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MAPAAC Initiatives

MAPAAC is dedicated to amplifying community voices in state government, providing information on laws affecting well-being and advocating for policies supporting APA communities.

Global Michigan’s Strategic Priorities and MAPAAC's Work

The Strategic Initiative Group (SIG) model framework empowers MAPAAC to align efforts with Global Michigan's comprehensive plan, strategically advancing its mission for unity, progress and full APA participation in Michigan's growth.

SIG Model: A Framework for Strategic Initiatives

Engagement: The Engagement SIG fosters cultural understanding and unity through events showcasing diversity. "Listening Sessions" allow open community dialogue, workshops on cultural competency promote inclusivity, and initiatives create support networks for newcomers and refugees.

Operations: The Operations SIG ensures equity and inclusivity in Michigan programs. Activities include stakeholder engagement to strengthen relationships, sponsorship support for community initiatives, and community needs assessments to address diverse needs.

Advocacy: The Advocacy SIG within MAPAAC is instrumental in shaping legislative efforts, educating communities about impactful work, and advocating for policies that align with the mission of the Office of Global Michigan (OGM). At the same time, the Advocacy SIG plays a crucial role in influencing policies, promoting civic engagement, and raising awareness on issues that impact the well-being of Asian Pacific American (APA) communities in Michigan.

Legislative Advocacy DayAnnually, Michigan's Asian American and Pacific Islander communities come together in Lansing to advocate for their concerns with state legislators. Asian Pacific American (APA) Legislative involves assembling a leadership delegation that engages in discussions with the Governor, State Representatives, and State Senators. The Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) actively supports these efforts by coordinating logistics and facilitating the communication of APA priorities to the Governor.