Louie Sawi joined CACF as a Policy Coordinator in January 2019. Working with CACF co-executive members and staff, CACF member agencies and partners, community leaders, elected and appointed officials, and other advocacy organizations, he develops and coordinates support for CACF’s policy and legislative agenda. More specifically, Louie organizes advocacy-driven, coalition-building work in health for the Asian Pacific American community on a state level.
Louie has a history of building community to help the marginalized and most vulnerable groups. To name a few, he served in Peace Corps as a Community Health Advisor supporting the HIV and AIDS population in the southern African country of Malawi. Louie also provided capacity building in development for Harlem Lacrosse, a NYC-based nonprofit helping behaviorally challenged youth.
For the last four years, he has been active as a voluntary organizer in local and international advocacy for the social justice and human rights of Filipinos with the grassroots-based organization of the New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines. Louie holds a bachelor’s in Political Science and Sociology from Old Dominion University, and an M.A. in International Affairs, concentrated in governance and human rights, from The New School.