Solutions for America

Solutions for America is an initiative where Thought Leadership is used to address some of America’s most pressing challenges. Members choose a problem or issues they want to engage in and provide thought leadership around a strategy towards solutions. An impact committee is formed and members work to craft a perspective on a possible solution. The white papers or decks created are then shared with significant civic leaders, including senators, members of congress and mayors who engage in conversations with us to expand their own learning and thinking on the subject matter. Members may also participate in follow up education or feedback with leaders as valuable solutions strategies are formed.

Immigrant Success Stories

Leaders Forum is proud to collaborate with New American Economy in highlighting AAPI and other immigrant group's contribution to the U.S. economy and America's culture. As part of our partnership, we are gathering stories from our member consortium & associated networks about family immigration journeys and success in America.

If you have a story to tell - please fill out our Immigrant Success Stories form.

Student Debt Wealth Gap Report

The Student Debt Wealth Gap Report was Leaders Forum first thought leadership white paper.  It examines the implications of student debt on the US Economy and the factors that inhibits all Americans who are saddled with student debt to contribute fully to the economy over time.

Investing in America

Investing in America was Leaders Forum’s second thought leadership piece in the form of a slide deck. It was driven by 5 executive LF members from California, Texas & North Carolina. It examines the intersections between American families and their economic and personal family needs and how those needs impact their ability to survive and thrive in the U.S. The deck was presented to various senators in the fall of 2018 in Washington D.C. LF appreciates the thought leadership by other associated organizations who work on Paid Family Leave in the US including PLUS and the CA Work and Family Coalition.

Asian American Pacific Opportunity Zone Report

AAPI Opportunity Zones takes a Federal Administration policy of highlighting investing in America and layers on demographic AAPI data on population growth for strategic investments opportunities in different regions of the US.

Census Cross Pollination

During these very uncertain times, the 2020 Census process has adapted by offering it online, by phone, or by mail. According to George Washington Institute of Public Policy, in fiscal year 2017, 316 federal spending programs relied on 2010 Census-derived data to distribute $1.504 trillion to state and local governments, nonprofits, businesses, and households across the nation. This figure accounted for 7.8 percent of Gross Domestic Product in fiscal year 2017. It is important that individuals are counted in all communities so funding for essential infrastructure reaches the communities who need it most.

Census Time

Cultivated over two years, Leaders Forum created relationships between public, private and non-profit leaders to create a free, easy to use resource for non-profits across America. LF members Rebecca & Antonio Altamirano of Tangelo Technologies created the Census Time website partnering with countusin2020.org to induce increased discourse around the 2020 Census. On the website you can take the pledge to ensure everyone in your community is counted and to find out more information on how to take the census online. Please take the pledge as an individual or corporation to take the 2020 Census.

AREAA and LF Census Video Collaboration

Asian Real Estate Association of America and Leaders Forum encourage everyone to be counted and take the Census. AREAA has partnered with the 2020 Census to offer many resources with the goal of producing the highest AAPI turnout in U.S. Census history. The resources include general 2020 Census information with how to fill it out, how to become a Census worker, and Census resources available in several AAPI languages.

AREAA/LF Census 2020 Video

PEW Research Center Data Disaggregation & Demographics

Pew Research Center is working on its next major AAPI study under the outstanding  leadership of Neil Ruiz PhD, who is a Filipino- American and the Associate Director, Global Migration & Demography Research. This work on what AAPI immigrants think has not been done as recently as compared to other affinity / racial groups. LF has signed an agreement with Pew and, along with others, is helping to foster the study to completion since many organizations depend on the Pew data to start from to reduce their own costs for additional research data.