Community Healing and Intergenerational Support: An Interview with Nkauj Iab Yang of SEARAC

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and we want to use this opportunity to highlight some of the amazing work that our member organizations are doing on behalf of AAPI elders. We spoke with Nkauj Iab Yang, the California Director of Policy and Programs at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). When Nkauj Iab was hired in 2016, she wrote a beautiful blog post about her family and her heritage. Now, we talk with Nkauj Iab about her work with SEARAC and some of the challenges facing AAPI older adults today.

What is your role with SEARAC?
My title is the California.... Read More

             

NHCOA Promotes Leadership, Advocacy and Community-Driven Solutions at Miami Open Forum

NHCOA

This post originally appeared on the NHCOA blog.

The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) brought together more than 100 elected officials, social advocates and service providers along with members of the older adult population in an open forum in the Miami-Dade College InterAmerican Campus on June 9th. This safe space gave those present the opportunity to discuss solutions to issues such as economic insecurity, hunger and unaffordable housing.

I am really excited about our forum as this is an important year. It is not only an election year, but it is also a year during which we.... Read More

             

American Society on Aging – Leadership Institute

Strong leaders and leadership are the cornerstone of success. Great leaders set the direction, build an innovative and inspiring vision, align others with that vision, and mobilize their team to make impact. They have the ability to change the world.

The American Society on Aging (ASA) recently held their annual Aging in America Conference in Washington D.C. There were over 3,000 attendees from across the country learning about how to better serve and promote quality of life for older adults. As the field of aging transforms, ASA has a particular focus on cultivating a new generation of leaders. The ASA Leadership Institute is a five-day experience that offers individuals the opportunity to grow through a series of.... Read More

             

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center Expands Leadership Team with New California Director

This post originally appeared on the SEARAC blog.

Washington, DC – The Board of Directors and staff of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) are pleased to announce that Ron Muriera has been named director of SEARAC’s California office, based in Sacramento. Muriera brings more than 20 years of experience as a passionate community advocate, seasoned organizational leader, skillful communicator, and strategic thinker.

“What excites us most about Ron is his extensive experience as a bridge builder who transcends racial and ethnic lines,” said Quyen Dinh, executive director, SEARAC. “We are impressed with his extensive track record as a strong ambassador for diverse communities of color, who trust in him and are proud to have.... Read More