Civic Fellowship Program, please visit www.ilfnational.org.

White House Internship Applicant Checklist

Application Deadline for the Fall 2017 Internship Program: June 16, 2017, 11:59PM (EDT)

We appreciate your interest in the White House Internship Program. The application requirements include several different components, but you will not be able to save your progress and return to complete your application at a later date. Therefore, we recommend that all applicants compile their content prior to opening the application process. Please see below for an outline of the application requirements. If you have any questions as you work through the application, please email intern_application@who.eop.gov.
  • Contact information and social media accounts
  • Short answer responses (of no more than 1,000 characters) to the following questions:
    • Why are you committed to supporting President Donald J. Trump's Administration?
    • Which Trump Administration Cabinet Secretary do you most admire, and why?
    • What are your expectations for professional growth as a result of participating in the White House Internship Program?
    • What is one obstacle you have faced in your life thus far, and what did you learn from that experience?
    • For what do you hope to be remembered?
    • What community service projects do you regularly volunteer for or participate in?
    • What extracurricular activities do you participate in?
    • What do you view as the most significant achievement of the Trump Administration thus far?
    • Have you previously volunteered or worked for a political campaign, elected official, or government office at any level? If yes, please describe your role, the campaign, official, or office you worked for, and the year(s).
  • Plans to receive outside funding during the internship. Outside funding could be any one of the following: wages from employment, payment for consulting, scholarships, donations, financial aid, or any other source of financial support while participating in this internship.
    • If you will be receiving outside funding, the following details are required:
      • The amount of income you propose to receive
      • The source of the assistance
      • Any other relevant information regarding the funding, including links to related sites
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U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency hosts 2017 National AAPI Business Summit

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2017) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE) hosted the National Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Business Summit on May 16 at the Department of Commerce.
The event recognized Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, an annual observance that honors the contributions of AAPIs to our nation's history and culture.
The business summit provided a forum to celebrate AAPI business success and address the challenges faced by AAPI business community.
AAPI business owners are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States and nearly 2 million businesses are owned by Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide, employing 3.6 million workers, and generating nearly $700 billion in annual revenue, according to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners.
“MBDA is honored to host today’s summit and to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month,” said MBDA Acting National Director Edith J. McCloud. “MBDA understands the value of building partnerships and creating opportunities to share our knowledge and experience, and we know that entrepreneurship is a sure pathway to wealth creation and a thriving national economy. Your success means more jobs, sustainable communities, and greater prosperity for all American families.”
The honorable Judy Chu, U.S. House of Representatives, provided keynote remarks during the afternoon portion of the program. “Today’s summit is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all that our diverse businesses do for our community and our country,” said Chu. The California congresswoman shared her grandfather’s story of opening a Chinese restaurant in Watts and the opportunities that entrepreneurship have provided to her family and so many others. “Minority businesses are the driver of our economy and that’s why I made helping businesses a priority during my time in Congress.”
Representing Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, were Senior White House Advisor Eric Branstad and White House Liaison Todd Abrajano who also provided remarks to the audience.
During the event, attendees participated in discussions on AAPI business success, customer and supplier relationships, the state of AAPI Business and Entrepreneurship and challenges and successes for the next generation of AAPI entrepreneurs. Some of the key takeaways from the discussions included the importance of building communities and networking while growing your business, embracing innovation, and having an entrepreneurial mindset. Speakers also encouraged business owners to tell their stories and share their experiences as part of their journey.
This was the second year in a row that MBDA and National ACE worked together to plan and host the National AAPI Business Summit.
“The National ACE is committed to collaborating with MBDA and advancing economic growth and development of AAPI businesses and interests. The National AAPI Business Summit helps us to create more opportunities and develop mentorship for business owners, especially for the next generation of AAPI entrepreneurs,” said National ACE President and CEO, Chiling Tong.
Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in power networking sessions with government officials and AAPI business owners, leaders and professionals. This year’s AAPI Business summit drew more than 200 people from across the U.S.
About the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
MBDA, www.mbda.gov, is the only Federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. Our programs and services better equip minority-owned firms to create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues and expand regionally, nationally and internationally. Services are provided through a network of MBDA Business Centers. Established in 1969, MBDA continues to be a dedicated strategic partner to all U.S. minority-owned businesses, committed to providing programs and services that provide greater access to capital, contracts and markets. Follow us on Twitter @usmbda.

