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NextGen
Empower U

The NextGen Empower U will empower the next generation of AAPI to be successful in many facets of their lives. This three-month program will help each participant discover and define their own personal definition of life success acknowledging that their definition of being successful will change throughout their lifetime. Our program’s focus will touch on topics including relationship building and communication, education and career development, and financial management while providing transferable skills that the participants will be able to use throughout their lives.

Key Benefits for Participants

  • Be able to discover and define your personal definition of life success
  • Mentorship and guidance from our experienced NextGen Program Director
  • Obtain practical tools and techniques to achieve success
  • Develop lifelong learning and transferable skills
  • Gain valuable insight from experienced community and industry experts

Be part of our next cohort.

Check back in July 2023 to apply.

Applications for this year’s cohort has closed.

Program Details

Please consider the following commitments before applying to participate in this program.

  • 3-Month Program from
    September to November 2022
  • 5 In-person Sessions*
  • 1 Graduation Ceremony
  • Meets Every Other Friday
  • 1.5-Hour Sessions from
    10:30 am – 12 pm
  • Sessions Will Be Held On-campus at Sacramento State*
 
*In-person sessions and graduation ceremony are subject to CDC COVID-19 restrictions.
 
**Session location is subject to change

Session Schedule & Topics

This program will focus on unlocking the three keys to success including:

  • September 9 – Life Success: Creating your Vision for Success
  • September 23 – Relationship Success: Understanding and Creating Healthy Relationships
  • October 7 – Education Success: Creating your Personal Toolkit through Education
  • October 21 – Career Success: Navigating Your Career Throughout Your Lifetime
  • November 4 – Wealth Success: Generating Wealth to Create Financial Independence
  • November 18 – Graduation: Putting It All Together
 
Meeting dates and topics are subject to change. 

Ideal Candidates

The ideal NextGen Empower U candidates are self motivated, dedicated and open minded to personal exploration and growth. They understand the value of building a strong foundation for success, lifelong learning, and the strength of relationships and financial independence.

  • Culturally Diverse***
  • Currently enrolled in an educational institution, training program, recent college graduate, or young adult in the workforce
  • Desire to create a personal growth plan to achieve life success
  • Committed to attend and enthusiastically participate in all program sessions and activities
 
 

***We highly encourage candidates of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent to apply, but candidates of all backgrounds are welcome as well. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or age in our programs or activities.

Jim Tabuchi

Meet our Program Director

Jim Tabuchi

Jim Tabuchi first started working with Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce 15 years ago as the Program Director for the Catalyst Program. For nine years he mentored and developed leaders. These Catalyst grads can be seen throughout the community, leading corporate and non-profit organizations.

Jim has an extensive background that includes high tech corporate management, non-profit leadership and program development. He is educated in electrical engineering and applied that to become a Senior Manager in Hewlett-Packard. He then applied his management experience to grow the Sacramento Mandarins to become a leading arts non-profit organization, providing music education programs for over a thousand youth every year. He provides consulting services and leadership coaching to numerous organizations. His impact can be seen in numerous industries including high tech, education, banking, utilities, health care, government and more.

As a Program Director, Jim offers insightful mentorship pulling from his vast experience in leadership and community development.

Class II | 2021 Program Roster

Gabriel-Anita Bailey

Family Studies and Human Development

Junior

Dhruvisha Budhani

Business Analytics and Management Information Systems

Senior

Yao Chin

Economics and Business

Junior

Maelani Gumataotao

Biological Science

Junior

Annalise Harlow

Sociology

Tooba Ishaq

Social Work

Senior

Kalolaine Kaufusi

Ethnic Studies

Junior

Mark Anthony King, III

Political Science

Graduate Student

Sydney Kushida

Business

Vivian Le

Health Science

Junior

Mari-Jaeh Leandado

Business Administration

Senior

Alliha Mahboob

Computer Science

Freshman

Victoria Fatima Manasra

Clinical Lab Science

Junior

Maanvee Mehrotra

Business Administration

Senior

Deepika Monga

Computer Science

Junior

Danny Nguyen

Civil Engineering

Graduate Student

Adrian Pena-Rodriguez

Simurtej Singh

Biological Science

Junior

LeiAloha Taukave-Langman

Sociology

Senior

Nhu Tran

Kinesiology

Graduate Student

Dallas Vue

Biology

Junior

Angelina Xiong

Child Development

Junior

Andrew Yoon

Biology

Junior

Fnu Zabihullah

Computer Science

Senior

Past Program Participant Highlight

“Dear CalAsian Foundation,

I am reaching out with some exciting news. Today, I am formally stepping into the role of Evaluation and Learning Manager at Teen Success, Inc.! It is a very exciting transition and I can’t wait to see what I can do in this new capacity. Thank you for your influence and support; NextGen definitely gave me a new comfort and confidence in myself and the work I want to do.

Alexis Dumonchelle

Alexis Dumonchelle
The NextGen program exceeded my expectations; through presentations from guest speakers, interacting with other youth in the community, and engaging in critical dialogue, I learned how to play an active role in my community and the world beyond it. As a result of this program, I feel better equipped to “play the game”—to better utilize my resources and grow my network. NextGen (and the team that made it happen) influenced how I view real, effective change in Sacramento by giving me tools to connect with others, to hold myself and my city accountable, and to find my voice and what is worth saying.
Alexis Dumonchelle
Evaluation and Learning Manager, Teen Success, Inc.
The NextGen program exceeded my expectations; through presentations from guest speakers, interacting with other youth in the community, and engaging in critical dialogue, I learned how to play an active role in my community and the world beyond it. As a result of this program, I feel better equipped to “play the game”—to better utilize my resources and grow my network. NextGen (and the team that made it happen) influenced how I view real, effective change in Sacramento by giving me tools to connect with others, to hold myself and my city accountable, and to find my voice and what is worth saying.
Alexis Dumonchelle
Evaluation and Learning Manager, Teen Success, Inc.

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