Strategic Planning Session
Developing Life Skills

Developing Life Skills

Financial Literacy, Career Development & Connections

Financial Literacy

Career Development

Networking & Connections


The Asian Chamber Foundation Leadership Development program engages AAPI students who are interested in learning important life skills that will allow them to be successful in their life journeys. From first-generation to non-traditional students, this program provides participants with knowledge in Financial Literacy, Career Development, Networking and Board Readiness.

If you would like to help support this programming so that it can be offered to undergraduates at no cost, please email


Engage with undergraduates to help them prepare for post-graduate life: Help fill knowledge gaps so that participants feel adequately prepared whether they intend to pursue business creation, working in government or in private sector.

Build relationships in the AAPI community so the Asian Chamber Foundation can better serve them and their needs: Gain greater understanding of the priorities of the AAPI community and those pursuing higher education so the Asian Chamber Foundation can aid them in while in school and when they start exploring careers.

2022 Spring Program

ACFC is pleased to launch the 2022 Leadership Development program starting in March. Individuals will have the opportunity to engage with experts in areas such as finance, career development, interviewing & resume building, small business ownership, homeownership and serving on boards or with local chambers. Upon completion of the program Alum will have access to mentors, one on one sessions with instructors and other foundation support.

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrates participation within the broad umbrella of the Asian American Pacific Islander Community as a member, ally or supporter.
  • A desire to grow personal skills in the areas of career development, networking, financial literacy and becoming board-ready.
  • Commitment to attend and fully engage in all four courses of the program.

Program Schedule:
The ACFC Leadership Development Program runs 6pm- 8pm on: 03/23, 03/30, 04/6, 04/13, 04/20 and 04/27. We ask that you confirm your availability to attend these six sessions prior to applying to the program. If you are unable to attend all six please consider postponing to a later session of the program when you are available. We will not be able to provide certificates or alum benefits
to individuals who do not complete at minimum 5 classes.

Program Topics (including but not limited to):

  • Social Interactions – networking and public speaking
  • Tips from community leaders, elders or officials
  • Career connections
    • Resume building
    • Interview skills
  • Personal and Business Finances
    • Credit and debt
    • Home Ownership and Apartment Lease Agreements
    • Tax 101
    • Small Business Financing
  • Local Government and Board of Directors
  • Spring 2022 Program Schedule

The tuition for the ACFC Leadership Development Program will be waived for the 2022 session. Participants are responsible for their own travel to sessions, which will be held at the American Red Cross building on 444 Sherman St. in Denver CO. Ample free parking is available. Meals will be provided and stipends can be awarded for individuals who show that commuting to classes will be a burden.

We encourage students and young professionals to submit their application by March 9, 2022.

Download application form here.

Please contact Alyssa Nilemo at with any questions.

Have any Questions?

Have any Questions?

Frequently asked questions

Our mission to is assist our underrepresented AAPI minority communities in the Denver metro area.

We strive to make 100% donor advised funds available to those we help. But there may be small administrative overhead (2% – 5%) to help run a program. Please contact us for any questions.

Indeed! We are always open and receptive to ideas and suggestions. If you’d like to volunteer to lead a section of a program, please contact us.