國際領袖基金會
度被選入聯邦政府慈善活動 (CFC) 最佳慈善事業組織名錄
宣布2017年暑期公共事務實習計劃

  
國際領袖基金會(International Leadership Foundation,簡稱ILF) 宣佈喜訊,今年(2016 - 2017 )再度被聯邦政府慈善活動(Combined Federal Campaign, CFC)選為最佳慈善事業組織之一,並籲請有意參加2017年度「暑期公共事務實習計劃」的學生,二月一日前報名。該會將錄取大約30人。

CFC 是白宮人事局 (Office of Personnel Management) 主辦世界上最大,最成功,以專業慈善組織為對象的活動,每年一度,從全美慈善事業組織中嚴格挑優秀者,並建議鼓勵聯邦政府機構及僱員予以支持以提高整體社會生活質量。國際領袖基金會表示,該會得以憑藉傑出使命,健全財務及審計報告,於今年再度獲選為CFC最佳慈善組織之一,深感榮幸。

「暑期公共事務實習計劃」是國際領袖基金會辦理,培訓亞太裔青年學生成為公共事務領域未來領袖的項目,每年挑選大約30名傑出亞太裔大學生,在暑假期間到華盛頓特區(D. C.),進入包括白宮,國會在內的聯邦政府機構實習十個星期,學習公共事務。

獲選學生們在實習期間,還將於週末參加國會山莊的領袖才能研討會,學習發展人際關係的技巧,獲取關於美國政府系統最有價值的第一手知識。

凡是具有美國公民身份,GPA成績在3.0及以上的亞太裔大學本科學生,都有資格報名參加ILF「暑期公共事務實習計劃」。獲選者將可獲得國際領袖基金會每人$2000元的資助,但需自行負擔到華府的旅費及實習期間食宿費。查詢或申請,可上網, www.ILFnational.org

國際領袖基金會是非營利組織,在全美各地有15個分會,以培訓青年領袖人才聞名,主要宗旨為提升美國亞裔地位、培養國際青年成為未來領袖、整合美國政經資源、促進美國與亞太地區的國際交流。

國際領袖基金會認為亞太裔社區在政府中需要有更大的代表性,多年來一直致力培訓亞太裔青年,鼓勵亞太裔參與公共服務,在各自專長領域成為領袖,從而提升亞太裔在美國社會的聲音和能見度。 

ILF執行長董繼玲表示,國際領袖基金會以教導亞裔未來領袖如何進入美國主流社會, 促進美國亞裔參與公共服務為宗旨,舉辦「暑期公共事務實習計劃」是ILF達成目標的努力之一。

2016年間,ILF30名公共事務實習學生分別在10個聯邦政府部門的16個辦公室(其中包括國務院、國防部、商務部等)實習了8個星期。這一年也是ILF連續第五年有學生獲選進入白宮實習。

ILF希望藉著把學生們安排進十數個聯邦政府機構,甚至白宮去實習,能夠給學生們機會,實地觀察,了解美國政府內部運作方式,以砥礪領袖能力,將來能更嫻熟的處理公共事務。

過去這些年來,ILF已為逾千名美國亞太裔,尤其是華裔大學生,提供了獎學金及領袖訓練。在2016年內,有200多名傑出大學生參加了ILF的各項計畫,還有超過150名傑出美國亞太裔學生參加了國際領袖基金會和「美國亞裔領袖訓練會(CAPAL)」合辦的培訓項目「美國華府領導人才研討會」,接受了「領袖人才培訓及講習」等不同性質及內容的活動。

       ILF的名譽主席均為著名亞太裔領袖,包握前聯邦勞工部部長趙小蘭女士為國際領袖基金會名譽理事長,前交通部長豐田先生則為基金會名譽主席。理事長 徐紹欽, 總會長 陳燦安 全美各地分會會長包括林美蓮 (舊金山),  (紐約),   劉馨儀  (洛杉磯),   孔慶超 (底特律),  傅惠芬 (芝加哥)黄國清 (華盛頓DC) , 伯尼莊麗香 (休斯頓),  嚴培達 (奧蘭多) ,  鄭漢城 (阿密), 葉超, 子平 (新英格蘭), 小燕 (西雅圖)安妮拉 安利 (橙縣), 簡衛 (亞特蘭大), 其他榮譽會長和委員會主委包括孫陳小鳴來蘇陳鈞亞沈郭逸媛, 董殿會, 韓麗莉 。

 國際領袖基金會( CFC編號24372 )收到的捐款,將直接用於支持學生參加暑期公共事務實習計劃,發給獎學金,推薦並資助優秀的亞裔青年進入國會及聯邦政府各部門實習。該會也致力培養青年領袖人才,發展青年領導力,幫助亞太裔第二代學習,研擬公共政策。查詢相關資料,可上網(http://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign)






