Andrea returned to CACF in 2010 and oversees Membership and Capacity Building. Andrea engages CACF’s 50+ member organizations by keeping them informed about key policy issues, inviting members to participate in advocacy campaigns, increasing their visibility through information and resource sharing, and promoting collaborative opportunities. CACF member organizations are dedicated to promoting culturally competent, linguistically appropriate, and immigrant accessible services that meet the needs of Asian Pacific American children and families. Additionally, to enhance the capacity of member organizations to better serve our community and build a stronger pan-Asian voice in policymaking, Andrea is responsible for implementing monthly capacity building trainings focused on strengthening leadership development, organizational development, program development, and community engagement. She oversees CACF’s strategic communications and maintains regular communication with community-based organizations, decisionmakers, funders, and other key stakeholders by coordinating publication of CACF’s newsletters and disseminating materials to support CACF’s advocacy efforts. Andrea provides vital operational and administrative support to all CACF initiatives, including CACF’s fundraising efforts. Andrea previously worked at CACF from 2003 to 2006 as the Outreach and Education Coordinator, responsible for managing community partnerships and supporting our youth leadership program. She was also the Project Assistant for Project CORE (Children Overcoming through Resources and Education), a post-9/11 training and community education program. Previous to CACF, Andrea was the information and membership coordinator for the Asian American Arts Alliance, a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to supporting the work of pan-Asian American artists and arts organizations. Andrea received her Bachelor of Arts in History, with concentrations in education and Asian Pacific American studies, from Oberlin College, and a Masters in Education from Hunter College, specializing in Early Education and Special Education.