Saturday, June 23, 2012

OCA-East Bay & San Francisco offering OCA's Mentoring Asian American Professional (MAAP) program this Fall in San Francisco

 OCA ( is a national Asian Pacific American advocacy organization that has 80 chapters and college affiliates across the country and a National Center in Washington, D.C. Through funding from the UPS Foundation, the OCA National Center has been offering a professional mentoring program called Mentoring Asian American Professionals (MAAP) in different parts of the country. OCA East Bay/Oakland and San Francisco Chapters are hosting the MAAP program this fall. It involves a one-on-one mentorship pairing and a few in-person large group networking convenings at San Francisco City Hall. OCA is bringing in professional trainers at the large group convenings to share helpful career development tips.

 There will be three large group networking convenings that will happen on Thursday nights at SF City Hall:

  • Introductory Network Convening August 23, 2012 
  • Midway Network Convening October 4, 2012 
  • Final Network Convening TBA (probably early November) 
Outside of the large group convenings, mentors and mentees will be paired together and we would encourage them to get together for coffee or at least stay in contact. Program participation costs $40 coming with a one year OCA membership or it's free for current OCA members. For OCA this program is also a member recruitment tool, and there are some benefits of OCA membership as well, one of which being there thousands of OCA members across the country, many of whom will be converging on Las Vegas in August for the OCA National Convention:

 OCA chapters host different events in the Bay Area, and membership dues feed into those local and national advocacy efforts. 

TO REGISTER: Go to (ALL APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 13TH) Space is limited but please feel free to forward this opportunity to your networks.

If you have questions about the program, you can contact Clifford Yee ( or Mike Lok (

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