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  馬英九總統今(18)日上午接見「國際領袖基金會」顧問團暨美方代表團一行,感謝該會致力推動美國華裔青年參與公共事之貢獻與努力,並說明我國與美國及中國大陸過去8年來在雙方關係與交流上的變化及發展。
  總統致詞表示,「國際領袖基金會」是2000年在美國華盛頓哥倫比亞特區創立的非營利組織,目前在全美及亞太地區共設有15個分會,成員共有約2,000人,多年來致力推動美國華裔青年領袖參與公共事務,透過舉辦「暑期公共事務實習計畫」(Civic Fellowship Program)及資助「美國華府領導人才研討會」(Washington Leadership Program),讓華裔學生有機會到美國聯邦政府各公部門實習,或辦理「國際傑出青年培訓計畫」(Young Ambassador Program),選拔青年親善大使,增加華裔青年與美國政界更多互動,讓年輕一代有更多接觸公共事務的機會,貢獻良多,殊值肯定。
  談及我國透過各項活動以鼓勵青年學子參與公共事務的成果,總統表示,我相關部會及民間單位均會在寒暑假期間安排許多種類多元之組織與營隊,一方面讓年輕人充沛的精力與創意得以發揮,同時增加渠等接觸公共事務及參與國際活動的機會;日前他在府內接見印尼海事統籌部部長利查爾(Rizal Ramli)時得知,渠在學生時代亦曾參加美國國務院舉辦的「國際訪客計畫」(International Visitor Leadership Program),與會的我外交部次長令狐榮達當時亦是參與此計畫成員之一,當年的兩位年輕人今日均在各自國家中身居要津,「當年的友誼都變成我們現在的邦誼」。
  總統指出,我國相當重視青年學子與國際社會之互動,從2009年以來,外交部啟動「國際青年大使交流計畫」,迄今已組了170團,合計有1千5百多名多才多藝的國際青年大使至邦交國或友好國家訪問交流。由於成效良好,去(2015)年我們更從8團增加為10團,青年大使人數從去年的128位提升到160位,原本為期2週的訪問與演出也延長為3週,分別至35個國家、41個城市進行深度訪問,提升青年大使出訪交流的深度與廣度;此外,政府也推行「萬馬奔騰計畫」,提供我國青年到美國大學研修國際事務課程的機會,從2009年到2013年,共選送388位青年,總補助金額約新臺幣6,900萬元,成果豐碩。
  談及臺美關係,總統表示。自他2008年上任之後,以「低調、零意外」的原則推動各項實質關係發展,恢復了雙方高層的互信,兩國合作交流也更加密切,臺美雙方簽署的協定或協議,從90個增加到154個,共增加了64個。臺灣不僅成為美國第9大貿易夥伴,更於2012年參與美國免簽證計畫(VWP),在獲得美國免簽證待遇的38個國家中,是唯一與美國無正式邦交的國家,也提升我國人前往美國旅遊或訪問的意願。而美國對我國的軍售也超過201億美元,較他前兩任總統在任時期大幅增加,顯見雙方互動與關係更為深厚
  總統進一步提及,近年來許多美國政要均曾先後針對臺美與兩岸關係發表正面論述,例如美國總統歐巴馬於上(3)月31日與大陸領導人習近平會面時,肯定過去8年來兩岸關係有歷史性的進展;去年4月,國務卿凱瑞並表示,臺灣是美國亞太政策包括「向亞洲再平衡」(Rebalance to Asia)的「關鍵要素」(key component);美國國務院亞太副助卿董雲裳(Susan Thornton)去年5月演講時,肯定目前的臺美關係處於最佳狀態,並稱我國是美國在東亞地區「至關重要的夥伴」(vital partner),並且強調「穩定處理兩岸關係是近年來臺美關係能夠密切合作的重要成分」(important ingredient)。
  總統強調,兩岸關係持續改善,連帶提升了臺美關係發展。對美國、臺灣與中國大陸三方而言,在他上任後這段期間,三方均是首次能同時與另外兩方友好互動,而不必擔心影響第三方。總統舉例說明,去(2015)年11月7日在新加坡與中國大陸領導人習近平會面前,雙方在確定行程後,同時表示要通知美方,「而且我們幾乎在同一時間通知」,顯示三方「從原先的惡性循環,在經過我們8年的努力,已變成良性循環」。
  訪賓一行40餘人,由「國際領袖基金會」名譽團長馮偉傑及創辦人兼執行長董繼玲率領、外交部次長令狐榮達陪同,前來總統府晉見總統。總統府秘書長曾永權及國家安全會議副秘書長高振群也在座。


ILF 2016 Civic Fellowship Application Deadline Extended  
The International Leadership Foundation (ILF), a Combined Federal Campaign-approved non-profit (#24372), is pleased to announce that the application for the 2016 Civic Fellowship Program has been extended until February 15, 2016. Every year, ILF’s selection committee identifies approximately 30 outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) college students to spend eight to ten weeks interning at a federal agency in Washington D.C. during the summer.
Students accepted into the program are known as Civic Fellows and they will attend weekly leadership seminars on Capitol Hill, learn networking skills and gain valuable, firsthand working knowledge of the American system of government. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, housing and living expenses. Upon completion of the program, Fellows will receive a stipend of 2,000 dollars.
“ILF has a stellar record of advocating for increased civic engagement and public service from the APA community,” said Chiling Tong, ILF’s Chief Executive Officer. “We need a greater representation of our community in government, and ILF’s goal is to train a new generation of successful leaders in their chosen fields and raise our community’s profile as engaged, American citizens who deserve to have our voices heard.”
Based on the interests and majors of selected Civic Fellowship candidates, ILF will work to place them with over a dozen federal agencies, as well as limited placements in Congressional offices and the White House. “The ILF works hard to foster bright young APA youth who wish to experience the inner workings behind this great country’s national government, and provides effective training classes to enhance leadership skills,” said Norman Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Secretary Mineta is also the honorary chairman of ILF, while the Honorable Elaine Chao serves as the honorary chairwoman.
Undergraduate students of APA heritage who are United States citizens and possess a GPA of 3.0 and above are eligible for this fellowship. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2016. To learn more about or to submit an application, please visit our website at www.ilfnational.org.

