BENEFITING: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
EVENT DATE: Feb 14, 2016
Race to Empower Pacific Islander Communities
At Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC), we believe that we are in a unique time and position to address and solve some of the hardships our communities face. We believe that an essential first step in doing that is by creating a STRONG base of leaders who are conscious, compassionate, and committed to leading community-building and problem-solving for our communities. In that belief, we created Pacific Islander Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT) in 2013; a culture-based and community-focused leadership empowerment program for Pacific Islander college students. PILOT has graduated 90+ fellows and have touched 2,500 students over the past 2 years. We are running the LA Marathon to raise funds for PILOT, which holds 2 week-long institutes per year with 4 monthly skills-building workshops following each institute. We believe in the change we can make in the lives of our families. We believe that change is possible with the village we are building through PILOT.