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Serve on the Board

 You cannot learn to lead from reading a book or sitting in class. To be a leader, you must learn by doing. NAAAP-Chicago has been transforming itself to serve the Asian Pacific Islander professional community at higher levels than ever before. Our leadership team today is strong and talented.  Become a part of our team; make meaningful change in our community. We are looking for serious candidates who have passion and enthusiasm for positive and lasting change.

Why Consider Board Service with NAAAP?

Leadership Development

Board service provides opportunities for individuals to develop and exercise leadership skills in a supportive environment. Members gain experience in decision-making, consensus-building, and strategic thinking, enhancing their leadership capabilities.

Professional Development

Board service offers valuable opportunities for professional growth and skill development  in governance, strategic planning, financial management, fundraising, and leadership —all of which are highly transferable skills.

Impactful Contribution

Serving on a nonprofit board allows you to make a tangible difference in the Chicago AAPI community and contribute to a cause you are passionate about.


Board service provides opportunities to network with other passionate individuals, including fellow board members, donors, and community leaders. These connections can lead to new friendships, collaborations, and career opportunities.

Legacy Building

Serving on a nonprofit board allows you to leave a lasting impact and create a positive legacy. Board members help shape the future direction of the organization, leaving behind a legacy of meaningful change and progress.

Learning Opportunities

Board service exposes individuals to diverse perspectives, challenges, and experiences. Members learn about different sectors, issues, and best practices in nonprofit management, governance, and operations.

Philanthropic Investment

Board members contribute financially to the organizations, aligning their philanthropic values with their personal and professional commitments. Their financial support helps sustain and advance the organization’s mission and programs.

Personal Fulfillment

Many find fulfillment and satisfaction in giving back to the community and making a positive difference. Serving on a nonprofit board can be personally rewarding and enriching, fostering a sense of purpose and fulfillment.