國際領袖基金會宣布 2016 年暑期公共事務實習計劃
ILF Civic Fellowship Accepting Asian Pacific American Student Applications for 2016

The International Leadership Foundation (ILF), a Combined Federal Campaign-approved non-profit (#24372), is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2016 Civic Fellowship Program is open and ongoing until February 1, 2016. Every year, ILF’s selection committee identifies approximately 30 outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) college students to spend eight to ten weeks interning at a federal agency in Washington D.C. during the summer.

Students accepted into the program are known as Civic Fellows and will receive a stipend of 2,000 dollars. In addition, they will attend weekly leadership seminars on Capitol Hill, learn networking skills and gain valuable, firsthand working knowledge of the American system of government. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, housing and living expenses.

“ILF has a stellar record of advocating for increased civic engagement and public service from the APA community,” said Chiling Tong, ILF’s Chief Executive Officer. “We need a greater representation of our community in government, and ILF’s goal is to train a new generation of successful leaders in their chosen fields and raise our community’s profile as engaged, American citizens who deserve to have our voices heard.”

Based on the interests and majors of selected Civic Fellowship candidates, ILF will work to place them with over a dozen federal agencies, as well as limited placements in congressional offices and the White House. “The ILF works hard to foster bright young APA youth who wish to experience the inner workings behind this great country’s national government, and provides effective training classes to enhance leadership skills,” said Norman Mineta, former Secretary of Transportation. Secretary Mineta is also the honorary chairman of ILF, while the Honorable Elaine Chao serves as honorary chairwoman.

Undergraduate students of APA heritage who are United States citizens and possess a GPA of 3.0 and above are eligible for this fellowship. Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2016. To learn more or submit an application, visit www.ILFnational.org

國際領袖基金會(International Leadership Foundation) 2016 年度「暑期公共事務實習計劃」報名開 始。國際領袖基金會每年暑期都會選拔約 30 名傑出的亞太裔大學生,前往華盛頓首都的聯邦政府 機構,白宮、及國會實習參加十個星期的公共事務實習計劃。2016 年暑期公共事務實習計劃, 現在開始接受報名,報名截止日期為 2016  2  1 日止。被選入此計劃的學生,還將在週末期 間,參加國會山莊的領袖才能研討會,學習發展人際關係的技巧,從中學習對美國政府系統最有 值和第一手的知識。暑期公共事務實習計劃費用由基金會承擔,學生們需自付旅行及食宿費 用,但可獲得基金會$2000 元的資助。公共事務實習計劃申請者資格,需為亞太裔大學本科生學 生,具美國公民身份,擁有 3.0 及以上的 GPA 成績。需要了解更多信息或提交申請,請查詢 www.ILFNATIONAL.org。國際領袖基金會在提升亞太裔社區參與公共服務方面有傑出的記錄。亞太裔社區需要在政府中有更大的代表性,因此,希望訓練新一代在他們各自領域中成為成功的領袖,從而提升亞太裔社區的聲音和能見度。

 爲達成這一目標,國際領袖基金會舉辦的公共事務實習計劃,將會把參與該計劃的學生,安置到 十數個聯邦政府機構,甚至有機會到位置極為有限的白宮,為希望體驗及了解政府內部運作的年 輕亞太裔年輕學生提供強化的訓練,以有效提升他們的領袖才能。2015 年的公共事務實習學生 進入 10 個聯邦政府部門、16 個辦公室(其中包括國務院、國防部、商務部等)進行 8 個星期的實習,公共事務實習學生達 30 位之多,白宮連續第 5 年從國際領袖基金會中挑選實習生。本會 還為過千名美國亞太裔,特別是華裔大學生提供獎學金和領袖訓練。2015 有超過 200 名傑出大 學生參加基金會各項計劃,還有超過 150 名傑出美國亞太裔學生參加由國際領袖基金會和「美國 亞裔領袖訓練會(CAPAL)」合辦的培訓項目「美國華府領導人才研討會」,依日程分別舉辦不同 性質及內容的「領袖人才培訓及講習」活動。

