(Washington-DC) - OAPIA developed a 94-page toolkit titled “Reach Out: Connecting with Asian and Pacific Islanders” to support DC Agency’s and local government Agencies efforts to effectively serve the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) population in the District of Columbia.
The toolkit covers the areas of data collection, outreach, cultural competency, and bilingual hiring by providing resources and effective tips. It also includes a step-by-step process on effective engagement in the API community, by providing Agencies with tools to build better government-community partnerships.
“This is a very exciting time for our office, and we hope that Agencies will combine these tools with their strategies to better serve the API community,” said Soohyun Koo, OAPIA Director.
The toolkit is available online on the OAPIA website*, and it will be delivered to DC government Agencies. For more information please contact Neel Saxena at 202-727-3120.