Founded in 1982, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.’s (LEAP) mission is to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) through leadership, empowerment, and policy.  With a focus on advocating for, and growing, API leaders across sectors, industries, and generations, LEAP believes in Developing People leaders are made not born; Informing Society — leaders need to know the issues and be a voice for the communities they are representing; Empowering Communities — strong leaders give back and are grounded in strong, vibrant communities. Guided by the philosophy:  “Keep Your Values.  Develop New Skills.”®, LEAP believes that APIs can retain their culture and values while utilizing and developing skills to be effective leaders in their organizations, their communities, and the broader societyleap.org