 本會執行長董繼玲國際領袖基金會以教導亞裔未來的領袖如何進入美國主流社會, 促進美國亞 裔參與公共服務為宗旨,了解如何為我們社區爭取最大權益 本會安排每個公共事務青年學者 到美國聯邦政府各行政部門正式實習,了解美國國會、白宮的運作及政策發展;並表揚亞裔傑出 楷模獎,組團拜訪國會及政府各部會,以提升美國亞裔權益;推展國際交流計劃,企業與領袖高 峰論壇,提供國際青年領袖人才培訓,讓來自亞太地區國家與美國的優秀企業及社區領袖、青年 學員,彼此互相研討國際事務,共創未來,形成全球青年領袖社群。
 著名亞太裔領袖,前聯邦勞工部部長趙小蘭女士為國際領袖基金會名譽理事長,前交通部長豐田 先生則為基金會名譽主席。全美分會會長包括林美蓮 (舊金山),  亚村 (紐約),  劉馨儀 (洛杉磯), 孔慶超 (底特律),傅惠芬 (芝加哥),黄國清 (華盛頓 DC),伯尼莊麗香(休斯頓),嚴培達 (奧蘭多),鄭漢城 (阿密),葉超,吳子平(新英格蘭),吳小燕(西雅圖),安妮拉安利(橙縣),簡衛 (亞特蘭大),其他榮譽會長和委員會主委包括孫陳小鳴,吳來蘇,許文忠,陳鈞亞,趙惠普,沈郭逸媛,韓麗莉等。

國際領袖基金會再度被選入
2015 - 2016 聯邦政府慈善活動 (CFC) 最佳慈善事業組織名錄

際領袖基金會(International Leadership Foundation) 被再次選入 2015 - 2016 聯邦政 府慈善活動(Combined Federal Campaign, CFC)最佳慈善事業組織名錄。 CFC  由白宮人事局 (Office of Personnel Management) 主辦, 是世界上最大和最成功的年度 職場慈善活動, 通過嚴格的挑選,選出全美最佳的慈善事業組織,並建議鼓勵 聯邦 政府僱員支持慈善事業,以提高社會的生活質量。

 國際領袖基金會在全美各地有 15 個分會,為全美著名的青年領袖人才訓練機構, 以提升美國亞裔地位、培育國際青年未來領袖、結合美國政經資源、促進美國與亞 太地區的國際交流活動為宗旨的非營利組織。國際領袖基金會以其傑出的 使命和 健全的財務及審計報告  得以再度入選。國際領袖基金會( CFC 編號 24372 )的 捐款,將直接用於支持學生暑期公共事務實習計劃及獎學金,推薦並資助優秀的亞 裔青年進入國會及聯邦政府各部門實習。培養青年領袖人才,發展青年領導力,幫 助亞太裔第二代公共政策訓練。有關資料網站(http://www.opm.gov/combined- federal-campaign)

 國際領袖基金會在全美各地有 15 個分會,系全美著名的青年領袖人才訓練機構, 以提升美國亞裔地位,培育國際青年未來領袖,並結合美國政經資源,及促進美國 及亞太地區,國際交流活動為宗旨的非營利性組織。由在美國政界的亞裔傑出代 表、美國聯邦前商務部暨交通運輸部峰田部長,接任名譽理事長(Hon.Chairman) 美國聯邦前勞工部趙小蘭部長,同任名譽理事長職務(Hon.Chairwoman)。本會每 年舉辦全球性層級的表揚亞裔傑出楷模獎,每年獲獎者都是全美亞裔社區最優秀的 佼佼者。民主黨全國副主席日裔國會議員本田,路易斯安那州印度裔州長金杜爾, 國會議員趙美心,皆在歷年來的年會頒獎典禮上,獲贈代表「最佳公職服務獎」的 殊榮。

ILF Civic Fellowship Accepting Asian Pacific American Student Applications for 2015
The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2015 Civic Fellowship Program is open and ongoing until February 14, 2015. Every year, ILF’s selection committee identifies approximately 30 outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) college students to spend eight to ten weeks interning at a federal agency in Washington D.C. during the summer. 
Students accepted into the program are known as Civic Fellows and will receive a stipend of 2,000 dollars. In addition, they will attend weekly leadership seminars on Capitol Hill, learn networking skills and gain valuable, firsthand working knowledge of the American system of government. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, housing and living expenses.
“ILF has a stellar record of advocating for increased civic engagement and public service from the APA community,” said Chiling Tong, ILF’s Chief Executive Officer. “We need a greater representation of our community in government, and ILF’s goal is to train a new generation of successful leaders in their chosen fields and raise our community’s profile as engaged, American citizens who deserve to have our voices heard.”
Based on the interests and majors of selected Civic Fellowship candidates, ILF will work to place them with over a dozen federal agencies, as well as limited placements in congressional offices and the White House. “The ILF works hard to foster bright young APA youth who wish to experience the inner workings behind this great country’s national government, and provides effective training classes to enhance leadership skills,” said Norman Mineta, former Secretary of Transportation. Mr. Mineta is also the honorary chairman of ILF, while the Honorable Elaine Chao serves as honorary chairwoman. 
Undergraduate students of APA heritage who are United States citizens and possess a GPA of 3.0 and above are eligible for this fellowship. Applications must be recevied by February 14, 2015To learn more or submit an application, visit www.ileader.org
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About ILF
The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) has promoted the civic awareness, public service, and economic prosperity of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community as a non-profit organization. Our mission is to develop young leaders in the United States, Asia, and Pacific Rim countries in the fields of public affairs, entrepreneurship and international relations through a network of business and community leaders. ILF has a network of national advisory boards and global advisory councils in 15 cities and two continents, comprised of professional, civic and business leaders.  Since its founding in 2000, ILF has provided scholarships and leadership training for thousands of talented APA college students from across the country. 
國際領袖基金會宣布2015年暑期公共事務實習計劃
  
