February 2019
C elebrating Our Stories
NAPCA was founded 40 years ago on November 1, 1979 to address the divide between AAPI elderly and the services they were entitled to. In 40 years, NAPCA has directly served tens of thousands of AAPI elders and indirectly provided assistance to approximately 100,000 more.

In February, NAPCA began production of the 40 for 40 Campaign. This is an initiative to commemorate our 40 years by telling 40 of our seniors' stories.

NAPCA’s Los Angeles and Chicago teams invited program participants, who are currently active or exited with permanent jobs, to share their stories as well as NAPCA’s impact on their lives for the 40 for 40 Campaign. The seniors approached this campaign with trepidation, but on filming day, they became proud storytellers of their lives. Pictured is a hopeful Ms. Li in Los Angeles, who stated: “Since I have training from NAPCA, I will be able to find a job.”  

Stay tuned!
On February 22, the World Journal, the largest Chinese language newspaper in the United States interviewed NAPCA's Michelle Kuo, SEE Program Project Director on how the SEE program supports AAPI aging adults with employment throughout the country.
Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) enrollees in Seattle met informally over lunch with local NAPCA SEE Director Lois Kohashi-Sinclair to talk about their experiences with the recent government shutdown which affected the Environmental Protection Agency, where they provide support for various work units. The uncertainty about how long it would last was a major concern, and everyone was glad to be back to work. Enrollees thanked NAPCA for staying in touch during the shutdown, and for calculating and providing retroactive pay so quickly after. NAPCA CEO Joon Bang was in attendance and heard general questions and concerns from the group about current SEE program policies, as well as suggestions for improvement.
How We Serve
Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
SCSEP is the nation’s only job training program that promotes self-sufficiency with permanent employment for low-income, unemployed job seekers who are 55 years and older. Click here to learn more about SCSEP .
Employment (SEE)
The Senior Environmental Employment Program, also known as SEE, assists the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal, state, and local agencies in meeting their environmental mandates by using the talents and experience of workers 55 years of age and older. Click here to learn more about SEE .
Services (ACES)
The Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services Program, also known as ACES, assists the US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service by providing workers 55 years of age and older to support conservation-related programs.   Click here to learn more about ACES .
National Resource
Center on AAPI
The National Resource Center on AAPI Aging is the nation’s first and only technical assistance resource center dedicated to building the capacity of long-term service and support systems to equitably serve AAPI older adults and their caregivers. Click here to learn more about NAPCA's Resource Center .
NAPCA's Team Spotlight
A constituent group of the American Society on Aging, the Network of Multicultural Aging (NOMA) is a national community of individuals and organizations who are concerned with diversity and working toward cultural competence on all levels. Among others, a major goal of NOMA is to promote the understanding, appreciation and use of cultural differences as a critical factor in the development of systems, institutions and programs in the aging network. Our Director of Technical Assistance, Heather Chun, will be the new incoming chair of NOMA, carrying with her a deep rooted commitment to instill NAPCA’s mission and values into her new role. Through her leadership, Heather looks forward to expanding opportunities to promote the well-being and quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as they age. 
NAPCA congratulates Jack LaPeer, an enrollee in the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) program, who works at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, for being an integral part of a team awarded Recognition Coins by their organization. The team used a tracking tool to identify data discrepancies and potential mismanagement of hazardous waste. Their conscientious work, professionalism, and teamwork in the Hazardous Waste Section of the Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division demonstrated excellence in team results, collaboration, loyalty, and camaraderie. Jack has been a SEE enrollee with NAPCA since 2007.