State Farm continues to fund OCA leadership program

The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) received a $125,200 grant from State Farm this year.

The grant will be utilized in 2010 to support OCA’s APIA U: Leadership 101, an Asian/Pacific Islander American college leadership training program, and the upcoming Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)/OCA Leadership Conference in May.

This program, which takes place from March to May in eight collegiate schools, has been sponsored by State Farm since 1994. It is designed to introduce participants to the political process.

“Our commitment to education excellence for all students is a top priority as we help build safer, stronger, better-educated communities,” said Leslie Moe-Kaiser, from corporate public affairs at State Farm.

The OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. ♦

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