國際領袖基金會( International Leadership Foundation )11月6日(週四)透過全美分會會長聯線電話會議,宣佈2015年度「暑期公共事務實習計劃」即起開始報名,明年二月一日截止受理。
國際領袖基金會每年暑期都選拔約30名亞太裔傑出大學生前往白宮,國會等位於華府的聯邦政府機構,參加為期十週的公共事務實習計劃
獲選學生在週末期間,需參加國會山莊的領袖才能研討會,學習發展人際關係技巧,以及對美國政府系統最有價的第一手知識。
國際領袖基金會將承擔公共事務實習計劃費用,並發給每人二千元資助費用,但獲選學生需自付旅行及食宿費用。
            凡是在大學本科就讀,具美國公民身份,GPA 成績3.0以上的亞太裔學生,均可申請參加公共事務實習計劃。查詢詳情或遞交申請資料,可上網 www.ileader.org
國際領袖基金會的成立宗旨之一是推動亞太裔參與公共服務,提升亞太裔形象,擴大亞太裔在政府部門中的代表性,同時培養,訓練新一代亞裔成為各自領域中的領袖,會藉以提高亞太裔在美地位,聲音及能見度。
公共事務實習計劃是國際領袖基金會實踐前述理想的做法之一,將安排獲選學生進入空缺極為有限的白宮等國會機構實習,給學生們實地體驗美國聯邦層級政府內部運作過程的機會,藉以在耳濡目染中更有效率的學到如何做一名領袖。
2014年有超過30公共事務實習學生,獲安排進入10個聯邦政府部門的16個辦公室(其中包括國務院、國防部、商務部等),實習了八個星期。去年也是連續第5年,白宮從國際領袖基金會送交的名單中挑選實習生。

國際領袖基金會執行長董繼玲表示,該會的最主要宗旨是推動亞裔參與公共服務,輔導亞裔未來領袖順利融入美國主流社會,了解美國社會,政治運作機制,政策制定過程,學會如何為亞裔社區爭取最大權益。過去這些年來,該會曾為逾千名美國亞太裔,特別是華裔大學生,提供獎學金領袖訓練,以及進美國聯邦政府部門實習的機會。
2014年有200多名傑出大學生參加過該會舉辦的各項計劃,150多名傑出美國亞太裔學生參加了國際領袖基金會和「美國亞裔領袖訓練會(CAPAL)」合辦的培訓項目-「美國華府領導人才研討會」,以及該會依日程,性質,容分別舉辦的「領袖人才培訓及講習」活動。
            該會也藉著頒獎表揚亞裔傑出楷模,組團拜訪國會及政府各部會,來提升美國亞裔權益;藉推展國際交流計劃,舉辦企業與領袖高峰論壇,為國際青年領袖人才提供培訓機會,讓來自亞太地區國家的優秀企業及社區領袖、青年學員,和美國本地同儕彼此交流,互相研討國際事務,共創未來,形成全球青年領袖社群。
            國際領袖基金會有著名亞太裔領袖,前聯邦勞工部部長趙小蘭擔任名譽理事長,前交通部長豐田擔任基金會名譽主席。該會在全美各地設有分會,擔任會長者包括林美蓮 (舊金山),劉馨儀  (洛杉磯),孔慶超 (底特律),傅惠芬 (芝加哥),李學海 (紐約),黄國清 (華盛頓DC),伯尼莊麗香 (休斯頓),嚴培達 (奧蘭多),鄭漢城 (邁阿密),葉超, 子平 (新英格蘭),小燕 (西雅圖),Anila Ali (橙縣),簡衛 (亞特蘭大)等。其他的榮譽會長和委員會主委包括孫陳小鳴,來蘇,許文忠,陳鈞亞,趙惠普,沈郭逸媛,羅維宗,周燕霞,韓麗莉等。

