The 2019-2020 Statewide Pacific Islander Asian American Resource and Coordinating Center (SPARC) Leadership Program is a year-long program designed to increase adult engagement in tobacco control advocacy efforts. The program will provide technical assistance and support to fellows from diverse community groups across California.
The 2019-2020 SPARC Leadership Program is underway! This year-long program is focused on building a vibrant movement in tobacco control and health advocacy in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.
The program commenced with our 3-day Core Leadership summit on June 20-22, 2019. 27 fellows from across California came together to hold critical discussions about health-related tobacco issues facing AANHPIs and participate in leadership building activities. The fellows will continue to work together on policy and advocacy issues in regional teams throughout the year.
SPARC Core Leadership Summit
June 20-22, 2019
San Diego, CA
SPARC Capstone Summit
Spring 2020, Date TBD
Bay Area Team
From left to right: Lawrence Yu, Owen Wise-Pierik, Angel Halafihi, Nafiza Khan, Akinchita Kumar Not pictured: Beemy Nguyen (Coach), Mariah Santiago
Central Valley Team
From left to right: Debbie Xiong, Baolia Xiong (Coach), Ethan Thao, Millenia Yang, Triazon Vang, Sue Emanivong
Gold Country Team
From left to right: Andersen Yang, Sherrie Calibo (Coach), Hurjessica Virk, Reener Balingit
South Coast Team
From left to right: Tana Lepule (Coach), Christy Innouvong, CJ Hattori, Mele Halalilo, Lolofi Soakai, Harold Custodio
Los Angeles Team
From left to right: Karina Quiroz, Claudia Pinedo, Sambo Sak (Coach), Shenazar Esmundo, PJ Quiroz
Southern California Students Team
From left to right: Rod Carlo “Cody” Columbres, Leiana Talo Lepule, Jake Ryann Sumibcay (Coach), Vincent Basobas Not pictured: Alana Godoy