Next Generation Leaders Service Projects

Each year, Committee of 100’s Next Generation Leaders class develops a series of service projects dedicated to supporting the dual mission of Committee of 100. The service projects are designed to showcase the positive social impact and community building that Committee of 100’s NGLs work toward in collaborating with Committee of 100 Members, staff and the AAPI community at large. 

Class of 2023 Service Project: Breaking Career Ceilings and Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin

The metrics of professional success and the career challenges that Asians face are not only about climbing up the ladder of an organization, industry, or profession. People in different fields have different values and goals, not limited to pursuing leadership positions. Cultural differences, a history of stereotyping and even unconscious bias can all be foundational elements for the challenges that Asians face when advancing in the workplace. Being comfortable in one’s own skin is a challenge that faces the Asian population on a daily basis. Committee of 100’s Next Generation Leaders program convened a panel of experts across business, government ,the performing arts, and academia to share stories, experiences, and strategies for breaking through career ceilings faced by Asians in the U.S. workplace. We hope that you can apply their insights and actionable takeaways to your own career as we collectively seek to break barriers, challenge assumptions, and create a more inclusive and equitable future for all.


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Class of 2023 Service Project: Assessing Barriers and Needs for New York State Middle School Teachers Adapting AAPI Curriculum: An Information Gathering Project

In the United States, we see growing legislative movements and community interests to ensure that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) history is mandated and taught in the K-12 curriculum. While there is an increasing body of AAPI curricular material available for teachers, creating teacher buy-in to teach AAPI studies still needs to be better understood. In 2023, there were bills introduced to mandate the inclusion of Asian American and Pacific Islander History in New York’s public school curriculums. Through survey data, Committee of 100’s Next Generation Leaders initiative highlighted gaps and barriers from 6th-8th grade (middle school) teachers in New York in implementing AAPI curriculum in the classroom. The survey received over 1,600 responses from middle school teachers in New York about their experiences teaching AAPI curriculum.


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