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About the Civic Fellowship 
The ILF Civic Fellowship is one of the nation’s most prestigious civic leadership development programs, designed specifically to foster the next generation of APA leaders. Each Fellow participates in a supervised training program, including a public service internship and regular seminars, to learn how to access government and public policy to help the community. The ILF helps prepare its Fellows to become future leaders in the academic, cultural, business, community, professional, and public sectors.  The Fellows also take part in training sessions with CORO, an organization that provides leadership skills training to assure that our democratic system of government can more effectively meet the needs of its citizens. ILF has provided scholarships and leadership training to over 1,200 select Asian Pacific American (APA) college students from across the nation over the past decade.
Partners 
ILF Civic Fellows attend the Washington Leadership Program (WLP) hosted by the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL). The WLP, which is often called CAPAL Leadership Training on Capitol Hill, provides weekly seminars on APA issues; inviting prominent speakers and policy makers and network opportunities with other young professionals in Washington DC. ILF is a sponsor of CAPAL. Please visit their website for more information.
CORO provides a specialized program for ILF Civic Fellows, which includes one-day intensive leadership training and public speeches/presentations on leadership and lessons from their federal internship. Please visit their website for more information. Special thanks to Mr. Steven Redfield, who has trained our Civic Fellows every year.
Application 
Students must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Please find more info from the 2015 Application page.
Program Initiatives and Benefits 
  • Leadership & Education: Trainings and seminars by partner organizations (CORO, CAPAL)
  • Networking with APA business, community, and political leaders and ILF fellow alumni (young professionals)
  • Public Speech practice and opportunities
  • Public Service & Civic Awareness: Federal Agency internship, understand the public policy-making process, discuss critical APA issues
  • Discover D.C.: Visit landmarks of Washington D.C. and talk about their history
Fellows will receive financial assistance of about $2,000.00 for their 8-week internship. Internship placements at a federal agency, non-profit or non-governmental organization or a congressional office will be arranged by ILF and will try to meet the interests of the fellow.
Program Requirements 
Our selections and scholarships are merit-based. Fellows are required to attend all ILF-organized events, seminars, briefings and tours. Students will be responsible for their travel arrangements, from housing to other living expenses.
Previous Fellows have interned at the following agencies and departments
The White House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Department of Commerce (DOC)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of Education (ED)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Department of Interior (DOI)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of Labor (DOL)
Department of State (DOS)
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Department of the Treasury
United States Mint of the Department of the Treasury
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Peace Corps
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
US General Services Administration (GSA)
Where They Are Now
Benjamin Chou, U.S. House of Representatives (2013 Fellow) Carmen Ye, U.S. Agency for International Development (2013 Fellow)
Jacqueline Jin, U.S. Department of State (2013 Fellow)
Alex Wu, the Executive Office of the President (2013 Fellow)
Kenny Chen, Director of International Relations Heroic Imagination Project (2011 Fellow)
Han Liu, Cornell Law School (2009 Fellow)
Letitia Wu, U.S. Department of Justice (2009 Fellow)
Hannah Kim, U.S. House of Representatives (2009 Fellow)
Henry Huang, CEO of California Healthcom Group (2008 Fellow)
Yen-Fu Chen, Deloitte Consulting LLP (2006 Fellow)
Jennifer Hsu, co-Founder of Clairvoyant Technologies (2005 Fellow)
 Testimonials 
I adapted quickly to my new high-paced and energetic environment in Washington D.C. and learned the ins and outs of how our government really works. – Daniyal Ali,2009
Various speaker series and professional development groups helped me hone my networking and professional skills. - Nirant Gupta, 2010
I got a better understanding of what it means to be an Asian American and what challenges we all have today. – Linda Ren, 2014
I learned the importance of trying to understand the government and regulatory environment, as they really do affect all parts of our lives. – Chris Wu, 2014

國際領袖基金會第二度入選
2013 聯邦政府慈善活動 (CFC) 最佳慈善事業組織名錄

國際領袖基金會(International Leadership Foundation) 第二度選2013 聯邦政府慈善活動(CFC - Combined Federal Campaign最佳慈善事業組織名錄。 CFC 白宮人事(Office of Personnel Management) 主辦 是世界上最大和最成功的年度職場慈善活動,經過嚴格的評比全美最佳的慈善事業組織建議並鼓勵聯邦政府僱員支持慈善事業以提高社會的生活
國際領袖基金會在全美各地計有15個分會,全美著名的青年領袖人才訓練機構,是以提升美國亞裔地位培育國際青年未來領袖結合美國政經資源促進美國亞太地區國際交流活動為宗旨的非營利組織。國際領袖基金會以其傑出使命感、穩健的財務管理及審計制度得以再度獲選

本基金會現由在美國政界亞裔傑出代表,前美國聯邦商務部暨交通運輸部峰田部長及前美國聯邦勞工部趙小蘭部長,同任名譽理事長職務(Hon. Chairman & Hon. Chairwoman)

