May 16, 2018
Before Seema became executive director of National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD), she led Chhaya, an influential local nonprofit representing South Asians in Queens, New York. That experience informs her work with CAPACD, whose 100 members provide housing, youth, and small business services for East Asians and South Asians across the nation.CAPACD's asset building efforts for low-income APIs has become increasingly challenging in our nation's hostile political environment. As Seema explains, an attack on immigrants is an attack on CAPACD's staff and members. Far from being discouraged, Seema sees the current moment as the time to exercise CAPACD's advocacy muscle. Learn how National CAPACD is making it happen.