本會每年頒發全球性層級之亞裔傑出楷模獎,每年獲獎者均為全美亞裔社區最優秀的成員。民主黨全國副主席日裔國會議員本田,路易斯安那州印度裔州長金杜爾,國會議員趙美心,皆在歷年來的年會頒獎典禮上,獲贈代表「最佳公職服務獎」的殊榮。

本會全美分會現任會長包括林美蓮 (舊金山),  孫陳小鳴 (洛杉磯),   吳小 (西雅圖),  孔慶超 (底特律),  葉超,  吳子 (新英格蘭),  倪幼薇 (芝加哥),  李學海 (紐約),   黄國清 (華盛頓DC) , 伯尼莊麗香 (休斯頓),  嚴培達 (奧蘭多) ,  Anila Ali (橙縣) , 其他榮譽會長和委員會主委包括吳來,  許文忠,  趙惠普,  沈郭逸,  羅維宗,  周燕霞,  韓麗莉, 陳鈞亞等。
國際領袖基金會( CFC編號24372 )的捐款將直接用於支持學生暑期公共事務實習計畫獎學金、推薦並資助優秀的亞裔青年進入國會及聯邦政府各部門實習。青年領袖人才發展青領導力,幫助亞太裔第二代公共政策練。相關資料請查閱基金會網站(http://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign)

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中式家庭教育在刘云平成长过程中有非常重要的影响

中式家庭教育在刘云平成长过程中有非常重要的影响
美国加利福尼亚州首位当选联邦众议员的华裔第一代移民刘云平,一月六日在华盛顿宣誓就职。刘云平邀请全家人陪同出席就职仪式,共同见证了这一荣耀的时刻、分享成功的喜悦。
刘云平三岁随父母从台湾移民来美,在一个普通移民家庭中经历了所有新移民生存之路。从参选洛杉矶南部城市托伦斯市市议员开始、到加州众议员、加州参议员、再到现在的美国联邦众议员,坚定的信念和付出的努力令全美华裔社区感到骄傲,华人家长对于刘云平成长过程中的家庭教育的方式,更是想一探究竟。
在刘云平当选之夜,刘云平父亲刘天擎与母亲丘继聪表示,两人的教育子女的方式,各有不同,父亲是比较传统的中式教育理念,要求比较严格;妈妈则是慈母式的教育,强调以爱的教育方式为主,但都离不开深深的中华文化烙印。
他们至今仍记得,正在上初中的刘云平有一次在帮助父母除草后,和父母交谈,隔壁的同学帮助家里做事都可以有零花钱收入的,我们家里是否也可以这样?妈妈就告诉他,一种方式就是当地家庭较为流行的帮家里做事赚取零花钱,另一种就是我们华人家庭的方式,每个人都有为家庭工作的义务,家庭也为每位成员的需求提供支持和保障。你可以自己选择一种方式。刘云平在考虑后告诉妈妈,他还是选择华人家庭的方式。以后也再也没有提出过这类的要求。
刘天擎则清楚地记得,刘云平从来不和他顶嘴,也很照顾小他5岁的弟弟。弟弟小时候参加棒球队比赛,父亲时间有限,但刘云平都会提议等弟弟打完球再走。自己的玩具也都非常愿意和弟弟分享。
高中时因为成绩和表现优异,刘云平获得了美国空军的大学奖学金,在体检时发现视力不好,空军表示不符合录取要求,但承诺的奖学金继续有效。刘云平则自己主动和空军联络,表达自己热爱美国和热爱空军的真切之心,最后竟然感动了空军,又获得了服役空军的机会。
高中毕业时,历史课老师表示,刘云平是他有史以来教过的最优秀的学生;而刘云平在高中毕业谈及未来志向时,其中一个就是将来要当美国联邦参议员。
刘云平的父母表示,他们自身工作较忙,但是一直努力让子女进入当地最好的学校接受教育,自己的言传身教当然也会影响到自己的子女。刘云平非常孝顺,大学毕业后每月都给奶奶寄零花钱,直到奶奶去世。之后又一直给外婆寄零花钱。在美国成长的孩子,一般很少会这样做的,非常难得。
刘云平的妈妈表示,孩子的未来将会有更多的压力和挑战,父母爱的教育一样有用,给他们未来的人生留下美好的回忆。
与刘云平居住在同一城市的全美中华青年联合会会长任向东表示,中式家庭教育在刘云平的成长过程中发挥了重要的影响力,养成了刘云平努力进取、诚实、谦和、沉稳和忠诚的从政风格。
刘云平参加工作以后也曾积极参加华人社团,在参与华裔律师协会活动结识了同为律师的太太詹碧琪。
从刘云平的成长道路来看,华裔家庭非常有必要在子女成长过程中,强化中华文化的传授,培养华裔青少年对中华文化的充分自信。(AACYF洛杉矶讯)